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Comparisons: Australia’S Revised Draft Year 7 Numeracy Benchmarks And International Standards, John Lindsey, Catherine Pearn, Jan Lokan, Brian Doig, Gayl O'Connor Jul 2015

Comparisons: Australia’S Revised Draft Year 7 Numeracy Benchmarks And International Standards, John Lindsey, Catherine Pearn, Jan Lokan, Brian Doig, Gayl O'Connor

Catherine Pearn

No abstract provided.


Dictionary Of Language Testing, A Davies, Annie Brown, C Elder, K Hill, Tom Lumley, T Mcnamara Feb 2013

Dictionary Of Language Testing, A Davies, Annie Brown, C Elder, K Hill, Tom Lumley, T Mcnamara

Dr Tom Lumley

No abstract provided.


Examining The Literacy Benchmarks: A Comparison Of The Draft Year 7 Literacy Benchmarks With Standards From Other Countries And Student Performance, Margaret Forster, Marion Meiers Mar 2010

Examining The Literacy Benchmarks: A Comparison Of The Draft Year 7 Literacy Benchmarks With Standards From Other Countries And Student Performance, Margaret Forster, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

This paper has been commissioned to provide an analysis of the relationship between the draft Year 7 literacy benchmark indicators and standards from other English speaking countries.


Teacher And Student Perspectives On Collaborative Learning, Ray Peck, M Barnes Nov 1999

Teacher And Student Perspectives On Collaborative Learning, Ray Peck, M Barnes

Ray Peck

In this article, the authors explain what they mean by collaborative learning and suggest ways of promoting effective collaboration in senior mathematics. Issues discussed include group composition, the design of suitable tasks for collaborative work, setting norms for student behaviour and the teacher's role in promoting effective discussion. Students' views on collaborative learning are also presented. Perceived advantages include improved understanding, enjoyment and communication skills. Some perceived disadvantages and ways of minimising them are also discussed.


Developing Multimedia Resources : Personal Perspectives, Heather Kaufmann, Jan Mcfeeter, Ralph Saubern Nov 1999

Developing Multimedia Resources : Personal Perspectives, Heather Kaufmann, Jan Mcfeeter, Ralph Saubern

Ralph Saubern

Three people, all of whom have been English as a second language teachers and are now working in software development, discuss how their views of language and learning have changed as a result of their involvement in the emerging area of software development.


Graphics Calculators In Victorian Secondary Schools: Teacher Perceptions Of Use, Alla Routitsky Jun 1999

Graphics Calculators In Victorian Secondary Schools: Teacher Perceptions Of Use, Alla Routitsky

Dr Alla Routitsky

Since Victoria permitted the use of graphics calculators in final external examinations, their use has become quite widespread. A survey of secondary schools undertaken to gauge the response of teachers to these tools, provides information on how teachers view graphics calculator use in secondary mathematics courses.


Measuring And Reporting Intellectual Capital, Looking Ahead: An Enterprise Information And Self-Evaluation Kit, Frances Ferrier, Phil Mckenzie May 1999

Measuring And Reporting Intellectual Capital, Looking Ahead: An Enterprise Information And Self-Evaluation Kit, Frances Ferrier, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

No abstract provided.


Broadening Assessment, Improving Fairness? Some Examples From School Science, Jan Lokan, Ray Adams, Brian Doig Feb 1999

Broadening Assessment, Improving Fairness? Some Examples From School Science, Jan Lokan, Ray Adams, Brian Doig

Prof Ray Adams

Following a review of equity issues in testing, especially in relation to science, two assessment programmes in school science, each of which was designed both to probe a range of aspects of student performance and for use in a large-scale study, are discussed. Both have been developed and used in the 1990s, one is Australia only and the other in many countries. The programmes and the range of aspects they attempt to assess are described and results are cited for several groups of students. Issues of fairness through broadening of large-scale assessments to include tasks requiring students to construct their ...


Comparisons: Australia’S Revised Draft Year 7 Numeracy Benchmarks And International Standards, John Lindsey, Catherine Pearn, Jan Lokan, Brian Doig, Gayl O'Connor Jan 1999

Comparisons: Australia’S Revised Draft Year 7 Numeracy Benchmarks And International Standards, John Lindsey, Catherine Pearn, Jan Lokan, Brian Doig, Gayl O'Connor

Gayl O'Connor

No abstract provided.


The Qcs Test Companion : Discover Your Test-Taking Type And Take Control Of Your Learning, Gabrielle Matters Dec 1998

The Qcs Test Companion : Discover Your Test-Taking Type And Take Control Of Your Learning, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

No abstract provided.


The Psychometrics Of Longitudinal Measurements, Siek Khoo Dec 1998

The Psychometrics Of Longitudinal Measurements, Siek Khoo

Dr Siek Toon Khoo

No abstract provided.


Country Note: Japan: Report To The Japanese Government And The Oecd Arising From The Transition Review Visit, October 1998, Phil Mckenzie, David Raffe, Arvo Jappinen, Chon Sun Ihm Dec 1998

Country Note: Japan: Report To The Japanese Government And The Oecd Arising From The Transition Review Visit, October 1998, Phil Mckenzie, David Raffe, Arvo Jappinen, Chon Sun Ihm

Dr Phillip McKenzie

No abstract provided.


Numeracy Gets A Guernsey Alongside Literacy, Dave Tout Dec 1998

Numeracy Gets A Guernsey Alongside Literacy, Dave Tout

David (Dave) Tout

This article discusses a proposed followup to the International Adult Literacy Survey called the International Life Skills Survey. This will assess performance in four skills domains - prose literacy, document literacy, numeracy and problem solving - and make behavioural reports in teamwork, practical cognition, and information and communication technology. This article looks at the numeracy aspects.


Socioeconomic Inequalities In Health-Related Behaviours: The Case Of Adult Australians' Leisure Time Physical Activity Levels, Julie Mcmillan Dec 1998

Socioeconomic Inequalities In Health-Related Behaviours: The Case Of Adult Australians' Leisure Time Physical Activity Levels, Julie Mcmillan

Julie McMillan

No abstract provided.


English Teaching In Australia, Marion Meiers Dec 1998

English Teaching In Australia, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

In Australia, the Commonwealth and State governments play different roles in education, each of the Education Departments and Ministries of the various States and Territories having its own government school system. This chapter discusses state and national initiatives.


Gender Differences In Economics Education - Fact Or Artefact, Petra Lietz, Dieter Kotte Dec 1998

Gender Differences In Economics Education - Fact Or Artefact, Petra Lietz, Dieter Kotte

Dr Petra Lietz

No abstract provided.


Digital Professional Portfolios For Change, Elizabeth Hartnell-Young, M Morriss Dec 1998

Digital Professional Portfolios For Change, Elizabeth Hartnell-Young, M Morriss

Dr Elizabeth Hartnell-Young

Whether you are an administrator or a teacher, this book provides you with the conceptual framework and tools needed to effectively utilise the potential of digital portfolios. As CD-ROM and internet technology become more accessible, teachers are in a unique position to use multimedia to describe their experiences and reflect on their growth and professional development. This book shows how to construct a portfolio in the traditional sense and demonstrates the feasibility and effectiveness of digital interactivity


Final Report: Comparisons: Australia's Revised Draft Year 3 And Year 5 Numeracy Benchmarks And International Standards, Gayl O'Connor, Brian Doig, John Lindsey, Catherine Pern, Jan Lokan Dec 1998

Final Report: Comparisons: Australia's Revised Draft Year 3 And Year 5 Numeracy Benchmarks And International Standards, Gayl O'Connor, Brian Doig, John Lindsey, Catherine Pern, Jan Lokan

Gayl O'Connor

No abstract provided.


Presenting A Point Of View : Approaches To A Written Argument, Marion Meiers Dec 1998

Presenting A Point Of View : Approaches To A Written Argument, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

No abstract provided.


Assessing Principals' Interpersonal Behaviour With Their Teachers, John Cresswell, D Fisher Dec 1998

Assessing Principals' Interpersonal Behaviour With Their Teachers, John Cresswell, D Fisher

Dr John Cresswell

In the past 25 years much attention has been given to the development and use of instruments to assess the qualities of the classroom and school environment from the perspectives of students and teachers. This paper describes the development, validation and application of an instrument, the Principal Interaction Questionnaire, to measure principals' interpersonal behaviour in a school. The new instrument was based on the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction, first devised in The Netherlands. It contains eight scales to measure various aspects of a principal's interpersonal behaviour such as Directive behaviour, Strict/Inflexible behaviour and Understanding behaviour. The questionnaire was ...


Advances In Measurement In Educational Research And Assessment, Geoff Masters, John Keeves Dec 1998

Advances In Measurement In Educational Research And Assessment, Geoff Masters, John Keeves

Prof Geoff Masters AO

Over the last three decades, there have been marked developments in the field of measurement in education and psychology. "Advances in Measurement in Educational Research and Assessment" presents the developments that have occurred and puts them into perspective. It discusses the continuing challenge to improve measurement both for research and for the assessment of student performance and learning in schools, and looks at the substantial advances that are likely to continue to occur in the future. The volume specifies procedures that have been developed to cover a wide range of situations in both research and the assessment of student learning ...


Football, Meatpies, Kangaroos And Toyotas. Book 1. Social Change And The Australian People, A Study Book For Literacy And Numeracy., J Kindler, Dave Tout Dec 1998

Football, Meatpies, Kangaroos And Toyotas. Book 1. Social Change And The Australian People, A Study Book For Literacy And Numeracy., J Kindler, Dave Tout

David (Dave) Tout

A textbook for adult learners in the area of literacy and numeracy skills. This textbook looks at the social changes in Australia over the last fifty years, specifically the Australian population with topics on the increase in the population, migration, ageing population, and population density. The textbook includes integrated reading, writing and maths tasks.


Improving Literacy : What Works?, Geoff Masters Dec 1998

Improving Literacy : What Works?, Geoff Masters

Prof Geoff Masters AO

Provides an overview of the key observations that emerge from reviews of international research into literacy learning. Discusses alphabetics, fluency and comprehension.