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Towards Sustainable Technology-Enhanced Innovation In Higher Education: Advancing Learning Design By Understanding And Supporting Teacher Design Practice, Sue Bennett, Lori Lockyer, Shirley Agostinho Jan 2018

Towards Sustainable Technology-Enhanced Innovation In Higher Education: Advancing Learning Design By Understanding And Supporting Teacher Design Practice, Sue Bennett, Lori Lockyer, Shirley Agostinho

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Improving teacher design promises to be a scalable, sustainable approach to building capacity amongst a workforce faced with complex and evolving drivers of change in higher education worldwide. While design has long been recognised as a routine part of teaching, there has been renewed interest in supporting and understanding the design work that teachers do to foster innovation, particularly in technology-enhanced learning, at institutional scale by influencing teachers' practices. Re-framing teaching as design usefully emphasises the creative problem-solving needed to balance pedagogical, logistical and technical considerations within specific educational contexts, tailored to learners' needs. There is potential for this re-framing ...


Sustainability And Scalability In Educational Technology Initiatives: Research-Informed Practice, Dale Niederhauser, Sarah Katherine Howard, Joke Voogt, Douglas Agyei, Therese Laferriere, Jo Tondeur, Margaret J. Cox Jan 2018

Sustainability And Scalability In Educational Technology Initiatives: Research-Informed Practice, Dale Niederhauser, Sarah Katherine Howard, Joke Voogt, Douglas Agyei, Therese Laferriere, Jo Tondeur, Margaret J. Cox

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Although a positive impact of technology interventions on educational practice and student outcomes has been shown in many previous research settings, the use of technology in classrooms and schools is still often superficial and not meeting the potential of technology as envisioned by education reformers and researchers in the field. However, when technology projects have been implemented successfully in educational practice and shown valuable impacts, sustainability within similar contexts is not guaranteed-let alone scaling the initiative to other broader contexts. This article builds on the discussions of the EDUsummIT 2017 Thematic Working Group 9 (TWG9) and the summary report that ...


"Fitting Into The Teaching Profession": Supervising Teachers' Judgements During The Practicum, Lynn D. Sheridan, Sharon K. Tindall-Ford Jan 2018

"Fitting Into The Teaching Profession": Supervising Teachers' Judgements During The Practicum, Lynn D. Sheridan, Sharon K. Tindall-Ford

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This study explores supervising teachers' judgements about pre-service teachers during a practicum experience. Making judgements is a complex, subjective process with judgements being conscious and intuitive, influenced by individual beliefs, contextual expectations and personal learning biographies. This research draws on Social Judgement Theory to guide the analysis of data collected from interviews with experienced supervising teachers. Analysis indicated that the supervisors placed most emphasis on 'personal qualities' of pre-service teachers. This has implications for the selection of candidates for teaching, the importance of non-academic capabilities in teaching and the development of pre-service teachers' personal qualities within initial teacher education programs.


Prestimulus Delta And Theta Contributions To Equiprobable Go/Nogo Processing In Healthy Ageing, Frances M. De Blasio, Robert J. Barry Jan 2018

Prestimulus Delta And Theta Contributions To Equiprobable Go/Nogo Processing In Healthy Ageing, Frances M. De Blasio, Robert J. Barry

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2018 Elsevier B.V. Ongoing EEG activity contributes to ERP outcomes of stimulus processing, and each of these measures is known to undergo (sometimes significant) age-related change. Variation in their relationship across the life-span may thus elucidate mechanisms of normal and pathological ageing. This study assessed the relationships between low-frequency EEG prestimulus brain states, the ERP, and behavioural outcomes in a simple equiprobable auditory Go/NoGo paradigm, comparing these for 20 young (Mage= 20.4 years) and 20 healthy older (Mage= 68.2 years) adults. Prestimulus delta and theta amplitudes were separately assessed; these were each dominant across the midline ...


Vection Increases With Optic Flow Exposure Duration, Takeharu Seno, Kayoko Murata, Yoshitaka Fujii, Hidetoshi Kanaya, Masaki Ogawa, Kousuke Tokunaga, Stephen Palmisano Jan 2018

Vection Increases With Optic Flow Exposure Duration, Takeharu Seno, Kayoko Murata, Yoshitaka Fujii, Hidetoshi Kanaya, Masaki Ogawa, Kousuke Tokunaga, Stephen Palmisano

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

We examined whether vection strength could be modulated by altering the exposure duration to optic flow. Experiment 1 sourced 150 different video clips from various Japanese animation works which simulated self-motion. Despite large differences in the content of these video clips, we found a significant positive correlation between their play durations and their ratings of vection magnitude. Experiment 2 examined this relationship further using more tightly controlled visual motion stimuli. Vection was induced by presenting the motion of the same expanding grating stimulus for 8, 16, 32, or 64 seconds. While vection onset latencies remained constant across these four conditions ...


A Systematic Review Of Mental Health Care Workers' Constructions About Culturally And Linguistically Diverse People, Tinashe Dune, Peter Caputi, Beverly M. Walker Jan 2018

A Systematic Review Of Mental Health Care Workers' Constructions About Culturally And Linguistically Diverse People, Tinashe Dune, Peter Caputi, Beverly M. Walker

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This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. A systematic review of research published in English was conducted across seven electronic databases in psychology, health and social sciences. The aim was to ascertain the nature of mental health care workers' constructions about culturally and linguistically diverse individuals in order to facilitate provision of culturally appropriate service delivery and multicultural training. The constructs and perspectives of 5,870 mental health workers with regards to minority ...


Gender Differences In The Relationship Of Weight-Based Stigmatisation With Motivation To Exercise And Physical Activity In Overweight Individuals, Krystal Sattler, Frank P. Deane, Linda C. Tapsell, Peter James Kelly Jan 2018

Gender Differences In The Relationship Of Weight-Based Stigmatisation With Motivation To Exercise And Physical Activity In Overweight Individuals, Krystal Sattler, Frank P. Deane, Linda C. Tapsell, Peter James Kelly

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The Author(s) 2018. Weight stigma is related to lower levels of motivation to exercise in overweight and obesity. This study explored the nature of the relationship between stigma, motivation to exercise and physical activity while accounting for gender differences. Participants were 439 adults with overweight and obesity (mean body mass index = 32.18 kg/m2, standard deviation = 4.09 kg/m2). Females reported significantly more frequent stigma experiences than males. Mediation models found a conditional direct effect of weight stigma for males, with higher frequency of stigma experiences related to higher levels of walking and vigorous physical activity. A ...


Support To Enhance Level Of Implementation In Physical Activity Interventions: An Observational Study, Karel Strooband, Rebecca M. Stanley, Anthony D. Okely, Rachel A. Jones Jan 2018

Support To Enhance Level Of Implementation In Physical Activity Interventions: An Observational Study, Karel Strooband, Rebecca M. Stanley, Anthony D. Okely, Rachel A. Jones

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2018, Early Childhood Australia Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS ARTICLE AIMS TO DESCRIBE the level of implementation (LOI) of the Jump Start study, and examine the relationship between LOI changes and the support types provided to early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres. Direct observations were conducted in 21 ECEC centres at six months and 12 months after the start of the intervention. Each centre's LOI percentage was calculated and classified into high, medium or low implementers using objective criteria. Support strategies were determined by LOI at first observation. Pearson correlations between the support types and LOI were calculated ...


Clinical Issues In Cannabis Use, Yvonne Bonomo, Jose Souza, Aidan Jackson, Jose Crippa, Nadia Solowij Jan 2018

Clinical Issues In Cannabis Use, Yvonne Bonomo, Jose Souza, Aidan Jackson, Jose Crippa, Nadia Solowij

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2018 The British Pharmacological Society Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit substance worldwide and the prevalence of users continues to increase. Over the last 2 decades, the world has seen significant changes regarding cannabis for recreational use as well as application in its use as a therapeutic medicine. This is likely to have influenced the decreasing perception of risks associated with the use of cannabis. Cannabis, however, is not benign and, depending on the pattern of its use, can incur a range of harmful effects, which have implications when prescribing medicinal cannabinoids for individuals. Based on research evidence from ...


Unintentional Path Dependence: Australian Guitar Manufacturing, Bunya Pine And Legacies Of Forestry Decisions And Resource Stewardship, Christopher R. Gibson, Andrew T. Warren Jan 2018

Unintentional Path Dependence: Australian Guitar Manufacturing, Bunya Pine And Legacies Of Forestry Decisions And Resource Stewardship, Christopher R. Gibson, Andrew T. Warren

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Australian guitar manufacturers are increasingly competitive globally, known for quality, design, and sustainability. Also distinguishing Australian guitar making is the use of native timbers¿a result of unforeseen historical endowments of available trees from earlier eras of colonial appropriation and State-sponsored planting. We develop a critical-materialist, and historical, evolutionary economic geography to trace an example of unintentional path dependence. Present craft-based manufacturing is linked to past regimes of resource stewardship. We illustrate this through the example of the bunya pine (Araucaria bidwillii), an endemic tree with Indigenous significance now used industrially as a ¿tonewood¿ in guitar making. With limited geographic ...


Cash Transfer Interventions For Sexual Health: Meanings And Experiences Of Adolescent Males And Females In Inner-City Johannesburg, Nomhle Khoza, Jonathan Stadler, Catherine L. Macphail, Admire Chikandiwa, Heena Brahmbhatt, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe Jan 2018

Cash Transfer Interventions For Sexual Health: Meanings And Experiences Of Adolescent Males And Females In Inner-City Johannesburg, Nomhle Khoza, Jonathan Stadler, Catherine L. Macphail, Admire Chikandiwa, Heena Brahmbhatt, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Background In sub-Saharan Africa, there is growing interest in the use of cash transfer (CT) programs for HIV treatment and prevention. However, there is limited evidence of the consequences related to CT provision to adolescents in low-resourced urban settings. We explored the experiences of adolescents receiving CTs to assess the acceptability and unintended consequences of CT strategies in urban Johannesburg, South Africa. Methods We collected qualitative data during a pilot randomized controlled trial of three CT strategies (monthly payments unconditional vs. conditional on school attendance vs. a once-off payment conditional on a clinic visit) involving 120 adolescents aged 16-18 years ...


Role Of Sleep Duration And Sleep-Related Problems In The Metabolic Syndrome Among Children And Adolescents, Leonardo Pulido-Arjona, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Cesar A. Agostinis-Sobrinho, Jorge Mota, Rute Santos, Maria Correa-Rodriguez, Antonio Garcia-Hermoso, Robinson Ramirez-Velez Jan 2018

Role Of Sleep Duration And Sleep-Related Problems In The Metabolic Syndrome Among Children And Adolescents, Leonardo Pulido-Arjona, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Cesar A. Agostinis-Sobrinho, Jorge Mota, Rute Santos, Maria Correa-Rodriguez, Antonio Garcia-Hermoso, Robinson Ramirez-Velez

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Background: There is increasing recognition that sleep is a risk factor for metabolic syndrome (MetS). The aim of the present study was to analyze the relationship between self-reported sleep duration, sleep-related problems and the presence of MetS in children and adolescents from Bogotá, D.C., Colombia. Methods: This is a cross-sectional analysis from the FUPRECOL study (2014-15). Participants included 2779 (54.2% girls) youth from Bogota (Colombia). MetS was defined as the presence of ≥3 of the metabolic abnormalities (hyperglycemia, hypertriglyceridemia, low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol [HDL-c], hypertension, and increased waist circumference) according to the criteria of de Ferranti/Magge and ...


With Apartment Living On The Rise, How Do Families And Their Noisy Children Fit In?, Sophie-May Kerr Jan 2018

With Apartment Living On The Rise, How Do Families And Their Noisy Children Fit In?, Sophie-May Kerr

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

A growing number of Australians live in apartments. The compact city model presents many benefits. However, living close to each other also presents challenges. Rapid growth in apartment developments in recent decades has led to a rise in noise-related complaints and disputes across urban Australia. Households with children are on the front line of such tensions. They are one of the fastest-growing demographics living in apartments. Analysis of the latest census data show, for instance, that families with children under the age of 15 comprise 25% of Sydney's apartment population. Apartment design and cultural acceptance of families in the ...


Tren Hidup Di Apartemen Terus Meningkat, Bagaimana Keluarga Dengan Anak Kecil Beradaptasi?, Sophie-May Kerr Jan 2018

Tren Hidup Di Apartemen Terus Meningkat, Bagaimana Keluarga Dengan Anak Kecil Beradaptasi?, Sophie-May Kerr

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Di Sydney, satu dari empat penghuni apartemen merupakan keluarga dengan anak. Tetapi desain serta bayangan akan kehidupan di apartemen belum mengimbangi perubahan demografi yang pesat ini.


Evaluation Of The Preschool Situational Self-Regulation Toolkit (Prsist) Program For Supporting Children's Early Self-Regulation Development: Study Protocol For A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial, Steven J. Howard, Elena Vasseleu, Cathrine Marguerite Neilsen-Hewett, Ken Cliff Jan 2018

Evaluation Of The Preschool Situational Self-Regulation Toolkit (Prsist) Program For Supporting Children's Early Self-Regulation Development: Study Protocol For A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial, Steven J. Howard, Elena Vasseleu, Cathrine Marguerite Neilsen-Hewett, Ken Cliff

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Backround: For children with low self-regulation in the preschool years, the likelihood of poorer intellectual, health, wealth and anti-social outcomes in adulthood is overwhelming. Yet this knowledge has not yielded a framework for understanding self-regulatory change, nor generated particularly successful methods for enacting this change. Reconciling insights from cross-disciplinary theory, research and practice, this study seeks to implement a newly developed program of low-cost and routine practices and activities for supporting early self-regulatory development within preschool contexts and to evaluate its effect on children's self-regulation, executive function and school readiness; and educator perceived knowledge, attitudes and self-efficacy related to ...


The Relationship Between Executive Functions And Emotion Regulation In Females Attending Therapeutic Community Treatment For Substance Use Disorder, Ely Marceau, Peter James Kelly, Nadia Solowij Jan 2018

The Relationship Between Executive Functions And Emotion Regulation In Females Attending Therapeutic Community Treatment For Substance Use Disorder, Ely Marceau, Peter James Kelly, Nadia Solowij

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© 2017 Elsevier B.V. Background Difficulties in emotion regulation influence the development of substance use disorder (SUD), its severity, course, treatment outcomes, and relapse. Impaired executive functions (EFs) are common in SUD populations and may relate to emotion dysregulation. The current study tested whether performance on three basic EF tasks (‘working memory’, ‘inhibition’, and ‘task-switching’) and/or inventory-based assessment of EF were related to difficulties in emotion regulation in females attending residential SUD therapeutic community treatment. Methods Cross-sectional design in which participants (N = 50, all female) completed a questionnaire battery including the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS) and Behavior ...


Are Carer Attitudes Toward Medications Related To Self-Reported Medication Adherence Amongst People With Mental Illness?, Frank P. Deane, Elizabeth Mcalpine, Mitchell K. Byrne, Esther Davis, Christine Mortimer Jan 2018

Are Carer Attitudes Toward Medications Related To Self-Reported Medication Adherence Amongst People With Mental Illness?, Frank P. Deane, Elizabeth Mcalpine, Mitchell K. Byrne, Esther Davis, Christine Mortimer

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Medication nonadherence among consumers with psychiatric disorders can significantly affect the health and wellbeing of the consumer and their family. Previous research has suggested that carers have an impact on consumer attitudes toward medication and adherence. Yet, how carer attitudes toward medication may be related to consumer attitudes and adherence has received little investigation. This exploratory study aimed to investigate the relationships between carer and consumer attitudes toward medication and consumer adherence behaviour. A cross-sectional survey assessing consumer and carer attitudes toward medication and consumer adherence was conducted amongst 42 consumer-carer dyads. Correlation analyses showed a positive association between consumer ...


Changes In Infant Visual Attention When Observing Repeated Actions, Felix Koch, Anett Sundqvist, Jane S. Herbert, Tomas Tjus, Mikael Heimann Jan 2018

Changes In Infant Visual Attention When Observing Repeated Actions, Felix Koch, Anett Sundqvist, Jane S. Herbert, Tomas Tjus, Mikael Heimann

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2018 Elsevier Inc. Infants' early visual preferences for faces, and their observational learning abilities, are well-established in the literature. The current study examines how infants' attention changes as they become increasingly familiar with a person and the actions that person is demonstrating. The looking patterns of 12- (n = 61) and 16-month-old infants (n = 29) were tracked while they watched videos of an adult presenting novel actions with four different objects three times. A face-to-action ratio in visual attention was calculated for each repetition and summarized as a mean across all videos. The face-to-action ratio increased with each action repetition, indicating ...


Does Precautionary Information About Electromagnetic Fields Trigger Nocebo Responses? An Experimental Risk Communication Study, Christoph A. Boehmert, Adam Verrender, Mario Pauli, Peter M. Wiedemann Jan 2018

Does Precautionary Information About Electromagnetic Fields Trigger Nocebo Responses? An Experimental Risk Communication Study, Christoph A. Boehmert, Adam Verrender, Mario Pauli, Peter M. Wiedemann

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2018 The Author(s). Background: Regarding electromagnetic fields from mobile communication technologies, empirical studies have shown that precautionary information given to lay recipients increases their risk perceptions, i.e. the belief that electromagnetic fie lds are dangerous. Taking this finding one step further, the current study investigates whether precautionary information also leads to higher symptom perceptions in an alleged exposure situation. Building on existing research on nocebo responses to sham electromagnetic fields, an interaction of the precautionary information with personality characteristics was hypothesised. Methods: An experimental design with sham exposure to an electromagnetic field of a WLAN device was deployed ...


Children's Self-Regulation Of Eating Provides No Defense Against Television And Online Food Marketing, Jennifer A. Norman, Bridget Kelly, Anne T. Mcmahon, Emma J. Boyland, Louise A. Baur, Kathy Chapman, Lesley King, Clare Hughes, Adrian E. Bauman Jan 2018

Children's Self-Regulation Of Eating Provides No Defense Against Television And Online Food Marketing, Jennifer A. Norman, Bridget Kelly, Anne T. Mcmahon, Emma J. Boyland, Louise A. Baur, Kathy Chapman, Lesley King, Clare Hughes, Adrian E. Bauman

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Exposure to unhealthy food marketing stimulates children's food consumption. A child's responsiveness is influenced by individual factors, resulting in an increased vulnerability to advertising effects among some children. Whether these differential responses may be altered by different parental feeding behaviours is unclear. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between parental feeding practices and children's food intake responses to food advertising exposure. A randomised, crossover, counterbalanced, within subject trial was conducted across four, six-day holiday camps in New South Wales, Australia between April 2016 and January 2017 with 160 children (7-12 years, n = 40 ...


Arts And Culture. Input Paper For The Horizon Scanning Project "The Effective And Ethical Development Of Artificial Intelligence: An Opportunity To Improve Our Wellbeing", Thomas Birtchnell Jan 2018

Arts And Culture. Input Paper For The Horizon Scanning Project "The Effective And Ethical Development Of Artificial Intelligence: An Opportunity To Improve Our Wellbeing", Thomas Birtchnell

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Automating the Arts: Artificial Intelligence in Australia and New Zealand's Creative Industries


Evidence-Based Cervical Screening: Experts' Normative Views Of Evidence And The Role Of The 'Evidence-Based Brand', Jane H. Williams, Lucie Rychetnik, Stacy M. Carter Jan 2018

Evidence-Based Cervical Screening: Experts' Normative Views Of Evidence And The Role Of The 'Evidence-Based Brand', Jane H. Williams, Lucie Rychetnik, Stacy M. Carter

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Organised cervical screening programmes are a combination of arrangements designed to maximise benefit and minimise harm associated with cervical cancer at the population level. Many organised programmes are described as 'evidence-based', reflecting an expectation that healthcare should be based on the tenets of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM). EBM is both normalised and contested. As part of a larger study of how cervical screening came to be the way it is, we conducted a grounded theory study of cervical screening experts' perspectives on evidence and its use in guideline development processes. We sampled from several countries and across a range of professional ...


Finding Their Voice: Singing And Teaching With Refugees In Australia, Skye Playsted Jan 2018

Finding Their Voice: Singing And Teaching With Refugees In Australia, Skye Playsted

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Refugee Background Students Transitioning Into Higher Education: Navigating Complex Spaces, Skye Playsted Jan 2018

Refugee Background Students Transitioning Into Higher Education: Navigating Complex Spaces, Skye Playsted

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Book review