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The Impact Of Guided Reading On Kg1 Students’ Reading Performance, Nasibah Abdulrahman Alyousef Mar 2021

The Impact Of Guided Reading On Kg1 Students’ Reading Performance, Nasibah Abdulrahman Alyousef

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This thesis is concerned with finding the impact of applying guided reading activities on Kindergarten 1 (KG1) students’ reading performance. The current study focuses on two reading skills which are word recognition and reading comprehension. The main objective of this thesis is to examine how guided reading can affect KG1 learners’ reading performance. The research included 50 KG1 students as participants of the study. A quantitative research method was used. The data was collected via the use of pre-post test research instruments. The study found that guided reading has a positive impact on KG1 learners’ reading performance. The research results ...


The Experiences That Form And Sustain Generation Y Religious Education Coordinators In Catholic Secondary Schools, Dirk Gleghorn Jan 2021

The Experiences That Form And Sustain Generation Y Religious Education Coordinators In Catholic Secondary Schools, Dirk Gleghorn

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Students in Western Australian Catholic schools learn about Catholic beliefs and practices in the Religious Education Learning Area. In Catholic secondary schools, Religious Education Coordinators (RECs) are delegated responsibility from principals, to coordinate the teaching of this learning area’s content. RECs are required to be committed Catholics who are active members of the Catholic Church. It is probable that RECs will increasingly be recruited from amongst Generation Y Catholics. For Catholic secondary school principals, recruiting religiously committed Generation Y Catholics into the position of REC will be challenging.

The primary aim of the research is to identify and describe ...


The Adult Learner: Nature Or Nurture?: A Case Study Of Teacher Educators And Teacher Learners, Christine Kassis Jan 2021

The Adult Learner: Nature Or Nurture?: A Case Study Of Teacher Educators And Teacher Learners, Christine Kassis

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Adult learning is very broadly viewed in the literature. The wide-ranging gamut of views, include those that interpret adult learning not dissimilarly to child learning, all the way through to theorists that propose a separate set of considerations for adult learners. When it comes to learning, pedagogy was traditionally associated with child learners and andragogy was born from the need to find a separate niche for the adult learner. As such, pedagogy and andragogy may be positioned opposite to one another—as one pertains to the needs; characteristics; and, behaviours of the child, and the other of the adult learner ...


Faculty Perceptions Of The Implementation Of The United Arab Emirate’S Qualifications Framework (Qf Emirates) In Federal Higher Education Institutions, Ahmed Obaid Elhakim Apr 2020

Faculty Perceptions Of The Implementation Of The United Arab Emirate’S Qualifications Framework (Qf Emirates) In Federal Higher Education Institutions, Ahmed Obaid Elhakim

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The adoption of qualifications frameworks has been witnessing a growing interest across the globe in the past few decades. Despite widespread awareness and support, there are not enough studies exploring how qualifications frameworks resonate with different stakeholders. The main objective of this study is to examine faculty perceptions of the implementation of the United Arab Emirate’s Qualifications Framework (QF Emirates). In particular, the study explores faculty perceptions of: (a) the QF Emirates general purpose and structure; (b) the impact of implementing the QF Emirates on academic practices; and (c) some key factors that could facilitate effective implementation of the ...


9/11 Teaching Guide, Andrew Destefano Jan 2020

9/11 Teaching Guide, Andrew Destefano

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The purpose of this teaching guide is to help prepare teachers and students in maximizing their visit and experience at the National September 11th Memorial and Museum, located in lower Manhattan, at the site of the former World Trade Center complex. The aim is to deepen student’s understanding of what the World Trade Center actually was, the symbolic role it played in America and in the world, and why the World Trade Center complex was built in the first place. This guide’s aim is to advance knowledge and understanding of all the various artifacts, exhibits, classes, and presentations ...


Surprises! Time-Tested & Easy-To-Follow Tips To Take The Mystery Out Of Success For Middle And High School Readers, Morose Leonard Jan 2020

Surprises! Time-Tested & Easy-To-Follow Tips To Take The Mystery Out Of Success For Middle And High School Readers, Morose Leonard

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Surprises! encapsulates my education at Lehman College. During my three years of studies, I have developed a greater appreciation for science (both natural and social), and I understand science's fundamental philosophy, which at its core denotes humanity’s effort to demystify the workings of the universe, of which we are a part. If we allow it, science can dispel our misconceptions and prejudices about ourselves and our place in the universe.

Through Surprises!, I have sought to apply that understanding to help promote our human aspirations without disrupting the delicate balance of life as we know it. For better ...


Carousel: Performance And Ritual Of A Child's Play, Erik Maniscalco Jan 2020

Carousel: Performance And Ritual Of A Child's Play, Erik Maniscalco

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Carousel is a series of oil paintings inspired by my seven year old

daughter, as well as my work towards becoming a childhood educator. My

aim with this project is to explore the performative and ritualistic nature of

children’s play: focusing on the creative ways children stretch and reshape

their reality through imagined play narratives. Upon the carousel’s stage,

children select a character and take part in a performed ritual. I’ve long felt

connected to the visual vocabulary found within baroque and renaissance

styles, and I am fascinated by the mixture of amusement, tradition,

religion, and distortion ...


Yurunnhang Bungil Nyumba: Infusing Aboriginal Ways Of Being Into Teaching Practice In Australia, Lisa Buxton Jan 2020

Yurunnhang Bungil Nyumba: Infusing Aboriginal Ways Of Being Into Teaching Practice In Australia, Lisa Buxton

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In the current educational climate of teacher accountability, the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers require teachers to demonstrate their level of competence in meeting the descriptors of the Standards that are grouped into three domains of teaching: Professional Knowledge, Professional Practice and Professional Engagement. The professional knowledge domain includes Standard 1 ‘Know students and how they learn’, and Standard 2 ‘Know the content and how to teach it’ (AITSL, 2011, p. 3). Teachers in New South Wales, Australia, have been familiar with Teaching Standards for many years, however, with the introduction of National Standards across Australia, two new Standards appeared ...


Encountering The Living God: The Integral Formation Of Teachers As Witnesses In Catholic Elementary And Secondary Schools, Amy E. Roberts Jan 2020

Encountering The Living God: The Integral Formation Of Teachers As Witnesses In Catholic Elementary And Secondary Schools, Amy E. Roberts

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An examination of the Catholic Church’s documents on Catholic schools shows that the Church holds the primary mission of Catholic schools to be making disciples of Jesus Christ. Because the fulfillment of the mission of Catholic schools depends upon the teacher, teachers need ongoing formation as witnesses, just as they need professional formation. This thesis contends that in order for teachers to be the witnesses that Catholic schools need to fulfill their mission of making disciples, they themselves need an integral formation that puts every dimension of their human nature – body, heart, and mind – in ongoing communio with Christ ...


Writing Workshops’ Impact On Third-Grade Students’ Writing Achievements And English Teachers’ Perceptions About Using Writing Workshops To Teach Writing In An Elementary Public School, Safeya Othman Abdulla Bin Mahri Alkatheeri May 2019

Writing Workshops’ Impact On Third-Grade Students’ Writing Achievements And English Teachers’ Perceptions About Using Writing Workshops To Teach Writing In An Elementary Public School, Safeya Othman Abdulla Bin Mahri Alkatheeri

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The present study examines the impact of writing workshops on third-grade students’ writing achievements and English teachers’ perceptions about the use of writing workshops to teach writing in an elementary public school in Al Ain, UAE. This study also addresses the challenges that English teachers encounter when implementing writing workshops in writing classes. A mixed-method design was employed to answer the three main research questions of the study. Initially, the quantitative data were collected through the pre-post writing test which was administered to third-grade students (N=83). Subsequently, the qualitative data in the form of the semi-structured interviews were collected ...


Youth Who Serve: Mandatory School Service Experience And Consequent Civic Responsibility, Cho See Chong Jan 2019

Youth Who Serve: Mandatory School Service Experience And Consequent Civic Responsibility, Cho See Chong

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Two phenomena are of interest in this study. One is youth service, in particular, the acts of volunteering by young adults. The second concerns the learning of service, with specific reference to mandatory school service. The aim of the study is to explore to what extent and in what ways young people believe that their sense of civic responsibility and propensity to serve was influenced by their experience of service at school. To achieve this aim, a qualitative study was conducted on a group of post-school youth in Singapore who had participated in mandatory community service while at school, and ...


Does The Catechism Of The Catholic Church Possess An Educational Function As A Formative Tool For Catholic Educators?, Marlon De La Torre Jan 2019

Does The Catechism Of The Catholic Church Possess An Educational Function As A Formative Tool For Catholic Educators?, Marlon De La Torre

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With the initial formal promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church by St. John Paul II (1992) the entire Christian world exercised a call to hope and at the same time despair. Hope in the continual fruitful understanding of Church doctrine presented in a clear and definitive way, a living resource that would provide the faithful since the development of the Roman Catechism a deeper understanding of the Mysteries of Christ and His Church. In concert with this is a clear systematic exposition of the faith rooted in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition bringing to light the importance of ...


The Educational Leadership Experiences Of Principals And Their Respective Leadership Teams In The Implementation Of A Josephite Approach To Education In Six Schools In The Josephite Tradition, Catherine Mead Jan 2019

The Educational Leadership Experiences Of Principals And Their Respective Leadership Teams In The Implementation Of A Josephite Approach To Education In Six Schools In The Josephite Tradition, Catherine Mead

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The focus of this research was an exploration of the experiences of Principals and their respective leadership teams in implementing a Josephite approach to education in six schools in the Josephite tradition. In a liminal time characterised by a secularised, pluralistic and a de-traditionalising culture in society and Church (Gowdie, 2017; Green, 2018, Pollefeyt & Bouwens, 2010), Principals and key leaders in schools in the Josephite tradition are challenged to re-contextualise the Josephite tradition to best serve their school communities. It is therefore timely to undertake this research in order to inform the Sisters of St Joseph and relevant governing bodies of their role and responsibility in nurturing leadership in a Josephite approach to education. Furthermore, the study gives voice to the Principals and leadership team members in regard to their experiences.

The review of literature highlighted four themes which formed the conceptual framework in this research. The four themes are: The Josephite Heritage; Leadership in Catholic Education; Catholic Social Justice Principals; and Educational leadership. The interplay among these four themes directly influence the subject central to the research, that of educational leadership in the Josephite tradition.

The epistemological approach of this research was that of constructivism. An interpretive paradigm ...


A Study Of Stakeholder Power Relations, Governmentality And Capital In Vocational Education And Training Policy In Australia, Jonathon Mascorella Jan 2019

A Study Of Stakeholder Power Relations, Governmentality And Capital In Vocational Education And Training Policy In Australia, Jonathon Mascorella

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The purpose of this study was to observe the perspectives of stakeholders on Vocational Education and Training (VET) policy in Australia. The intention was to explore the interplay of policy implementation, stakeholder perspectives on policy and VET activities, and theoretical notions of power relations, governmentality and capital, utilising frameworks by Foucault and Bourdieu. The problem, as it was established in literature review, is the potential influence of policy relations, governmentality and capital on VET activities and VET policy formation and implementation. The outcome was to better understand stakeholder perspectives of VET and to add a facet of knowledge to the ...


Understanding The Language Learning Strategies Of English Language Learners In The Community College System, Steven Kean May 2018

Understanding The Language Learning Strategies Of English Language Learners In The Community College System, Steven Kean

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This study focused on English language teaching and learning through the lens of language-learning strategies, and how strategies-based instruction is implemented within the community college system. The intent of this study was to determine the extent to which language-learning strategies are taught to second-language learners in a community college district, the specific strategies that language-learners use, and whether improvements to strategies-based instruction in the community college system are needed. This research used a customized version of Rebecca Oxford’s Strategies Inventory for Language Learners. It also queried instructors who teach English as a Second Language (ESL), and it analyzed ESL ...


Examining University Faculty Attitudes Towards Including College Students With Disabilities In Higher Education Fn The Uae, Amel Benkohila Apr 2018

Examining University Faculty Attitudes Towards Including College Students With Disabilities In Higher Education Fn The Uae, Amel Benkohila

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Recent research indicated that the success of inclusion programs is dependent on teachers’ attitudes toward inclusion. Therefore, the objective of this study was fivefold as follows: i) investigating university faculty attitudes toward including college students with disabilities in higher education, ii) examining the impact of university faculty teaching experience and their previous contact with individuals with disabilities on their attitudes towards including college students with disabilities in higher education, iii) examining the impact of the severity of the disability on the university faculty attitudes toward including college students with disabilities in higher education, iv) investigating willingness of university faculty toward ...


To Teach Or Not To Teach? The Experiences And Self-Perceptions Of Early Career Teachers In Western Australian Catholic Primary Schools That Led Them To Remain In The Profession, Deborah Black Jan 2018

To Teach Or Not To Teach? The Experiences And Self-Perceptions Of Early Career Teachers In Western Australian Catholic Primary Schools That Led Them To Remain In The Profession, Deborah Black

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The focus of this research was Early Career Teachers (ECTs) in Western Australian Catholic primary schools, their experiences and self-perceptions that led them to remain in the profession. The review of literature highlighted four aspects that were pertinent to ECTs’ decisions to remain in the profession. These four areas were: motivation to join the teaching profession; likes and dislikes of teaching; challenges faced as a teacher; and, strategies used for coping with challenges faced that maintained motivation to remain in the teaching profession.

The study focused on an instrumental case study, the conduct of which was located predominantly in the ...


Who Will Lead?: Implications And Recommendations For The Development And Appointment Of Sydney Catholic Schools’ Leaders, Maria Maher Jan 2018

Who Will Lead?: Implications And Recommendations For The Development And Appointment Of Sydney Catholic Schools’ Leaders, Maria Maher

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This thesis explores the future of leadership in Sydney’s Catholic schools to clarify teachers’ and leaders’ understanding of leadership in the context of their experience in Catholic primary schools. A review of leadership literature describes and critically assesses contemporary definitions and practices in educational leadership and determines their effectiveness in developing identification practices and leadership-formation structures and programs for use by Catholic Education Offices throughout Australia. A multiple case design is employed to gain insight into current leadership practices in Catholic primary schools in the Inner West region of Sydney. To facilitate this, Catholic school leaders and teachers were ...


Perceptions Of Large-Scale, Standardised Testing In Religious Education: How Do Religious Educators Perceive The Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment?, Antonella Poncini Jan 2018

Perceptions Of Large-Scale, Standardised Testing In Religious Education: How Do Religious Educators Perceive The Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment?, Antonella Poncini

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This research provides a Western Australian perspective of teaching and assessing Religious Education (RE) in Catholic schools. The perspective recognises RE as a learning area reserved for classroom instruction. This educational focus aligns RE with other learning areas as well as highlights the important role that RE plays in the evangelising mission of the Catholic Church.

A pragmatic approach to research was implemented to focus on religious educators’ perceptions of a large-scale, standardised assessment in RE called The Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment (BRLA). This assessment is developed by the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia. The research surveyed 238 religious ...


An Investigation Into The Impact Of High-Stakes Testing, Through The Naplan Assessment, On The Teaching And Learning Of Mathematics In One Primary School, Linda Cranley Jan 2018

An Investigation Into The Impact Of High-Stakes Testing, Through The Naplan Assessment, On The Teaching And Learning Of Mathematics In One Primary School, Linda Cranley

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In 2008, the implementation of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) commenced in all schools across Australia. This assessment of mathematical and literacy standards across Australia raised questions about the impact which high-stakes testing has on teaching and learning. This research specifically focused on the effect NAPLAN has had on the teaching and learning of mathematics. The study explored perspectives about NAPLAN from key participants; students, teachers and parents at one Western Australian Primary School. These perspectives included the potential anxiety experienced by students and how this affected their performance in NAPLAN. According to recent research on high-stakes ...


The Design And Development Of E-Textbooks To Support Problem-Based Learning In Secondary School Science Classrooms, Nigel Stewart Jan 2018

The Design And Development Of E-Textbooks To Support Problem-Based Learning In Secondary School Science Classrooms, Nigel Stewart

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Problem-based Learning (PBL) is widely used in education and extensive research has been conducted into the use of PBL to improve student learning. E-textbooks are a relatively recent development and represent the next stage of evolution of print media with improvements in the presentation of information. They also offer the possibility of being used as a learning tool rather than just as a store of knowledge. This thesis attempts to develop a set of design principles that allow the development of e-textbooks to promote PBL in secondary school science students.

This research presents the results of a four-year study, between ...


Western Australian Teachers’ Perceptions Of Effective Secondary Mathematics Teaching Through The Lens Of The ‘Actions’ Of Mathematics: The Proficiency Strands., James O'Neill Jan 2018

Western Australian Teachers’ Perceptions Of Effective Secondary Mathematics Teaching Through The Lens Of The ‘Actions’ Of Mathematics: The Proficiency Strands., James O'Neill

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This research examined how 14 Western Australian (WA) secondary mathematics teachers perceived effective mathematics teaching through the actions of teaching mathematics, described as Proficiency Strands. The research examined a variety of insights into what constituted effective teaching. Comparisons were made using an interpretive theoretical perspective of an instrumental case study and data were reviewed using a structured inductive framework with thematic analysis. Key findings of the research found that participants’ beliefs and practices did help determine their perceptions of effective teaching but that understanding, and interpretation of mathematical proficiencies were less influential and inconsistently understood. The study found evidence that ...


Initial Teacher Education Students’ Literacy: Factors That Impact On Literacy Achievement Of Prospective Pre-Service Teachers, Elizabeth O'Sullivan Jan 2018

Initial Teacher Education Students’ Literacy: Factors That Impact On Literacy Achievement Of Prospective Pre-Service Teachers, Elizabeth O'Sullivan

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Strong literacy skills are a prerequisite for teachers. There is much contention about a perceived erosion of literacy skills in new teachers and how initial teacher education providers can ensure graduate teachers possess the literacy skills required for their teaching careers. This research investigated the factors that impact on prospective pre-service teachers’ literacy achievement. A mixed methods approach was used to examine the relationship between student entry pathway, Post Entrance Literacy Assessment (PELA) score, perceptions of self-efficacy, and previous literacy experiences in a first year literacy unit for prospective primary and early childhood initial teacher education students.

Initially, in phase ...


The Impact Of The Empowerment Training Programme (Tamkeen) On Developing The Of Cycle-2 Principals’ Competencies In The Al Ain City, مريم خليفة علي الغيثي Nov 2017

The Impact Of The Empowerment Training Programme (Tamkeen) On Developing The Of Cycle-2 Principals’ Competencies In The Al Ain City, مريم خليفة علي الغيثي

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The purpose of this study was to identify the impact of the empowerment training programme (Tamkeen) on developing the competencies of the school principals of Cycle 2 under the umbrella of Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) in the City of Al-Ain. The study also provided the voice of the principals regarding improving the contents of Tamkeen programme. This study was an exploratory and incorporated interview as an approach to collecting the required data. The study sample of the participants (interviewees) consisted of seventeen principals. The interviews were conducted during the academic year of 2016/2017. The study ...


The Perceived Impact Of The Empowerment (Tamkeen) Training Programme On Improving Cycle Two Teachers' Competencies In Al-Ain City United Arab Emirates, Salma Musabbeh Rashed Al Dhaheri Nov 2017

The Perceived Impact Of The Empowerment (Tamkeen) Training Programme On Improving Cycle Two Teachers' Competencies In Al-Ain City United Arab Emirates, Salma Musabbeh Rashed Al Dhaheri

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At a time of significant educational reform in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), teacher professional development (PD) plays an instrumental role in equipping teachers with the knowledge, teaching practice, skills and competencies to improve students’ learning outcomes. This study explores the impact of Tamkeen: Empowering Educators Programme, which was a large-scale teacher PD training initiative by the Abu Dhabi Education and Knowledge (ADEK) PD Division. Carried out from 2012 to 2016, the programme was designed to improve participating teachers’ competencies. This qualitative study was based on the perspectives of teachers who had participated in the programme, from eleven female schools ...


The Impact Of Tablet Digital Texts Vs Print Texts On Seventh Grade Students’ Reading Achievements, Strategies And Motivation, Sobhi Yousef Ahmed Abuhattab May 2017

The Impact Of Tablet Digital Texts Vs Print Texts On Seventh Grade Students’ Reading Achievements, Strategies And Motivation, Sobhi Yousef Ahmed Abuhattab

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Developing good reading skills and strategies in the English language is very important for the success of academic, cultural, economic and personal pursuits. However, some students are still experiencing serious difficulties in their reading comprehension skills that are attributed to an inadequate use of reading comprehension strategies, lack of reading motivation and inappropriate uses of resources. The study aimed at exploring the impact of Tablet Digital Texts versus Print Texts on seventh grade students' reading achievements, reading strategies, and reading motivation. A quantitative method with a correlational design was employed in this study. Moreover, the study sample consisted of seventh ...


The Impact Of The Child’S Age And Severity Of Disability On Parents Of Children With Intellectual Disabilities’ Psychological Needs In The United Arab Emirates, ثناء جمال عبد العزيز محمد Feb 2017

The Impact Of The Child’S Age And Severity Of Disability On Parents Of Children With Intellectual Disabilities’ Psychological Needs In The United Arab Emirates, ثناء جمال عبد العزيز محمد

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The purpose of this study was to identify the psychological needs of parents of children with intellectual disabilities and to examine the impact of the child’s age and severity of disability on parents’ psychological needs in the United Arab Emirates. The study sample consisted of 690 parents of children with intellectual disabilities. The study was conducted during the academic year 2016-2017. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was performed to answer the research questions. The results of this study revealed that parents of students with intellectual disabilities had many psychological needs. In addition to that, there were significant differences in parents ...


Establishing Factors That Enable Or Inhibit Student Access To Academic Support Office Services, Louise Johnston Jan 2017

Establishing Factors That Enable Or Inhibit Student Access To Academic Support Office Services, Louise Johnston

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With the increasing diversity of students entering higher education there is a greater need and obligation to assist in creating an even playing field to ensure the academic success of all students. Learning support has received much attention in the last decade with the introduction of a more diverse population. Consequently, now more than ever, universities must ensure best practices are implemented for enhancing academic skills of students. This qualitative case study, undertaken at one university in Sydney, examined the factors that enabled or inhibited students from accessing Academic Support Office services. A survey and interviews were used to collect ...


Educators' Practices For Promoting The Spiritual Development Of Children Aged 3 To 4 Years, In The Context Of Catholic Childcare Centres In Western Australia, Christine Robinson Jan 2017

Educators' Practices For Promoting The Spiritual Development Of Children Aged 3 To 4 Years, In The Context Of Catholic Childcare Centres In Western Australia, Christine Robinson

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The Australian early years’ mandated document, the Early Years Learning Framework (Department for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations [DEEWR], 2009), outlines the need for educators to attend to children’s spiritual capacity as part of a holistic approach to the early years (p. 9). Additionally, policy that governs the Catholic sector (such as Early Childhood Education Care Policy 2-B6 (Catholic Education Commission Western Australia [CECWA], 2013a)) reinforces this requirement for educators to attend to the holistic development of children, inclusive of their spiritual capacity alongside the cognitive, social, emotional, physical, creative and moral capacities. Consequently, educators employed in Catholic childcare ...


The Nature And Scope Of Outdoor Education In Western Australian Secondary Schools, Duncan Picknoll Jan 2017

The Nature And Scope Of Outdoor Education In Western Australian Secondary Schools, Duncan Picknoll

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Outdoor Education (OE) is an important learning area taught in many Western Australian (WA) schools. However, very little is known about its nature and scope, and how its delivery may differ between school sectors. Given the valuable contribution of OE to the holistic development of children and adolescents, it appears to be an under-resourced and undervalued learning area.

The primary aim of this study was to gather data regarding where and how OE was being taught in secondary schools in WA and to compare the findings to similar studies undertaken in Victoria, South Australia (SA), New Zealand and Singapore.

This ...