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Marion Meiers

2009

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Talking To Learn: Dialogue In The Classroom, Marion Meiers Aug 2009

Talking To Learn: Dialogue In The Classroom, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

This Digest is focused on research studies about using classroom talk for improving learning, and particularly on the use of teaching methods incorporating classroom dialogue. A selection of websites is listed and a full reference list provided. Links to those references for which full-text online access is freely available are also included. Classrooms are full of talk: some commentators have even suggested that schools are ‘saturated’ with it. There are different types of classroom talk for a range of different purposes. An international research study conducted in primary classrooms in five countries (the ‘Five Nations Study’) has demonstrated the powerful ...


The Use Of Ict In Schools In The Digital Age: What Does The Research Say?, Marion Meiers Jun 2009

The Use Of Ict In Schools In The Digital Age: What Does The Research Say?, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

This edition of The Digest is focused on research that has investigated aspects of digital learning. The body of research sometimes described as ‘e-learning research’ (Andrews & Haythornthwaite, 2007) encompasses many aspects of ICT in education, at many levels and in many contexts. For the purposes of this digest, the key question is What does research tell us about digital learning in schools? The first section of the digest is focused on the diverse uses of ICT in schools, and evidence about the ICT literacy of Australian students. This is followed by an overview of evidence about the impact of ICT ...


Towards Commonality In English Curriculum And Assessment : Reflections And Implications, Marion Meiers Dec 2008

Towards Commonality In English Curriculum And Assessment : Reflections And Implications, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

his book came about as a result of The Australian Government Summer School for Teachers program that was announced as part of the 2007–08 Budget Package: Realising Our Potential. The Summer School brought together over 200 academics, teachers and education department officials for a smorgasbord of keynote presentations, workshops and social events that is unlikely to be repeated in this country. English for a New Millennium gives every English teacher an opportunity to share in the richness of that experience. It includes contributions from Catherine Beavis, Ray Misson, Elizabeth Webby, Gabriel Matters and Clare Bradford.