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Iiatej_2_2015, David Ellis Jan 2015

Iiatej_2_2015, David Ellis

David Ellis

Professional teacher association journal for the NSW Institute of Industrial Arts Technology Education (IIATE)


Teacher Researcher: Creating The Outstanding School, Jake Madden Dr, David Lynch Prof., Tina Doe Dr Jan 2015

Teacher Researcher: Creating The Outstanding School, Jake Madden Dr, David Lynch Prof., Tina Doe Dr

Jake Madden

This book comprises vignettes illustrating how professional learning can be integrated into the day-to-day work of schools and, in doing so, focus on continuous improvement, enhancing teaching quality and raising student achievement. In presenting best practice exemplars to illustrate how professional learning can positively impact teaching quality and school improvement, this book will inspire each classroom teacher and school leader. It will support them in creating and sustaining a strong performance culture


Using Cognitive Load Theory To Select An Environment For Teaching Mobile Apps Development, Raina Mason, Graham Cooper, Simon, Barry Wilks Jan 2015

Using Cognitive Load Theory To Select An Environment For Teaching Mobile Apps Development, Raina Mason, Graham Cooper, Simon, Barry Wilks

Raina Mason

After considering a number of environments for the development of apps for mobile devices, we have evaluated five in terms of their suitability for students early in their programming study. For some of the evaluation we devised an evaluation scheme based on the principles of cognitive load theory to assess the relative ease or difficulty of learning and using each environment. After briefly presenting the scheme, we discuss our results, including our findings about which mobile apps development environments appear to show most promise for early-level programming students.


Improving Student Retention And Success By Improving Academic Practice, John Haw, Kevin Markwell, Meg O'Reilly, Erica Wilson, Mieke Witsel, Jan Connelly Jan 2015

Improving Student Retention And Success By Improving Academic Practice, John Haw, Kevin Markwell, Meg O'Reilly, Erica Wilson, Mieke Witsel, Jan Connelly

John Haw

No abstract provided.


Gender Differences In Experiences Of Tafe It Students: A Work In Progress, Raina Mason, Graham Cooper, Tim Comber, Anne Hellou, Julie Tucker Jan 2015

Gender Differences In Experiences Of Tafe It Students: A Work In Progress, Raina Mason, Graham Cooper, Tim Comber, Anne Hellou, Julie Tucker

Raina Mason

In Australia, one of the sources of loss of females in the IT education pipeline occurs at the TAFE (college) level. Female students comprise the majority of early TAFE IT courses and female completion rates for these courses are similar to males. Despite this early success, most females choose to not continue to Diploma level, and through articulation pathways into university IT courses. A survey was conducted to determine possible differences in experiences between male and female TAFE IT students. It was found that more females than males lived alone or with dependents. Female students had higher employment status, higher ...


Iiatej_1_2014, David Ellis Jan 2014

Iiatej_1_2014, David Ellis

David Ellis

Professional teacher association journal for the NSW Institute of Industrial Arts Technology Education (IIATE)


Teachers For The Future: An Unmet Need, David Lynch May 2013

Teachers For The Future: An Unmet Need, David Lynch

David Lynch

In 2000 Central Queensland University conducted the first major review and redevelopment of its teacher education programs. Consequently the Bachelor of Learning Management (or BLM) came into being. A central premise of the BLM was the concept of graduate teachers having a ‘futures orientation’. In this article the results of a study into the perceptions of mentors and graduate teachers, with respect to a futures orientation, are reported.


Examining The Bachelor Of Education: Mentor's Perceptions Of Student/Teacher Performance, David Lynch, Tony Yeigh Jan 2013

Examining The Bachelor Of Education: Mentor's Perceptions Of Student/Teacher Performance, David Lynch, Tony Yeigh

David Lynch

Teacher education in Australia has been the subject of numerous reviews over recent decades. Each report has highlighted the problematic nature of the current model of teacher education in Australia. In this chapter mentor attitudes to the Bachelor of Education program are examined for points of reference.


The Challenge Of Changing Teacher Education, David Lynch, Richard Smith Jan 2013

The Challenge Of Changing Teacher Education, David Lynch, Richard Smith

David Lynch

This article is about the challenges of changing teacher education in Australia. While the ‘problems’ of teacher education have been well documented for over 30 years in the literature, they constantly re-emerge in reports and academic papers globally. This chapter unravels some of the real politik that confront change agents. The examples are drawn from both New South Wales and the Australian government levels.


Teacher Education In Australia : Investigations Into Programming, Practicum And Partnership, David Lynch, Tony Yeigh Jan 2013

Teacher Education In Australia : Investigations Into Programming, Practicum And Partnership, David Lynch, Tony Yeigh

David Lynch

In the last decade in Australia teacher education has undergone numerous critical reviews, yet little on the teacher education front appears to have changed. Related to this, the teaching profession’s struggles to cope with a changing world have been publicly documented and an increasing push for improved school outcomes from Australian governments, at both the state and federal level, appear as regular pieces in the national press. This forms a complex situation involving competing concerns, and raises questions concerning what to make of the situation and how to move teacher education forward in Australia. This book seeks to answer ...


Distractions In Programming Evironments, Raina Mason, Graham Cooper Jan 2013

Distractions In Programming Evironments, Raina Mason, Graham Cooper

Raina Mason

No abstract provided.


A Study Of Innovation In Teacher Education, David Lynch, Richard Smith Jan 2012

A Study Of Innovation In Teacher Education, David Lynch, Richard Smith

David Lynch

This chapter reviews three studies of an innovative teacher education program (Bachelor of Learning Management, BLM) for implications about how to proceed with pre-service teacher education. It concludes some researched-based propositions for improving the learning success of students in formal learning settings.


Issues In Contemporary Teaching: Volume 1, David Lynch, Bruce A. Knight Jan 2011

Issues In Contemporary Teaching: Volume 1, David Lynch, Bruce A. Knight

David Lynch

This book is a collection of essays that focus on issues that are informing the work of the contemporary teacher. While somewhat broad in scope, the book provides the reader with a snap-shot of research endeavors that are informing teacher work. Essentially the book examines the changing nature of teacher work, including capabilities for the information age, the changing curriculum, new understandings about the brain, the diverse range of learners needs in inclusive classrooms and enhancing the mental health and well-being of students.


The Future Of Teacher Education: Reflections On Innovations, David E. Lynch, Richard Smith Jan 2011

The Future Of Teacher Education: Reflections On Innovations, David E. Lynch, Richard Smith

David Lynch

This article is about teacher education reform. At the time of writing, teacher education (which is predominately the domain of universities in Australia), has undergone numerous critical reviews with little change effect. The teaching profession's struggles to cope with a changing world has been documented and an increasing push from Australian governments, at both the state and federal level for improved school outcomes are regular pieces in the national Australian press. A cadre of teacher education commentators call for are think on teacher education. This article showcases a disruptive model in teacher education and answers some of the ponderings ...


Rethinking Teacher Education: Teacher Education In The Knowledge Age, David Lynch, Richard Smith Jan 2010

Rethinking Teacher Education: Teacher Education In The Knowledge Age, David Lynch, Richard Smith

David Lynch

This book, takes our ideas about teaching and teacher education a step further beyond our previously published ideas about teaching and teacher education . In writing the book we have a specific intent: to rethink teacher education for the benefit of students and their communities and the teaching profession. We aim to help people create new mindsets and build knowledge about what is meant by ‘to teach’ and ‘to learn’ in the 2000s; to encourage teachers and teacher educators to move past what they presently believe pedagogical work to be, and to enable teaching to take its place increasingly within the ...


«Remath - Representing Mathematics With Digital Media»: Deliverable 18: Integrated Theoretical Framework Version C, Christos Markopoulos Jul 2009

«Remath - Representing Mathematics With Digital Media»: Deliverable 18: Integrated Theoretical Framework Version C, Christos Markopoulos

Christos Markopoulos

At the origin of ReMath lies the contrast between the huge efforts performed in most European countries to improve mathematics education through the development and use of Digital Dynamic Artefacts and the limited impact of these efforts on the reality of school practices. The hypothesis made by the ReMath partners is that the fragmented character of the theoretical frames developed to approach learning and teaching processes in such environments on the one hand and the insufficient attention that research in that area tends to pay to contextual issues on the other one, play an important role in the permanence of ...


The Rise Of The Learning Manager: Changing Teacher Education, Richard Smith, David Lynch Jan 2006

The Rise Of The Learning Manager: Changing Teacher Education, Richard Smith, David Lynch

David Lynch

Learning Management is a disruptive innovation. It intends to explore and develop alternative pre-service and in turn practicing teacher arrangements that respond to the needs of education systems. These constituencies include policymakers, schools and other learning institutions, the teaching professions and above all, students and their communities who are marginalized without school and other education outcomes. Learning Management is about an alternative choice in the way in which ‘teaching’ gets done.