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Becoming An Effective Teacher, Tony Fetherston Sep 2013

Becoming An Effective Teacher, Tony Fetherston

Tony Fetherston

No abstract provided.


Designing For A Managed Web Learning Environment, Tony Fetherston Sep 2013

Designing For A Managed Web Learning Environment, Tony Fetherston

Tony Fetherston

No abstract provided.


Categorising, Searching And Reflecting With Video, Tony Fetherston Sep 2013

Categorising, Searching And Reflecting With Video, Tony Fetherston

Tony Fetherston

Researchers are increasingly using video for research purposes including interviewing, stimulated recall and general observation of learning process. This increasing use has lead to demand for efficient ways of transcribing, coding, searching and retrieving this video. There is also demand for programs that enable students to view pertinent video and then to reflect what they have viewed either for general learning purposes or assessment. Artichoke is a program that facilitates all these functions. It is designed to run on Macintosh or Windows platforms, creates small files, is fast and appears to have wide applicability in teaching, learning and in research ...


Pedagogical Challenges For The World Wide Web, Tony Fetherston Sep 2013

Pedagogical Challenges For The World Wide Web, Tony Fetherston

Tony Fetherston

The World Wide Web (Web) is the latest in a long line of technological tools which can be used in teaching and learning at universities. Current interest regarding its use coincides with increased use of different methods of teaching and learning at universities and with increasing use of the Web to deliver courses to internal and external students.


The Effects Of Incorporating A Word Processor Into A Year Three Writing Program, Natalie Beck, Tony Fetherston Sep 2013

The Effects Of Incorporating A Word Processor Into A Year Three Writing Program, Natalie Beck, Tony Fetherston

Tony Fetherston

Writing, an essential part of every young child's school life, is a complex affair involving cognitive, affective, and psychomotor elements. Most children learn to write, with varying degrees of success, and every school has children who can be classified as nonwriters. Some children are inhibited and frustrated by writing and are put off by the thought of the writing process. Can word processing assist the writing process with young children? In response to this question, this qualitative study examined the effects of incorporating a word processor into a particular writing program. Seven students from a Year Three class participated ...


Visual Culture In The Classroom, Tony Fetherston Sep 2013

Visual Culture In The Classroom, Tony Fetherston

Tony Fetherston

The visual aspect of classroom culture is becoming more important because students now have much greater access to the means of producing, viewing and manipulating images. Using a framework adapted from Foucault and taking a myth-making position, this paper puts forward six propositions as means of xplaining how images in the classroom might be read. Theory relating to this emerging literacy is further explained through reference to three dominant lassroom narratives. It is argued that the interesting elements of an image are often those that link the classroom metanarratives to wider, hegemonic concerns. Interesting research directions are proposed throughout the ...


New Metaphors For Teaching And Learning In A University Context, Maria Northcote, Tony Fetherston Sep 2013

New Metaphors For Teaching And Learning In A University Context, Maria Northcote, Tony Fetherston

Tony Fetherston

University teachers and university students often explain their beliefs aboutteaching and learning by using metaphors and, in a research sense, these metaphors haveoften been interpreted as indicators of individuals’ educational beliefs. Critical reflection ofthese metaphors, provides insight into beliefs behind the practices of university teachers andstudents. This recent University study has uncovered some different metaphors from thosecommonly reported, which has provided the impetus for this paper. This paper aims toaugment and extend existing research about the use of metaphor with investigative insightsinto individuals’ beliefs and conceptions of teaching and learning. Two groups ofstakeholders, university teachers and students, were interviewed and ...


Pedagogical Challenges For The World Wide Web, Tony Fetherston Sep 2013

Pedagogical Challenges For The World Wide Web, Tony Fetherston

Tony Fetherston

The World Wide Web (Web) is the latest in a long line of technological tools which can be used in teaching and learning at universities. Current interest regarding its use coincides with increased use of different methods of teaching and learning at universities and with increasing use of the Web to deliver courses to internal and external students.


Teachers And The Temporal, Pina Tarricone, Tony Fetherston Sep 2013

Teachers And The Temporal, Pina Tarricone, Tony Fetherston

Tony Fetherston

How teachers spend their time in the classroom is an area worthy of discussion and debate. What time do teachers spend on various activities including teaching practices and duties especially in classtime? What proportion of classroom time is allocated to certain activities, interactions with students, delivery of content and to the many unplanned incidences that occur in a classroom? Which activities are consistently time consuming and how much time do teachers spend on these activities? How does the time on particular tasks relate to pedagogy? Many studies have investigated student engagement and time but rarely have the above questions been ...


Beyond U-Tube: An Innovative Use Of Online Digital Video Analysis In Teacher Education, Jeniffer Lane, Tony Fetherston Sep 2013

Beyond U-Tube: An Innovative Use Of Online Digital Video Analysis In Teacher Education, Jeniffer Lane, Tony Fetherston

Tony Fetherston

This paper reports how digital technologies can be successfully incorporated into traditional teaching programmes to support the learning of a new generation of learners. The paper describes two e-learning tools, in part one it describes the introduction of LessonLab an innovative e-learning venture with preservice teachers. This web-based platform called LessonLab used with six cohorts of preservice teachers approximately 600 students, of whom 25% participated in this evaluation. A special feature of this platform is its ability to house streaming video and a range of digital video analysis functions. Research was conducted to determine the effectiveness of this use of ...


Ict Skills, Knowledge And Attitudes Of Staff And Students, Tony Fetherston Sep 2013

Ict Skills, Knowledge And Attitudes Of Staff And Students, Tony Fetherston

Tony Fetherston

The results of a questionnaire administered to Education Staff and students in a metropolitan university are presented. The 73 item questionnaire provided results, from a total of 158 respondents, which will be used to plan the integration of ICT into pre service teacher education courses at the university. Results revealed that staff skill levels are lower than those of the students, that Staff report lower pedagogical understandings than the students in regard to the use of ICT and there are few differences in attitudes towards the use of computers in learning.


Educating Teachers For The Knowledge Economy, Tony Fetherston Sep 2013

Educating Teachers For The Knowledge Economy, Tony Fetherston

Tony Fetherston

Driven by common international trends and the acceptance of such constructs as the knowledge economy, p re service teacher education institutions are forced to conceptualise how to integrate ICT into their curriculum. In this paper the author proposes that Habermas’s three domains of human interest are an excellent beginning in organizing the curriculum to include ICT. Using these domains he proposes possible curriculum content under headings of What should they be able to do, What should they actually do (in the classroom) and What knowledge empowers them.


Book Reviews, Lennie Barblett, Tony Fetherston Sep 2013

Book Reviews, Lennie Barblett, Tony Fetherston

Tony Fetherston

Briggs, F. & McVeity, M. (2000) Teaching Young Children to Protect Themselves. Sydney:NSW: Allen & Unwin. Robbins. B. (2000). Inclusive mathematics 5-11. London: Continuum.


Creative Arts: An Essential Element In The Teacher’S Toolkit When Developing Critical Thinking In Children, Caroline Nilson, Catherine M. Fetherston, Anne Mcmurray, Tony Fetherston Sep 2013

Creative Arts: An Essential Element In The Teacher’S Toolkit When Developing Critical Thinking In Children, Caroline Nilson, Catherine M. Fetherston, Anne Mcmurray, Tony Fetherston

Tony Fetherston

This paper is a position paper, which argues the position that critical thinking is a crucial skill, which needs to be developed in the school curriculum and that the creative arts can do this. The paper explores the states of the Arts in the present curriculum and goes on to argue that knowing how to develop critical thinking is an important pedagogical skill that needs to be developed in our pre-service teachers. This position is supported through data gathered from an innovative project that explored teachers’ and mothers’ perceptions of children’s critical thinking.


Visual Culture In The Classroom, Tony Fetherston Sep 2013

Visual Culture In The Classroom, Tony Fetherston

Tony Fetherston

The visual aspect of classroom culture is becoming more important because students now have much greater access to the means of producing, viewing and manipulating images. Using a framework adapted from Foucault and taking a myth-making position, this paper puts forward six propositions as means of explaining how images in the classroom might be read. Theory relating to this emerging literacy is further explained through reference to three dominant classroom narratives. It is argued that the interesting elements of an image are often those that link the classroom metanarratives to wider, hegemonic concerns. Interesting research directions are proposed throughout the ...


Why Western Australian Secondary Teachers Resign, Tony Fetherston, Geoff Lummis Sep 2013

Why Western Australian Secondary Teachers Resign, Tony Fetherston, Geoff Lummis

Tony Fetherston

In recent years, Western Australian school have faced a significant increase in the number of secondary school teacher resignations. By analysing qualitative data gathered from interviews of 11 recently resigned secondary teachers, and three senior level administrators, the researchers sought to begin to understand the reasons behind a teacher attrition rate that has increased markedly since 2003. By placing the teachers’ experiences within a framework of critical social theory, the paper outlines how collisions with power and the negative discourse encountered by teachers established their subsequent pathway to resignation. In outlining these pathways, we have provided an anthology of their ...