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Developing A Taste For Coffee: Bangladesh, Nescafe, And Australian Student Photographers', Duncan Barnes, Danielle Fusco, Lelia Green Jan 2012

Developing A Taste For Coffee: Bangladesh, Nescafe, And Australian Student Photographers', Duncan Barnes, Danielle Fusco, Lelia Green

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Embodying Knowledge Of Breast Cancer In A Disembodied Community?, Vanessa Bradshaw, Cynthia Witney, Lelia Green, Leesa Costello Jan 2012

Embodying Knowledge Of Breast Cancer In A Disembodied Community?, Vanessa Bradshaw, Cynthia Witney, Lelia Green, Leesa Costello

ECU Publications 2012

Few life experiences have a greater impact upon the sense of self than the diagnosis of a life-challenging illness. Breast cancer is such an illness, and the sudden transition from 'well' to 'ill' is unsettling for a person's sense of knowing who they are in 'their' own body. What you know about your body, what others know about your body and what your biology knows about your body become suddenly problematic. This paper addresses what people know about their bodies before and after experiencing a breast cancer diagnosis by examining relevant theory and empirical data drawn from an online ...


School Administrators' Beliefs That Actual School Improvements Were Due To Formal School Registration: Guttman Scales And Their Inter-Correlations, Harm Witten, Russell Waugh, Jan Gray Jan 2012

School Administrators' Beliefs That Actual School Improvements Were Due To Formal School Registration: Guttman Scales And Their Inter-Correlations, Harm Witten, Russell Waugh, Jan Gray

ECU Publications 2012

This paper presents an investigation into the attitudes of School Administrators to the relationship between formal school registration and school improvement. It concerns a mandatory inspection-type registration process for all Non-Government Schools in Western Australia. Part of the aim of this registration process was to help schools improve twelve educational and administrative aspects. These were: (1) School Governance, (2) School Financial Viability, (3) Enrolments & Attendance, (4) Number of Students, (5) Instructional Time, (6) School Staff, (7) School Infrastructure, (8) School Curriculum, (9) Student Learning Outcomes, (10) Care for Students, (11) Disputes and Complaints, (12) Legal Compliance. A questionnaire based on ...


Web 2.0 Technologies In Remote Community Schools In Western Australia, Philip Bradbury, Mark Mcmahon Jan 2012

Web 2.0 Technologies In Remote Community Schools In Western Australia, Philip Bradbury, Mark Mcmahon

ECU Publications 2012

Web 2.0 Technologies are increasing in their use, particularly as tools for social networking. Their uptake has been pioneered by Generation Y, also known as the ‘Net’ Generation, or ‘Digital Natives’ as tools to enhance online collaboration and communication but the extent to which educators embracing such technologies to enhance teaching and learning is less evident. The purpose of this paper is to report on the research findings of a survey undertaken by teachers in remote community schools in Western Australia focussing upon their use of Web 2.0 technologies in their teaching and learning programs. The results present ...


Education Evolution: A Qualitative Study Of Student Perception, Dylan Hart, Tingyue Fu, Gary Marchioro, Maria Ryan Jan 2012

Education Evolution: A Qualitative Study Of Student Perception, Dylan Hart, Tingyue Fu, Gary Marchioro, Maria Ryan

ECU Publications 2012

The educational imperative of textbooks was examined for university business students. 82 students were interviewed to determine their perceptions of textbooks and the factors that affect their willingness to purchase. Student preferences on delivery format, content style and price were examined using choice activities. Issues raised related to the practical nature of print, price sensitivity, student collaboration and the tradeoffs of current and future learning materials for students. Print textbooks were more popular than e-Books and summary chapters are favoured for ease of information consumption. Pacific Rim editions are favoured over International editions and currency and local relevance are key ...


Shall We Play A Game?, Craig William Caulfield, Stanislaw Maj, J C Xia, David Veal Jan 2012

Shall We Play A Game?, Craig William Caulfield, Stanislaw Maj, J C Xia, David Veal

ECU Publications 2012

This paper presents the results of a qualitative research project that used a simple game of a software project to see if and how games could contribute to better software project management education, and, if so, what features would make them most efficacious. The results suggest that while games are useful pedagogical tools and are well-received by players, they are not sufficient in themselves and must be supplemented by other learning devices.


Learning In Transformational Computer Games: Exploring Design Principles For A Nanotechnology Game, Martin Masek, Karen Murcia, Jason Morrison, Christopher Newhouse, Mark Hackling Jan 2012

Learning In Transformational Computer Games: Exploring Design Principles For A Nanotechnology Game, Martin Masek, Karen Murcia, Jason Morrison, Christopher Newhouse, Mark Hackling

ECU Publications 2012

Transformational games are digital computer and video applications purposefully designed to create engaging and immersive learning environments for delivering specified learning goals, outcomes and experiences. The virtual world of a transformational game becomes the social environment within which learning occurs as an outcome of the complex interaction of persons and digital resources. Engaging individuals with learning in these societal situations means concepts and skills are connected to the context and remain a powerful tool for decision making and problem solving in the world. Yet, a range of barriers need to be overcome to make a game effective for its educational ...


Go Online And Have A Chat With Your Colleagues: A New Image Of Teacher Professional Learning In Indonesia, Eunice Sari, Jeremy Pagram, Christopher Newhouse Jan 2012

Go Online And Have A Chat With Your Colleagues: A New Image Of Teacher Professional Learning In Indonesia, Eunice Sari, Jeremy Pagram, Christopher Newhouse

ECU Publications 2012

This paper describes the design and implementation of an online learning community-based Teacher Professional Development (TPD) model to support ongoing teachers’ professional learning in Indonesia. Teaching can be a very isolating career, frustrating, especially for those who work in rural and remote areas and can receive little support from other colleagues. Research shows that ICT displays a lot of potential to support teachers’ ongoing professional learning process. However, ICT itself is not the only answer to tackle this challenge. The key is the process of facilitating of online social learning. This paper presents the results of research, which undertook a ...


School Administrators' Beliefs That School Improvements Were Due To Formal School Registration: A Rasch Measurement, Harm (Pete) Witten, Russell Waugh, Jan Gray Jan 2012

School Administrators' Beliefs That School Improvements Were Due To Formal School Registration: A Rasch Measurement, Harm (Pete) Witten, Russell Waugh, Jan Gray

ECU Publications 2012

This paper presents the results of an investigation into the attitudes of School Administrators to the relationship between formal school registration and school improvement. It concerns a mandatory inspection-type registration process for all Non-Government Schools in Western Australia. Part of the aim of this registration process was to help schools improve twelve educational and administrative aspects. These were: (1) School Governance, (2) School Financial Viability, (3) Enrolments & Attendance, (4) Number of Students, (5) Instructional Time, (6) School Staff, (7) School Infrastructure, (8) School Curriculum, (9) Student Learning Outcomes, (10) Care for Students, (11) Disputes and Complaints, (12) Legal Compliance. A ...