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The Foot-Washing In John 13: 1-20, In The Context Of L'Arche, Catherine Anderson, Sandra Carroll Jan 2013

The Foot-Washing In John 13: 1-20, In The Context Of L'Arche, Catherine Anderson, Sandra Carroll

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

No abstract provided.


Variation In Students' Experience Of Tutorials In Religious Education At Australian Catholic University, Brendan Hyde Jan 2013

Variation In Students' Experience Of Tutorials In Religious Education At Australian Catholic University, Brendan Hyde

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

Purpose: To explore the variation that occurred in pre-service teachers’ understanding and experiences of tutorials in religious education at Australian Catholic University. Methodology: A convenient sample of ten 4th Year Bachelor of Education (Primary) pre-service teachers were interviewed using a semi-structured interview guide and asked about their understanding of the role of the tutorial in religious education. Analysis: Phenomenographic analysis was applied to the interview transcripts of these ten pre-service teachers. Findings: The analysis revealed five qualitatively different ways of understanding the role of the tutorial in religious education. These conceptions were related to each other by way of a ...


And The Word Became Text: A 4x4 Toolkit For Scaffolding Writing In Secondary English, Sally Humphrey Jan 2013

And The Word Became Text: A 4x4 Toolkit For Scaffolding Writing In Secondary English, Sally Humphrey

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

No abstract provided.


Perspective On The Use Of Construct 'Catholic Identity' For Australian Catholic Schooling: Sociological Background And Literature - Part 1, Graham Rossiter Jan 2013

Perspective On The Use Of Construct 'Catholic Identity' For Australian Catholic Schooling: Sociological Background And Literature - Part 1, Graham Rossiter

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

No abstract provided.


Permeation Of Catholic Identity: Some Challenges For Canadian Catholic Schools (Part 1), Richard Rymarz Jan 2013

Permeation Of Catholic Identity: Some Challenges For Canadian Catholic Schools (Part 1), Richard Rymarz

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

Catholic schools seek to provide an educational vision where the religious dimension is given prominence not just in formal religious education classes but throughout the curriculum and in the wider life of schools. One way of expressing this idea is to argue that Catholic identity should permeate all that is done in the school. This paper, the first in a two part series, argues that while permeation may be a worthwhile goal for Catholic schools to strive for this must be undertaken within the context of a number of significant challenges. These include, most notably, the changing demographics of schools ...


Perspective On The Use Of Construct 'Catholic Identity' For Australian Catholic Schooling: Areas In The Discourse In Need Of More Emphasis And Further Attention - Part 2, Graham Rossiter Jan 2013

Perspective On The Use Of Construct 'Catholic Identity' For Australian Catholic Schooling: Areas In The Discourse In Need Of More Emphasis And Further Attention - Part 2, Graham Rossiter

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

No abstract provided.


Self-Concepts And Educational Outcomes Of Indigenous Australian Students In Urban And Rural School Settings, Alexander Seeshing Yeung, Rhonda G. Craven, Jinnat Ali Jan 2013

Self-Concepts And Educational Outcomes Of Indigenous Australian Students In Urban And Rural School Settings, Alexander Seeshing Yeung, Rhonda G. Craven, Jinnat Ali

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

Indigenous Australians have been known to be disadvantaged in many ways although higher art and physical self-concepts have been reported with Indigenous samples. Given recent research demonstrating the reciprocal effects of achievement and self-concept in academic domains, Indigenous students may experience further disadvantages in both academic performance and self-concept. A sample of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students (N = 1,342) from schools in New South Wales (NSW), Australia were asked to respond to a survey measuring: 5 domains of self-concept (i.e., school, reading, maths, art, and physical abilities), 2 learning-related factors (enjoyment and participation), and a self-assessment of their school ...


Training Phoneme Blending Skills In Children With Down Syndrome, Kelly Burgoyne, Fiona Duff, Margaret Snowling, Charles Hulme Jan 2013

Training Phoneme Blending Skills In Children With Down Syndrome, Kelly Burgoyne, Fiona Duff, Margaret Snowling, Charles Hulme

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

This article reports the evaluation of a 6-week programme of teaching designed to support the development of phoneme blending skills in children with Down syndrome (DS). Teaching assistants (TAs) were trained to deliver the intervention to individual children in daily 10 –15-minute sessions, within a broader context of reading and language instruction. Ten children with Down syndrome (aged 6 years 11 months to 10 years 6 months) took part in the study; assessments of reading and phonological skills were completed at baseline, after an 8-week control period, and after 6-weeks of intervention. Children made significantly greater gains in phoneme blending ...


Education For Sustainability: A Case Study Of Pre-Service Primary Teachers' Knowledge And Efficacy, Gerard Effeney, Julie Davis Jan 2013

Education For Sustainability: A Case Study Of Pre-Service Primary Teachers' Knowledge And Efficacy, Gerard Effeney, Julie Davis

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

This study investigated the relationships between knowledge and efficacy for teaching sustainability in a sample of 266 pre-service primary teachers at a large, metropolitan university in Australia. A survey gathered information about the participant’s attitudes and self-efficacy for education for sustainability, along with their perceived and actual knowledge of environmental sustainability issues. The participants typically believed they were confident in their abilities to engage with education for sustainability with self-efficacy increasing with increased levels of perceived knowledge. However no relationship was found between perceived knowledge and actual knowledge which suggests that the participants either do not feel constrained by ...


How Can Technology Make This Work? Preservice Teachers, Off-Campus Learning And Digital Portfolios, Wendy Moran, Les Vozzo, Jo-Anne Reid, Marilyn Pietsch, Caroline Hatton Jan 2013

How Can Technology Make This Work? Preservice Teachers, Off-Campus Learning And Digital Portfolios, Wendy Moran, Les Vozzo, Jo-Anne Reid, Marilyn Pietsch, Caroline Hatton

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

Utilising appropriate Information Communication Technologies (ICT) as instructional tools in teacher education can be a challenging yet worthwhile endeavour. This paper reports the difficulties and benefits of a recent inter-university project requiring preservice primary teachers to construct professional digital portfolios using the support of ICT. Challenges with regard to communication and learning were numerous as 34 preservice teachers (PSTs) from three universities in NSW (situated in country towns, and in Sydney) worked together as a collaborative learning community. Meeting regularly face-to-face during the 12-month process was not always possible and so ICT resources were employed to facilitate instruction and communication ...


Testing Young Children's Ideas Of Mass Measurement, Jill Cheeseman, Andrea Mcdonough Jan 2013

Testing Young Children's Ideas Of Mass Measurement, Jill Cheeseman, Andrea Mcdonough

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

This article reports an innovative use of photographs in a pencil-and-paper test which was developed to assess young children’s understanding of mass measurement. Two hundred and ninety-five tests were administered by thirteen teachers of Years 1 and 2 children in 3 urban and rural schools. Many of these children of 6-8 years of age were able to “read” the photographs and diagrams in the test and recognise the images as representations of their classroom experiences. While the test had its limitations it also had some worthwhile features: it required explanation, deductive reasoning, and justification of thinking through the open ...


What Role For The Asian Language Expertise Of Children In Australian Schools In The Asian Century?, Jacqueline Coleman Jan 2013

What Role For The Asian Language Expertise Of Children In Australian Schools In The Asian Century?, Jacqueline Coleman

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

No abstract provided.