Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Education Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

2013

Australian Catholic University

Discipline
Keyword
Publication
Publication Type

Articles 61 - 70 of 70

Full-Text Articles in Education

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.


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.


New Possibilities For People Experiencing Multiple Disadvantage : Insights From Clemente Australia, Peter Howard, Jude Butcher, Tim Marchant Jan 2013

New Possibilities For People Experiencing Multiple Disadvantage : Insights From Clemente Australia, Peter Howard, Jude Butcher, Tim Marchant

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

This paper provides insight into the experiences of six people who completed a Clemente university unit in the second semester of 2009 at the Mission Australia Centre, Sydney. Clemente Australia is a community embedded university humanities course providing higher education opportunity in collaboration with social agencies for people experiencing multiple disadvantage. Each person participated in a semistructured conversational interview in early 2013 which explored their life journeys since 2009. The responses confirm what is known from the literature regarding the complexity of the lives of people experiencing disadvantage, the immediate and short term value of humanities education, as well as ...


Development Of The Ttf Tpack Survey Instrument, Romina Jamieson-Proctor, Peter Albion, Glenn Finger, Rob Cavanagh, Robert Fitzgerald, Trevor Bond, Peter Grimbeek Jan 2013

Development Of The Ttf Tpack Survey Instrument, Romina Jamieson-Proctor, Peter Albion, Glenn Finger, Rob Cavanagh, Robert Fitzgerald, Trevor Bond, Peter Grimbeek

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

One of the major outcomes from the national Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF) Project in 2011 was the development and statistical validation of a survey instrument to measure the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) of pre-service teachers as a result of the TTF intervention implemented across all Australian Education Institutions (HEI) delivering pre-service teacher education programs. The TTF project was positioned within the context of the emerging implementation of National Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2011) and focused specifically on the national curriculum areas of Mathematics, Science, English and History. The TTF TPACK Survey instrument developed for the TTF ...


Test Anxiety: Benign Or Malignant For Students With Vision Impairment?, Poulomee Datta Jan 2013

Test Anxiety: Benign Or Malignant For Students With Vision Impairment?, Poulomee Datta

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

Test anxiety has been identified as a threat in evaluative situations and academic performance by sighted students. Students with vision impairment are no exception to it. This study investigated the test anxiety scores of the students with vision impairment in South Australia. It also provided insights into the reasons for high test anxiety in the participants studied. This study was divided into two Stages-1 and 2. The Spielberger's Test Anxiety questionnaire was administered to the students with vision impairment in Stage 1. Interviews were conducted in Stage 2 with participants with vision impairment, their parents and teachers. The Stage ...


Students' Experience And Expectations Of Technologies: An Australian Study Designed To Inform Planning And Development Decisions, Maree Gosper, Janne Malfroy, Jo Mckenzie Jan 2013

Students' Experience And Expectations Of Technologies: An Australian Study Designed To Inform Planning And Development Decisions, Maree Gosper, Janne Malfroy, Jo Mckenzie

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

The pace of technological change accompanied by an evolution in social, work-based and study behaviours and norms poses particular challenges for universities as they strive to develop high quality and sustainable technology-rich learning environments. Maintaining currency with the latest advances is resource intensive, hence the costs incurred in upgrading existing and introducing new technologies need to be carefully weighed up against the potential benefits to students. This calls for a multidimensional approach to planning, with the student voice being an important dimension. Three Australian universities have recently completed a project to gain a better understanding of students' experiences and expectations ...


The Moral Imagination In Pre-Service Teachers' Ethical Reasoning, Amy Chapman, Daniella Forster, Rachel Buchanan Jan 2013

The Moral Imagination In Pre-Service Teachers' Ethical Reasoning, Amy Chapman, Daniella Forster, Rachel Buchanan

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

This paper will discuss findings from a teaching project pilot study designed to investigate the ways in which pre-service teachers understand and reason through ethical tensions perceived to arise during their final professional experience situation. The project utilised an assessment strategy based on the ‘community of inquiry’ model to document the ways in which pre-service teachers understand and reason through ethical tensions perceived to arise in their profession. Whilst there is significant research examining the pedagogical development of pre-service teachers’ knowledge and skills after their internship experience, there is little research examining their experience of ethical tensions, nor ways to ...


Enriching The Professional Learning Of Early Years Teachers In Disadvantaged Contexts: The Impact Of Quality Resources And Quality Professional Learning, Elizabeth Warren, Jodie Miller Jan 2013

Enriching The Professional Learning Of Early Years Teachers In Disadvantaged Contexts: The Impact Of Quality Resources And Quality Professional Learning, Elizabeth Warren, Jodie Miller

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

Studies indicate that very few teachers entering disadvantaged contexts feel prepared academically or professionally to teach effectively. This study focuses on the impact of a model for professional learning, the RoleM Professional Learning model (RPL), situated in a disadvantaged context over a three-year period. The participating teachers (n = 12) in this study taught in the first three years of school (Foundation to Year 2). To ascertain the effectiveness of RPL, teachers were interviewed three times a year and students’ pre and post-test scores were also considered. The results indicate that quality teaching is related to the establishment of quality resources ...


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 ...


Yarning Circles In The Literacy Classroom [Accepted Manuscript], Kathy A. Mills, Naomi Sunderland, John Davis-Warra Jan 2013

Yarning Circles In The Literacy Classroom [Accepted Manuscript], Kathy A. Mills, Naomi Sunderland, John Davis-Warra

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

This article explains how the speaking and listening practice of yarning circles can be used in the literacy classroom. The article opens with an account of a live enactment of yarning circles with elementary students in a mainstream classroom in Australia. It explains the purpose and origin of yarning circles in Indigenous communities, and provides steps for establishing and implementing the practice in classrooms.