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Investigating Aboriginal Perceptions Of Literacy Needs: Elucidating Innovative Approaches To Engage Aboriginal Youth And Adults In Literacy Learning, Anne Ndaba Dec 2014

Investigating Aboriginal Perceptions Of Literacy Needs: Elucidating Innovative Approaches To Engage Aboriginal Youth And Adults In Literacy Learning, Anne Ndaba

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Poor literacy skills are seen as a major contributor to poverty and disadvantage (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation [UNESCO], 2011), and to the social and health problems faced by many Aboriginal people today (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [AIHW], 2013; Boughton, 2009; Dockery, 2013; Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision [SCRGSP], 2011). Literacy education is therefore a social justice issue that needs to be addressed in order to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people. There is a lack of current research on adult literacy levels and perceptions about literacy skills in Indigenous ...


Time, Space, And Text In The Elementary School Digital Writing Classroom [Accepted Manuscript], Kathy Mills, Beryl Exley Oct 2014

Time, Space, And Text In The Elementary School Digital Writing Classroom [Accepted Manuscript], Kathy Mills, Beryl Exley

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

Theorists of multiliteracies, social semiotics, and the New Literacy Studies have drawn attention to the potential changing nature of writing and literacy in the context of networked communications. This article reports findings from a design-based research project in Year 4 classrooms (students aged 8.5-10 years) in a low socioeconomic status school. A new writing program taught students how to design multimodal and digital texts across a range of genres and text types, such as web pages, online comics, video documentaries, and blogs. The authors use Bernstein’s theory of the pedagogic device to theorize the pedagogic struggles and resolutions ...


Dimensional Comparison Theory: An Extension Of The Internal/External Frame Of Reference Effect On Academic Self-Concept Formation [Accepted Manuscript], Herbert W. Marsh, Hans Kuyper, Marjorie Seaton, Philip D. Parker, Alexandre J. S. Morin, Jens Moller, Adel S. Abduljabbar Oct 2014

Dimensional Comparison Theory: An Extension Of The Internal/External Frame Of Reference Effect On Academic Self-Concept Formation [Accepted Manuscript], Herbert W. Marsh, Hans Kuyper, Marjorie Seaton, Philip D. Parker, Alexandre J. S. Morin, Jens Moller, Adel S. Abduljabbar

Faculty of Health Sciences Publications

In a comprehensive study (15,356 Dutch 9th grade students from 651 classes in 95 schools) we empirically tested the dimensional comparison theory (DCT) propositions formulated by Möller & Marsh (2013) as an extension of I/E theory, exploring methodological, theoretical, and substantive insights. According to DCT, academic self-concepts (ASC) are formed in relation to dimensional comparisons in different school subjects, as well as to social and temporal comparisons. In support of DCT predictions, paths from achievement to ASC in matching domains were substantially positive, but paths to non-matching domains (e.g., math achievement to verbal self-concept) were significantly negative. Extending ...


Enhancing Emotional Literacy: A Critical Case Study Of Multiple Stakeholders' Perspectives And Effects Of A Whole-School Approach, Michelle A. Nemec Sep 2014

Enhancing Emotional Literacy: A Critical Case Study Of Multiple Stakeholders' Perspectives And Effects Of A Whole-School Approach, Michelle A. Nemec

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Emotional literacy (EL) provides a basis for understanding how relationships between teachers and students contribute to effective learning. This facet of schooling is central to the growing interest in positive education and the place of positive psychology in schooling. As schools are relational organisations, EL provides a cornerstone for building pro-social values and social-emotional skills that can help make schools more satisfying places to work and learn. The thesis comprises two interrelated studies of multiple stakeholders’ perspectives of EL in a case study school (school executive (n=4), school counsellors (n=2), teachers (n=89), students (n=509)). An ecological ...


Exploring The Beliefs, Values And Mission Of Educational Institutions Within Christian Outreach Centre Australia, Peter Thomas Geizer Aug 2014

Exploring The Beliefs, Values And Mission Of Educational Institutions Within Christian Outreach Centre Australia, Peter Thomas Geizer

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This study considers the organisational culture of four P-12 schools operated by the Christian Outreach Centre (COC), in Australia, by exploring the cultural dimensions of school beliefs, values and mission. The research is significant for informing the aims of values education in Australia and the development of education within a Charismatic and Pentecostal religious tradition...


Problem Solving, Thinking And Group Work In Mathematics: Developing An Effective Pedagogy, Gary R. Thomas Aug 2014

Problem Solving, Thinking And Group Work In Mathematics: Developing An Effective Pedagogy, Gary R. Thomas

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This research investigates the use of heuristics and thinking routines while problem solving in mathematics in a collaborative setting of small groups. The educational setting and context of this study is a year 2 classroom in a Victorian school. The study began in response to first; that a thinking classroom is an active, reflective and learning environment that promotes ideas and rich thoughts. Ron Ritchhart is [sic] his book, Intellectual Character (2002) discusses intelligence, being smart and developing intellectual character, secondly; that mathematical problem solving requires students to have a starting point. Polya’s model of understand the problem, make ...


The Aim Of The Game: Insider Stakeholders' Perspectives On Learning Through Play, Yeshe Jampa Colliver Jul 2014

The Aim Of The Game: Insider Stakeholders' Perspectives On Learning Through Play, Yeshe Jampa Colliver

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Most contemporary early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings in Western-heritage contexts are play-based. Play has become a central component of ECEC provision through the writings of Romantic philosophers of the 17th century and the spread of the child-centred approach in the latter half of the 20th century. Such an approach places what the child is interested in – notably represented by her/his play – in the centre of ECEC. What interests the child has been seen to represent what s/he is currently learning. Any interference with this from the adult has been seen to inhibit learning. The educator’s ...


Leadership In A Lutheran School: An Exploration Of Principal And School Pastor Worldviews And Their Potential Impact On The Transformation Of The School Learning Community, Ken Bartel Jul 2014

Leadership In A Lutheran School: An Exploration Of Principal And School Pastor Worldviews And Their Potential Impact On The Transformation Of The School Learning Community, Ken Bartel

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This ethnomethodological study focuses on the worldviews of Lutheran school principals and pastors. Essentially, these leaders in a Lutheran school provide direction and vision for the school learning community. The degree to which their worldviews coalesce will naturally result in positive or negative influences on the whole school community. These leaders within the Lutheran school can be seen as a hub for all kinds of learning experiences and interaction in the context of vital Christian communities in mission outreach and quality education. Any dissonance of worldview has potential for impact on school processes and relationships. The Lutheran Church has defined ...


Young Indigenous Students' Experiences In Mathematics: An Exploration In Pattern Generalisation, Jodie Miller Jun 2014

Young Indigenous Students' Experiences In Mathematics: An Exploration In Pattern Generalisation, Jodie Miller

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There is limited research that focuses on young Australian Indigenous students learning specific mathematical concepts (Meaney, McMurchy-Pilkington, & Trinick, 2012). To date, there has been no study conducted within an Australian context that considers how young Australian Indigenous students engage in mathematical generalisation of growing patterns. Mathematical growing patterns are a sequence of shapes or numbers characterised by the relationship between elements, which can increase or decrease by a constant difference (linear growing pattern). Additionally, growing patterns can also exhibit quadratic and exponential growth. The purpose of this study is to explore how young Australian Indigenous students generalise growing patterns. Patterns are a common route for young students to engage with in early algebraic thinking. Algebra has been labelled as a mathematical gatekeeper for all students, having the potential to provide both economic opportunity and equal citizenship (Satz, 2007). It has been proposed that algebra is one link in reducing the exacerbated inequalities between ethnicity and socioeconomic groups (Greenes, 2008). Concerns about students’ poor understanding of algebra in secondary school have contributed to early algebra becoming a focal point for mathematics education. Early algebra is its own unique subject, and is not to be confused with the teaching of algebra early. Rather, the concept of early algebra is integrated with other early mathematical concepts as students engage in the gradual introduction to formal notation (Carraher, Schliemann, & Schwartz, 2008). In addition, early algebraic thinking leads to a deeper understanding of mathematical structures (Blanton & Kaput, 2011; Carraher, Schliemann, Brizuela & Ernest, 2006; Cooper & Warren, 2011). Recent studies indicate that young students are capable of engaging with early algebraic concepts (e.g., Blanton & Kaput, 2011; Cooper & Warren, 2011; Cooper & Warren, 2008; Radford, 2010a; Rivera, 2006)...


Leading Professional Learning: An Exploration Of The Leadership Role Of The Rec In The Professional Learning Of Religious Educators In Catholic Primary Schools In The Melbourne Archdiocese, Elizabeth Ann Dowling Apr 2014

Leading Professional Learning: An Exploration Of The Leadership Role Of The Rec In The Professional Learning Of Religious Educators In Catholic Primary Schools In The Melbourne Archdiocese, Elizabeth Ann Dowling

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Schools and school leaders are experiencing a growing pressure to consistently deliver high quality education. Religious Education Coordinators (RECs) aim to encourage and support religion teachers within the school context to deliver this goal. As a means of achieving improved quality, the importance of continuous teacher learning and the influence of teaching on student outcomes has become increasingly apparent. An investment in the ongoing professional learning of religious educators is gaining prominence as a necessary vehicle for enhancing student outcomes, however it has not proved to be a panacea. Whilst continuous professional learning should be at the core of religious ...


An Investigation Of Teachers’ Experience Of Applying Community Action Projects In The Discipline Of Humanities In A Victorian Catholic Secondary School, Marie E. Bagh Mar 2014

An Investigation Of Teachers’ Experience Of Applying Community Action Projects In The Discipline Of Humanities In A Victorian Catholic Secondary School, Marie E. Bagh

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This qualitative research study aimed to investigate, through focus group action research, teachers’ experience of applying Community Action Projects (hereafter, CAP) in the discipline of Humanities in a Victorian Catholic secondary school. In the context of this study, emanating from the philosophies of a social reconstructionist curriculum framework, teachers facilitated CAP with students born between the years 1995 and 2002. In this study, this group of students are referred to as the ‘current learners’ while much of the recent discourse on generations most commonly refer to them as Generation Z. Located within the constructivist epistemology, and taking its theoretical perspective ...


Tall Poppies: Bullying Behaviours Faced By Australian High Performance School-Age Athlete [Accepted Manuscript], Maureen O'Neill, Angela Calder, Bill Allen Jan 2014

Tall Poppies: Bullying Behaviours Faced By Australian High Performance School-Age Athlete [Accepted Manuscript], Maureen O'Neill, Angela Calder, Bill Allen

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

Little is known about Australian high-performance school-age athletes’ experiences as victims of the tall poppy syndrome. Tall poppies are successful individuals bullied by those who are less successful in order to “normalize them.” Nineteen current or previous national or international high-performance school-age athletes were interviewed (12 females and seven males). NVivo 10 was used to analyze interview data. Findings indicated all 12 females were bullied at school and this had a detrimental impact on their school life and well-being. No male athletes reported being bullied and their failure to mention this warrants further investigation. Parents and teachers require a greater ...


School Mathematics Leaders' Perceptions Of Successes And Challenges Of Their Leadership Role Within A Mathematics Improvement Project, Matthew Sexton, Ann Downton Jan 2014

School Mathematics Leaders' Perceptions Of Successes And Challenges Of Their Leadership Role Within A Mathematics Improvement Project, Matthew Sexton, Ann Downton

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

The mathematics curriculum leader plays an important role in leading the mathematics curriculum in primary schools. They experience successes and face challenges associated with this leadership role. The perceptions that 25 mathematics leaders held about the successes and challenges they experienced whilst participating in a school mathematics project are reported. Main successes included improved mathematics planning practices using key ideas, transformed cultures concerning mathematics education, and greater use of quality tasks. The main challenge related to sustaining improvements and maintaining the profile of mathematics in school improvement agendas after involvement in the project.


Engaging First Year Lecturers With Threshold Learning Outcomes And Concepts In Their Disciplines, Theda Thomas, Joy Wallace, Pamela Allen, Jennifer Clark, Bronwyn Cole, Adrian Jones, Jill Lawrence, Lynette Sheridan Burns Jan 2014

Engaging First Year Lecturers With Threshold Learning Outcomes And Concepts In Their Disciplines, Theda Thomas, Joy Wallace, Pamela Allen, Jennifer Clark, Bronwyn Cole, Adrian Jones, Jill Lawrence, Lynette Sheridan Burns

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

In this paper, we report on an investigation of what students need to learn in the first year in various discipline-based subjects to launch then on their way to meet specified discipline threshold learning outcomes (TLOs) by the time they graduate. We frame our investigation using both the threshold concepts that the students must master in first year in order to succeed in learning in the discipline and also the threshold learning outcomes that they need to achieve by third year. We describe and analyse workshops used to engage lecturers with the challenges of designing first year curriculum in their ...


Will This Net Work? :Development Of A Diagnostic Interview, Rose Knight, Vince Wright Jan 2014

Will This Net Work? :Development Of A Diagnostic Interview, Rose Knight, Vince Wright

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

Spatial visualisation is a subset of spatial ability and is exemplified in predicting whether or not a net will fold to form a target solid. The researchers examined video of interviews to explore the schemes of Year 5 students for determining the validity of nets for a cube and pyramid. Findings suggest the significance of imaged actions, shown through gesturing, and the importance of providing physical models during interviews as a means of validation.


Senior Physiotherapy Students As Standardised Patients For Junior Students Enhances Self-Efficacy And Satisfaction In Both Junior And Senior Students, Allison Mandrusiak, Rosemary Isles, Angela Chang, Nancy Low Choy, Rowena Toppenberg, Donna Mccook, Michelle Smith, Karina O'Leary, Sandy Brauer Jan 2014

Senior Physiotherapy Students As Standardised Patients For Junior Students Enhances Self-Efficacy And Satisfaction In Both Junior And Senior Students, Allison Mandrusiak, Rosemary Isles, Angela Chang, Nancy Low Choy, Rowena Toppenberg, Donna Mccook, Michelle Smith, Karina O'Leary, Sandy Brauer

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

No abstract provided.


Redefining Education For The Digital Age: A Snapshot Of The State Of Play In Three Queensland Schools, Romina Jamieson-Proctor, Petrea Redmond, Jason Zagami, Peter Albion, Peter Twining Jan 2014

Redefining Education For The Digital Age: A Snapshot Of The State Of Play In Three Queensland Schools, Romina Jamieson-Proctor, Petrea Redmond, Jason Zagami, Peter Albion, Peter Twining

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

As curricula change, so must the tools used by learners and teachers and the plethora of mobile digital devices will likely play a major role in redefining education. The Digital Education Revolution (DER), with funding of more than $2 billion, was intended to provide Australian students with a world-class education system underpinned by the effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). In Queensland, DER funding provided 141 000 laptops to students in Years 9-12. However, now that DER funding has ended, the Queensland government and schools are considering BYOD options, in order to maintain a 1:1 ratio of ...


Development And Evaluation Of An Innovative Model Of Inter-Professional Education Focused On Asthma Medication Use, Sinthia Bosnich-Anticevich, Meaghan Stuart, Judith Mackson, Biljana Cvetkovski, Erica Sainsbury, Carol Armour, Sofia Mavritsakis, Gosia Mendrela, Pippa Travers-Mason, Margaret Williamson Jan 2014

Development And Evaluation Of An Innovative Model Of Inter-Professional Education Focused On Asthma Medication Use, Sinthia Bosnich-Anticevich, Meaghan Stuart, Judith Mackson, Biljana Cvetkovski, Erica Sainsbury, Carol Armour, Sofia Mavritsakis, Gosia Mendrela, Pippa Travers-Mason, Margaret Williamson

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

No abstract provided.


The Value Of Aesthetic Teacher Learning: Drawing A Parallel Between The Teaching And Writing Process, Joanne Yoo Jan 2014

The Value Of Aesthetic Teacher Learning: Drawing A Parallel Between The Teaching And Writing Process, Joanne Yoo

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

Although teacher learning has often been overlooked in discussions surrounding classroom practice, it is believed that learning cultivates the resilience and vitality needed for teachers to thrive. Teachers have often been required to demonstrate a high level of skill and professionalism as they orchestrate tasks that maximise student engagement. Their work has consequently been compared to that of artists, who display their skills of craftsmanship as they construct meaningful learning activities, such as a keen sense of discernment, creativity and presence. The current article illustrates how learning to write reflectively can help teachers acquire the aesthetic skills needed to craft ...


Using Annotations To Inform An Understanding Of Achievement Standards [Accepted Manuscript], Lenore Adie, Jill Willis Jan 2014

Using Annotations To Inform An Understanding Of Achievement Standards [Accepted Manuscript], Lenore Adie, Jill Willis

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

The implementation of a new national curriculum and standards-referenced assessment in Australia has been an opportunity and a challenge for teacher assessment practices. In this case study of teachers in two Queensland schools, we explore how annotating student or exemplar assessment tasks could support teacher assessment practice. Three learning conversations between the researchers and the teacher teams are interpreted through the lens of Bernstein’s (1999) horizontal and vertical discourses to understand the complexities of coming to know an assessment standard. The study contributes to the literature on the use of annotations by exploring how teachers negotiated the purposes and ...


Personalising The Professional Learning Journey, Gina Blackberry Jan 2014

Personalising The Professional Learning Journey, Gina Blackberry

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

Professional development activity is widely accepted as a means of effecting change and as such IT-related professional development has been recognised internationally as a key factor in helping teachers acquire IT proficiency. However, neither mandates for the integration of IT in education, nor the range of professional development activities available to teachers appear to have significantly impacted on the way or frequency with which IT is used in our schools. There is a significant body of literature attesting to low qualitative and qualitative use of IT and evidence suggests many educators are reluctant to embrace the potential afforded by digital ...


Teacher Education Targeting High-Poverty Schools: The National Exceptional Teachers For Disadvantaged Schools Program, Bruce Burnett, Jo Lampert, Wendy A. Patton, Barbara Comber Jan 2014

Teacher Education Targeting High-Poverty Schools: The National Exceptional Teachers For Disadvantaged Schools Program, Bruce Burnett, Jo Lampert, Wendy A. Patton, Barbara Comber

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

This paper examines the Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools (ETDS) program and demonstrates how the outcomes from this teacher education model targeting high-poverty schools have been used to expand the model across other Australian universities. The paper outlines the parameters of ETDS and stresses the importance to the program of academic excellence, a modified teacher education curriculum, targeted practicums and a network of jurisdictional and school-based partnerships. The paper presents data from ETDS that demonstrates 90% of graduates have secured employed as teachers within high-poverty Australian schools. The paper concludes by outlining the impact of philanthropic funding (2 million dollars ...


What Do Error Patterns Tell Us About Hong Kong Chinese And Australian Students: Understanding Of Decimal Numbers?, Mun Y. Lai, Sara Murray Jan 2014

What Do Error Patterns Tell Us About Hong Kong Chinese And Australian Students: Understanding Of Decimal Numbers?, Mun Y. Lai, Sara Murray

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

Mathematics educators have had a long standing interest in students’ understanding of decimal numbers. Most studies of students’ understanding of decimals have been conducted within Western cultural settings. The present study sought to gain insight into Chinese Hong Kong students’ and regional Australian students’ general performance on a variety of decimals tasks and to investigate students’ error patterns.


Students' Willingness To Engage With Mathematical Challenges :Implications For Classroom Pedagogies, Peter Sullivan, Doug Clarke, Jill Cheeseman, Angela Mornane, Anne Roche, Carly Sawatzki, Nadia Walker Jan 2014

Students' Willingness To Engage With Mathematical Challenges :Implications For Classroom Pedagogies, Peter Sullivan, Doug Clarke, Jill Cheeseman, Angela Mornane, Anne Roche, Carly Sawatzki, Nadia Walker

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

As part of a project exploring various aspects of teachers’ choice and use of challenging mathematics tasks, we sought some responses from students on their preferences for the difficulty of tasks on which they might work and also on the ways of working. Despite the common finding that teachers are reluctant to pose challenges to their students for fear of adverse reactions, many students reported that they prefer tasks to be somewhat challenging and many prefer to work on the tasks before having the process explained by the teacher. An important finding was the diversity of student preferences. There are ...


Observing And Assessing Children's Digital Play In Eary Childhood Settings, Jo Bird, Susan Edwards Jan 2014

Observing And Assessing Children's Digital Play In Eary Childhood Settings, Jo Bird, Susan Edwards

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

In early childhood education children increasingly have access to digital technologies to play on and with. Research often centers on using traditional play theories to understand what is occurring, but some theorists are now using a social-cultural lens to explore digital play in a way that is meaningful for the children and educators involved. In this paper we present a new conceptual framework to understand how children learn to use technologies through play. The framework is called the Digital Play Framework and is informed by the sociocultural concept of tool mediation (1997) and Hutt’s (1966) ideas about explorative and ...


Comorbidities In Preschool Children At Family Risk Of Dyslexia, Debbie Gooch, Charles Hulme, Hannah M. Nash, Margaret J. Snowling Jan 2014

Comorbidities In Preschool Children At Family Risk Of Dyslexia, Debbie Gooch, Charles Hulme, Hannah M. Nash, Margaret J. Snowling

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

Background: Comorbidity among developmental disorders such as dyslexia, language impairment, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and developmental coordination disorder is common. This study explores comorbid weaknesses in preschool children at family risk of dyslexia with and without language impairment and considers the role that comorbidity plays in determining children's outcomes. Method: The preschool attention, executive function and motor skills of 112 children at family risk for dyslexia, 29 of whom also met criteria for language impairment, were assessed at ages 3½ and 4½ years. The performance of these children was compared to the performance of children with language impairment and ...


Bubalamai Bawa Gumada (Healing The Wounds Of The Heart): The Search For Resiliency Against Racism For Aboriginal Australian Students, Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews, Rhonda G. Craven Jan 2014

Bubalamai Bawa Gumada (Healing The Wounds Of The Heart): The Search For Resiliency Against Racism For Aboriginal Australian Students, Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews, Rhonda G. Craven

Faculty of Health Sciences Publications

Within the Australian research setting, a strong research base has emerged to articulate both the nature and impact of racism from the perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It may be argued though that quantitative approaches to this research have been limited by simplistic measures that fail to capture the complexity of racism today. This limitation may have important implications for the identification of factors that could provide a buffer against the detrimental effects of racism, and thus promote a stronger and positive sense of resilience and engagement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth. It is the ...


The Power Of Anticipated Feedback: Effects On Students' Achievement Goals And Achievement Emotions, Reinhard Pekrun, Aisling Cusack, Kou Murayama, Andrew J. Elliot, Kevin Thomas Jan 2014

The Power Of Anticipated Feedback: Effects On Students' Achievement Goals And Achievement Emotions, Reinhard Pekrun, Aisling Cusack, Kou Murayama, Andrew J. Elliot, Kevin Thomas

Faculty of Health Sciences Publications

In an experimental study (N = 153 high school students), we tested a theoretical model positing that anticipated achievement feedback influences achievement goals and achievement emotions, and that achievement goals mediate the link between anticipated feedback and emotions. Participants were informed that they would receive self-referential feedback, normative feedback, or no feedback for their performance on a test. Subsequently, achievement goals and discrete achievement emotions regarding the test were assessed. Self-referential feedback had a positive influence on mastery goal adoption, whereas normative feedback had a positive influence on performance-approach and performance-avoidance goal adoption. Furthermore, feedback condition and achievement goals predicted test-related ...


Views Of Cognition: Different Lenses For 'Looking-In' On Classrooms, Gloria Ann Stillman Jan 2014

Views Of Cognition: Different Lenses For 'Looking-In' On Classrooms, Gloria Ann Stillman

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

The evolution of different theories of cognition over the years has given mathematics education researchers new tools for highlighting particular characteristics of classroom issues to enable more detailed investigation of how students learn mathematics. In the past there has been a strong dominance of the dualistic view separating body and mind. In recent times, however, the body has been given a more central role in shaping the mind. This has led to the situation where some long-standing conundrums of mathematics education have become more tractable to researchers. Similarly, by using older ideas in new ways, light is being shone on ...


Evidence Of Implemented Anticipation In Mathematising By Beginning Modellers, Gloria Stillman, Jill Brown Jan 2014

Evidence Of Implemented Anticipation In Mathematising By Beginning Modellers, Gloria Stillman, Jill Brown

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

Data from open modelling sessions for Year 10 and 11 students at an extra-curricular modelling event and from a Year 9 class participating in a program of structured modelling of real situations were analysed for evidence of Niss’s[1] theoretical construct, implemented anticipation, during mathematisation. Evidence was found for all three proposed aspects. With respect to Niss’ s enablers of ideal mathematisation explaining unsuccessful mathematisations, flaws in the modelling of the Year 10-11 students were related to the required mathematics being beyond the knowledge of the group members or poor choice of the particular mathematics to use in the ...