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2015

University of Wollongong

Making

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Effects Of Observing And Making Movements On Learning, Sahar Bokosmaty, Fred Paas Jan 2015

Effects Of Observing And Making Movements On Learning, Sahar Bokosmaty, Fred Paas

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Abstract presented at the 8th Cognitive Load Theory Conference, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, June 15th - 17th, 2015.


Integrated Literature Review - Workforce Participation And Making Decisions To Stay Or Retire, Catherine L. Andrew, Lyn Phillipson Jan 2015

Integrated Literature Review - Workforce Participation And Making Decisions To Stay Or Retire, Catherine L. Andrew, Lyn Phillipson

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Abstract presented at the 30th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International, 15 - 18 April 2015, Perth, Australia


Place Stigma As Boundary-Making From The Outside In: The Case Of Cronulla, Natascha Klocker Jan 2015

Place Stigma As Boundary-Making From The Outside In: The Case Of Cronulla, Natascha Klocker

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

'But she's brown', says the little girl in the rock pool, glancing at my daughter. 'Yes she is'. The girl is persistent: 'Why?'' Because her daddy is brown'. A lightbulb moment (my daughter and I suddenly 'make sense', together), a smile and an invitation: 'She can play with my body board'. A surfer-wetsuit folded down, a heavily tattooed torso-strides with purpose towards a Tanzanian man and his daughter, playing at Cronulla Beach. 'I see you here a lot'. This sentence is thrown forth in a gruff tone. My husband's mind starts hatching plans to keep our little girl ...


Making Things: Beyond The Binary Of Manufacturing And Creativity, Christopher R. Gibson, Chantel Carr, Andrew T. Warren Jan 2015

Making Things: Beyond The Binary Of Manufacturing And Creativity, Christopher R. Gibson, Chantel Carr, Andrew T. Warren

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

In December 2013 US auto giant General Motors announced it would wind up production in Australia. It signalled the end of domestic production of the iconic “Australian” Holden motor car, and subjected thousands of workers and their families in Adelaide and Melbourne, where their plants and components suppliers were located, to the spectre of unemployment. Along with similar announcements from Mitsubishi, Toyota and Ford, as well as major retrenchments in the steel, clothing and textiles industries since the global financial crisis (GFC) in 2008, the announcement fuelled a growing sense of crisis about the future viability of manufacturing industries in ...


Making Good Law: Research And Law Reform, Wendy Larcombe, Natalia K. Hanley, Bianca Fileborn, Nicola Henry, Anastasia Powell Jan 2015

Making Good Law: Research And Law Reform, Wendy Larcombe, Natalia K. Hanley, Bianca Fileborn, Nicola Henry, Anastasia Powell

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Research plays an integral role in law-making processes. But could academic research be applied more strategically to improve the processes and outcomes of law reform?


Designing A Digital Teaching Resource To Explain Phases Of The Moon: A Case Study Of Preservice Elementary Teachers Making A Slowmation, Wendy S. Nielsen, Garry F. Hoban Jan 2015

Designing A Digital Teaching Resource To Explain Phases Of The Moon: A Case Study Of Preservice Elementary Teachers Making A Slowmation, Wendy S. Nielsen, Garry F. Hoban

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

This research studied a group of three preservice elementary teachers creating a narrated stop-motion animation (Slowmation) from start to finish in 3 hours to explain the challenging concept of "phases of the moon" to elementary school children. The research questions investigated the preservice teachers' learning before and after the construction as well as how the preservice teachers designed the slowmation as a teaching resource. Data collection involved individual interviews immediately before and after the construction in conjunction with analysis of video and audio data collected during the construction process. Before the animation construction, the participants had little understanding of the ...


Collaborative Onscreen And Offscreen Play: Examining Meaning-Making Complexities, Lisa K. Kervin, Irina Verenikina, Maria Clara Rivera Jan 2015

Collaborative Onscreen And Offscreen Play: Examining Meaning-Making Complexities, Lisa K. Kervin, Irina Verenikina, Maria Clara Rivera

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Playing with toys has been an established part of early childhood education for many years. Educators and theorists agree that opportunities to engage in make-believe play provide a wide range of avenues for enhancing literacy practices in the early years as children make meaning of their surrounding contexts. The increased availability and accessibility of mobile digital technologies has seen children more frequently engage in screen-based or "digital" play, sometimes leaving behind traditional forms of make-believe play with physical objects in physical spaces. However, when combined traditional make-believe and digital play complement each other in providing a rich texture for making ...


Participatory Action Research: The Distress Of (Not) Making A Difference, Natascha Klocker Jan 2015

Participatory Action Research: The Distress Of (Not) Making A Difference, Natascha Klocker

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Participatory action research (PAR) is alluring for researchers investigating traumatic and sensitive topics. While it is distressing for interviewees to recount these stories - and for researchers to hear them - PAR promises to make the pain worthwhile. Something good will come of it. In this paper, I reflect on a PAR project conducted with Tanzanian child domestic workers. Research vignettes are used to highlight moments of emotional complexity unique to PAR projects. First, the emotional burdens of PAR are distributed across a research team. Researchers need to think carefully about the appropriate 'level' of participation to pursue. Second, there is no ...