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Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

2014

Education

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Midwives And Nutrition Education During Pregnancy: A Literature Review, Jamila Arrish, Heather Yeatman, Moira Williamson Jan 2014

Midwives And Nutrition Education During Pregnancy: A Literature Review, Jamila Arrish, Heather Yeatman, Moira Williamson

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Objectives This review explored the extent to which the role of midwives in nutrition education during pregnancy has been reported in the literature and areas requiring further research were identified. Review method A review of the literature was undertaken. Articles included in the review were published in English, in scholarly journals, and provided information about the knowledge, education, and attitudes of midwives towards nutrition during pregnancy. Results and discussion Few studies were identified. The included studies were exploratory and descriptive. Studies had reported that midwives lacked a basic knowledge of nutrition requirements during pregnancy. This might be attributed to inadequate ...


Transformative Learning: Simulations In Social Work Education, Lesley L. Cooper, Lynne Briggs Jan 2014

Transformative Learning: Simulations In Social Work Education, Lesley L. Cooper, Lynne Briggs

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Abstract presented at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2014, 9-12 July 2014, Melbourne, Australia


Listening To Student Voice: An Evaluation Of Wooglemai Environmental Education Centre’S Youth Environmental Network Eco-Leadership Camp, Peter Andersen Jan 2014

Listening To Student Voice: An Evaluation Of Wooglemai Environmental Education Centre’S Youth Environmental Network Eco-Leadership Camp, Peter Andersen

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The staff members from the Department of Education and Communities Wooglemai Environmental Educational Centre (WEEC) have hosted an annual residential eco-leadership camp for secondary students since 2011. The name of the camp is ‘Youth Environmental Network Eco-Leadership Camp’ (YEN). The participants have primarily been Year 7 to 10 students from New South Wales government schools. There would normally be thirty students (male and female) attending the YEN, with the duration of the camp being four days and three nights.

The purpose of the YEN camp is to provide an opportunity for students to air their concerns about the state of ...


The Hero's Journey: Stories Of Women Returning To Education, Sarah O'Shea, Cathy Stone Jan 2014

The Hero's Journey: Stories Of Women Returning To Education, Sarah O'Shea, Cathy Stone

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This paper draws upon the metaphor of the "hero's journey" to further analyse seven stories of women returning to education. These stories have formed the basis of a recent book publication by the authors (Stone & O'Shea, 2012) and are derived from two complementary but separate research studies (O'Shea, 2007; Stone, 2008). None of the women featured in this article have a parent who went to university and all have a number of competing demands in their lives including families, partners and employment. This paper aims to both frame the richly descriptive nature of these stories within a heroic metaphor and also to indicate how these stories, whilst unique, share common thematic elements and ...


Cooperating Teacher Participation In Teacher Education: A Review Of The Literature, Anthony Clarke, Valerie Triggs, Wendy S. Nielsen Jan 2014

Cooperating Teacher Participation In Teacher Education: A Review Of The Literature, Anthony Clarke, Valerie Triggs, Wendy S. Nielsen

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Student teachers consider cooperating teachers to be one of the most important contributors to their teacher preparation program. Therefore, the ways in which cooperating teachers participate in teacher education are significant. This review seeks to move conceptions of that participation beyond commonly held beliefs to empirically supported claims. The analysis draws on Brodie, Cowling, and Nissen's notion of categories of participation to generate 11 different ways that cooperating teachers participate in teacher education: as Providers of Feedback, Gatekeepers of the Profession, Modelers of Practice, Supporters of Reflection, Gleaners of Knowledge, Purveyors of Context, Conveners of Relation, Agents of Socialization ...


Exploring The Participation Of First In Family Students In University With Particular Reference To How This Impacts Upon Intergenerational Choices Around, And Perceptions Of, Higher Education, Sarah Elizabeth O'Shea Jan 2014

Exploring The Participation Of First In Family Students In University With Particular Reference To How This Impacts Upon Intergenerational Choices Around, And Perceptions Of, Higher Education, Sarah Elizabeth O'Shea

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Abstract of a paper presented at The Forum for Access and Continuing Education's (FACE) 21st Annual Conference, 2-4 July 2014, Salford, United Kingdom


Ripples Of Learning -Higher Education Participation, Familial Habitus, Gender And First In Family Female Students, Sarah Elizabeth O'Shea, Josephine May, Cathy Stone Jan 2014

Ripples Of Learning -Higher Education Participation, Familial Habitus, Gender And First In Family Female Students, Sarah Elizabeth O'Shea, Josephine May, Cathy Stone

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Abstract presented at the Gender and Education Association Asia Pacific Biennial Interim Conference, 9-11 December 2014, Melbourne, Australia


Objectively Measured Sedentary Behavior In Secondary School Physical Education Lessons, Rachel Sutherland, Elizabeth Campbell, David Lubans, Philip Morgan, Anthony D. Okely, Nicole Nathan, Luke Wolfenden, Karen Gillham, John Wiggers Jan 2014

Objectively Measured Sedentary Behavior In Secondary School Physical Education Lessons, Rachel Sutherland, Elizabeth Campbell, David Lubans, Philip Morgan, Anthony D. Okely, Nicole Nathan, Luke Wolfenden, Karen Gillham, John Wiggers

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Abstract presented at the 2014 Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children, held in Toronto, May 19-22, 2014.


Conceptualising Technology Use As Social Practice To Research Student Experiences Of Technology In Higher Education, Sue Bennett Jan 2014

Conceptualising Technology Use As Social Practice To Research Student Experiences Of Technology In Higher Education, Sue Bennett

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The purpose of this paper is to argue for the importance of sociological approaches to educational technology research which can make new advances in the field that complement the existing research base. Such research can address questions of how individuals use technology across different spheres of their lives, including education, and asks what role technology plays in educational institutions and how it interacts academic practices. Research of this kind can tells us much about how we might adopt and adapt technologies from outside education to support teaching and learning. By conceptualising technology use as social practice, rather than as attributes ...


Beyond Body Facism: The Place For Health Education, Jan Wright Jan 2014

Beyond Body Facism: The Place For Health Education, Jan Wright

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No abstract provided.


Foucault, Power, And Education, Valerie Harwood, Johan Muller, Mark Olssen Jan 2014

Foucault, Power, And Education, Valerie Harwood, Johan Muller, Mark Olssen

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Book review of: Foucault, power, and education, by Stephen J. Ball, Abingdon, Routledge, 2013, 178 pp., £24.99 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-415-89537-8


Do We Need Specific Disaster Management Education For Social Work?, Lesley L. Cooper, Lynne Briggs Jan 2014

Do We Need Specific Disaster Management Education For Social Work?, Lesley L. Cooper, Lynne Briggs

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Social workers play important roles in disaster rescue, recovery and preparation for future disasters. However, their professional education has few elements that prepare them for specific disaster management roles and activities. This paper provides a review of the activities of social workers in disasters in the Asia Pacific, identifies specific training needs, and notes gaps in education and training. Based on this, curriculum initiatives are proposed that go beyond formal education based on concepts and principles of disaster management to include simulations and practice scenarios reflecting the complexities associated with disaster management in the health, community and human services areas.


Defining Quality Physical Education: An Analysis Of International Documents, Collin A. Webster, Jordan Schaefer, Philip Morgan, David Lubans, Dawn Penney, Anthony D. Okely, Anne-Maree Parrish Jan 2014

Defining Quality Physical Education: An Analysis Of International Documents, Collin A. Webster, Jordan Schaefer, Philip Morgan, David Lubans, Dawn Penney, Anthony D. Okely, Anne-Maree Parrish

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Abstract presented at the 2014 AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition, 2-4 April 2014, St. Louis, United States


Young And Misunderstood In The Education System: A Case Study Of Giftedness And Specific Learning Disabilities, Catherine M. Wormald, Wilma Vialle, Karen B. Rogers Jan 2014

Young And Misunderstood In The Education System: A Case Study Of Giftedness And Specific Learning Disabilities, Catherine M. Wormald, Wilma Vialle, Karen B. Rogers

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An academically child who is gifted with learning disabilities is not readily recognised within the education system as demonstrating such contradictory traits. While there is a growing body of literature on such twice-exceptional children, effective means of identification and educational interventions still lags behind. To understand how this situation impacts individuals, an intensive case study of a young man, Thomas, with both gifts and learning disabilities was undertaken. Outstanding knowledge but an inability to demonstrate and express that knowledge meant frustration for Thomas. As a consequence, his disability meant that he manifested as a student with behavioural issues in the ...


The Impact Of Early Childhood Education And Care On Improved Wellbeing, Edward Melhuish Jan 2014

The Impact Of Early Childhood Education And Care On Improved Wellbeing, Edward Melhuish

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My one suggested intervention for the new health and wellbeing boards is to focus resources on improving life chances in early childhood through the universal provision of early education centres that integrate education, child care, parenting support and health services. There are great differences in the health and development of individuals, linked to their social origins. Despite decades of social and educational reform, there has been little progress in equalising opportunities. The impact of social origins on child outcomes and wellbeing have persisted, and even increased. In this proposal I argue that: • Learning capabilities are primarily formed during the first ...


Recovering Knowledge For Science Education Research: Exploring The "Icarus Effect" In Student Work, Helen Georgiou, Karl A. Maton, Manjula Sharma Jan 2014

Recovering Knowledge For Science Education Research: Exploring The "Icarus Effect" In Student Work, Helen Georgiou, Karl A. Maton, Manjula Sharma

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Science education research has built a strong body of work on students' understandings but largely overlooked the nature of science knowledge itself. Legitimation Code Theory (LCT), a rapidly growing approach to education, offers a way of analyzing the organizing principles of knowledge practices and their effects on science education. This article focuses on one specific concept from LCT-semantic gravity-that conceptualizes differences in context dependence. The article uses this concept to qualitatively analyze tertiary student responses to a thermal physics question. One result, that legitimate answers must reside within a specific range of context dependence, illustrates how a focus on the ...