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Tuning Into Podcasts: Collaborative Research Into The Value Adding Nature Of Podcasts In Teacher Education, Maria T. Northcote, Linda Marshall, Eva Dobozy, Paul Swan, Paula Mildenhall Dec 2016

Tuning Into Podcasts: Collaborative Research Into The Value Adding Nature Of Podcasts In Teacher Education, Maria T. Northcote, Linda Marshall, Eva Dobozy, Paul Swan, Paula Mildenhall

Maria Northcote

Digital pedagogy has become an increasingly viable, popular and effective component of higher education teaching and learning at Edith Cowan University and elsewhere. Components of digital pedagogy are diverse with new examples, such as podcasts, regularly being created, released for use and adopted in educational, recreational and business contexts. Consequently, university students use much of this technology both in their employment and recreational lives. This study explored processes of using and developing the students’ existing technological skills within their university studies. This paper documents the processes and findings of a collaborative research project that was implemented across six units of ...


New Metaphors For Teaching And Learning In A University Context, Maria T. Northcote, Tony Fetherston Dec 2016

New Metaphors For Teaching And Learning In A University Context, Maria T. Northcote, Tony Fetherston

Maria Northcote

University teachers and university students often explain their beliefs about teaching and learning by using metaphors and, in a research sense, these metaphors have often been interpreted as indicators of individuals’ educational beliefs. Critical reflection of these metaphors, provides insight into beliefs behind the practices of university teachers and students. This recent University study has uncovered some different metaphors from those commonly reported, which has provided the impetus for this paper. This paper aims to augment and extend existing research about the use of metaphor with investigative insights into individuals’ beliefs and conceptions of teaching and learning. Two groups of ...


Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring And The University Library, Heidi Blackburn, Claire E. Chamley Nov 2016

Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring And The University Library, Heidi Blackburn, Claire E. Chamley

Heidi Blackburn

An activity often reserved for children, coloring books for adults rose from hipster trend to global phenomenon beginning in 2013. Adults flocked to the activity for a variety of reasons, including stress relief, socialization, a way to unplug from technology or even as a way to gain social status by appearing trendy. Participants reported enjoying the tactile, interactive nature of the books as a respite from constant screen time. Coloring books became big business for craft suppliers and bookstores by 2015. Coloring books shot to the top of the Best Sellers list on Amazon and were prominently displayed in book ...


Design-Led Innovation For Learning And Assessment In Food Education.Pdf, Angela Turner Nov 2016

Design-Led Innovation For Learning And Assessment In Food Education.Pdf, Angela Turner

Dr Angela Turner

Directions for an innovation climate have been evident since 1996 when the Federal Government endorsed the Australian Science Technology and Engineering Council for its first comprehensive foresight review identifying essential priorities as a national interest in innovation capacity building Australia’s future generations. As the Australian economy continues to transition away from the mining boom and shifts focus to the agriculture sector in regional communities, the country’s future growth is dependent on fostering and promoting innovative ideas as a National Innovation & Science Agenda (Australian Government, 2016). Sustainable and effective learning of technological practice has important implications for innovation capacity ...


The Relative Value Of Measures Of Omega-3 Index, Perceived Stress, Cortisol And Sleep Time In Identifying Depression Among A Cohort Of Australian Adolescents, Ross Grant, Ayse Bilgin, Jade Guest, Margaret J. Morris, Manohar Garg, Robyn Pearce Oct 2016

The Relative Value Of Measures Of Omega-3 Index, Perceived Stress, Cortisol And Sleep Time In Identifying Depression Among A Cohort Of Australian Adolescents, Ross Grant, Ayse Bilgin, Jade Guest, Margaret J. Morris, Manohar Garg, Robyn Pearce

Robyn Pearce

Objective: To assess the relative prognostic value of 11 variables including, omega-3, perceived stress, cortisol and sleep duration, in predicting adolescent depression. Design, Setting and Participants: A cross-sectional study of 444 healthy adolescents aged 16-18 years, from 10 schools within the Northern Sydney and Central Coast regions of New South Wales, Australia. Participants provided blood and saliva samples and completed questionnaires. Statistical classification methods were used to model the relationships between the predictors and depression. Main Outcome Measures: relative predictive value of each variable in correctly classifying depression. Results: 6% of boys and 9% of girls were categorised as experiencing ...


Can The Use Of Web 2.0 Tools Help Deliver 21st Century Learning?, Peter Beamish, Bobby Mcleod Oct 2016

Can The Use Of Web 2.0 Tools Help Deliver 21st Century Learning?, Peter Beamish, Bobby Mcleod

Peter Beamish

It has long been recognized that people need to be literate to function optimally within society. The 21st century has seen technology increase the complexity of environments, so that a literate person must now possess a wide range of abilities, competencies, and literacies. These have often been referred to as “21st-century skills” and while many of them are not new, the extent to which individual success depends on having such skills is new. The current study seeks to explore ways in which technology can be used to increase literacy and enhance 21st century skills in students.

1193 students attending Sahmyook ...


Designing An Active Learning Popular Culture Experience, Julie A. Decesare Oct 2016

Designing An Active Learning Popular Culture Experience, Julie A. Decesare

Julie A (DeCesare) Cicilline

Designing an Active Learning Popular Culture Experience is an overview of various techniques faculty can use to incorporate active learning into their curriculum and pedagogy.  Popular culture studies provides a great platform for engaging students, but also provides them opportunities for active review of materials and discussion in and out of class.  Innovative spaces, classroom design and technology to support active learning will also be reviewed. 


The Development Of Morphological Knowledge In Relation To Early Spelling Ability, Hyla Rubin Oct 2016

The Development Of Morphological Knowledge In Relation To Early Spelling Ability, Hyla Rubin

Hyla Rubin

This study assessed the morphological knowledge of kindergarteners and first graders in relation to their early spelling ability. Morphological knowledge was investigated because, in order to spell, children need to understand that words are composed of morphemes and phonemes, and because poor spellers have particular difficulty with inflected forms of words. Kindergarteners and first graders were grouped by their implicit understanding of morphology and were given tests of dictated spelling and morphological analysis. First graders with poor morphological knowledge omitted more inflectional morphemes in spelling and were less able to identify base morphemes in spoken words than kindergarteners and first ...


Drawing As Process, Drawing As Creation.Pdf, Andreas Luescher Sep 2016

Drawing As Process, Drawing As Creation.Pdf, Andreas Luescher

Andreas Luescher

In this paper I will examine the different pedgogical styles of two Swiss professors, one from the school of architecture, and the other from the school of business. Both educators practice teaching methods for creative thinking, underlined by techniques of representation through drawing and sketching. In this context, the terms drawing and sketching are used interchangeably as tools for knowledge construction and sharing. In the words of Peter Jenny, a Professor Emeritus and Chair of Visual Design at the ETH,one shouldn’t teach only drawing skills, but also visual perception and the joy of experimenting and using one’s ...


Igor Stravinsky (Primitivism & Cubism), Dan Rager Jun 2016

Igor Stravinsky (Primitivism & Cubism), Dan Rager

Dan Rager

Igor Stravinsky (June 17, 1882/April 6, 1971) 

His works defined and incorporated the elements of Primitivism & Cubism. This short lecture discusses these principles through the following works and much more.
The Rite of Spring and The Firebird. Video example/performances bring to life this 20th century period of extremism . You are free to use and incorporate this information into your classroom courses.


Interdisciplinary Seminar Series: Increasing Awareness For Research, Recognition Of The University, And Professional Development Opportunities, Jamie Newman, Mary E. Caldorera-Moore Jun 2016

Interdisciplinary Seminar Series: Increasing Awareness For Research, Recognition Of The University, And Professional Development Opportunities, Jamie Newman, Mary E. Caldorera-Moore

Jamie Newman

No abstract provided.


The Contribution Of Morphological Knowledge To 7th Grade Students’ Reading Comprehension Performance, Kouider Mokhtari, Joanna Neel, Abbey Matatall, Andrea Richards Jun 2016

The Contribution Of Morphological Knowledge To 7th Grade Students’ Reading Comprehension Performance, Kouider Mokhtari, Joanna Neel, Abbey Matatall, Andrea Richards

Joanna Neel

In this study, we examined the role of morphology, an important yet largely understudied source of difficulty, in reading ability among 7th grade students in one junior high school in the southwestern United States. We sought to find out how much variance in reading ability is accounted for by these students’ morphological knowledge, and whether skilled readers do in fact have higher levels of morphological knowledge than less skilled student peers. We found that students’ sensitivity to the morphological structure of words accounted for 18% of the variance in these students’ reading performance. We further found that skilled readers had ...


Catholic School Principals: Promoting Student Leadership, Shane D. Lavery, Gregory S. C. Hine May 2016

Catholic School Principals: Promoting Student Leadership, Shane D. Lavery, Gregory S. C. Hine

Gregory S.C. Hine

Adolescents possess enormous leadership potential. They are tomorrow’s leaders in the workplace, the family, the community, and in government. Increasingly, schools have taken on the significant responsibility of nurturing leadership in young people. Schools are, as van Linden and Fertman (1998) have noted, “hotbeds of leadership development” (p. 224). This article explores the role and function of the secondary school principal in developing student leadership. Specifically, eight principals of secondary schools in Perth, Western Australia were interviewed about their vision of student leadership and what they saw their role as in promoting student leadership at their schools. As a ...


Weaving Assessment Into The Fabric Of Project-Based Learning In A Medical Education Course - Why And How.Pdf, Elina Tor, Donna Mak, Carole Steketee, Jane Courtney, Greg Sweetman Mar 2016

Weaving Assessment Into The Fabric Of Project-Based Learning In A Medical Education Course - Why And How.Pdf, Elina Tor, Donna Mak, Carole Steketee, Jane Courtney, Greg Sweetman

Elina Tor

ANZAPHE 2016 – PeArLs

WEAVING ASSESSMENT INTO THE FABRIC OF PROJECT-BASED LEARNING IN A MEDICAL EDUCATION COURSE: WHY AND HOW

Author(s) – Professor Donna Mak (Domain Chair Population and Preventive Health); Professor Carole Steketee (Associate Dean Teaching and Learning); Professor Jane Courtney (Domain Chair Clinical and Communication Practice); Professor Greg Sweetman (Director Postgraduate Medical Education Fiona Stanley Hospital & Discipline Leader Emergency Medicine); Elina Tor (Senior Lecturer, Assessment and Psychometrics)
Affiliation(s) – School of Medicine Fremantle, The University of Notre Dame Australia

Introduction/ Background
When carefully integrated into curriculum design, assessment is a powerful driver of learning. Additionally, assessment data is invaluable ...


Designing Osce Scoring Instrument With Built-In Validity Features Based On A Comprehensive Measurement Framework: Principles & Guidelines, Elina Tor, Carole Steketee, Donna Mak, Jane Courtney, Heidi Waldron, Chris Skinner Mar 2016

Designing Osce Scoring Instrument With Built-In Validity Features Based On A Comprehensive Measurement Framework: Principles & Guidelines, Elina Tor, Carole Steketee, Donna Mak, Jane Courtney, Heidi Waldron, Chris Skinner

Elina Tor

Pre-Conference Workshop

Designing OSCE Scoring instrument with built-in validity features based on a comprehensive measurement framework: Principles and guidelines  


Author(s) – Professor Jane Courtney (Domain Chair Clinical and Communication Practice); Professor Carole Steketee (Associate Dean Teaching and Learning); Professor Donna Mak (Domain Chair Population and Preventive Health); Associate Professor Chris Skinner (Domain Chair Professional and Personal Development); ; Elina Tor (Associate Professor, Assessment and Psychometrics)
 
Affiliation(s) – School of Medicine Fremantle, The University of Notre Dame Australia
 
Presenters – All authors

Introduction  

Capturing multiple dimensions of examinees’ performance is at the heart of criterion-reference assessment frameworks.   The validity and reliability of OSCE ...


A Meta-Analysis Of Crew Resource Management/Incident Command Systems Implementation Studies In The Fire And Emergency Services, John C. Griffith, Donna L. Roberts, Ronald T. Wakeham Ph.D. Jan 2016

A Meta-Analysis Of Crew Resource Management/Incident Command Systems Implementation Studies In The Fire And Emergency Services, John C. Griffith, Donna L. Roberts, Ronald T. Wakeham Ph.D.

John Griffith

This research is a meta-analysis of studies on Crew Resource Management (CRM)/Incident Command System implementation in the fire and emergency services. After a thorough literature review, four sets of results were analyzed to determine if CRM training was effective. An aggregate total of 283 test scores were evaluated. The data indicated that CRM training was effective in all studies analyzed. Fixed and random effects models indicated significance as well. The studies had a high degree of heterogeneity probably due to different training and testing procedures used. The data support the use of CRM training in the fire and emergency ...


Nurturing Social Entrepreneurship And Building Social Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy: Focusing On Primary And Secondary Schooling To Develop Future Social Entrepreneurs, Nareatha Studdard, Maurice Dawson, Sharon Burton, Naporshia Jackson, Brian Leonard, Williams Quisenberry, Emad Bellevue Dec 2015

Nurturing Social Entrepreneurship And Building Social Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy: Focusing On Primary And Secondary Schooling To Develop Future Social Entrepreneurs, Nareatha Studdard, Maurice Dawson, Sharon Burton, Naporshia Jackson, Brian Leonard, Williams Quisenberry, Emad Bellevue

Maurice Dawson

For the development of social entrepreneurs it is imperative that educators embrace the concepts and process of social entrepreneurship (Dees, 1998). Exploration of these concepts in education could prove beneficial to the community (Haugh, 2005). This chapter focuses on the positives of introducing social entrepreneurship education at the primary and secondary levels of education. Specifically, its central focus deals with building children's entrepreneurial self-efficacy at a young age. Several benefits, of increasing self-efficacy at a young age, are outlined. Benefits, such as entrepreneurship training, not only training students, but it helps to prepare them for the new knowledge-based economy ...


The Interaction Of Music And Dance In Africa, Dan Rager Dec 2015

The Interaction Of Music And Dance In Africa, Dan Rager

Dan Rager

This article examines the role of music and dance in African life and how it is intertwined with the culture. The author investigates many styles, elements and ngomas to show how they are used in daily life from the womb to the grave.

Music and other art forms are an inseparable part of African life and are culminated into everyday activities. Instrumental, singing and dance are art forms embedded in the diverse cultures of African peoples and their traditions, beliefs, values, religions and artistic expression.

According to the author, traditional arts practices can contribute to creativity, perception and understanding of ...