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Exploring The Linguistic And Cultural Impact Of An E-Mentoring Project, Debra Coffey, Karen Kuhel, Linda Evans Mar 2016

Exploring The Linguistic And Cultural Impact Of An E-Mentoring Project, Debra Coffey, Karen Kuhel, Linda Evans

Debra Coffey

No abstract is available.


An Investigation Of Volunteer-Student Relationship Trajectories Within School-Based Youth Mentoring Programs, Thomas Keller, Julia Pryce Feb 2016

An Investigation Of Volunteer-Student Relationship Trajectories Within School-Based Youth Mentoring Programs, Thomas Keller, Julia Pryce

Julia Pryce

This prospective, mixed-method study investigates the development of school-based mentoring relationships using direct observations, in-depth interviews, and questionnaires from the perspective of mentors and students. A pattern-oriented analysis of qualitative data explores the diversity observed in the life-course of mentor-student relationships. Systematic variation in developmental trends across relationships revealed four distinctive groupings. Some relationships showed progressive improvement in strength and quality. Others started well but reached a plateau and did not become particularly close. A third group struggled throughout to make a connection. Finally, some relationships succeeded after a breakthrough to overcome their challenges. These inductively derived categories are corroborated …


Factors That Influence The Difficulty Of Problem Solving Items, Dara Ramalingam, Ray Philpot Sep 2015

Factors That Influence The Difficulty Of Problem Solving Items, Dara Ramalingam, Ray Philpot

Ray Philpot

Computer-based assessment of problem solving allows problems of both static and interactive natures to be posed. Examples of static problems are scheduling and logic puzzles in which all relevant information is available to the solver at the outset. Problems of an interactive nature, on the other hand, require exploration of the situation to acquire additional knowledge needed to solve the problem. Examples include discovering how to use an unfamiliar mobile telephone or automatic vending machine. This study used data from the 2011 Field Trial of the PISA 2012 computer-based assessment of problem solving which comprised 34 static and 45 interactive …


Engineering Assessment Development Report: Ahelo Feasibility Study, Jacob Pearce, Julian Fraillon, Hamish Coates, Sarah Richardson Aug 2015

Engineering Assessment Development Report: Ahelo Feasibility Study, Jacob Pearce, Julian Fraillon, Hamish Coates, Sarah Richardson

Julian Fraillon

No abstract provided.


Conveying Knowledge, Resources, And Opportunities For Doctoral Students Of Color, Kimberly Truong, Tryan Mcmickens, Ronald Brown Aug 2015

Conveying Knowledge, Resources, And Opportunities For Doctoral Students Of Color, Kimberly Truong, Tryan Mcmickens, Ronald Brown

Ronald Brown

No abstract provided.


Critical Race Theory: A Case Study Of Leadership In Three Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Ronald Brown, Tryan Mcmickens, Kimberly Truong Aug 2015

Critical Race Theory: A Case Study Of Leadership In Three Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Ronald Brown, Tryan Mcmickens, Kimberly Truong

Ronald Brown

No abstract provided.


Beauty In The Struggle: Realizing Full Access To Higher Education, Julia Van Der Ryn, Lynn Sondag Jan 2015

Beauty In The Struggle: Realizing Full Access To Higher Education, Julia Van Der Ryn, Lynn Sondag

Lynn Sondag

Presentation focused on the relationship between access to a dynamic education, which includes the arts and engenders creative and critical thinking, and a thriving democracy.


Is The Postcolonial Possible?: Shifting From Diversity Education To A Global-Local Framework In Teacher Education, Amanda Richey, Leena Her, Linda Evans Dec 2013

Is The Postcolonial Possible?: Shifting From Diversity Education To A Global-Local Framework In Teacher Education, Amanda Richey, Leena Her, Linda Evans

Leena N. Her

No abstract is currently available.


Knowledge Of Future Primary Teachers For Teaching Mathematics : An International Comparative Study, S Senk, M Tatto, M Reckase, Glenn Rowley, Ray Peck, K Bankov Jul 2013

Knowledge Of Future Primary Teachers For Teaching Mathematics : An International Comparative Study, S Senk, M Tatto, M Reckase, Glenn Rowley, Ray Peck, K Bankov

Ray Peck

This article reports the results of the Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M) that are related to prospective primary teachers’ knowledge for teaching mathematics. TEDS-M was conducted under the auspices of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement with additional support from the US. National Science Foundation and the participating countries. In 2008 more than 15,000 future primary teachers, enrolled in about 450 institutions that prepare future primary teachers, were surveyed. Two domains of knowledge for teaching mathematics were assessed using items that had been developed and validated in a cross-national field trial. Large differences in …


Statement By The Provost, Robert Brown Dec 2012

Statement By The Provost, Robert Brown

Dr Robert Brown

No abstract provided.


A Critical Examination Of Food Technology, Innovation And Teacher Education: A Technacy Genre Theory Perspective, Angela Turner Dec 2012

A Critical Examination Of Food Technology, Innovation And Teacher Education: A Technacy Genre Theory Perspective, Angela Turner

Dr Angela Turner

The broad goal of this thesis was to examine the extent to which Food Technology in secondary schooling enables a pathway into the study of Food Technology at a higher education level. The study was guided by Technacy Genre Theory as it was assessed as offering the most contemporary approach in the literature for examining forms of technological knowledge through measuring the relationship between Human, Tool and Material/Ingredients of technological practice. The research found that Food Technology teaching in many secondary schools was significantly different to the genre practiced by the vast majority of professional Food Technologists.


How Do You Do What You Do? Examining The Development Of Quality Teaching In Using Gca In Pete Teachers, Gregory Forrest, Jan Wright, Phil Pearson Dec 2012

How Do You Do What You Do? Examining The Development Of Quality Teaching In Using Gca In Pete Teachers, Gregory Forrest, Jan Wright, Phil Pearson

Greg J Forrest

Background: The move for educational reform to improve student outcomes and learning has been the subject of ongoing debate over the last 15 years in Australia and internationally. In Australia, Game Centred Approaches (GCA) such as Game Sense have been positioned by advocates as having the capacity to achieve these characteristics in physical education. However, despite some 15 years of exposure to, and professional development in, GCA in Australia, there has been very little change in teaching practices in games and sports. Purpose: The paper will focus on physical education teacher education (PETE) undergraduates' attitudes to games and sports and …


Twice Exceptional: Gifted Students With Asperger Syndrome, Nola Norris, Rose Dixon Dec 2012

Twice Exceptional: Gifted Students With Asperger Syndrome, Nola Norris, Rose Dixon

Rose Dixon

No abstract provided.


Cooperative Learning In The Inclusive Physical Education Setting: A Case Study, Wendy Dowler, Roselyn Dixon, Gregg Rowland Dec 2012

Cooperative Learning In The Inclusive Physical Education Setting: A Case Study, Wendy Dowler, Roselyn Dixon, Gregg Rowland

Rose Dixon

The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine the development and implementation of a six-week cooperative learning intervention in a secondary school inclusive physical education class that included a student with a mild intellectual disability. The social interaction behaviours of this student with her peers were the dependent variables for analysis. Participants were a 14year old female student with a mild intellectual disability, 26 of her peers without a disability and the Head Physical and Health Education teacher. Data were gathered through interviews, focus groups, observation and a teacher journal. The following themes emerged from the study and …


Learning Preferences And Impacts Of Education Programs In Dog Health Programs In Five Rural And Remote Indigenous Australian Communities, Roselyn Dixon, Sophie Constable, Robert Dixon Dec 2012

Learning Preferences And Impacts Of Education Programs In Dog Health Programs In Five Rural And Remote Indigenous Australian Communities, Roselyn Dixon, Sophie Constable, Robert Dixon

Rose Dixon

As part of strategies to improve dog and community health in rural and remote Indigenous communities, this study investigated preferences and impacts of dog health education programs. Semistructured interviews with 63 residents from five communities explored learning preferences. Though each community differed, on average yarning was preferred by most (68.4%) respondents, followed by visual (65.0%) and practical learning (46.9%). Text-based and computer/screen-based learning were important to 16.2% and 14.6% of respondents respectively. With paper-based visual and text resources, respondents reported a preference for locally made (28/36 or 78%) over mainstream resources. Twenty eight residents involved in the creation of locally …


Assessing Creative Thinking Skills - An Interdisciplinary Approach, Mark Butler Nov 2012

Assessing Creative Thinking Skills - An Interdisciplinary Approach, Mark Butler

Mark Butler

The Australian Council for Educational Research (A.C.E.R.) is a not-for-profit organisation that works with Australian and international governments to develop and improve learning and assessment practices. In 2012 A.C.E.R. was contracted by the Victorian government to undertake research in the assessment of critical and creative thinking skills for students aged 8 to 18. Over 300 test items were developed for this purpose and these items were used to form a developmental scale for thinking. The research highlights the how critical and creative thinking skills can be incorporated into lessons which transcend traditional subject boundaries. This presentation focuses on the process …


How Does Student Performance On Process Items Compare To That Of Knowledge Items In Science Assessments?, Ross Hudson, Stewart Monckton Nov 2012

How Does Student Performance On Process Items Compare To That Of Knowledge Items In Science Assessments?, Ross Hudson, Stewart Monckton

Dr Ross Hudson

No abstract provided.


Where Equity Is A Dirty Word: Contradictions In Hong Kong's Policy Of Support Measure For Ethnic And Linguistic Minority Students, J. Connelly Nov 2012

Where Equity Is A Dirty Word: Contradictions In Hong Kong's Policy Of Support Measure For Ethnic And Linguistic Minority Students, J. Connelly

Dr. CONNELLY, Jennifer

No abstract provided.


Establishing A Low-Fidelity Simulated Hospital Setting: Upgrading Nursing Skills Lab (Poster), Margaret Fink Nov 2012

Establishing A Low-Fidelity Simulated Hospital Setting: Upgrading Nursing Skills Lab (Poster), Margaret Fink

Margaret Fink

No abstract available


Establishing A Low-Fidelity Simulated Hospital Setting: Upgrading Nursing Skills Lab (Poster), Margaret Fink Nov 2012

Establishing A Low-Fidelity Simulated Hospital Setting: Upgrading Nursing Skills Lab (Poster), Margaret Fink

Margaret Fink

No abstract available


Libguide To Dissertation And Thesis Resources, Elisabeth Shields, Mary Wilson Nov 2012

Libguide To Dissertation And Thesis Resources, Elisabeth Shields, Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson

This guide contains resources on how to prepare dissertations and theses. The guide is intended to help you understand from the start how to build the intellectual base and relationships that will lay the foundation for a successful dissertation or thesis. Sections include writing guides, information on literature reviews, APA style, finding other dissertations and theses, reference management software, and more.


Infant Mental Health: An Emerging Field For Children With Developmental Disabilities, Casey A. Holtz, Robert Fox Nov 2012

Infant Mental Health: An Emerging Field For Children With Developmental Disabilities, Casey A. Holtz, Robert Fox

Robert Fox

Behavior problems are common in toddlers and preschoolers. Richman, Stevenson, and Graham (1975) identified difficulties with eating, sleeping, toileting, temper, fears, peer relations, and activity as typical in this young population. While all young children should be expected to experience behavior problems as part of their normal development, an ongoing challenge in the field has been to determine when these “normal” developmental problems rise to the level of being considered “clinical” behavior problems (Keenan & Wakschlag, 2000). For example, when does a two-year-old child's tantrum behavior, a three-year-old's urinary accidents, and a four-year-old's defiance become clinically significant? To answer these …


Promoting An Environment For Choice In A Bilingual Class Through Literature, Claudia Peralta Nov 2012

Promoting An Environment For Choice In A Bilingual Class Through Literature, Claudia Peralta

Claudia Peralta

No abstract provided.


Trialling Of Test Items; How Reliable Is It?, Ross Hudson, Stewart Monckton Oct 2012

Trialling Of Test Items; How Reliable Is It?, Ross Hudson, Stewart Monckton

Dr Ross Hudson

No abstract provided.


Beyond “Diversity”: Conceptualizing A Global/Local Framework In Teacher Education Courses, Leena Her Oct 2012

Beyond “Diversity”: Conceptualizing A Global/Local Framework In Teacher Education Courses, Leena Her

Leena N. Her

No abstract is currently available.


Re-Presenting Hmong Women’S Educational Lives In Academic Text: The Constraint Of Tradition, Culture And Patriarchy, Leena Her Oct 2012

Re-Presenting Hmong Women’S Educational Lives In Academic Text: The Constraint Of Tradition, Culture And Patriarchy, Leena Her

Leena N. Her

No abstract is currently available.


Is The Postcolonial Possible?: Shifting From Diversity Education To A Global-Local Framework In Teacher Education, Amanda Richey, Leena Her, Linda Evans Oct 2012

Is The Postcolonial Possible?: Shifting From Diversity Education To A Global-Local Framework In Teacher Education, Amanda Richey, Leena Her, Linda Evans

Linda S. Evans

No abstract is currently available.


Cv, Elizabeth C. Scheyder Oct 2012

Cv, Elizabeth C. Scheyder

Elizabeth C Scheyder

CV, updated November 2012.


Student Peer Mentoring In Australian Higher Education: An Investigation, Nick Mcghie Oct 2012

Student Peer Mentoring In Australian Higher Education: An Investigation, Nick Mcghie

Nick McGhie

This thesis is an exploration of student peer mentoring programs which are increasingly popular in Australian higher education. The thesis investigates the motivations behind student peer mentoring programs offering transition-in support for students. The thesis investigates whether programs are run to benefit the students or to serve the interests of the institution. The thesis explores the current context of higher education in Australia and moves to a case study of the University of Wollongong. Interview data is used to analyse how staff and students navigate the institutional narrative surrounding student peer mentoring and its uses.


We Will Rock You: Curricular Disruption In The Classroom, Joyce Lazier Oct 2012

We Will Rock You: Curricular Disruption In The Classroom, Joyce Lazier

joyce lazier

This paper will address the “integrating diverse disciplinary approaches to teaching, learning and SOTL” conference thread. My original question was simply how to get the students to spend more time editing their research papers to obtain a higher quality paper. This led to the idea of creating an iMovie research paper where the students would have to narrate their text, add images, and music for a final project. I put together a proposal requesting iPads for my seven students in Modern Philosophy. The final iMovie project brought together various disciplines since it required the student to find both visual components …