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Jackson-Barret, Elizabeth M.; Gower, Graeme; Price, Anne E.; Herrington, Jan – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Over the past decade Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies and perspectives have been mandated across the Australian national curriculum and all teachers are now required to demonstrate strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and have a broad knowledge of Aboriginal histories, cultures and languages. This…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum
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Takker, Shikha; Subramaniam, K. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
The aim of the study reported in this paper was to explore and enhance experienced school mathematics teachers' knowledge of students'thinking, as it is manifested in practice. Data were collected from records of classroom observations, interviews with participating teachers, and weekly teacher-researcher meetings organized in the school. In this…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Case Studies, Arithmetic, Mathematics Teachers
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Quinn, Frances; Charteris, Jennifer; Fletcher, Peter; Parkes, Mitchell; Reyes, Vicente – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper explores metaphors as a process of professional learning, and as a research method to interrogate professional knowledge landscapes (PKLs) within the flexible space and time of online pre-service teacher education. The methodology comprised five pre-service teacher educators with different disciplinary areas of responsibility engaging…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Intellectual Disciplines
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Vass, Greg – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Arising from the author's experiences as a high school teacher, and now teacher educator and education researcher, this article is motivated by concerns to do with 'good' schooling practices in connection with Indigenous education in Australia. More specifically, the paper critically considers the enduring and worrying influences of 'Aboriginal…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Indigenous Populations, Culturally Relevant Education, Politics of Education
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Hammond, Lorraine; Moore, Wendy M. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
In this study we measured the impact of a professional development model that included directive coaching on the instructional practices of Western Australian primary school teachers taking up explicit instruction. We developed and validated protocols that enabled us to measure teachers' fidelity to the salient elements of explicit instruction and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), Elementary School Teachers