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Yoo, Joanne; Heggart, Keith; Burridge, Nina – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This paper explores the benefits of coteaching a philosophy and ethics subject for final year Australian primary preservice education students. It depicts the learning experiences of two early career academics, who were the coresearchers and coauthors of this article. A third author acted as a critical friend who facilitated reflective discussion…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Ethics, Educational Philosophy, Preservice Teacher Education
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Heggart, Keith R.; Yoo, Joanne – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Many tertiary institutions have embraced digital learning through the use of online learning platforms and social networks. However, the research about the efficacy of such platforms is confused, as is the field itself, in part because of the rapidly evolving technology, and also because of a lack of clarity about what constitutes a learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Oakley, Grace – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Children who cannot spell fluently are likely to encounter difficulty in writing texts across the curriculum. Furthermore, spelling is often a component in high stakes tests, the results of which have significant implications for students and schools. In the context of debates on teacher quality, it is pertinent to examine the views of early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Spelling Instruction
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King, Fiona – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to share teacher practice in the inclusion and delivery of music education experiences for children, to inform teacher education and to guide professional learning. It draws on a larger investigation into the music activities delivered by three primary school classroom (generalist) teachers in Victoria, Australia.…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Music Education, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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King, Fiona – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to share teacher practice in the inclusion and delivery of music education experiences for children, to inform teacher education and to guide professional learning. It draws on a larger investigation into the music activities delivered by three primary school classroom (generalist) teachers in Victoria, Australia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Activities, Elementary School Teachers, General Education
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Albrecht, Nicole J. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Mindfulness is taking a preeminent role in today's education system. In the current study the author explored how experienced MindBody Wellness instructors make sense of teaching children mindfulness. The methodology of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis combined with autoethnography was used to interview eight teachers from the United…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Attention, Role Models, Teacher Role
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Jackson-Barret, Elizabeth M.; Lee-Hammond, Libby – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Djarlgarra Koolunger (Canning River kids) is a culturally centred outdoor learning project referred to as 'On Country Learning' or OCL. The project explores Aboriginal connectedness to the spiritual, social, cultural, environmental and geographic dimensions of particular outdoor spaces. This allows Indigenous and non- Indigenous students and their…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Indigenous Populations, Comparative Analysis, Outdoor 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
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Guven Akdeniz, Dilsad; Argun, Ziya – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Learning outcome (LO) literacy is conceptualized as a necessary skill for planning teaching and learning activities effectively. The skill has two main components: understanding and interpreting learning outcomes. The current study aimed to identify learning outcome literacy of elementary mathematics teachers with regard to this conceptualization.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries