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Mirizon, Soni; Wadham, Ben; Curtis, David – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
The objective of this study was to investigate how integrated content and language instruction, where English is used as the medium of instruction in teaching Mathematics and Science was viewed by the lecturers of the content subjects. The study also examined whether or not it had impacts on the lecturers classroom instructional practices.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Observation, Language of Instruction
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Klibthong, Sunanta; Agbenyega, Joseph S. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Despite extensive changes in early childhood inclusive education policy and practice, various barriers continue to inhibit access and participation of children with special needs in inclusive schools. Often mentioned barriers include negative beliefs, lack of understanding of inclusive pedagogy and the effectiveness of professional development to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Knowledge Level, Early Childhood Education
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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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Uslu, Öner – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Today, students are expected to access, analyse and synthesise information, and work cooperatively. Their learning environment, therefore, should be equipped with appropriate tools and materials, and teachers should have instructional abilities to use them effectively. This study aims to propose a model to improve teachers' instructional abilities…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Girardet, Céline; Berger, Jean-Louis – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Two studies were conducted to investigate the evolution of 71 Swiss vocational teachers' classroom management as a result of the inputs of a teacher education program, and to identify the factors that encouraged or impeded teacher change. Study 1 consisted of a longitudinal survey, and Study 2 of interviews. Longitudinal analyses were performed…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Teaching Methods
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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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Eyles, Anne-Maree – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This article provides insights into the current state of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) implementation in music classrooms throughout Queensland, Australia, through the perspectives of classroom music teachers with regard to organisational practices that influence the implementation of ICT in music education. Using explanatory…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Music Education, Foreign Countries
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Kizilcik, Hale; Daloglu, Aysegul – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
In this article, the authors, a teacher-researcher and an English Language Teaching (ELT) professor, report on a colloborative action research study which investigated how integrating systematic reflection into academic English courses at the tertiary level fostered both teacher and student learning. Using constructivist theory as a framework,…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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McAlinden, Maggie – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
English language teaching is intercultural in nature, and like all human activity, involves emotion and emotional understanding. Empathy is a means through which people can understand and express concern and care for one another. This article focuses on findings from a qualitative study that explored intercultural empathy in a culturally and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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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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Ualesi, Yvonne; Ward, Gillian – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Concern has been raised globally that a lack of interest by teachers towards teaching science has a negative impact on the children they teach. While attention has been paid to the teacher as a contributing factor to students' attitudes, less has been written about the attitudes of teachers. To bridge this gap, the current study examines six Year…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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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