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Elliott, Gregory; McCormick, John; Bhindi, Narottam – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Religious education in Australian Catholic High Schools is the raison d'etre for the Catholic education system and religious education teachers are critical to this mission. This paper offers a framework for investigating the self-efficacy of religious education teachers.We first describe the nature and context of religious education in Australian…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries
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Lambert, Kirsten; Wright, Peter; Currie, Jan; Pascoe, Robin – Critical Studies in Education, 2019
This article explores the effects of neoliberalism and performative educational cultures on secondary school drama classrooms. We consider the ways Deleuze and Guattari's schizoanalysis and Butler's concept of gender performance enable us to chart the embodied, relational, spatial and affective energies that inhabit the often neoliberal and…
Descriptors: Drama, Neoliberalism, Criticism, Teaching Methods
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Price, Colin – Teaching Science, 2019
This article proposes an evidence-based and engaging approach to teaching the mechanisms driving the movement of tectonic plates that should lead high school students towards the prevalent theories used in peer-reviewed science journals and taught in universities. The methods presented replace the inaccurate and outdated focus on mantle convection…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Plate Tectonics, Science Instruction, High School Students
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Edwards-Vandenhoek, Samantha – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
This article outlines the learning design, implementation and shared outcomes of an intensive placed-based design education programme that was delivered in a specific remote high school learning context in the Warmun Aboriginal community, East Kimberley, Western Australia. Place-based design education seeks to assist vulnerable young people in…
Descriptors: Design, Place Based Education, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge
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Forrester, Tricia; Sandison, Carolyn E.; Denny, Sue – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2017
In 2014 we commenced working on the Inspiring Mathematics and Science in Teacher Education (IMSITE) project, aimed at improving mathematics and science education in Australia by improving the recruitment, development, and retention of mathematics and science teachers. In this project we undertook a range of activities, the most exciting of which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics
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Thompson, Ian – Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 2017
In this paper, an example is offered of a problem-solving task for senior secondary school students which was given in the context of a story. As the story unfolds, the task requires progressively more complex forms of linear programming to be applied. Coding in MATLAB is used throughout the task in such a way that it supports the increasing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Programming, High School Seniors, Mathematics Education
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Gordon, Neil – Teaching Science, 2016
Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education (CASE) on the Sunshine Coast is growing rapidly. It has expanded from one inaugural Year 8 class in 2012 to the current state of play with the involvement of over 3,000 CASE students from eleven Sunshine Coast State High Schools. It is being taught by more than seventy CASE teachers with…
Descriptors: Science Course Improvement Projects, Secondary School Science, Science Achievement, Science Activities
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Doherty, Catherine; McGregor, Rowena; Shield, Paul – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2016
This paper demonstrates how classroom trouble warranting teacher intervention can stem from transgressions in different layers of the complex moral order regulating classroom interactions. The paper builds from Durkheim's treatment of schooling as the institution responsible for the inculcation of a shared moral order, Bernstein's distinction…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
Lindsay, Julie – Educational Leadership, 2016
Thanks to the development of faster Internet and better technology tools, students and teachers can network, collaborate, co-create products, build knowledge together, and share that knowledge with whomever they want around the world. Julie Lindsay describes online resources, tools, and projects that teachers can use for online global…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Learner Engagement
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Husnawadi; Syamsudarni – Dinamika Ilmu, 2016
Since its establishment in the late 2015, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) with English as the official language has forced its participating countries to improve the quality of English language teaching, in the hope to prepare their people to be globally competitive, as the lack of English proficiency remains the main challenge across the…
Descriptors: Debate, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hilton, Annette; Hilton, Geoff – Teaching Science, 2016
In many scientific contexts, students need to be able to use mathematical knowledge in order to engage in scientific reasoning and problem-solving, and their understanding of scientific concepts relies heavily on their ability to understand and use mathematics in often new or unfamiliar contexts. Not only do science students need high levels of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Concepts, Problem Solving
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Scherer, Nathaneal; Cousins, Aidan – Teaching Science, 2016
One of the important questions for any educator is, "How can I teach difficult and abstract concepts in a way that connects with students' real life?". This is especially true in the senior years, when students are often confronted with ideas that don't appear relevant to their lives, are primarily explainable using mathematics rather…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Grade 12, Secondary School Science
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Fletcher, Sarah – Teaching Science, 2016
The first Australian National University (ANU) Science Extension Day was held on September 8, 2015. The ANU Science Extension Day is a project that was initiated by Theodore Primary School (ACT) and developed by Theodore Primary, Calwell High School, Science Educators Association of the ACT (SEA*ACT), and the ANU. The project was developed with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Career Development, Elementary School Students
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Briggs, Judith – Art Education, 2016
The National Visual Arts Standards (NVAS) present ways for students in the United States to create, present, respond, and connect to the world of art and artmaking. This article focuses on the practices of one visual arts educator, Educator A, who taught in a state-sponsored specialist music high school, guided by the following question: "How…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Arts, Art Education, Academic Standards
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Doecke, Brenton – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
This essay explores the role that storytelling might play in the professional learning of English teachers. It begins by reflecting on the ways that stories shape our everyday lives, and then considers how the meaning-making potential of storytelling might enable us to gain insights into our work as educators. This is in contradistinction to the…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Standards, Standardized Tests, Educational Change
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