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Bush, Drew; Sieber, Renee; Chandler, Mark A.; Sohl, Linda E. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
Geography educators have long taught anthropogenic global climate change (AGCC) using geospatial data, visualizations, analysis tools and models. We examined the attitudes of teachers at secondary schools, research institutions, colleges and universities tasked with teaching using one such technology. We designed a seventeen-question online survey…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Ecology, Teaching Methods
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Mello, Cláudio; Doecke, Brenton; McLean Davies, Larissa; Buzacott, Lucy – English in Education, 2019
This essay begins with vignettes showcasing the pedagogy of three teachers of literature in contrastive settings (one in Brazil, two in Australia). These act as prompts for a transnational dialogue between us that unfolds in our writing of this essay. The aim is not to assess or make judgements about the quality of the teaching presented but to…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Literature, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
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Foppoli, Alexander; Choudhary, Rahul; Blair, David; Kaur, Tejinder; Moschilla, John; Zadnik, Marjan – Physics Education, 2019
Einsteinian physics represents a distinct paradigm shift compared to Newtonian physics. There is worldwide interest in introducing Einsteinian physics concepts early in school curriculum and trials have demonstrated that this is feasible. However introducing Einsteinian concepts from an early age requires more than suitable curriculum and teaching…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Faculty Development, Workshops
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Williams, John; Pill, Shane – European Physical Education Review, 2019
This research investigated what the term Quality Physical Education (QPE) meant to Health and Physical Education (HPE) teachers in Australian Capital Territory (ACT) schools. A total of 14 HPE teachers who taught middle school or above, representing government and independent schools, took part in focus group interviews about their understanding…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Health Education, Educational Quality
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Jones, Andrew; Penney, Dawn – European Physical Education Review, 2019
This paper presents theoretical insights and empirical findings from research in Western Australia (WA) that explored the concept of 'integrated theory and practice' in the context of the introduction of a new examination physical education course. The lack of conceptual clarity associated with attempts to embed 'integration' into curriculum…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary Education
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Blackberry, Gina; Kearney, Judith; Glen, Matthew – Educational Action Research, 2019
In contemporary educational settings, school leaders and teachers face increased accountability and pressure to raise student performance. Utilising professional learning to develop individual and collective capability is a common feature of these settings. In Australia, there is evidence that many schools have implemented action research to…
Descriptors: Action Research, Research Projects, Faculty Development, Performance Based Assessment
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Fitzgerald, Michael; Danaia, Lena; McKinnon, David H. – Research in Science Education, 2019
In recent years, calls for the adoption of inquiry-based pedagogies in the science classroom have formed a part of the recommendations for large-scale high school science reforms. However, these pedagogies have been problematic to implement at scale. This research explores the perceptions of 34 positively inclined early-adopter teachers in…
Descriptors: Barriers, Inquiry, Active Learning, Science Instruction
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Miller, Paul – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2019
The recruitment of overseas trained teachers (OTTs) in England is a matter that has received as much attention inside the United Kingdom as outside. Education systems in small island and developing states, especially, were believed to have been placed 'at risk' following the departure of experienced and qualified teachers. Correspondingly, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Workers, Teacher Recruitment, Foreign Countries, Overseas Employment
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Kota, Srividya Durga; Cornish, Scott; Sharma, Manjula Devi – Physics Education, 2019
Electricity is taught in junior high school science in Australia and many other countries. While electricity is all around us and one would say that its context and relevance are obvious, students generally do not find learning about electricity engaging. The objective of this paper is to describe the development and evaluation of an open inquiry…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Spreadsheets
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Lawrence, David F.; Loi, Natasha M.; Gudex, Boyd W. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This cross-sectional study sought to investigate teachers' experiences of work intensification and wellbeing. Using the Job Demands-Resources model as a framework, this study investigated the relationship between work intensification, satisfaction with workload, perceived organisational support, and burnout. An Australian sample of 215 high school…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teacher Burnout, Well Being, Faculty Workload
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Martino, Wayne; Cumming-Potvin, Wendy – Research Papers in Education, 2019
In this paper, we draw on conversations with two English teachers in an Australian government speciality arts focused school to investigate possibilities for envisaging trans-affirmative and queer pedagogies in the classroom. It draws from two studies that are concerned to investigate how gender and sexually diverse students are being supported in…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation
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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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Ohi, Sarah; O'Mara, Joanne; Arber, Ruth; Hartung, Catherine; Shaw, Gary; Halse, Christine – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
Intercultural education (ICE) is a priority for schools and schooling systems worldwide. While extensive policy and academic literature exists that describes how ICE should be done in schools, relatively little has been published about the pragmatics of implementing and enacting ICE, despite evidence that principals, teachers and schools feel ill…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Program Implementation, Constructivism (Learning), Self Concept
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Bond, Melissa – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Parent involvement in and engagement with children's learning has been shown to strongly influence student achievement, engagement, motivation and school completion. However, parent involvement decreases once students reach middle school, as subject content gets harder, the number of teachers increases, and students are less likely to share their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Secondary School Students, Rural Schools
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