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Çalik, Muammer; Karatas, Faik Özgür – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
The study aimed at exploring whether a "Science-Technology-Social Change" course improved pre-service social studies teachers' (PST) scientific habits of mind and attitudes towards socio-scientific issues. Within a pre- and post-course experimental design, the study was conducted with 135 second-year PST (68 males and 67 females) from…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Social Change, Cognitive Processes, Problem Solving
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Cheung, Yin Ling – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
While the last decade has witnessed a growing body of research on student motivation in second language acquisition, research about the impact of writing instructors' motivational strategies on student motivation has remained underexplored. In order to fill this important gap, this study, guided by motivational strategy framework, investigates the…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Teachers, Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students
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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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Dobinson, Toni J.; Bogachenko, Tatiana – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Australian universities have moved towards greater reliance on technology as a learning tool. The use of podcasts or recorded lectures (sometimes called ilectures) is now common practice in both on-campus and online modes. Using a qualitative approach to data collection which included recorded interviews, an online survey of open-ended questions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Web Based Instruction, Lecture Method
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Carson, Karyn; Bayetto, Anne – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This study investigates the relationship between early childhood (EC) and early years' primary school (EYPS) teachers' phonological awareness (PA) assessment practices, self-reported PA knowledge and actual PA knowledge. Method: A survey design was employed whereby 102 registered Australian EC and EYPS teachers responded to questions regarding PA…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Phonological Awareness, Evaluation Methods
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Goddard, Corrina; Evans, David – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Teachers are responsible for meeting the needs of increasingly diverse learners. Given their position as catalysts for educational change, teachers' positive attitudes towards inclusive education must be considered prerequisite to its success in Australian classrooms. This study investigated the extent to which pre-service training affects…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Dupont, Pascal – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
In France, the growing percentage of students with reading problems calls for innovative teaching, particularly for students with serious learning difficulties. The present study was conducted on two classes with comparable reading levels: one standard sixth-grade class and one eighth-grade SEGPA class (those with learning difficulties). This…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Reading Comprehension, Foreign Countries, Reading Difficulties
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Adadan, Emine; Oner, Diler – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This mixed method study aimed to examine if, and then potentially how, the level of preservice teachers' metacognitive awareness (MA) influences their reflective thinking on their teaching practicum experiences in the context of web-based portfolio construction. Data sources included two sets of reflection task responses and a Likert-type…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Metacognition, Thinking Skills, Practicums
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Knox, John S. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Language teaching is a profession which is international in character. Language teachers often work and study in foreign countries, and distance education has become very important in the education of language teachers. Drawing on two international surveys, this paper explores language teacher education by distance from the perspective of students…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Language Teachers, Teacher Education, Second Language Learning
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Herbert, Sandra; Xu, Lihua; Kelly, Leissa – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Science education starts at primary school. Yet, recent research shows primary school teachers lack confidence and competence in teaching science (Prinsley & Johnston, 2015). A Victorian state government science specialist initiative responded to this concern by providing professional learning programs to schools across Victoria. Drawing on…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Science Education
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Blackley, Susan; Sheffield, Rachel; Maynard, Nicoleta; Koul, Rekha; Walker, Rebecca – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
The Makerspace phenomenon has morphed into three readily identifiable types characterised by accessibility: dedicated, distributed, and mobile. The research presented in this paper describes a type of Makerspace that is defined by its purpose: to improve the confidence and ability of primary education students in STEM education. This approach is…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, STEM Education, Elementary School Students, Faculty Development
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Longaretti, Lynette; Toe, Dianne – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Classroom teacher quality can significantly impact student learning outcomes. Increased access to skilled teachers in low socioeconomic status (SES) schools could substantially improve the learning outcomes and engagement levels of young people. The National Exceptional Teaching for Disadvantaged Schools (NETDS) programme is a university based…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Disadvantaged Environment, Administrator Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education
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Kavanoz, Suzan; Yüksel, Hatice G. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Contemporary interactionist theories conceive identity formation as a dynamic process that is continuously co-constructed within a social context. For pre-service language teachers, teacher education programs constitute the context in which their professional identities are formed. This cross-sectional qualitative study aims at exploring…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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de Bruin, Leon R.; Harris, Anne – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This study investigates and compares elements of creativity in secondary schools and classrooms in Australia and Singapore. Statistical analysis and qualitative investigation of teacher, student and leadership perceptions of the emergence, fostering and absence of creativity in school learning environments is explored. This large-scale…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Creativity, Statistical Analysis
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Gök Kaça, Gökçen; Yigitoglu, Nur – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This study investigates how novice English as a foreign language teachers (EFL) navigate their teaching in a university setting while attending an in-service teacher training program to improve their teaching skills. The purpose is to explore the influences of the curriculum followed at an intensive English program on novice teachers' cognitions.…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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