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Tomas, Louisa; Rigano, Donna; Ritchie, Stephen M. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2016
Research aimed at understanding the role of the affective domain in student learning in classrooms has undergone a recent resurgence due to the need to understand students' affective response to science instruction. In a case study of a year 8 science class in North Queensland, students worked in small groups to write, film, edit, and produce…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Grade 8, Emotional Response, Self Control
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Owen, Susanne – Educational Review, 2016
Student-driven "deep learning", teachers as "coaches" and "activators of learning" and positive student-teacher relationships are all part of the changing and significantly innovative educational landscape which requires considerable pedagogical change in teaching and learning processes. Teacher professional learning…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Well Being, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Bowmer, Megan E.; Curwood, Jen Scott – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2016
This case study examined a Romanticism unit within a Year 9 English class in Sydney, Australia. It considered whether popular culture could build connections between students' lives and Romanticism, and whether the process of remixing "high" Romantic poetry with "low" popular culture could foster student engagement. Thematic…
Descriptors: Poetry, Popular Culture, Case Studies, Romanticism
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Moloney, Robyn; Xu, HuiLing – Cogent Education, 2015
With the economic rise of China, there is global demand for effective teaching and learning of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL). There has been limited sustained success in Chinese language learning in Australian schools, however, and this has been attributed, amongst other factors, to pedagogy employed by teachers. Today, it is commonplace to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chinese, Second Language Instruction, Case Studies
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Callow, Jon; Orlando, Joanne – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2015
Engaging students in effective technology use and literacy learning is an ongoing challenge, particularly for students who are impacted by poverty. Exemplary teaching and teachers' pedagogical choices play a critical role in addressing this challenge. This paper illustrates the practices of teachers, identified to be exemplary in engaging students…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Poverty, Low Income Groups
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King, Donna; Ritchie, Stephen; Sandhu, Maryam; Henderson, Senka – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Science activities that evoke positive emotional responses make a difference to students' emotional experience of science. In this study, we explored 8th Grade students' discrete emotions expressed during science activities in a unit on Energy. Multiple data sources including classroom videos, interviews and emotion diaries completed at the end of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Activities, Emotional Response, Grade 8
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Love, Kristina; Sandiford, Carmel; Macken-Horarik, Mary; Unsworth, Len – English in Australia, 2014
We report in this paper on one aspect of a project designed to support teachers with the demands of the Language strand of the Australian Curriculum for English as this guides their development of a coherent account of knowledge about language and their implementation of this in building their students' literacy repertoires. We map the changing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Persuasive Discourse, Writing Instruction, English Teachers