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Martin, Andrew J.; Collie, Rebecca J.; Durksen, Tracy L.; Burns, Emma C.; Bostwick, Keiko C. P.; Tarbetsky, Ana L. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
This review explores predictors and consequences of students' growth goals and growth mindset in school with particular emphasis on how correlational statistical methods can be applied to illuminate key issues and implications. Study 1 used cross-sectional data and employed structural equation modelling (SEM) to investigate the role of growth…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Student Educational Objectives, Predictor Variables, Statistical Analysis
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Kiley, Margaret; Holbrook, Allyson; Lovat, Terence; Fairbairn, Hedy; Starfield, Sue; Paltridge, Brian – Australian Universities' Review, 2018
While there has been considerable research on doctoral examination there is little that examines the various roles of the oral component and what issues one might consider if introducing or revising that aspect of the thesis examination process. This matter is of particular importance in Australia where it is not usual to have an oral component as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Dissertations, Evaluation Methods, Verbal Tests
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Limpens, Vera; Buszard, Tim; Shoemaker, Emma; Savelsbergh, Geert J. P.; Reid, Machar – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2018
Purpose: The net height in tennis (0.91 m) is approximately 50% of a professional tennis player's height. Children are also expected to play with this net height, even though it is approximately 70% of the average 10-year-old's height. This study examined the immediate effect of lowering net height on the performance characteristics of skilled…
Descriptors: Racquet Sports, Foreign Countries, Talent Development, Psychomotor Skills
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Neumann, Michelle M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Mothers play a key role in scaffolding children's writing using traditional tools, such as paper and pencil. However, little is known about how mothers scaffold young children's writing using touch-screen tablets (e.g., iPads) and the associations between maternal scaffolding and emergent literacy. Mother-child dyads (N = 47; M child…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Mothers, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy
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Bissoonauth, Anu – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
This paper investigated linguistic practices and choices of Australian children of Indian descent, an under-researched group, who are studying Hindi in primary education. Data was collected using a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews with sixty participants across 3 primary schools in the Sydney area. The findings revealed, as expected,…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Immigrants, Indians, Indo European Languages
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Liknaitzky, Paul; Smillie, Luke D.; Allen, Nicholas B. – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
Depression is associated with biased interpretations and beliefs that are resistant to change. This kind of cognitive rigidity may depend on two distinct factors--a reduced ability for processing information that conflicts with these interpretations and beliefs and a reduced ability for generating alternative representations. Although depressive…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Foreign Countries
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Kiru, Elisheba W. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2018
There is an urgent need to understand how often teachers use information and communication technologies (ICT) in mathematics instruction. This information can provide vital links that can help stakeholders make connections about ICT use in mathematics instruction and student learning experiences with ICT. Scholars in the field have reported on the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Information Technology, Comparative Education
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Jee, Min Jung – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
This study investigated Korean heritage speakers' Korean language proficiency (i.e. morphosyntax, collocation, and lexicon) in relation to their attitudes, motivation, and age at immigration (AI). Seventy-six adult Korean-Australians with Korean literacy participated. Overall, participants showed high levels of Korean proficiency in all three…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Language Attitudes, Age Differences, Immigration
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Zhang, Liang-Cheng; Worthington, Andrew C. – Research in Higher Education, 2018
Numerous studies have investigated economies of scale and scope in higher education as a means of providing public and private providers of college and university teaching, research and other services and their stakeholders with knowledge of the cost structures that underpin provision in this economically and socially important sector. However,…
Descriptors: Economics, Higher Education, Meta Analysis, Regression (Statistics)
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Allen, Kelly-Ann; Kern, Margaret L.; Vella-Brodrick, Dianne; Waters, Lea – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2018
Purpose: The vision or mission statement of a school outlines the school's purpose and defines the context, goals, and aspirations that govern the institution. Using vision and mission statements, the present descriptive research study investigated trends in Australian secondary schools' priorities. Research Methods: A stratified sample of…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Secondary Schools, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement
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Jensen, Matilde Bisballe; Utriainen, Tuuli Maria; Steinert, Martin – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
This paper presents the experienced difficulties of students participating in the multidisciplinary, remote collaborating engineering design course challenge-based innovation at CERN. This is with the aim to identify learning barriers and improve future learning experiences. We statistically analyse the rated differences between distinct design…
Descriptors: Barriers, Concept Mapping, Interdisciplinary Approach, Engineering Education
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Price, Heather E.; Weatherby, Kristen – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
To better understand the status of the teaching profession, we present a conceptual framework outlining the 4 domains of knowledge-worker professionals: professional benchmarks, professional discretion, room for promotion, and workplace conditions and use the TALIS 2013 survey data to show that these domains exist globally and vary within…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Employees, Professional Services, Knowledge Management
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Francis, Leslie J.; Penny, Gemma; Powell, Ruth – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2018
Drawing on data from the 2011 Australian National Church Life Survey (NCLS), this study was designed to assess peer and parental influence on frequency of church attendance, attitude toward church, and attitude toward Christianity among a sample of 6256 young churchgoers between the ages of eight and 14 years, attending a range of denominations,…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Parent Influence, Churches, Attendance
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van Gelderen, Ingrid; Matthew, Susan M.; Hendry, Graham D.; Taylor, Rosanne – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Good teaching that supports final year students' learning in clinical placements is critical for students' successful transition from an academic environment to professional practice. Final year internship programmes are designed to encourage student-centred approaches to teaching and deep approaches to learning, but the extent to which clinical…
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Veterinary Medical Education, Student Placement, Student Centered Learning
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Peterson, Candida C.; Slaughter, Virginia; Wellman, Henry M. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Persuasion is an essential social skill. Yet its development and underpinnings are poorly understood. In 2 studies, a total of 167 children aged 3 to 12 years took theory of mind (ToM) tests and participated in unscripted, seminaturalistic persuasive conversations. Children were typically developing (TD) or had deafness or autism spectrum disorder…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Persuasive Discourse, Interpersonal Competence, Children
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