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Martin, Andrew J. – Online Submission, 2012
This brief report presents on gender and age effects in academic motivation and engagement. The results are based on an updated and much expanded dataset (from prior research) of 33,778 students from 92 high schools in Australia. Findings show there are significant gender and age effects--a number of which are qualified by the interaction of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Females, Student Motivation, Interaction
Schroeter, Gillian – Online Submission, 2010
Background: The high school production offers our students a creative way to develop their literacy, numeracy and social skills to mention a few. Why then do we permit anyone to teach the production and usually expect teachers to volunteer? Purpose: To do research into why the school production should be adopted as an integral part of our…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drama, Enrichment Activities, High Schools
Stepath, Carl; Whitehouse, Hilary – Online Submission, 2006
Background: This article concerns learning with high school students and the effect of snorkeling and coral reef monitoring at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The effectiveness of classroom learning, student-reef relationships and reef trips were investigated. Purpose: This paper presents selected student accounts of reef educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Research Design, Proximity
Stepath, Carl Myron – Online Submission, 2006
Marine education aims to educate a citizenry capable of making astute decisions about the impact of human activities, and encourage ecologically sensitive practices. Coral reefs are critically important, and are in serious decline. This research explores high school students' reef experiences with respect to specific learning outcomes. Queensland…
Descriptors: Marine Education, Adolescents, Experiential Learning, Environmental Education
Boylan, Colin, Ed. – Online Submission, 2006
The papers contained in this document represent the keynote addresses, refereed and non-refereed conference papers from the 22nd National Conference of Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA). The theme for this national conference was: Community Diversity and Innovation in Rural and Remote Education and Training. Keynote…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Foreign Countries, Innovation, Rural Education
Stepath, Carl M. – Online Submission, 2006
Marine education research designs are discussed, and student learning outcomes while monitoring a coral reef is evaluated. Changes in environmental knowledge and attitudes, ecological intention to act, and direct reef experience were investigated. Differences between student pre-test and the post-test responses were observed, and analysis is…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Marine Education, Student Attitudes, Intention
Betjeman, Kenneth Jon – Online Submission, 2005
This paper is a history of the adoption and implementation of "The Web of Life", an inquiry based biology course for senior secondary students in Western Australia. It focuses on the period from 1965 to 1990, outlines the issues at the time, events, and timeline of implementation and reflects on inquiry teaching and learning. It is a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, Science Instruction, Active Learning
Stepath, Carl M. – Online Submission, 2004
Educational programs that focus on humans and their relationship to coral reefs are becoming necessary, as reef structures along the Queensland coast come under mounting ecological pressure. This paper reports on a PhD research project which investigated marine education and learning with high school students in coral reef environments along the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Learning Experience, Ecology
Boylan, Colin, Ed.; Hemmings, Brian, Ed. – Online Submission, 2004
The 20th National Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA) and Western Australia District High School Administrators' Association (WADHSAA) joint conference proceedings, based on the theme "Working Together, Staying Vital," was held in Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia, in June 2004. The proceedings contain 13…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Indigenous Knowledge, Theory Practice Relationship