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Scott, Joseph J.; Hansen, Vibeke; Morgan, Philip J.; Plotnikoff, Ronald C.; Lubans, David R. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To explore young people's perceptions of pedometers and investigate behaviours exhibited while being monitored. Design: Qualitative design using six focus groups with participants (mean age 14.7 years). Setting: Study participants (n = 24) were randomly selected from a previous study of 123 young people aged 14-15 years from three…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Qualitative Research, Physical Activity Level, Foreign Countries
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van Dongen, Bonnie; Finn, Tara; Hansen, Vibeke; Wagemakers, Annemarie; Lubans, David; Dally, Kerry – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Adolescent boys living in disadvantaged communities are considered a vulnerable group at risk for developing obesity and associated health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension and type-2 diabetes. While short-term health promotion programmes often produce effective results during the implementation of the intervention, according…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Education, Intervention, Self Determination
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Coll, Leanne; O'Sullivan, Mary; Enright, Eimear – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2018
What do young people believe sexuality education ought to be about? It is within the absence of a sustained and critical consideration of the possibilities and politics of engaging in research with rather than for young people in the reimagining of sexuality education that this paper is positioned. Data were generated as part of an 18-month Youth…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Secondary School Students, Participatory Research
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Halse, Christine – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
This article examines the attributions of responsibility for racism in the everyday talk of secondary school students. It draws on focus groups with a cross section of students from different ethnic backgrounds in three, very different, secondary schools. In these focus groups, students deploy six different, sometimes contradictory, racialised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Racial Bias
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Palmer, Tracey-Ann; Burke, Paul F.; Aubusson, Peter – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Student study of science at school has been linked to the need to provide a scientifically capable workforce and a scientifically literate society. Educators, scientists, and policymakers are concerned that too few students are choosing science for study in their final years of school. How and why students choose and reject certain subjects,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Secondary School Students, Course Selection (Students)
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Knight, Bruce Allen; Casey, Maria; Dekkers, John – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2017
Textbooks have been used to enhance teaching in mathematics at all levels of schooling for many years. The use of textbooks enables the mathematics content to be presented in a sequenced, coherent and logical way. There are very few studies, however, that explore student thoughts about the use of electronic textbooks (e-texts) in secondary…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Mathematics Instruction
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Graham, Anne; Powell, Mary Ann; Truscott, Julia – Educational Research, 2016
Background: Alongside academic and vocational goals, schools are increasingly being called upon to address student well-being. Existing evidence suggests that strong relationships and a sense of connectedness in school communities are important for fostering subjective well-being. However, identifying the specific nature of such relational…
Descriptors: Well Being, Student School Relationship, Educational Experience, Mixed Methods Research
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French, Mei – Language and Education, 2016
In the context of increasing linguistic and cultural diversity in Australian schools, it is important to consider the value of students' multilingual resources for learning. This paper reports on an ethnographic case study conducted in an Australian metropolitan secondary school where the student body represented more than 40 cultures and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Multilingual Materials, Educational Policy
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Casey, M.; Mooney, A.; Smyth, J.; Payne, W. – Gender and Education, 2016
Drawing on interpretations of Foucault's techniques of power, we explored the discourses and power relations operative between groups of girls that appeared to influence their participation in Physical Education (PE) and outside of school in sport and physical activity (PA) in rural and regional communities. Interviews and focus groups were…
Descriptors: Females, Power Structure, Self Concept, Peer Relationship
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Prieto-Rodriguez, Elena – International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 2016
This paper reports on a component of a study which aims to determine how ICT, and in particular some of the technology funded as part of Australian government's DER (Digital Education Revolution) program, is used by teachers in the state of New South Wales. The study looks in particular at whether technology is used to incorporate real-world…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education
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Jacobson, Michael J.; Taylor, Charlotte E.; Richards, Deborah – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
In this paper, we propose computational scientific inquiry (CSI) as an innovative model for learning important scientific knowledge and new practices for "doing" science. This approach involves the use of a "game-like" virtual world for students to experience virtual biological fieldwork in conjunction with using an agent-based…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Research, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Walton, Jessica; Paradies, Yin; Mansouri, Fethi – British Educational Research Journal, 2016
In a highly globalised world with increasing ethno-nationalistic tensions and conflicts, the importance of intercultural education has never been greater. The challenge remains, however, as to whether educating for mutual respect and social cohesion can be achieved through traditional modes of schooling or whether additional approaches that are…
Descriptors: Museums, Ethnicity, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Simmons, Catharine; Graham, Anne; Thomas, Nigel – Journal of Educational Change, 2015
This article explores the significance of actively engaging with students in school about matters that concern them. The discussion draws upon data from a large-scale mixed methods study in Australia that investigated how "wellbeing" in schools is understood and facilitated. The qualitative phase of the research included semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Student Participation, Educational Environment
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Monks, Helen; Cardoso, Patricia; Papageorgiou, Alana; Carolan, Catherine; Costello, Leesa; Thomas, Laura – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2015
Social media is a central component in the lives of many young people, and provides innovative potential to conduct research among this population. Ethical issues around online research have been subject to much debate, yet young people have seldom been consulted to provide a youth perspective and voice. Eight (8) focus groups involving 48 Grade 9…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Grade 9
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Naidoo, Loshini – Intercultural Education, 2015
The Australian federal government recently set a challenging national aim: By 2020, 20% of higher education enrolment at the undergraduate level will include students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Although refugee-background students are often members of the targeted sub-population, their educational journeys frequently require special forms…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Migrant Children, Qualitative Research
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