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Lamb, Janeen; Visnovska, Jana – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2012
This paper explores the role of professional learning community and collegial discussion as important supports for developing teacher expertise in the teaching and learning of mathematics in rural and remote regions of Queensland, Australia. The research reported in this paper is from the first year of a longitudinal research and development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Organizational Culture, Collegiality
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Cox, Robyn; O'Brien, Katherine; Walsh, Maureen; West, Helen – English in Australia, 2015
This paper reports on a 10 week vocabulary focused intervention based on the Word Generation program (Snow, 2002, 2010; SERP, 2011) in primary and secondary schools, which demonstrated clear improvements, particularly with students who are EAL/D learners. Teachers across English, Science, Maths and Social Sciences developed professional learning…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Secondary School Students, Academic Discourse, Intervention
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Yoo, Joanne; Carter, Don; Larkin, John – Issues in Educational Research, 2017
This paper is based on a research project designed to cultivate teachers as creative writers and as teachers of creative and critical writing. The project involved both primary and secondary teachers from eight schools located in Sydney, Australia. It documents the evolution of an open-ended research project that aimed to accommodate the needs of…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Creative Writing, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
Stoll, Louise; Louis, Karen Seashore – Open University Press, 2007
There is great interest internationally in the potential of professional learning communities for enhancing educational reform efforts and sustaining improvement. This international collection, with contributions from researchers and those leading initiatives in five countries, aims to broaden and deepen conceptions and understanding of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Capital, Faculty Development
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Parr, Graham – English in Australia, 2016
While some international histories of English education are inclined to characterise the 1966 Dartmouth seminar as initiating some kind of revolution, other accounts have positioned it as one important conversation amongst many. Using Raymond Williams' notion of a "long revolution", this short essay characterises Dartmouth as making a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational History, Seminars
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Owen, Susanne – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
Professional learning community (PLC) is a current "buzz" term in business and educational contexts, seemingly referring to anything from decision making committees to regular meeting groups or collegial learning teams. This paper explores the concept of a PLC within three significantly innovative schools, based on an examination of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Collegiality, Faculty Development
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Tayler, Collette – Education 3-13, 2012
For the first time across Australia, early education and care services are subject to a single, national set of regulations and standards governing the quality of provision. Concurrently, a set of outcomes for all children aged from birth to 5 years and a ranking system to make transparent the performance of programmes have been developed. This…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices
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Boyle, Tess; Petriwskyj, Anne – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2014
Systemic splits between pre-compulsory and compulsory early years education impact on transitions to school through discontinuities in children's experience. This paper presents data from a critical participatory action research project about transitions between pre-compulsory and compulsory early education schooling in Australia. The project aim…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Transitional Programs, Compulsory Education
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Auhl, Greg; Daniel, Graham R. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2014
Within professional learning communities, the processes of shared reflection and critique, or critical transformative dialogues are considered crucial for the maintenance and improvement of professional practice. This paper focuses on the development of the processes of critical transformative dialogues and their application in the professional…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Transformative Learning, Communities of Practice, Feedback (Response)
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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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Schuck, Sandy; Aubusson, Peter; Kearney, Matthew; Burden, Kevin – Teacher Development, 2013
This paper reports on a study of a community of university educators that investigated the introduction of mobile technologies into their learning and teaching. The study was conducted by a subgroup of that community. Given the ubiquity of mobile devices, members of the community felt they needed to develop expertise in mobile learning so that…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Teacher Education, Communities of Practice, Teacher Educators
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Keamy, Ron – School Leadership & Management, 2016
Creativity in teaching and leadership continues to be a topic of interest in education. This article focuses on comments made by a school's leadership team as part of a larger study in which a mixed methods case study design involving the school's leadership team and staff who taught Arts (either as specialist teachers or generalist classroom…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Creativity, Creative Teaching
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Bills, Andrew; Cook, Jenni; Giles, David – School Leadership & Management, 2015
Concerned about the phenomena of early school leaving in our region, we are two teachers who initiated and developed a new school from the "ground up" to re-engage young people disenfranchised with schooling back into formalised learning. Using critical action research methodology over a three and a half year developmental period, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Learner Engagement
Hurst, Chris; Sparrow, Len – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2012
The Swan Valley Cluster of schools for the Make It Count project identified the professional learning of teachers and teaching assistants as a key factor in improving numeracy outcomes for urban Indigenous children. Initial training for assistants began in late 2010 and took the form of workshops based on a modified First Steps in Mathematics…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Indigenous Knowledge, Faculty Development, Teacher Workshops
McMaster, Heather; Cavanagh, Michael – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
Many primary pre-service teachers (PSTs) who are enthused by tertiary courses that espouse and model a socio-constructivist approach to teaching mathematics, revert to a traditional approach when they encounter mathematics teaching during professional experience. An intervention was designed to translate the initial pedagogical intent of four…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Faculty Development
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