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Barac, Karin; Prestige, Sarah; Main, Katherine – Australian Educational Computing, 2017
This paper presents a summary of the key findings of a TPACK survey adapted for a higher education context and serves as an initial sampling technique for a larger study in the design and delivery practices of academics. There are few studies that investigate how technologies are used and experienced in courses from an objective pedagogical…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Foreign Countries, Technology Integration
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Hoadley, Susan; Wood, Leigh N.; Tickle, Leonie; Kyng, Tim – Education & Training, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate and identify threshold concepts that are the essential conceptual content of finance programmes. Design/Methodology/Approach: Conducted in three stages with finance academics and students, the study uses threshold concepts as both a theoretical framework and a research methodology. Findings: The…
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Financial Services, Fundamental Concepts, Curriculum Design
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Ellis, Bronwyn; Watkinson, Julie; Sawyer, Janet – Education in Rural Australia, 2010
The final stage of a longitudinal research project that focused on identifying the impact of a new university presence in a South Australian regional city is presented in this paper, which continues the account given at the 2009 SPERA Conference. The early stages comprised focus groups of stakeholders, staff involved, and students, and surveys of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Higher Education, School Community Relationship
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Corney, Tim; Broadbent, Robyn – Youth Studies Australia, 2007
The development of a national youth work training package in Australia began over 15 years ago. The current package sits under the umbrella of the general Community Services Industry Training Package. The first stage of a review of this package has been completed and the subsequent report not only confirms the recent trend towards the…
Descriptors: Community Services, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
Luntz, Jennifer J. – MCT, 1999
Describes the first stage in Victoria, Australia's child and adolescent mental health services' (CAMHS) progress toward cultural proficiency in service delivery, focusing on research regarding services for adolescents age 12-18 years. Data from students, parents, and community agency workers provide information on families' adaptation to life in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Health, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries
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Dollman, James – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2005
The "Learning Trail" is an innovative application of peer-mediated instruction designed to enhance student learning in large practical classes. The strategy specifically seeks to improve participants' attention to details of protocol that are often difficult to observe during teacher-centered demonstrations to large groups. Students…
Descriptors: Discussion, Information Transfer, Foreign Countries, Sciences
Bozzo, Robert – 1982
A final report is given of an assessment and comparison series which evaluated the national fitness and sport promotion systems in the United States, Australia, and Canada. The framework of the three country-specific assessments treated national level policies and programs first, followed by state or provincial activities. At each stage, physical…
Descriptors: Athletics, Comparative Analysis, Delivery Systems, Federal State Relationship
Thorpe, Mary – 2000
Key issues related to the relationship between new technology and lifelong learning in the United Kingdom and elsewhere were identified through reviews of the literature on information and communications technology (ICT) and the literature on lifelong learning. Two overarching issues related to the interplay of new technology and lifelong learning…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Computer Uses in Education
Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne (Australia). – 1983
Supplemented with 20 tables of data, this discussion focuses on the changing environment of Australian families and society. Specifically offered are descriptions of child care arrangements, a rationale for children's services, and policy suggestions. With respect to child care arrangements, it is noted that the family environment has been altered…
Descriptors: Day Care, Day Care Centers, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education