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Ryan, Mary – Studies in Continuing Education, 2012
The importance of reflection in higher education, and across disciplinary fields is widely recognised. It is generally embedded in university graduate attributes, professional standards and course objectives. Furthermore, reflection is commonly included in assessment requirements in higher education subjects, often without necessary scaffolding or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Reflection, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Leu, Donald J.; McVerry, J. Gregory; O'Byrne, W. Ian; Kiili, Carita; Zawilinski, Lisa; Everett-Cacopardo, Heidi; Kennedy, Clint; Forzani, Elena – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2011
This commentary explores a central issue for our times, online reading comprehension. It first defines three issues that have largely gone unnoticed as the Internet enters our classrooms: (1) literacy has become deictic; (2) effective online information use requires additional online reading comprehension practices, skills, and dispositions; and…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Reading Comprehension, State Standards, Public Policy
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Burgh, Gilbert; Nichols, Kim – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2012
The "community of inquiry" as formulated by C. S. Peirce is grounded in the notion of communities of discipline-based inquiry engaged in the construction of knowledge. The phrase "transforming the classroom into a community of inquiry" is commonly understood as a pedagogical activity with a philosophical focus to guide…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Inquiry, Science Education, Educational Philosophy
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McNamara, Tim; Hill, Kathryn – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2012
The suggested role for assessment in developing "Roadmaps for Learning" has potentially important implications for the learning of second or foreign languages in school, a major concern of applied linguistics. In this response, the authors consider how the findings of a detailed ethnographic study of classroom-based assessment in two…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Indonesian, Student Evaluation
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Parry, Louka – Childhood Education, 2018
In order to bring the benefits of new education approaches, strategies, and tools to classrooms around the world, we need champions of innovation to blaze the path and serve as role models of creativity and exploration. Teachers are uniquely positioned to serve in this critical role.
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Creativity, Role Models
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Pill, John; Woodward-Kron, Robyn – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2012
The recently published article "English Proficiency Tests and Communication Skills Training for Overseas-Qualified Health Professionals in Australia and New Zealand" (Wette, 2011) aims to address perceived problems and misconceptions associated with the testing of English language skills and professional communicative competence of…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Language Tests, Foreign Countries, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Manuel, Jacqueline; Brock, Sophia; Brock, Amelia – English in Australia, 2017
This special issue of "English in Australia" invited the wife (Jacqueline Manuel) and daughters (Sophia and Amelia Brock) of Paul Brock, who served fifty years as an educator, to provide this reflective piece on his influence as a leader in education, a writer, a teacher, a scholar, a mentor, and an advocate for medical research and…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Recognition (Achievement), Profiles, Relevance (Education)
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Harris-Hart, Catherine – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2010
Whilst the past 35 years have seen numerous attempts at national curriculum collaboration in Australia, these have invariably failed largely due to the constitutional reality that the States have responsibility for curriculum. Federal government involvement in curriculum can only be achieved, therefore, with the consent of the States. To achieve…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Critical Theory, Foreign Countries, Federal Government
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Shah, Mahsood; Nair, Chenicheri Sid – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2011
The renewal of quality assurance in Australian higher education comes at a time when the higher education sectors in Australia and around the world are experiencing a number of key challenges. These include: ongoing decline in public funding of universities; the massification of higher education and demand for it during global recession;…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Surveys, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Tremmel, Robert – English Education, 2010
English teacher educators' commitment to Deweyan progressivism has cost them in recent years. It has contributed to their being pushed to the margins when it comes to serious, top-level discussions about the direction of American education. This essay reexamines the case for progressivism and its relevance as an element of CEE's ongoing effort to…
Descriptors: English Teacher Education, English Teachers, Teacher Educators, Educational Philosophy
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Xerri, Daniel – English in Australia, 2016
Spoken word poetry is a means of engaging young people with a genre that has often been much maligned in classrooms all over the world. This interview with the Australian spoken word poet Luka Lesson explores issues that are of pressing concern to poetry education. These include the idea that engagement with poetry in schools can be enhanced by…
Descriptors: Interviews, Poetry, Educational Practices, Relevance (Education)
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Larson, Susan; Partridge, Lee; Walkington, Helen; Wuetherick, Brad; Moore, Jessie L. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
Recognising that regional differences in mentored undergraduate research and inquiry (URI) practices shape how academic developers might adapt international practices and resources to their local contexts, guest editor Jessie L. Moore invited four scholars to discuss the key terms, concepts, and initiatives for mentored URI in their countries.…
Descriptors: Mentors, Undergraduate Students, Inquiry, Student Research
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Littleton, John – Religious Education, 2008
The vision statement of St. Saviour's Anglican Church in the Parish of Glen Osmon reads, "We aim to be a worshipping, caring, learning and serving Christian Community." These four aspects of Christian Community are essential and inter-related. The intention in the first part of this article is to explore the "learning" aspects…
Descriptors: Church Programs, Leadership Responsibility, Spiritual Development, Religious Education
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Forgasz, Rachel – Studying Teacher Education, 2017
The practicum is an important part of teacher education and has been widely studied from a variety of perspectives, including teacher candidates, associate or cooperating teachers, and supervisors. In this issue of "Studying Teacher Education," each author has written a self-study describing a personal journey of coming to understand…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Practicums, Educational Attitudes
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Lingard, Bob – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2015
This article responds to and reflects upon the articles in this special issue. Specifically, it deals with the usage of theory in each of the articles, what we might see, as examples of re-descriptive usage in autonomous theorizing. The articles utilize different theories and varying intellectual resources--Foucault and Deleuze (Richard Niesche),…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Web Sites, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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