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Hennessey, Angela; Dionigi, Rylee A. – Issues in Educational Research, 2013
To implement cooperative learning successfully in practice, teachers require knowledge of cooperative learning, its features and terms, and how it functions in classrooms. This qualitative study examined 12 Australian generalist primary teachers', understandings of cooperative learning and perceived factors affecting its implementation. Using…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Professional Development
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Reddan, Gregory – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
The notion of employability is gaining importance as an essential outcome of many degrees in institutions of higher education throughout Australia. This paper aims to determine the effects of an Exercise Science course, which includes elements of both career development learning and work-integrated learning, on six dimensions of employability -…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Undergraduate Students, Exercise
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Chan, Man Ching Esther; Clarke, David; Cao, Yiming – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2018
Interactive problem solving and learning are priorities in contemporary education, but these complex processes have proved difficult to research. This project addresses the question "How do we optimise social interaction for the promotion of learning in a mathematics classroom?" Employing the logic of multi-theoretic research design,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Interaction, Mathematics Instruction
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Toyoda, Etsuko – Intercultural Education, 2016
This article reports on findings from a research study conducted in a university-level Japanese course, which utilised intercultural learning approaches, methodologies and techniques. The purpose of the investigation was to assess student intercultural development as conceptualised in Deardorff's Process Model of Intercultural Competence.) The…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Environment
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Pechenkina, Ekaterina; Scardamaglia, Amanda; Gregory, Janet – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
This mixed method study involved twenty students enrolled in three consecutive intakes of an Australian Bachelor of Laws program's introductory unit. Pioneering a multi-element blended design, the unit featured three key elements: summary videos, self-test online quizzes and interactive discussion boards. These elements were chosen based on…
Descriptors: Legal Education (Professions), Video Technology, Introductory Courses, Blended Learning
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Bragg, Leicha A.; Koch, Jessica; Willis, Ashley – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2017
One way to heighten students' interest in the classroom is by personalising tasks. Through designing Robot Bioglyphs students are able to explore personalised data through a creative and engaging process. By understanding, producing and interpreting data, students are able to develop their statistical literacy, which is an essential skill in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Statistics, Student Motivation, Foreign Countries
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Ferguson-Patrick, Kate – Education 3-13, 2018
Cooperative learning (CL) has a strong research base, but it is underutilised. This can be explained by teachers' reluctance to experiment with pedagogies in an environment increasingly focused on high-stakes testing. Early career teachers (ECTs) need support to be innovative practitioners, particularly with such a complex one as CL. The teacher's…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Cooperative Learning, High Stakes Tests, Teaching Methods
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Woods-McConney, Amanda; Wosnitza, Marold; Sturrock, Keryn L. – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Science education research has recommended cooperative inquiry based science in the primary science context for more than two decades but after more than 20 years, student achievement in science has not substantially improved. This study, through direct observation and analysis, investigated content-related student interactions in an authentic…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Primary Education, Inquiry
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Kariippanon, Katharina E.; Cliff, Dylan P.; Lancaster, Sarah L.; Okely, Anthony D.; Parrish, Anne-Maree – Learning Environments Research, 2018
In recognition of the evolving learning needs of twenty-first century school students, changes to teaching practices and the incorporation of technology are increasingly accompanied by modifications to the built classroom environment. Typically rows of desk and chairs are replaced with a range of furniture that can be configured in various ways to…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Well Being, Educational Facilities Design, Student Centered Learning
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Garvis, Susanne – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
Music in early years classrooms is an important learning area for young children. Young children need access to hear different genres of music, learn a variety of repertoire, engage in composing and play musical instruments. With the changing reform agenda in early childhood education however, little is known about the way music is positioned in…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Music, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Hilton, Annette; Hilton, Geoff – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2018
This article describes part of a study in which researchers designed lesson sequences based around using a string number line to help teachers support children's development of relative thinking and understanding of linear scale. In the first year of the study, eight teachers of Years 3-5 participated in four one-day professional development…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Abstract Reasoning, Mathematical Logic
Forrester, Tricia; Sandison, Carolyn E.; Denny, Sue – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2017
Excellent mathematics teachers establish learning environments that encourage students to actively engage with mathematics and foster co-operative and collaborative learning. Whiteboarding, using an erasable surface on which to work and share ideas, has been shown to increase student engagement, collaboration, and higher-order thinking. We report…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Lock, Jennifer V. – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2015
The purpose of the article is to examine how the paradigm shift in education and the availability of digital technologies have created new opportunities to move learning beyond the microcosm of the traditional face-to-face classroom and into the online global classroom. Students and educators are better positioned to work with other students and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Curriculum Design, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Fletcher, Anna Katarina – Educational Review, 2018
Effective feedback is an essential tool for making learning explicit and an essential feature of classroom practice that promotes learner autonomy. Yet, it remains a pressing challenge for teachers to scaffold the active involvement of students as critical, reflective and autonomous learners who use feedback constructively. This paper seeks to…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Feedback (Response), Writing Instruction, Writing Exercises
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Thibaut, Patricia; Curwood, Jen Scott; Carvalho, Lucila; Simpson, Alyson – Learning, Media and Technology, 2015
With the introduction of digital tools and online connectivity in primary schools, the shape of teaching and learning is shifting beyond the physical classroom. Drawing on the architecture of productive learning networks framework, we examine the affordances and limitations of an upper primary learning network and focus on how the digital and…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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