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King, Fiona – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to share teacher practice in the inclusion and delivery of music education experiences for children, to inform teacher education and to guide professional learning. It draws on a larger investigation into the music activities delivered by three primary school classroom (generalist) teachers in Victoria, Australia.…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Music Education, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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King, Fiona – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to share teacher practice in the inclusion and delivery of music education experiences for children, to inform teacher education and to guide professional learning. It draws on a larger investigation into the music activities delivered by three primary school classroom (generalist) teachers in Victoria, Australia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Activities, Elementary School Teachers, General Education
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Strangeways, Al; Papatraianou, Lisa Helen – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Classroom readiness and the attendant theory-practice disjunction remains a key concern of policy makers, stakeholders and graduate teachers themselves. Links between the theoretical knowledge that preservice teachers gain during initial teacher education (ITE) courses and the practical learning of their school placements need to be strengthened…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Theory Practice Relationship, Teaching Experience, Mixed Methods Research
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Mogra, Imran – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This article gives an account of a qualitative research project which investigated acts of collective worship (hereafter CW) in primary schools through non-participant observations undertaken by second year trainee teachers during one of their placements. The data were gathered from a range of schools across the West Midlands. The findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Trainees, Elementary School Teachers
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Faulkner, Julie; Latham, Gloria – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
What kinds of teachers are needed for 21st century learners? While there is recognition that curriculum content, classroom practices and learning environments must alter, there is less attention focussed on the teachers' dispositions for negotiating uncertainty. In this paper, the authors turn their attention to the importance of teachers' lives…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Problem Solving, Creative Thinking, Resilience (Psychology)
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Jackson, Cliff; Simoncini, Kym; Davidson, Mark – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
Classroom management is a serious concern for beginning teachers including preservice teachers. The Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) has developed the Essential Skills for Classroom Management (ESCM), a system of positive and pro-active strategies for maintaining supportive learning environments. In addition, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Educational Environment
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Fenwick, Lisl; Humphrey, Sally; Quinn, Marie; Endicott, Michele – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The development of deep understanding of theoretical knowledge is an essential element of successful tertiary-programs that prepare individuals to enter professions. This study investigates the extent to which an emphasis on the application of knowledge within curriculum design, teaching strategies and assessment methods developed deep knowledge…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Design, Questionnaires
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de Bruin, Leon R.; Harris, Anne – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This study investigates and compares elements of creativity in secondary schools and classrooms in Australia and Singapore. Statistical analysis and qualitative investigation of teacher, student and leadership perceptions of the emergence, fostering and absence of creativity in school learning environments is explored. This large-scale…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Creativity, Statistical Analysis
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Martin, Dona L.; Itter, Diane – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
When our focus is on assessment educators should work to value the nature of assessment. This paper presents a new approach to multiple-choice competency testing in mathematics education. The instrument discussed here reflects student competence, encourages self-regulatory learning behaviours and links content with current curriculum documents and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Multiple Choice Tests, Mathematics Education
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Hammond, Lorraine; Moore, Wendy M. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
In this study we measured the impact of a professional development model that included directive coaching on the instructional practices of Western Australian primary school teachers taking up explicit instruction. We developed and validated protocols that enabled us to measure teachers' fidelity to the salient elements of explicit instruction and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), Elementary School Teachers
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Ridgway, Avis; Quinones, Gloria – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
The study's purpose was to discover student understanding of play-based curriculum. Traditionally, play has been misunderstood in pedagogical terms, and was widely interpreted in our study. The Early Years Learning Framework suggests educator guidance in sustaining play is essential for learning and development. As teacher educators, we wanted to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Student Relationship, Play, Teacher Educators
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Lowe, Geoffrey M. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Competition is reported in the general education literature as having a largely detrimental impact upon student engagement and long-term motivation, yet competition has long been an accepted part of the music education ensemble landscape. Adjudicated ensemble competitions and competition-festivals are commonplace in most Australian states, as…
Descriptors: Music, Music Teachers, Music Education, Feedback (Response)
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Zundans-Fraser, Lucia; Auhl, Greg – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
The intent of this study was to examine how a theoretically-designed subject in an undergraduate teacher education course impacted on the learning and confidence of pre-service teachers in catering for the needs of students with diverse needs. The subject design utilised theoretical principles of self-organisation that were incorporated with the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Undergraduate Students, Instructional Design, Evidence Based Practice
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Mitchell, Annie K. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Throughout the time of my teaching career, the tide has exposed changes in the nature of music, students and music education. This paper discusses teaching and learning in contemporary music at seven critical stages of 21st century music education: i) diverse types of undergraduate learners; ii) teaching traditional classical repertoire and skills…
Descriptors: Music Education, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Diversity
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Elliott, Kerry – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Given that "teacher appraisal can be a key lever for increasing the focus on teaching quality" (OECD, 2013b, p.9) and that many reforms in the past have failed (Kleinhenz & Ingvarson, 2004), an understanding of the various aspects of successful performance appraisal is essential. The literature has begun to refer to a number of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Standards
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