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Riley, Philip – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
Aims: Recent research showing complex interactions between personality, experience, expectancies, values and career choice indicate that a prospective psychodynamic approach, via attachment theory, may yield important complementary motivational information. In this study, an unconscious need for a corrective emotional experience (CEE) driving the…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Emotional Experience, Career Choice, Teacher Motivation
Phan, Huy P. – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
Explanation pertaining to individuals' cognitive development and learning approaches is a recurring theme in the areas of education and psychology. The work of Okagaki (e.g., Okagaki, 2001; Okagaki & Frensch, 1998), for example, has provided both theoretical and empirical insights into the structuring and situational positioning of individuals…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Sociocultural Patterns, Family Influence, Community Influence
Wright, Gloria Sunnie – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
Today's "ADHDscape" is no longer confined to images of fidgety children falling off classroom chairs. Trans-generational images flood popular culture, from "ADHD creator" with entrepreneurial style, to "ADHD troublemaker". Indeed, ADHD's enigmatic characteristics seem to apply as much to crying babies as to forgetful grannies. With the recent…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Popular Culture, Public Policy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Pollard, Vikki – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
The development of capacities of creativity has long been important in creative arts education (Morgan, 2012) and is increasingly becoming important to other fields in higher education (McWilliam and Haukka, 2008, Csikszentmihalyi, 2006, Edward, McGoldrick & Oliver, 2006). To develop such capabilities at least two factors need to be addressed:…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Creativity, Art Education, Creative Development
Salter, Prue – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
This paper draws on emerging data from a doctoral study exploring how schools approach the development of self-regulated learners in Years 7-12. The research is exploring stakeholders' attitudes, beliefs, experiences and perceptions around the development of self-regulated learning (SRL) in contemporary secondary schools and how new and emerging…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students, Reflection
Redman, Christine; Trapani, Fiona – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
This paper analyses pre-service teachers' perceptions of the affordances of new technology after experiencing two social media tools embedded into their coursework. This sociological ethnographic study builds upon previously gathered data that highlighted that 72% of pre-service teachers in the Masters of Teaching degree use personal mobile…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Ethnography, Handheld Devices, Student Teacher Attitudes
Cavanagh, Rob – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
Student engagement in classroom learning was conceptualised as a balance between two attributes. In order for students to be engaged, the tasks expected of them should be commensurate with their ability to complete these tasks. That is, a balance between their learning capabilities and the expectations of their learning. Of interest was the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Rating Scales, Equated Scores, Teacher Expectations of Students
Shearman, Donald; Rylands, Leanne; Coady, Carmel – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
A significant proportion of students enrolling in mathematical subjects designed for non-STEM majors in university courses have minimal mathematical skills and poor motivation. This combination of starting attributes often leads to failure in the first mathematical subject encountered. We have been implementing simple, alternative pedagogies in an…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Student Improvement, Improvement Programs
Bermundo, Cesar B.; Bermundo, Alex B.; Ballester, Rex C. – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
iBank is a project that utilizes a software to create an item Bank that store quality questions, generate test and print exam. The items are from analyze teacher-constructed test questions that provides the basis for discussing test results, by determining why a test item is or not discriminating between the better and poorer students, and by…
Descriptors: Test Items, Computer Software, Test Results, Test Construction
Loch, Sarah – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
This paper explores ways that a small group of young adolescents talk about their futures within the context of their schooling at a performing arts secondary school. The data gathered for this project stem from pictures participants drew when asked to "draw themselves in the future" and was enhanced by interviews in which participants spoke about…
Descriptors: Expectation, Student Educational Objectives, Freehand Drawing, Secondary School Students
Hoh, Yin Kiong – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
This paper describes a workshop activity the author has carried out with 80 high school science teachers to enable them to overcome their stereotypical perceptions of engineers and engineering. The activity introduced them to the biographies of prominent women in engineering, and raised their awareness of these female engineers' contributions to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Engineering, Biographies, Science Teachers
Gerdin, Goran – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
This paper will report on findings from a study that examined boys' performances of gender in school Physical Education (PE). Using a participatory visual research approach, involving video recordings of boys participating in PE, the boys' representations and interpretations of the visual data were explored during both focus groups and individual…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Research Methodology, Video Technology, Males
Kusznirczuk, John – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
This paper challenges the way in which we are inclined to treat theory and suggests that our tendency to privilege it over method is counterproductive. Some consequences of privileging theory are pointed out and a remedy is proposed. The remedy entails a number of "reversals" in the way we treat theory and method in maths education research, the…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Theory Practice Relationship, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Developmental Stages
Hogan, Vivienne – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
This article investigates how feminist pedagogy and poststructuralist theory can inform both teacher and student in the teaching and learning of gender in relation to teacher education. With reference to the author's own experience of teaching student teachers in early childhood education the article attempts to unravel the complex interface…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Feminism, Student Teachers
Masek, Martin; Murcia, Karen; Morrison, Jason; Newhouse, Paul; Hackling, Mark – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
Transformational games are digital computer and video applications purposefully designed to create engaging and immersive learning environments for delivering specified learning goals, outcomes and experiences. The virtual world of a transformational game becomes the social environment within which learning occurs as an outcome of the complex…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Video Technology, Computer Games, Scientific Principles
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