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Grace, Rebekah; Elcombe, Emma; Knight, Jennifer; McMahon, Catherine; McDonald, Jenny; Comino, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2017
Child development for a cohort of urban Aboriginal children was assessed at three time points: 12 months, 3 years and 4.5 years. This paper reports developmental findings and explores the impact of child, family, home and community variables over time. Overall, child development at 4.5 years was significantly below the standardised mean. Female…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Cohort Analysis, Urban Environment
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Geagea, Antoinette; MacCallum, Judith; Vernon, Lynette; Barber, Bonnie L. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2017
Positive school experiences increase school satisfaction and educational aspirations and are important developmental opportunities for adolescents. Associations between time-varying school-based arts participation, students' school satisfaction and university expectation were investigated using data collected from 1,215 students in 29 Western…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Participation, High School Students, Student Surveys
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Ren, Yonggang; Rattanasone, Nan Xu; Wyver, Shirley; Hinton, Amber; Demuth, Katherine – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2016
We investigated typical errors made by Mandarin-speaking children when measured by the Preschool Language Scales-fifth edition, Screening Test (PLS-5 Screening Test). The intention was to provide preliminary data for the development of a guideline for early childhood educators and psychologists who use the test with Mandarin-speaking children.…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Error Analysis (Language), Error Patterns, Preschool Children
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Carmichael, Colin – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2015
At a time when Australia's international competitiveness is compromised by a shortage of skilled workers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related careers, reports suggest a decline in Australian secondary school students' performances in international tests of mathematics. This study focuses on the mathematics performance…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematical Aptitude
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Wozencroft, Kelly; Campbell, Marilyn; Orel, Alexandria; Kimpton, Melanie; Leong, Eliza – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2015
Little is known about the prevalence of cyberbullying among university students and less about whether they utilise anti-bullying policies. However, failure to report cyberbullying incidents to authorities would lessen the efficacy of these policies. This study investigated the prevalence of cyberbullying among university students and their…
Descriptors: Bullying, Intention, Information Security, Incidence
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Kuldas, Seffetullah; Hashim, Shahabuddin; Ismail, Hairul Nizam; Samsudin, Mohd Ali; Bakar, Zainudin Abu – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
Conscious allocation of cognitive resources to task-relevant thoughts is necessary for learning. However, task-irrelevant thoughts often associated with fear of failure can enter the mind and interfere with learning. Effects like this prompt the question of whether or not learners consciously shift their cognitive resources from task-relevant to…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Resource Allocation, Learning, Motivation
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Hu, Fang-Tzu; Ginns, Paul; Bobis, Janette – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
Cognitive load theory seeks to generate novel instructional designs through a focus on human cognitive architecture including a limited working memory; however, the potential for enhancing learning through non-visual or non-auditory working memory channels is yet to be evaluated. This exploratory experiment tested whether explicit instructions to…
Descriptors: Geometry, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Short Term Memory
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Hornery, Samantha; Seaton, Marjorie; Tracey, Danielle; Craven, Rhonda G.; Yeung, Alexander S. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
This article describes the need for, and the structure and contents of, a reading program to help support children disadvantaged by reading difficulties. The program, delivered by trained and supported volunteers, lasts for 15 weeks. It uses a novel dual approach which aims to improve students' reading skills and simultaneously enhance their…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Difficulties, Self Concept, Children
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Afrianto – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
This paper reports on findings from an ongoing research project involving pre-service English teachers' identity formation during teaching practicum at Riau University, Indonesia. It explores the motivations behind participants' decisions to become English teachers. Qualitative data were gathered during pre- and post-teaching practicum periods…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Choice, Preservice Teachers, Professional Identity
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Magson, Natasha R.; Craven, Rhonda G.; Bodkin-Andrews, Gawaian H. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
Over the last two decades, social capital has received increasing attention in the international literature. Despite the popularity of the construct, problems concerning definition, theoretical conceptualisation, and measurement continue to plague research and policy in this area. This investigation aimed to address this gap by developing a new…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Mental Health, Measures (Individuals), Test Construction
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Qasim, Samir; Ravenscroft, John; Sproule, John – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
Previous research has not examined the potential relationship between physical activity interventions and psychological domains of young adults with visual impairment (VI). This study aimed to investigate whether karate practice improves the self-esteem of young adults with VI. A secondary aim of this study was to explore the exercise and…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Self Esteem, Case Studies, Measures (Individuals)
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Lee, Frances Lai Mui; Tracey, Danielle; Barker, Katrina; Fan, Jesmond C. M.; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
Despite attempts of educators and policy makers in promoting inclusive education through training and provision of extra resources, it remains unclear what is the most influential factor that may reduce teachers' resistance to and increase their advocacy of inclusive education. Teachers who have been trained in special education are usually…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Special Education Teachers
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Goh, Karen – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
This qualitative study examines the attributes of effective teachers in a problem-based learning (PBL) classroom, specifically in a polytechnic context in Singapore. The educational beliefs, approaches and strategies of a group of PBL facilitators who have received teaching awards are examined to understand how critical thinking, collaborative and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Problem Based Learning
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Chandrasena, Wanasinghe; Craven, Rhonda G.; Tracey, Danielle; Dillon, Anthony – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
Every sphere of life has been revolutionised by science. Thus, science understanding is an increasingly precious resource throughout the world. Despite the widely recognised need for better science education, the percentage of school students studying science is particularly low, and the numbers of students pursuing science continue to decline…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Questionnaires, Psychometrics
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Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; Craven, Rhonda G.; Kaur, Gurvinder – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
Motivation research has shown significant relations of students' mastery goal orientation and perceived competence to educational outcomes, but has not simultaneously scrutinized their relative influences on various educational outcomes. In the present investigation, a sample of Australian students from 6 secondary schools in Western Sydney (N =…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Goal Orientation, Competence
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