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Kervin, Lisa; Comber, B. – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Many young children engage independently and/or collaboratively in self-initiated digital experiences. These experiences vary and may include digital play or gaming, web searching, communication with others, and with curriculum and entertainment-related content. Yet children's digital experiences are contingent upon the design of the technologies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Books, Technology Uses in Education
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McKnight, Lucinda – Theory Into Practice, 2021
This article explores challenges faced when curriculum designers address pre-service English teachers as digital writers, in a "teacher as writer" program. The article considers the resilience of print dominance in writing, including in tertiary digital education spaces and how the rhetoric of digital expansion is accompanied by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Curriculum Design, Writing (Composition)
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Thibaut, Patricia; Curwood, Jen Scott – Theory Into Practice, 2018
Supported by ever-evolving digital tools and online spaces, we argue that multiliteracies can be used to close the gap between teacher-directed, individual, and assessment-driven learning, and authentic, shared, and purpose-driven learning. This is particularly evident through multimodal composition and collaboration in primary classrooms. Over…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multiple Literacies, Elementary School Students, Blended Learning
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Bealle, Penny – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Academic integrity is an educational issue requiring an educational response from all stakeholders, including faculty, students, librarians, learning support staff, and administrators. This article posits that an educational response at Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) advances progress toward an integrated academic integrity strategy at…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Integrity, Foreign Countries, Course Content
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Redman, Christine – Theory Into Practice, 2017
The main focus here is to examine the benefits of defining and developing an engineering curriculum for elementary schools. Like many other international educational systems, Australian educational settings have been seeking to effectively implement science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. However, current assumptions…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering, Engineering Education, Science Education
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Bissaker, Kerry – Theory Into Practice, 2014
The Australian Science and Mathematics School (ASMS) is a purpose-built innovative senior secondary school situated on the grounds of Flinders University, South Australia. The school was established to address declining enrollments in senior secondary mathematics and science, students' negative attitudes, a shortage of qualified science,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Teacher Education
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Luke, Allan – Theory Into Practice, 2012
The term "critical literacy" refers to use of the technologies of print and other media of communication to analyze, critique, and transform the norms, rule systems, and practices governing the social fields of everyday life (A. Luke, 2004). Since Freire's (1970) educational projects in Brazil, approaches to critical literacy have been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Literacy, Critical Theory, Critical Reading
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Lebler, Don – Theory Into Practice, 2012
High levels of engagement with technology are characteristic of young people in the 21st century. Teachers and curriculum designers can utilize students' comfort with technology to enhance learning. Easy access to information on the Internet is also significant because the former role of teachers as a primary source of information is no longer…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Access to Information, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Luke, Allan; Woods, Annette; Dooley, Karen – Theory Into Practice, 2011
This article reframes the concept of comprehension as a social and intellectual practice. It reviews current approaches to reading instruction for linguistically and culturally diverse, indigenous and low socioeconomic students (SES), noting an emphasis on comprehension as autonomous skills. The four resources model (Freebody & Luke, 1990) is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Bigelow, Martha – Theory Into Practice, 2008
This article explores the issues of race and religion as they pertain to adolescent Somali immigrants and their lives at school, among their families, and in their communities. Research from a number of contexts offers a range of perceptions, held by Somali youth and adults, not commonly available in the media. Multiple suggestions are offered to…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Religious Factors, Muslims, Religion
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Ling, Lorraine; Burman, Eva; Cooper, Maxine; Ling, Peter – Theory Into Practice, 2006
In this article, the implications of international students undertaking teacher education in Australian universities are discussed as an example of global teacher education and its consequences for teacher educators and students. Increasing numbers of international students come to Australia to qualify as teachers and this has consequences for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Foreign Students, Global Education
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Lodge, Jodie; Frydenberg, Erica – Theory Into Practice, 2005
Bullying and harassment are pervasive problems in schools, with interventions to counter bullying now regarded as a matter of high priority by educational authorities. This article considers the impact of bullying on victim and bully. It also explores the role of peers as bystanders in school bullying. Australian research is described, examining…
Descriptors: Peer Groups, Bullying, Humanistic Education, Teaching Methods
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Tripp, David H. – Theory into Practice, 1990
Socially critical action research in education can be defined as being strategic and critical pedagogic action on the part of classroom teachers aimed at increasing social justice. Five characteristics of socially critical action research are examined: participation, direction, consciousness, constraints, and outcomes. (IAH)
Descriptors: Action Research, Critical Theory, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives
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Andrews, Keith C.; Moyle, Colin R. – Theory into Practice, 1986
Since 1977, the Institute of Educational Administration in Victoria, Australia, has developed and implemented a model for training senior administrators and middle management-level personnel. Three stages are involved, one of which is a four-week residential program. The model is described and evaluated. (MT)
Descriptors: Administrators, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Management Development
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Calder, Margaret – Theory into Practice, 2000
Discusses the importance of global education for teaching children regional and global responsibility in today's complex world, examining: global education in Australia; learning and teaching processes to facilitate global education; influencing students' cultural perspectives; and tackling racial injustice in Australian schools. Global education…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries