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Chaplin, Tylor J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This qualitative multisite case study examined how the teachers and school leaders at three public schools in New South Wales State of Australia perceived SpringBoard21 (SB21) influenced their school to become a learning organization. Additionally, the study examined perceptions of what collaboration looks like, what actions foster member…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public School Teachers, Principals, Administrators
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Barris, Sian; Farrow, Damian; Davids, Keith – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
Purpose: Previous research demonstrating that specific performance outcome goals can be achieved in different ways is functionally significant for springboard divers whose performance environment can vary extensively. This body of work raises questions about the traditional approach of balking (terminating the takeoff) by elite divers aiming to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aquatic Sports, Differences, Athletes
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Marchant, Teresa; Wallace, Michelle – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2016
Gender implications of nationally competitive teaching awards were examined to determine whether women receive sufficient accolades, given their dominant position in university teaching. Quantitative methods and secondary data provided objective analysis of teaching awards for Australian universities, for an 18-year data set with 2046 units of…
Descriptors: Awards, Recognition (Achievement), Gender Differences, Evidence
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Leahy, Deana; Gray, Emily; Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy; Eames, Chris – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Over the past decade we have witnessed a proliferation and intensification of food pedagogies across a range of sites. This article begins by considering two pedagogical scenes that attempt to address food. They were enacted within educational settings in Australia; one a Year 8 (13 years of age) health education classroom, the other a…
Descriptors: Food, Foods Instruction, Feminism, Transformative Learning
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Kenney, Jacqueline L. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2012
This paper presents an example of constructive alignment in practice. Integrated technology supports were deployed to increase the consistency between learning objectives, activities and assessment and to foster student-centred, higher-order learning processes in the unit. Modifications took place over nine iterations of a second-year Marketing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Technology Integration, Learning Processes
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Fleming, Keith; Panizzon, Debra – Teaching Science, 2010
Learning is most effective when the scientific context used in the classroom is a transformed extension of the students' real world and so inspires students' intrinsic motivation, encouraging students to ask meaningful questions and seek their own answers through an inquiry or investigative approach. The Student Owned Learning Model (SOLM)…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Learning Strategies, Lifelong Learning, Motivation
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Newell, Frances – International Journal of Training Research, 2012
The Federal government is seeking to increase the proportion of Australians with bachelor degrees and to increase the proportion of low SES students in higher education. This will focus attention on degree completion rates for all students, including non-traditional students who have previously been reported as having lower higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal Government, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
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Taylor, Affrica; Richardson, Carmel – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2005
A recent Australian controversy over the representation of a same-sex family on national children's television highlighted the fact that early childhood remains a domain of strongly defended heteronormative family privilege. The authors use this controversial event as a springboard into an analysis of the interplay between the hegemonic discourses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Social Attitudes, Young Children
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Graham, Anne; Phelps, Renata; Kerr, Berenice; McMaster, Lee – International Journal of Training Research, 2004
Australia is currently witnessing a melding of its various education sectors and a gradual erosion of distinctions between school, vocational education and higher education. Such developments are leading toward a "seamless web" of post-compulsory education, a goal strongly articulated by governments, bureaucrats, business and educators…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, High School Students
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Steketee, Carole – Issues in Educational Research, 2005
Even though a wide cross-section of society today has accepted Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as an entrenched characteristic of its culture, education has been slow to adopt it as an integral tool within the classroom (Cuban, 2001; Elliott, 2004). Many reasons for this lethargy have been purported in the literature, ranging from…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Connor, Jenni – Early Childhood Australia, 2007
This special book and DVD set includes 13 of Aboriginal Nations' award-winning animated short films and a guide to using them in a diverse range of early childhood settings. Dreaming Stories are important parts of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultural heritage, and invaluable sources of knowledge and wisdom for everyone. In early…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Cultural Background, Creative Activities
Clayton, Berwyn; Booth, Robin; Roy, Sue – 2001
The introduction of training packages has focused attention on the quality of assessment in the Australian vocational education and training (VET) sector on the quality of assessment. For the process of mutual recognition under the Australian Recognition Framework (ARF) to work effectively, there needs to be confidence in assessment decisions made…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Competency Based Education, Developed Nations, Educational Assessment