Partnerships with cultural organisations such as galleries and museums are under utilised by teacher education programs in Australia (Abeles, 2004; Bybee, 2001; Falk, 2001; Lemon& Garvis, 2014; Nichols, 2014; Wilson, 2004). Cultural organisations are community assets that offer a range of rich and diverse learning resources and programs for learners encompassing all levels of education (Eames & Coll, … Continue reading Teacher education and partnerships with galleries: What do pre-service teachers think?
The classroom, as a social setting for learning, provides a dynamic, yet bounded, set of conditions that engage and affect the learning process. These conditions serve either to support or constrain development of learners (Grossman, Smagorinsky & Valencia, 1999; Martin 2004). From this sociocultural perspective learning is viewed as an active process in which knowledge … Continue reading Adolescents, their relationship with teachers and coping skills to adjust to teacher classroom management strategies.
Over two days I was involved in what I’m calling a Think Tank. Great brains from different parts of the world, at different stages in their research, and indeed careers, all in one room discussing what is means to be a Digital Academic in the contemporary environment of higher education. As a part of the … Continue reading #AcademicsWhoTweet meets #digitalacademics
I'm in Hong Kong at the moment attending the #HERDSA14 conference and thought I'd share the poster presentation my colleagues and I have prepared for those who can't be here. Making connections and keeping connected: Engaging diverse learners across multiple sites Our research team: Dr Narelle Lemon, Professor Tanya Fitzgerald, Dr Caroline Walta, Dr Deborah … Continue reading Making connections and keeping connected
This morning I set up a session with some colleagues that dedicated time to searching for a suitable journal for publications we are all working on. We thought we would do it together to support one another and to be able to ask questions to assist in the thinking process. Participating in this dedication of … Continue reading #shutupandfindajournal
In the higher education world here in Australia we are busy bees organising for a new semester - selection, subject guides, curriculum development, team meetings, and getting our heads around policy are action items on all our lists. But if I interrupt this busyness and ask the question: So where does research sit? A colleague … Continue reading Embracing the creation of good writing habits
This weeks post is written by guest author Rod Pitcher. Rod is a PhD student in Education at The Centre for Higher Education, Learning and Teaching at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. The focus of his study is the metaphors that researchers use when describing their research. There have been many metaphors used to describe … Continue reading Cooking and Serving Your Dissertation