Reading Reviews

A pedagogical model for engaging Aboriginal children with science learning

by on Jun, Fri, 2018 in Reading Reviews | 0 comments

This Reading Review looks at an analysis of science lessons delivered by Scitech in Western Australia.  The purpose of the study was to identify pedagogical practices that were particularly effective in engaging Aboriginal students in learning science.  The authors propose a model to underpin...

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Building quality in teaching and teacher education.

by on Jun, Thu, 2018 in Reading Reviews | 0 comments

This ACER report by Nan Bahr and Suzanne Mellor concludes that the difference between a competent teacher and a quality teacher is the personal qualities – the forces that bring the competencies together holistically.  We believe the personal qualities that Bahr and Mellor describe equate to...

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Adaptive and maladaptive work-related motivation among teachers

by on Jun, Thu, 2018 in Reading Reviews | 0 comments

Collie and Martin (2017) undertook an analysis of surveys of Australian teachers on the positive and negative dimensions of teacher motivation. They identify five motivational profiles which shed light on how teachers are motivated to do their work and the implications for their workplace...

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Folk Belief Theory

by on Nov, Wed, 2017 in Reading Reviews | 1 comment

This Reading Review provides a summary and review of a 2014 paper by Bruce Torff where he analyses several research studies about teacher beliefs around curriculum for low-advantage and high-advantage students in the USA.  His research shows how out-of-awareness assumptions or folk belief theory...

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TIMSS and PISA Reports

by on Nov, Wed, 2017 in Reading Reviews | 0 comments

This Reading Review provides a summary and review of two reports released by the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER) in 2017 The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is an international comparative study of student achievement. The Programme for International...

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Maths as Storytelling

by on May, Sat, 2017 in Reading Reviews | 0 comments

This Reading Review provides a summary and review of Dr Chris Matthews’ chapter on Maths as Storytelling, from the book Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, edited by Dr Kaye Price. Matthews explores the connection between culture and mathematics and how Indigenous people have been...

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