Melbourne Graduate School of Education - Theses
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Exploring collective intelligence in human groups
This thesis focuses on the topic of Collective Intelligence (CI) and its potential implications for group performance. One way of operationalising CI is by administering to a group a battery of tests not unlike those ...
A beliefs centred professional development program to support the use of educational technology
Out of the many professional development (PD) models described in the literature to support technology integration practices in higher education, only a small number report visible influences on enhanced uses of technology ...
Distributed leadership in successful schools
The key aims of this research were to investigate distributed leadership in successful schools, to examine the extent to which this contributes to school success, and whether there are any identifiable patterns of distributed ...
Students' and teachers' perceptions of teaching and learning practice in Vietnamese higher education
In the past several decades, the Vietnamese Government has been attempting to modernise its higher education, aiming for Vietnamese higher education (VHE) to catch up with the world standards by the year 2020, and more ...
Narratives of the Intercultural Teacher: How teachers make meaning of an Intercultural Capabilities curriculum
UNESCO (2019) argues that in the current, turbulent and globalised landscape, intercultural dialogue has become more crucial than ever to promote and disseminate values, attitudes and behaviours among school students that ...
Psycholinguistic and cognitive factors that influence inferential reading comprehension by primary school students
While the ability to engage in inferential reading comprehension is central to success as a reader, many students have difficulty with this type of comprehension. This study examined the relationship between inferential ...
Interactions and collaboration in interdisciplinary teams undertaking project work in higher education
This study investigates the interactions and collaboration that occur in interdisciplinary teams brought together to undertake project work in a higher educational setting. The aim of the study is to understand whether ...
The pedagogy of engagement: classroom management vs. facilitating learning
This thesis explored the way upper primary teachers think about student engagement and how they operationalise the concept within their classrooms. Student engagement has been frequently linked to academic success, and ...
Cracking open pedagogy: learning 'in' intense environments
What if a purpose of pedagogy was to create environments where intense experiences of learning can occur? This research is an inquiry into how affect-intense pedagogies work and the work that they do. It focuses on pedagogic ...
Teachers’ perceptions and experiences of a performance and development process as a mechanism to support teacher development
Despite policies and guidelines introducing teacher performance and development systems at a local, national and international level, current findings would suggest there is limited evidence that existing systems support ...