Melbourne Graduate School of Education - Theses
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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 ...
Learning to practice medicine: developing medical students' acute patient management skills using a longitudinal program of mannequin-based simulation
This qualitative study examines the development of medical students’ acute patient management skills during participation in a longitudinal patient management simulation program. Current research shows that junior doctors ...
Screening for developmental difficulties in Australian Aboriginal children: validation of a culturally adapted tool
Early detection of developmental difficulties in young children is important for facilitating access to targeted intervention and maximising its positive effects. The later that difficulties are identified, the less likely ...
Contemplative practitioners, becoming teachers: a study of the implications of contemplative practices for teacher professional becoming
This thesis explores the implications of contemplative practices for beginning teachers, focusing on issues of identity, being and becoming. In the current neoliberal context, teaching is primarily conceived in terms ...
The espoused and enacted personal practical theories of early childhood teachers inclusive classrooms
Using the lens of Personal Practical Theories (PPTs), this study investigated the complex interplay of early childhood teacher beliefs, knowledge and practice in inclusive classrooms within the boundaries of a typical ...
Community environmental attitudes and the Victorian school curriculum: An historical narrative of their connections from 1835 to 2000
This historical narrative explores the connections between community environmental attitudes and the Victorian school curriculum from 1835, the year of the first official communication about education in the Port Phillip ...
Meaningful work for teachers within a trauma-informed positive education model
Finding meaning in work has been shown to be an effective buffer when facing workplace adversity, and those who believe that their work is meaningful are more motivated, satisfied, and report increases in their personal ...
Staff knowledge, experience and beliefs about mechanical restraint use on people with an intellectual disability: an investigation into the potential facilitators and barriers to implementation of mechanical restraint reduction in disability services
Introduction Mechanical restraint is used on people with an intellectual disability, commonly in response to behaviours of concern involving harm to self or others. These types of restraint not only have limited effect ...
‘Seidauk sai hanesan ami nia mehi’: a study of lecturers’ responses to multilingualism in higher education in Timor-Leste
This research is aimed at understanding multilingualism in locally situated institutional contexts in higher education in Timor-Leste. Particular attention is paid to the language planning and workforce development roles ...
A framework for the study of collaborative teams in education
Educators are facing pressure to improve teaching effectiveness, and the use of teacher collaboration focussed on improving teaching practice is being put forward as one way to achieve this (Goddard, Goddard & Tschannen-Moran, ...