Melbourne Graduate School of Education - Theses
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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, ...
Early childhood teachers beliefs and knowledge on preschool retention
This study examined early childhood teachers’ beliefs and knowledge on children’s school readiness and preschool retention. The study collected questionnaires and interview data from early childhood teachers in mainstream, ...
Evaluation and value for money: development of an approach using explicit evaluative reasoning
There is increasing scrutiny on social investments to determine whether they deliver value for money (VFM), but current approaches to assessing VFM are incomplete. The disciplines of economics and evaluation share an ...
Classroom, instrumental and ensemble: ways of being-in-music-education
The undertaking of various roles in music education – such as a director of music, a classroom and instrumental music teacher, a school leader, an ensemble director and conductor, a student and a musician – inform my ...
“It’s music and we came to play instruments”: teaching for engagement in classroom music
Over the last five decades there have been persistent concerns about low levels of student satisfaction with school music. Small numbers of students participate in elective and co-curricular school music, yet student ...
Music therapy as an anti-oppressive practice: critically exploring gender and power with young people in school
This project sought to locate music therapy within broader health, research, and education contexts, as a participatory and anti-oppressive practice for young people in school to explore issues related to gender and power. ...
More than a socio-economic variable: family strategies of educational advantage within Germany and Australia
This thesis explores how the discrete education structures in the German and Australian context inform the strategies adopted by families, while also taking into account how family strategies reinforce the structures as ...