Melbourne Graduate School of Education - Theses
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Tertiary music education and musicians' careers
Australian tertiary institutions offer many courses for musicians intent on working in the music industry. There has been, however, limited research into how these courses from different providers contribute to musicians’ ...
Learning with Intentional Teaching Gestures: Japanese foreign language output in the primary years
This thesis reports on an educational study that investigated the impact of Intentional Teaching Gestures (ITG) within primary school ‘Japanese as an additional language’ classes in one school in Victoria, Australia. Action ...
Cultural diversity and drama education within an Australian context
Across Australia and internationally, the number of young people from diverse cultural backgrounds entering schools has increased. This has led to a greater complexity in pedagogy, curriculum and student populations (Banks, ...
Digital literacy for students with disability: recognising ability and supporting learning through assessment, evidence, and expertise
Students with disability have a right to learn on the same basis as their peers who do not have a disability (United Nations [UN], 2006) yet may experience barriers to opportunities to learn. Digital literacy is a critical ...
The use of formal theory in evaluation: a review of evaluation practice drawn from outcome evaluations of programs assisting Indigenous Australians
Little information is available about how formal theory, particularly drawn from the social sciences, has been used in evaluations. To help address this gap, this study sought to understand variation in use of formal theory ...
Assessing the scientific inquiry practices of teachers and investigating their relationship with student learning
This study explored the nature of classroom instruction of teachers in the Philippines, particularly their enactment of specific inquiry-based teaching practices as they implemented the newly designed Grade 7 chemistry ...
Thinking to learn: an investigation of assessing and teaching thinking skills for students with disability
This study developed an assessment based on a criterion-referenced framework to provide a basis for tracking observable and teachable thinking skills in students with disability. The methodology combined a synthesis of ...
The career aspirations and development of government secondary school assistant principals in Victoria, Australia
In the context of international concerns about the possible lack of quality candidates for the top leadership positions in schools, this study focuses on those a heartbeat away from the top job, that is, assistant principals. ...
Investigating teachers’ knowledge, practice and change following an oral language professional learning program
Language and literacy are increasingly topics of educational and public health interest, and research suggests that these skills are significantly impacted by early educational experiences. Crucially, there is wide agreement ...
Understanding executive leaders' thinking about evaluative inquiry – an exploratory study
Evaluative Inquiry (EI) represents a promising strategy for the not for profit child and family welfare sector facing the intensifying challenge of building evidence of effectiveness. Top management leaders are recognised ...