Melbourne Graduate School of Education - Theses
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Reframing graffiti writing as a community practice: sites of youth learning and social engagement
This study investigates how graffiti writing is learnt and how graffiti writers experience this learning. Drawing on the concept of communities of practice, it frames graffiti as a skillful and aesthetic practice that is ...
Promoting change in teacher practice through supported differentiation of instruction in mathematics
Differentiated instruction has been shown to be effective in improving student learning outcomes; however, the resulting work load can be difficult for teachers to manage. A teaching package known as the NRP (Number Resource ...
Governing universities for the knowledge society
Australia’s higher education system, and its public universities, have been subject to significant external and internal challenges and changes over the past half century or more. Changes in the external environment for ...
Spatial reasoning and geometry in early childhood: educator observations, assessment, and curriculum planning
Children are innately mathematical and explore mathematical concepts through play. Recent research has suggested that spatial reasoning is a key concept that forms the foundations of all mathematics learning. The theoretical ...
Addressing growth in reading comprehension for high capacity students
The aim of this study was to explore reason for the decline in growth in reading comprehension for high capacity students (i.e. students in the top 25%). The reading comprehension and self-regulated learning performances ...
Creative investigation of the embodiment of womanhood through dance: bodies, gender and becoming
This thesis uses dance as a method to explore and problematise young women’s embodiment from a feminist perspective. Drawing on a rich history of feminist research on the body (Grosz 1994, 2017, Birke 1999, Bordo 1993, ...
Effective quality management in Vietnamese higher education institutions
Given the current efforts of Vietnamese HEIs to increase quality and catch up with world-ranking universities, it is worthwhile to examine the nature of quality management (QM) implementation in the Vietnamese context and ...
A framework for quality in international higher education: policy and practice in Chile as a case study
This study investigates the nature of quality in international higher education and develops a comprehensive framework for analysis, using Chile as a case study. Qualitative data is collected through document analysis, ...
The affordances of TV drama in building L2 Chinese learners’ intercultural competence
As culture provides meaning to language-in-use (Halliday, 1978), developing intercultural competence must play an essential part in second language learning. Intercultural competence is a complex concept, consisting of ...
A process model for professional learning developed from characteristics that lead to sustained improvements in teacher practice
This ethnographic case study sought to identify the characteristics that supported sustained improvements in teaching practice in response to an on-going professional learning program. The teaching practice of seven secondary ...