Melbourne Graduate School of Education - Theses
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Indian children's experiences and understandings of their transition from kindergarten to class one
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) outlines children as being right holders with the entitlement to express their views freely about matters concerning them. The image of the young child outlined ...
In the groove: a case study into drumming and student engagement
Brianna Slattery investigated a primary school African drumming program to examine how and why it engaged students across three domains: behavioural, cognitive and affective. The findings from this research provide insight ...
A case study of the influence of diagnostic information on a teacher’s planning for a Year 8 algebra lesson
With the emergence of online testing, data about students’ mathematical thinking is becoming more readily available to teachers in the form of diagnostic information. The availability of such data presents opportunities ...
The leadership role of middle leaders in six selected primary schools in Singapore
In the Singapore school system, school middle leaders (MLs) such as Head of Department, Subject Head and Level Head hold a formalised leadership role within the school organisational structure. They have responsibility for ...
From court to college: the institutionalisation of judicial education during its first decade in Victoria, 2005–2015
The direction of movement in legal education generally has been away from the apprenticeship model and informal, practice-based learning. The jury, case-based reasoning with room for judicial discretion, and the apprenticeship ...
Problematising the present: the historical contribution of consultancy to early childhood education in Australia: 1960-1985
Consultative approaches in Victorian state funded kindergartens operate presently as the Preschool Field Officer (PSFO) program. Described as a service delivery model (DET, 2015a), the PSFO program is designed to ‘ensure ...
Worthy of the name: the teacher-writer in subject English
This research is an investigation of the writer identity in subject English as it pertains to the English teacher identity. A focus on English teachers’ writing practices, pedagogy and identities has been a research interest ...
A study of moral positioning in sites of high-rise public housing: exploring ontologies of pro-environmental practices in Australia and Mexico
This doctoral research addresses the dearth of sustained research on the pro-environmental practices of individuals and communities living in high-rise public housing. This ethnographic cross-site study focuses on two ...
University curriculum reforms in Vietnam 1986-2015: knowledge, specialisation and social order
This thesis provides a new detailed curriculum focused account of an important reform period in Vietnamese higher education policy. It sets out to explore questions of knowledge, specialisation and social order in relation ...
The desired employer traits of prospective and early career business academic staff in Australia
Attracting talent is an increasing concern for Australia’s universities, particularly given the ageing academic workforce, increase in student enrolments, and increased local and global competition. This research commences ...