Melbourne Graduate School of Education - Theses
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Old habits die hard: Overcoming uncertainty to facilitate contemporary learning outcomes
This qualitative study sought to understand mathematics teachers’ use of digital technology in their classroom lessons, to investigate the pedagogical advantages that ensued, and to contribute to research knowledge about ...
Mind the gap: E-Learning and the quest for lifelong learning
The study investigates the extent to which two contrasting groups of Vietnamese adult learners, Mekong doctors and Hanoi hairdressers, can benefit from e-learning relevant to their workplaces. Research literature reveals ...
The impact of testing on students: Australian students' perspectives on NAPLAN and internal assessments
National and state testing policies have become an increasingly common feature of the policy landscape in education, both in developed and developing countries. Testing policies can generate a range of emotional responses ...
Unpacking mindfulness: An exploration of mindfulness interventions in children through a developed conceptual framework
Mindfulness interventions continue to exhibit popularity with children and youth with many demonstrating impacts on a range of cognitive, social and behavioural outcomes. However, research on mindfulness with children is ...
Describing teacher and school engagement with a professional learning intervention: A mixed-methods study
The use of school-based randomised controlled trials (RCTs) testing the effectiveness of learning/educational interventions has increased significantly over the last ten years. It is well recognised that implementation and ...
Toward a land-based curriculum: An Australian Indigenous discourse analysis
Since its conception, Australia’s national education curriculum has heeded little progress toward embedding Indigenous cultures and experiences as an essential foundation of learning for Indigenous and non-Indigenous ...
Exploring collective intelligence in human groups
This thesis focuses on the topic of Collective Intelligence (CI) and its potential implications for group performance. One way of operationalising CI is by administering to a group a battery of tests not unlike those ...
A beliefs centred professional development program to support the use of educational technology
Out of the many professional development (PD) models described in the literature to support technology integration practices in higher education, only a small number report visible influences on enhanced uses of technology ...
Distributed leadership in successful schools
The key aims of this research were to investigate distributed leadership in successful schools, to examine the extent to which this contributes to school success, and whether there are any identifiable patterns of distributed ...
Students' and teachers' perceptions of teaching and learning practice in Vietnamese higher education
In the past several decades, the Vietnamese Government has been attempting to modernise its higher education, aiming for Vietnamese higher education (VHE) to catch up with the world standards by the year 2020, and more ...