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Journal article

15 Aug 2017

This paper describes the development of a brief scale to measure anti-intellectualism, the degree to which one experiences either positive or negative affect while engaged in epistemic activities such as conceptual integration. Using seven samples, the study examined several psychometric...

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Research report

27 Mar 2017

The concept of Human Capital describes the skills and capacities that reside in people that are put to productive use. It represents the value of the skills, knowledge, talents and abilities of people and their potential to drive innovation and economic growth.

Although natural...

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Research report

23 Jan 2017

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Four international studies have found that the youngest children in a school class are more likely than their class- mates to receive pharmacological treatment for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We investigated whether this late birth date effect...

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Commentary

Article

31 Aug 2016

Homework is not useless but its quality is far more important than quantity and schools should think very carefully about why they are setting it, says Brendan Bentley, an education expert at the University of South Australia.

In fact, too much homework can be worse than useless: It can...

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Conference paper

02 Jul 2016

The purpose of this paper and session is fourfold. Firstly, we outline an enduring educational and social problem, poor levels of literacy amongst some adults, including students in higher education, and a potential innovative solution – the gamification of literacy learning. The problem of...

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Research report

09 May 2016

This paper reports on a study conducted in 2014 and 2015 that explored the accessibility of eLearning for students with disabilities studying fully online in Australia.

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The study looked at students studying through Open Universities Australia (OUA...

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Research report

22 Mar 2016

Parents and the family and home environment play a central role in the early learning and development of infants and children. A range of interventions exist to support parents and families, particularly in situations where the family is vulnerable and/or where the infant or child may be at risk...

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Research report

04 Jan 2016

This small-scale study, undertaken by NFER and NESTA, revealed both benefits and challenges of implementing a flipped learning approach to mathematics teaching. Flipped learning involves the use of digital technology, such as video, to provide direct instruction on new concepts outside of the...

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Research report

20 Dec 2015

How do older Australians develop the knowhow to devise lives they value in our increasingly complex society with its tsunami of information and plethora of choices? This small qualitative study found that older adults particularly valued the ‘knowhow’ that enables them to manage matters such as...

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Presentation

10 Dec 2015

Student Forum 2015 - Experiential learning and the Solar Decathlon, Professor Nicole Woolsey Biggart, Research Professor and Dean Emerita of Management, University of California Davis 

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Research report

30 Sep 2015

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During the past three decades, extensive literature has accumulated on the early years of life for children. Research findings unequivocally agree that these years are a critical period of
intense learning for children which provides the foundation for later...

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Research report

15 Sep 2015

Explores how education systems and schools are integrating ICT into students’ learning experiences.

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Are there computers in the classroom? Does it matter? Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection examines how students’ access to and use of...

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Article

13 Apr 2015

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Ten million Australians are members of their local public library, and one million are enrolled at university[1],[2],...

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Literature review

01 Feb 2015

Provides an overview of the literature relating to e-learning in workplaces in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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The key findings of this annotated bibliography are:

  • E-learning can provide flexible
  • ...

Research report

09 Dec 2014

Provides parents, schools, governments and the non-government school sectors with information about whether young Australians are reaching important educational goals.

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About ACARA
The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and...

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Research report

13 Nov 2014

Presents early estimates of apprentice and trainee commencements for the September quarter 2014.

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This publication presents early estimates of apprentice and trainee commencements for the September quarter 2014. Indicative information about this quarter...

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Research report

12 Nov 2014

Abstract: The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) is the first international survey programme to focus on the learning environment and the working conditions of teachers in schools. The overarching aim of TALIS is to provide robust, policy relevant indicators...

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Research report

12 Nov 2014

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This series of reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation. This third report proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not...

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Research report

05 Sep 2014

Flexible learning programs generate substantial benefits for individual young people as well as for their communities and broader Australian social and economic imperatives, according to this report.

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The research for Putting the Jigsaw Together...

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Thesis

28 Aug 2014

Examines how four exemplary teachers of junior classes in two primary schools went about supporting the vocabulary development of their students during shared reading.

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An analysis of recent PERLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) data has...

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