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Conference paper

Enhancing thermal comfort and indoor air quality in Australian school classrooms

This paper illustrates the outcome of a field study on air quality and ventilation conducted in secondary school classrooms in Sydney, Australia, during the school year in 2018/2019.
Other text

Evidence-based design in schools: classroom design and academic achievement

Provides a brief introduction to evidence-based design of classrooms.

Clever classrooms: summary report of the HEAD project

This report demonstrates that well-designed primary schools boost children’s academic performance in reading, writing and maths. It includes practical advice for designers and teachers.
Journal article

The impact of classroom design on pupils' learning

This study assessed 153 classrooms in 27 schools in order to identify the impact of the physical classroom features on the academic progress of the 3766 pupils who occupied each of those specific spaces.

Screening for antisocial development

This thesis developed a behaviour screening procedure to identify those students at risk of anti-social behaviour.

Engaging students: creating classrooms that improve learning

When students are engaged in class, they learn more. It is vital that teachers create the right classroom climate for learning: raising student expectations; developing a rapport with students; establishing routines; challenging students to participate and take risks. These all affect how much their students...
Technical report

Punish them or engage them? Teachers’ views on student behaviours in the classroom (1)

This report presents the initial findings from an ARC Linkage Grant, titled ‘Punish them or engage them? Identifying and addressing productive and unproductive student behaviours in South Australian schools’ (LP110100317), more commonly referred to as the Behaviour at School Study (BaSS). This phase of the...
Journal article

Secondary school teachers’ perceptions of student misbehaviour: a review of international research, 1983 to 2013

This literature review of secondary school teachers’ perceptions of student misbehaviour from 1983 to 2013 comprised studies from various countries including Australia, China, Greece, Jordan, Malta, the United Kingdom and the United States. Identified materials enabled international comparisons and the analysis of changes over time...
Journal article

‘Are you being your best?’ Why students behave responsibly

Undiscerning obedience to authority or compliance motivated by social approval differs substantially from volitional moral reasoning based on internalized values. The aim of this study was to ascertain why students would choose to act responsibly in the absence of external constraints. This article reports data...
Book review

Thelma Perso and Colleen Hayward, 'Teaching Indigenous students: cultural awareness and classroom strategies for improving learning outcomes'

How can cultural responsiveness towards Indigenous students be truly embedded in teaching pedagogy and national standards? In this book, Perso and Hayward (2015) seek to provide teachers with practical tools for working effectively with Indigenous students in school settings. This book is written with the...