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Archived events 2015

Dr Yoshi Budda
5:00pm to 7:00pm
April 29, 2015

Graduate outcomes: A generative curriculum model for international students

IGCE symposium

Abstract: The move into a competitive, international market place is rapidly changing the function and character of higher education in Australia. Increased competition for funding, globalisation, new technologies and quality assurance processes have resulted in...

Dr Sharon Lierse
5:00pm to 7:00pm
April 22, 2015

Outstanding university lecturers

IGCE symposium

Abstract: A research project was conducted at an Australian university in 2013 to determine the characteristics of outstanding university lecturers and what they have in common. The study was in three sections. The first part was an anonymous survey given to...

Dr Stephen Bolaji
12:30pm to 1:30pm
April 17, 2015

Intent to action: Overcoming barriers to universal basic education policy implementation

Research commons

Abstract: Nigeria’s first nationwide ‘free and compulsory’ primary schooling was introduced in the 1970s with the Universal Primary Education policy. This policy was engulfed by chaos during its implementation, which invariably left behind many school-age...

Dr Lisa Papatraianou
5:00pm to 7:00pm
April 15, 2015

A social network perspective of early career teachers’ informal networks

IGCE symposium

Abstract: Research over the past decade has increasingly investigated teacher stress and burnout in order to address the high attrition rates of early career teachers. This presentation builds on the work of Papatraianou and Le Cornu (2014), which...

Dr Christine Nicholls
3:30pm to 6:00pm
April 09, 2015

The ‘Lap Method’: A strategy in the Warlpiri and English reading curriculum at Lajamanu school

Special event

Abstract: The seemingly simple but effective approach known as ‘lap-reading’ was one important strand of the reading curriculum at Lajamanu School, where I worked throughout the 1980s, initially as teacher-linguist,...

Associate Professor Helen Cahill
5:00pm to 7:00pm
April 01, 2015

Hope is not a method: using participatory and arts-based methods to elicit richer responses in the qualitative research encounter

IGCE symposium

Abstract: In this paper I discuss the use of participatory and arts-based research methods in an intergenerational workshop designed to research youth views about the future. I examine a range of theories about the challenge of maintaining hope in an era of...

Dr Sue Smith
5:00pm to 7:00pm
March 25, 2015

Framing your research through the wellbeing, sustainability and globalisation research theme

IGCE symposium

The Wednesday IGCE Symposium this week  will explore what it means to undertake work through the lens of the Wellbeing, Sustainability and Globalisation theme. If you have not had a chance yet please go to the...

Dr Brendon Hyndman
12:30pm to 1:30pm
March 20, 2015

Looking beyond the classroom walls: A social-ecological insight for teachers of the influences within school environments on students’ quality of life, enjoyment and physical activity behaviour

Research commons

Abstract: The promotion of physical activity in schools has been revealed to enhance students’ academic performance and can lay the foundation for a physically active lifestyle that can track into adulthood and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Due to a...

Donna Robbins - PhD student, International Graduate Centre of Education
1:00pm to 1:30pm
March 06, 2015

Enhancing Aboriginal Teachers’ professional inclusion and resilience through digital technologies

Research commons

Abstract: The recruitment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers is considered critical to addressing the disparity in educational outcomes.  If pedagogical practices of teachers supporting students’ effective learning are a significant factor in educational...

Daile Fuller - PhD Candidate, International Graduate Centre of Education
12:30pm to 1:30pm
March 06, 2015

The hidden work of resettlement: An Institutional Ethnography exploring the everyday ‘resettlement-work’ of migrants in Sydney, Australia

Research commons

Abstract: This study explores and maps out the social organisation of resettlement among diversely positioned forced migrants living in Sydney, Australia. Following an alternative sociological method of inquiry known as Institutional Ethnography (IE), the study makes...


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