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Clements, Di; Grover, David; Grover, Pam; Hearne, Dominic; Knipe, Steven; Martin, Kim; Pazzi, Georgina; Pollard, Edward; Prestridge, Sarah – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
Transformational leadership is essential in education as it empowers educators to make positive changes to the way they think, feel and act in improving learning for all. Reflection is a vital element of leading the change process. In relation to participating in the ACCE study tour experience, reflection allows one to sit and think about the…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Educational Change, Transformational Leadership, Reflection
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Trust, Torrey – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
In the information age, students must learn to navigate and evaluate an expanding network of information. Highly effective teachers model this process of information analysis and knowledge acquisition by continually learning through collaboration, professional development, and studying pedagogical techniques and best practices. Many teachers have…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Cooperation, Feedback (Response)
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Fasso, Wendy – Australian Educational Computing, 2010
In 2008 and 2009, a series of online professional development communities for groups of teacher-leaders in digital pedagogy was run. In each of the first two iterations, there was an early dropout of individuals who felt they "did not belong". Contributing to this sense of isolation was the immediate emergence of online networks in the…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teaching Methods, Social Networks, Communities of Practice
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Reading, Chris – Australian Educational Computing, 2010
Connecting with other education professionals is important in supporting teacher learning. Teachers in remote locations in Australia experience a professional isolation due to geographic isolation that makes it difficult to engage in sustained collaborations with other teachers. In a national project ICT was used to assist these teachers by…
Descriptors: Professional Isolation, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Isolation
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Hubber, Peter; Chittleborough, Gail; Campbell, Coral; Jobling, Wendy; Tytler, Russell – Australian Educational Computing, 2010
Recent research has demonstrated a significant disadvantage for rural teachers in a variety of aspects of ICT use. This context provides a backdrop for two professional learning programs designed to support ICT-based pedagogies in teaching science in Victorian rural primary and secondary schools. In both programs the school-based workshops…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Workshops, Professional Development, Teaching Experience
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Shaw, Greg – Australian Educational Computing, 2010
The application of ICT in education in rural and remote contexts is rapidly evolving and is actively being pursued as a solution to educational issues. ICT in education involves technological as well as pedagogical and social dimensions. This paper examines approaches being taken in developing ICT usage in Northern Territory schools for teaching…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Educational Policy, Rural Schools, Rural Education
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Murcia, Karen; McKenzie, Susan – Australian Educational Computing, 2009
This paper describes the process and outcomes of an action research project conducted in collaboration with classroom teachers who developed strategies that utilized Interactive Whiteboard technology for improving children's literacy and numeracy. Critical incident stories are used to demonstrate significant signposts in the teachers' development…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teachers, Educational Technology, Literacy
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Vincent, John; Jones, Anthony – Australian Educational Computing, 2008
Effective integration of learning technologies into classrooms is a continuing issue, with many instances of new technologies making minimal impacts on classroom practice. Reports on the introduction of interactive whiteboards into UK schools over the past decade have revealed that their impact on both pedagogy and learning is at best neutral.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Professional Development, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Prestridge, Sarah – Australian Educational Computing, 2007
This article contributes to conceptualising pedagogy that has been transformed by information and communications technologies (ICT). The push for pedagogical change is evident in Australian education policy documentation as well as literature about the characteristics of our existing student population and future educational trends. This article…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Professional Development
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Lyons, Terry – Australian Educational Computing, 2007
This paper presents findings from the SiMERR National Survey concerning the need priorities of secondary ICT teachers for professional development, resources and student learning experiences. The findings--drawn from a survey of 237 secondary ICT teachers across Australia--provide an opportunity to compare the needs of teachers working in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Educational Resources, Teacher Surveys
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Henderson, Michael – Australian Educational Computing, 2006
This research explores how community cohesion can sustain teacher participation in a small scale, mixed mode (face to face and online) PD course. Secondary school teachers in Queensland undertook a mixed mode PD course utilising Education Queensland's Learning Place. The results indicate significantly longer participation than required and when…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, Secondary School Teachers, Communities of Practice, Online Courses
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Lloyd, Margaret; Cochrane, Janet – Australian Educational Computing, 2006
Professional development for teachers is often described as a journey. This paper, using the findings from a small-scale study interrogating professional development in ICT, offers the alternate metaphor of an interwoven Celtic knot to explain this phenomenon. It will show how the four key elements identified as being critical to creating the most…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Information Technology, Staff Development, Professional Development
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Reading, Chris; Fluck, Andrew; Trinidad, Sue; Smith, Howard; Shaw, Greg; Anderson, Neil; McLoughlin, Catherine; White, Bruce – Australian Educational Computing, 2006
National priorities set by an Australian ministerial taskforce provide clear guidelines to develop pedagogy that integrates ICT. Although these guidelines do not specifically address rural and regional school needs, the two priorities: promoting pedagogic leadership and creating new learning environments, are of particular interest. But how are…
Descriptors: Regional Schools, Rural Schools, Information Technology, Guidelines
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Lock, Graeme; Forlin, Chris – Australian Educational Computing, 2006
In 2003 the authors visited four schools in the Western Australian Department of Education and Training's Kimberley Education District to investigate the use of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) in the curriculum for students who have diverse needs. The visits also provided an opportunity to investigate how teachers in remote school…
Descriptors: School Administration, Technology Uses in Education, Use Studies, Special Needs Students
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McKinnon, David H.; Danaia, Lena – Australian Educational Computing, 2005
The last 20 years have seen immense gains in computing power available to schools and a wide variety of useful educational software and services. Professional development in the computer area, however, has not resulted in the widespread use of computers in classrooms. This article reports on the use of the Charles Sturt University Remote Telescope…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Computer Uses in Education, Professional Development