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Brown, Gavin T. L.; Lake, Robert; Matters, Gabrielle – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2008
Background: Two major conceptions of learning exist: reproducing new material and transforming material to make meaning. Teachers' understandings of what learning is probably influence their teaching practices and student academic performance. Aims: To validate a short scale derived from Tait, Entwistle, & McCune's (1998) ASSIST inventory and…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Psychometrics
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Giallo, Rebecca; Hayes, Louise – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2007
A teacher professional development program using applied behavioural techniques was delivered to primary school teachers. Teachers (N = 78) rated the program highly and reported improved knowledge and skills in managing disruptive student behaviour. Objective measures of teacher (n = 32) pre- and post-workshop data revealed significant changes in…
Descriptors: Statistical Significance, Teachers, Faculty Development, Professional Development
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Bowles, Terry – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2004
The aim of this research is to systematically categorize terms describing the means used by talented individuals to develop and maintain their skills in relation to nine talents. One hundred and fourteen participants provided terms describing the acquisition and maintenance of talent in reference to nine talents, during a structured interview. The…
Descriptors: Talent, Ability, Interviews, Gender Differences