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Evans, Nina; Ziaian, Tahereh; Sawyer, Janet; Gillham, David – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
A pilot study was conducted in a regional university setting to promote awareness of the value of affective teaching and learning amongst staff and students. Academic staff and students from diverse disciplines at University of South Australia's (UniSA) Centre for Regional Engagement (CRE) were recruited to the study. The research investigated…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Regional Characteristics, Pilot Projects, Regional Schools
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Bosua, Rachelle; Evans, Nina; Sawyer, Janet – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are major sources of prosperity and employment and are viewed as critical to regional development in Australia. A key factor to foster productivity and growth in SMEs is their ability to identify, acquire, transform and exploit external knowledge. This ability, referred to as the "absorptive capacity…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Mass Media, Regional Characteristics, Small Businesses
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Penman, Joy; Sawyer, Janet – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
This paper discusses an initiative titled UniReady Program for Multicultural Groups that was conducted at the University of South Australia's Centre for Regional Engagement located in the city of Whyalla. Immigrant families are currently being attracted to the city due to regional employment opportunities and are potential university students. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Nontraditional Students, Universities
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Sawyer, Janet; Penman, Joy – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
This study investigated the pattern of teaching of healthy computing skills to high school students in South Australia. A survey approach was used to collect data, specifically to determine the emphasis placed by schools on ergonomics that relate to computer use. Participating schools were recruited through the Department for Education and Child…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Sawyer, Janet; Zianian, Tahereh; Evans, Nina; Gillham, David – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
This paper describes the research process undertaken in a pilot study conducted at the University of South Australia's Centre for Regional Engagement (CRE), and reports the feedback collected in relation to this process and the project overall. Academic staff and students from CRE's two sites located in the rural and regional cities of Whyalla and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Metacognition