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Nolan, Andrea; Molla, Tebeje – London Review of Education, 2019
The issue of continuing professional learning for educators in the early childhood education and care sector is in the spotlight in Australia due to the government's reform agenda, which seeks to professionalize the workforce. In an effort to ensure quality programmes are on offer for all children, educators are expected to upskill. The assumption…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Cooper, Naomi – London Review of Education, 2017
The number of community choirs continues to grow, and literature endorsing the benefits of choral singing for physical, mental and emotional health and well-being is rapidly expanding, meaning that the professional development of community choral conductors is in the public interest. However, research on choral conductor education remains limited.…
Descriptors: Singing, Music Education, Musicians, Models
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Monk, Nicholas – London Review of Education, 2015
Education in the twenty-first century is characterized by narratives of global connectivity. Opportunities offered by digital technologies, connectivity through mobile platforms, and social media, reinforced by changing expectations of students and parents, have put pressure on universities to reimagine global learning and flexible delivery…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, International Education, Educational Trends, Higher Education
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Graffam, Joe; Shinkfield, Alison J.; Lavelle, Barbara – London Review of Education, 2014
This article provides a view of contemporary Australia in terms of patterns of offending and incarceration, the characteristics of its correctional systems, vocational education and training (VET) within correctional settings, and post-release employment of prisoners and offenders serving community-based orders (CBOs). A two-year case study of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation
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Kandiko, Camille B. – London Review of Education, 2012
Many organisations are under increasing pressures to recruit and retain creative individuals as a core asset in the emerging knowledge economy. In universities, such people are often academics who focus on high impact, innovative and interdisciplinary research. Yet, instead of feeling supported, many of these academics face structural,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Creativity, Leadership Styles, Foreign Countries
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Saltmarsh, Sue; Sutherland-Smith, Wendy – London Review of Education, 2010
Australian higher education increasingly relies on flexible modes of delivery as a means of attracting and retaining students in a highly competitive global education market. While education is among those disciplines that have been most actively involved in the shift from face-to-face to online learning and teaching, the transition for many…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators
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Kehrwald, Benjamin – London Review of Education, 2010
This article discusses the relationship between social presence and subjectivity in online learning environments. Drawing from views of subjectivity synthesised by de Sousa and an exploratory study into online social presence (by Kehrwald), the presentation identifies the links between various forms of subjectivity and the operation of social…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Graduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Ruth, Damian – London Review of Education, 2010
The metaphor of "monoculture on the intellectual landscape" is used to analyse the effects of large-scale research management regimes. The metaphor of "monoculture on the intellectual landscape", derived from Shiva's "monocultures of the mind", is developed and illustrated with respect to gender and ethnicity. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Administration, Performance Based Assessment, Figurative Language
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Beecham, Rod – London Review of Education, 2009
Quality has clear meanings when associated with specific phenomena. The relative nature of quality in commercial contexts, specifically in relation to manufactured goods, has been studied. In service industries there is no satisfactory indicator of quality. The Likert-scale questionnaire does not allow the researcher to distinguish between…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Student Evaluation, Questionnaires, Instructional Effectiveness
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Peterson, J. Fiona – London Review of Education, 2009
The inherent opportunities for communication, collaboration and experiential learning in an online and global network create the impetus for the new network paradigm in higher education. A strategic knowledge network in education was designed and developed to build "Mode 2" knowledge capabilities; create new knowledge for innovative…
Descriptors: Global Education, Masters Programs, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries
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Smith, Andrew; Smith, Erica – London Review of Education, 2007
Public policies on training are firmly rooted in the historical, political, economic and social context of their countries. This paper explores the acceptability of such policies to stakeholder groups including learners and employers, and its impact on policy take-up, viability and longevity. The paper uses a comparative analysis of developments…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Jones, Anna – London Review of Education, 2007
This paper examines the changing landscape of higher education from the perspective of teaching academics. Critical thinking has been seen as one of the central facets of the academic identity and so this paper uses the notion of critical thinking as a lens through which to explore this changing identity. It argues that the professional identity…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Critical Thinking, Qualitative Research, College Faculty
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Lucas, Ursula; Mladenovic, Rosina – London Review of Education, 2007
This paper explores the notion of a "threshold concept" and discusses its possible implications for higher education research and practice. Using the case of introductory accounting as an illustration, it is argued that the idea of a threshold concept provides an emerging theoretical framework for a "re-view" of educational…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices
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Seddon, Terri – London Review of Education, 2004
This paper uses three examples of educational innovation emerging in the contemporary context of market-liberal reform as a focus for exploring the patterns and possibilities of civic formation. The first part of the paper contextualises contemporary civic formation within the long historic struggle between capitalism and democracy, highlighting…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Lifelong Learning, Educational Innovation