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Joint Australian Association for Research in Education and Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association Conference (AARE-APERA 2012) World Education Research Association (WERA) Focal Meeting

December 2012

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Number of papers: 10

  1. Linking between Learner Control and Self-Efficacy of Online Learners in a New Zealand Postgraduate Online Programme

    Widchaporn Taipjutorus, Sally Hansen & Mark Brown

    This paper describes a research-in-progress study on the link between "learner control" and "self-efficacy" of postgraduate students in an online programme at a New Zealand university. Even though ... More

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  2. Experiencing New Technology: Exploring Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions and Reflections upon the Affordances of Social Media

    Christine Redman & Fiona Trapani

    This paper analyses pre-service teachers' perceptions of the affordances of new technology after experiencing two social media tools embedded into their coursework. This sociological ethnographic... More

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  3. Blogging with the Facebook Generation: Studying Abroad with Gen Y

    Greg Downey & Tonia Gray

    Web 2.0 technologies create opportunities for distance learning with particular promise for students while they are on international exchange. The current generation of students departing for study... More

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  4. iBank

    Cesar B. Bermundo, Alex B. Bermundo & Rex C. Ballester

    iBank is a project that utilizes a software to create an item Bank that store quality questions, generate test and print exam. The items are from analyze teacher-constructed test questions that... More

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  5. Learning in Transformational Computer Games: Exploring Design Principles for a Nanotechnology Game

    Martin Masek, Karen Murcia, Jason Morrison, Paul Newhouse & Mark Hackling

    Transformational games are digital computer and video applications purposefully designed to create engaging and immersive learning environments for delivering specified learning goals, outcomes and... More

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  6. Teacher Educators: Course Experiences of Bachelor of Education Primary Students

    Robyn Bentley-Williams & Anne Forbes

    This investigation examined the course experiences of Bachelor of Education Primary students across each year of the course. The aims of the study were to identify gaps in what we know about our... More

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  7. Sexperts! Disrupting Injustice through HIV Prevention and Legal Rights Education with Transgenders in Thailand

    Christopher S. Walsh & Nada Chaiyajit

    In addition to growing epidemics of HIV transgenders in Thailand, a low awareness of how to access justice increases their vulnerability to HIV infection. This paper presents a unique case study of... More

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  8. Schools as Community Hubs: Policy Contexts, Educational Rationales, and Design Challenges

    Ian McShane, Jerry Watkins & Denise Meredyth

    There is increasing interest in making more effective use of schools as community hubs, both in Australia and internationally. Investment in shared facilities aims to engage parents and local... More

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  9. Using Video Feedback and Annotations to Develop ICT Competency in Pre-Service Teacher Education

    Kate Anderson, Shannon Kennedy-Clark & Vilma Galstaun

    This paper presents the findings of a study that focused on developing Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) competency in pre-service teacher education Units of Study. The study adopted... More

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  10. What Is Popular Is Not Always Right--Measuring Teacher Professional Behaviour

    Zoe A. Morris, Paul W. Richardson & Helen Watt

    Teaching is considered one of the most trusted professions, yet literature evaluating teachers' understanding of professional behaviour is scarce. Recently, technological advancements such as ... More

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