Journal articles

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Researching with children in Vietnam: cultural, methodological and ethical considerations (with Anne P. Graham, Nhung Ha Thi Tuyet, and Richard Geeves), Qualitative Research (2014)

The involvement of children in research has gathered significant momentum following the almost universal ratification...

 

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But how do we learn? talking to Vietnamese children about how they learn in and out of school (with Ha Thi Tuyet Nhung, Anne Graham, and Richard Geeves), International Journal of Educational Research (2012)

Vietnam is currently striving to introduce more child-centred approaches to pedagogy. From a Western perspective,...

 

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iPadiCan: Trialling iPads to support primary and secondary students with disabilities (with Liz Watts and Sharon Brennan), Australian Educational Computing (2012)

iPads have only been on the market since April 2010 but have rapidly gained great...

 

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iPads: instant access and engagement for students with disabilities (with Sharon Brennan and Liz Watts), The Australian Educational Leader (2012)
 

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Primary school teachers' use of digital resources with interactive whiteboards: the Australian context (with Damian Maher, Nikkita Urane, and Mal Lee), Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (2012)

As interactive whiteboards appear in increasing numbers in primary classrooms, questions will continue to be...

 

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Acknowledging the complexity and diversity of historical and cultural ICT professional learning practices in schools (with Anne Graham), Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education (2011)

This article argues the importance of ensuring initiatives aimed at improving children’s social and emotional...

 

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Improving practice through program evaluation, Centre for Children and Young People: Background Briefing Series (2011)
 

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Supporting children’s mental health in schools: teacher views (with Anne Graham, Carrie Maddison, and Robyn Fitzgerald), Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice (2011)

Schools have increasingly been targeted as appropriate sites for mental health promotion and teachers are...

 

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Exploring the complementarities between complexity and action research: the story of Technology Together (with Anne Graham), Cambridge Journal of Education (2010)

This paper takes up an ongoing dialogue in the educational literature regarding the relationship between...

 

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Pathways to teaching: a curriculum innovation enhancing recognition of students’ career aspirations and expectations: redesigning curriculum to acknowledge diversity (with Tess Boyle), International Journal of Learning (2010)

Teacher education courses have traditionally focused on preparing students for a career of full-time permanent...

 

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ICT in the secondary visual arts classroom (with Lisa Jacka), Education Technology Solutions (2009)
 

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Creating web-based environmental education resources through community and university partnerships (with Carrie Maddison, Keith R. Skamp, and Richard W. Braithwaite), Australian Journal of Teacher Education (2008)

Community groups often seek to engage with schools in promoting environmental education goals. A collaborative...

 

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Developing technology together, together: a whole-school metacognitive approach to ICT teacher professional development (with Anne Graham), Journal of Computing in Teacher Education (2008)

Professional development of teachers in information and communication technology (ICT) continues to be an urgent...

 

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ICT in the secondary visual arts classroom: a study of teachers' values, attitudes and beliefs (with Carrie Maddison), Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (2008)

For some 20 years the literature has been highlighting a range of benefits to be...

 

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Discovering virtual stories together (with Christine Jeffrey and Damian O'Bryan), Practically Primary (2007)
 

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Technology together: a structured approach to effective ICT professional development and culture change for schools (with Anne Graham), QUICK: Journal of the Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education (2007)
 

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The metacognitive approach to computer education: making explicit the learning journey, AACE Journal (International Forum on Information Technology in Education) (2007)

This paper presents a theoretical and practical exploration of a metacognitive approach to computer education,...

 

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Organisational and technological skills: the overlooked dimension of research training (with Kath Fisher and Allan Ellis), Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (2006)

Over the last three decades new technologies have emerged which have the capacity to considerably...

 

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Recipe or performing art?: challenging conventions for writing action research theses (with Kath Fisher), Action Research (2006)

This article explores the tensions and incongruities between conventional thesis presentation and the principles of...

 

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Technology together: getting whole schools involved with ICT through a metacognitive approach (with Anne Graham and Paul Thornton), Australian Educational Leader (2006)

Professional development of teachers in information and communication technology (ICT) is an urgent educational imperative,...

 

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The role of reflection and mentoring in ICT teacher professional development: dialogue and learning across the hemispheres (with Grete Jamissen), Teacher Development (2006)

As school systems internationally seek to improve the models of professional development they are providing...

 

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Competency, capability, complexity and computers: exploring a new model for conceptualising end-user computer education (with Stewart Hase and Allan Ellis), British Journal of Educational Technology (2005)

Notions of competency have dominated the computer education literature, and have underpinned Competency-Based Training (CBT)...

 

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The potential of reflective journals in studying complexity in action, Complicity: an International Journal of Complexity and Education (2005)

As educators embrace theories of complexity to inform their teaching and research practice, theoretically relevant...

 

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Attracting the bright and committed into teaching: political rhetoric or practical reality? (with Anne Graham, Berenice Kerr, and Lee MacMaster), Change: Transformations in Education (2004)

This article reports on a university developed board endorsed course (UDBEC), which allows higher school...

 

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Pushing the boundaries or overstepping the mark?: exploring the potential of university courses for final year high school students' career pathways (with Anne Graham, Berenice Kerr, and Lee MacMaster), International Journal of Training Research (2004)

Australia is currently witnessing a melding of its various education sectors and a gradual erosion...

 

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Sun, surf and scrub: dimensions of social disadvantage in communities in the Northern Rivers region of NSW (with Stewart Hase, Helen Saenger, and Jill Gordon-Thomson), The Australasian Journal of Business and Social Inquiry (2004)

This study describes an investigation of social capital and social disadvantage in five communities on...

 

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Teachers and ICT: exploring a metacognitive approach to professional development (with Anne Graham and Berenice Kerr), Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (2004)

Professional development for teachers in information and communication technology (ICT) is currently a major priority...

 

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Being a teacher: developing teacher identity and enhancing practice through metacognitive and reflective learning processes (with Anne Graham), Australian Journal of Teacher Education (2003)

The discourse of reflection is now firmly embedded in a range of teacher education programs...

 

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Complexity and action research: exploring the theoretical and methodological connection (with Stewart Hase), Educational Action Research (2002)

Complexity theory is essentially a formal attempt to question how coherent and purposive wholes emerge...

 

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Springboard to teaching: a partnership in practice (with Anne Graham, Berenice Kerr, and Lee MacMaster), Educare News (2002)
 

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Group processes online: teaching collaboration through collaborative processes (with Kath Fisher and Allan Ellis), Educational Technology & Society (2000)

While many subject areas lend themselves well to off-campus distance education delivery, there have always...

 

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Staff development for online delivery: a collaborative, team based action learning model (with Allan Ellis), Australian Journal of Educational Technology (2000)

For academics to successfully make the transition to online teachers or learning facilitators, they must...

 

Books

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Feeling glad and proud: children in rural Vietnam have a say about learning (with Nhung Ha Thi Tuyet), (2010)

This book is the result of a collaborative research project between ChildFund Australia and the...

 

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Organizing and managing your research: a practical guide for postgraduates (with Kath Fisher and Allan Ellis) (2007)

Organizational, management and technological skills are critical aspects of research and are often overlooked and...

 

Book chapters

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Exploring teacher professional development through the lens of Complexity Theory: the technology together story (with Anne Graham), The international cultures of professional development for teachers: collaboration, reflection, management and policy (2012)

Facilitating teacher professional development in complex and dynamic school environments continues to be a challenge...

 

Managing staff development for web-based teaching: a four stage model and its application (with Allan Ellis), Perspectives in web course management (2000)

The development and delivery of Web-based courses involves more than the development of technical skills....

 

Information technology and the NESB research student (with Allan Ellis), Supervising postgraduates from non-English speaking backgrounds (1999)

"Many universities in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have come to rely...

 

Editorials

Co-contributor to editorials for Complicity: an International Journal of Complexity and Education, vol. 4, no. 1, August 2007; vol. 3, no. 1, September 2006; vol. 2, no. 1, December 2005; vol. 1, no. 1, December 2004. (2007)
 

Theses

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Mapping the complexity of computer learning: journeying beyond teaching for computer competency to facilitating computer, PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW (2002)

For future generations to maximise their capability to operate within technologically driven economies, it is...

 

Conference publications

Action research within the complexity paradigm, Complexity and Research in Teacher Education: Scottish Teachers for a New Era (2009)
 

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Exploring new metaphors for teacher professional development: the technology together story through the lense of complexity, New Metaphors for Leadership in Schools Reflections: Australian Council for Educational Leaders Conference (2008)
 

Developing technology together together: what has it meant for our schools (with Elizabeth Watts, Carolyn Carrigan, and Sharon Brennan), QSITE State Conference (2007)
 

Developing technology together together: what has it meant for our schools? (with Damian O'Bryan), NSW CEG State Conference (2007)
 

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I can u can: six strategies for building teachers’ ICT confidence and capability through metacognitive discussion and reflection: experiences from Technology Together (with Anne Graham, Sharon Brennan, and Carolyn Carrigan), Australian Council for Computers in Education Conference (ACEC), 2-4 October (2006)

When people are prompted to think about their values, beliefs and their past experiences they...

 

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Technology together: supporting whole-schools to become capable learning communities (with Anne Graham, Elizabeth Watts, and Anne O'Brien), Australian Council for Computers in Education Conference (ACEC), October 2-4, 2006 (2006)

While many teachers are integrating information and communication technology (ICT) in their teaching practice, there...

 

Developing online from simplicity toward complexity: going with the flow of non-linear learning, NAWeb 2003: the web-based learning conference Oct 18-21, 2003, eds M Astorino, A Ellis & R Hall, University of New Brunswick, pp. 73-83 (2003)

The Web is a non-linear environment which opens up potential for new approaches to learning...

 

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From page turning to deep learning: a case history of four years of continual development of an ICT course (with Allan Ellis), In G Crisp, D Thiele, I Scholten, S Barker & J Baron (eds), Interact, integrate, impact: proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. Adelaide, 7-10 December 2003. pp. 407-414. (2003)

As online delivery becomes more widely adopted in higher education, a proliferation of courses have...

 

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A constructivist approach to professional development in ICT leadership: creating a learning community, Linking learners: Australian Computers in Education Conference (ACEC 2002) (2002)

Management of ICT has emerged as a critical issue for schools and one which is...

 

A metacognitive approach to computer education for teachers: combining theory and practice for computer capability (with Allan Ellis), Linking learners: Australian Computers in Education Conference (ACEC 2002) (2002)

Training in the use of computers has become a major priority for pre-service and practicing...

 

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Capability versus competency in information technology education: challenging the learning context for lifelong technological literacy, Learning for the future: proceedings of the Learning Conference 2001 (Eighth International Literacy & Education Research Network Conference on Learning) (2002)

As Information Technology (IT) gains greater integration into the teaching and learning processes within all...

 

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Helping students to help themselves: case studies from a metacognitive approach to computer learning and teaching (with Allan Ellis), Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2002), pp. 1035-1036 (2002)

End-user training in the use of computer software and hardware has become a significant area...

 

ICT Professional development for teachers through Southern Cross University's Master of Education (Coursework), Linking learners: Australian Computers in Education Conference (ACEC 2002) (2002)

This poster session will showcase the opportunities available for teacher professional development at Southern Cross...

 

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Overcoming computer anxiety through reflection on attribution (with Allan Ellis), Winds of change in the sea of learning: charting the course of digital education: ASCILITE 2002, pp. 515-524 (2002)

Computer anxiety continues to be a significant issue for many students. While ever learners experience...

 

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The role of metacognitive and reflective learning processes in developing capable computer users (with Allan Ellis and Stewart Hase), Meeting at the crossroads: proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of ASCILITE, 9-12 December 2001, pp. 481-490. (2002)

There is continued pressure for the application, and integration, of computer technologies into learning and...

 

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Managing the transition to online teaching: the role of project management methodology in the learning organisation (with Toni Ledgerwood and Liz Bartlett), Moving online: a conference to explore the challenges of workplaces, colleges and universities, 18-19 August (2000)

This paper examines the application of project management methodology to the development and delivery of...

 

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Staff development for online delivery: a collaborative team-based action learning model (with Allan Ellis), Responding to diversity: the 16th annual conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE), Dec 5-8 (1999)

For academics to successfully make the transition to online teachers or learning facilitators, they must...

 

Information resources and the off-campus student: are we expecting students to use them?, Access Through Open Learning: Occasional Papers, no. 6 (1996)
 

Roundtable technology: innovative links and the World Wide Web and the middle years of schooling: breaking down the barriers between teacher educators and schools (with Brian Kean), Sixth Annual Conference of the Institute for the Study of Postsecondary Pedagogy (1996)
 

The interactive artefact: "middle years", the innovative links project, and international links using informational technology (with Brian Kean), AUUG 96 & Asia Pacific World Wide Web 2nd Joint Conference & Exhibition: networking, internet & the World Wide Web (1996)

Southern Cross University became a founding partner with a number of other Australian universities in...

 

Reports

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Quan điểm của trẻ em Việt Nam về việc học và giáo dục tiểu học ở huyện miền núi Na Rì, Việt Nam: Báo cáo tóm tắt của một dự án thí điểm (with Anne Graham), ChildFund Australia, Lismore, NSW & the Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW. (2010)

Giới thiệu về dự án nghiên cứu

Nghiên cứu này được ChildFund Australia khởi xướng...

 

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Vietnamese children’s perspectives on learning and the provision of primary school education within the rural Na Ri district in Vietnam: consolidated report on a pilot project (with Anne Graham), ChildFund Australia and the Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University (2010)

Background to the research

This research was initiated by ChildFund Australia as part of its...

 

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Vietnamese children’s perspectives on learning and the provision of primary school education within the rural Na Ri district in Vietnam: pilot project report (with Anne Graham), ChildFund Australia and the Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University (2010)

Developing countries face an urgent imperative to improve the equity, quality, relevance and authenticity of...

 

Enhancing innovation in ICT integration and flexible delivery options in the School of Education through a focus on collegial staff development and co-teaching, Report on a project funded from Vice-Chancellor's Innovation and Development Grant for Teaching and Learning (2008)
 

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Report on a survey of professional development approaches and needs of teachers in the Lismore Diocese. Unpublished report. (with Anne Graham), School of Education Papers (2003)

The Catholic Education Office, through Dr Berenice Kerr, approached the School of Education in June...

 

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Report on the Collaborative Research Initiative: investigation of the effect of a metacognitive and reflective approach to the professional development of teachers in information and communication technology (ICT). Unpublished report. (with Anne Graham), School of Education Papers (2003)

ICT professional development is currently a major priority at local, state and national level. It...

 

Social disadvantage in communities in the Northern Rivers Region of NSW : a report of five case studies of communites in the Northern Rivers Region of NSW (with Stewart Hase, Helen Saenger, and Jill Gordon-Thomson), Commonwealth Department of Transport and Regional Services (2002)
 

Evaluation of the Building Bundjalung Cultural Bridges Program, Lismore City Council (with Lee Dunn, Jill Gordon-Thomson, N Jennings, and Michelle Wallace), Lismore City Council (1997)
 

Evaluation of the Children's Outreach Health Programme, Royal Far West Children's Health Scheme, Manly (with J Stewart), Royal Far West Children's Health Scheme (1997)