Research Engagement for Australia: Measuring Research Engagement Between Universities and End Users
This project, undertaken by ATSE, explores options for developing metrics to measure Australian universities’ research engagement with private and public sector partners. This work is intended to ensure that research engagement is appropriately recognised and rewarded alongside research excellence, in line with the Government’s Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda. It is hoped that such research engagement metrics will help to increase the return on the public investment in research in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and humanities and social sciences (HASS) alike. From Executive Summary, part of the full report online.
Subject HeadingsTertiary education
Deep Knowledge: Learning to Teach Science for Understanding and Equity
Teachers College Press, 2013
Using the experiences of six middle and high school student teachers as they learn to teach science in diverse classrooms, Larkin explores how their work changes the way they think about students, society, schools, and science itself. The book offers a teacher education framework based on teaching for understanding and equity. It features engaging case studies of science teachers that are applicable to all teachers interested in teaching for social justice. It also unpacks the problems and challenges teachers face in developing the art and skill of teaching, and applies insights from conceptual change learning in science to science teacher learning. See publisher's description.
Key Learning AreasScience
Subject HeadingsMiddle schooling
Safe at School? Exploring Safety and Harm of Students with Cognitive Disability
Centre for Children and Young People, SCU, February 2015
This report describes the results of a project researching issues faced by students with cognitive disability. The project investigated what students, their families and other key supporters such as teachers, disability, and child protection workers think about personal safety in and around school, together with their perspectives on what might make things better. The research was supplemented by an extensive analysis of relevant law and policy in this area. From publisher's description.
Self-Regulation and Early School Success
Teachers report high variability in children’s self-regulatory abilities at school entry. The contributors to this book cover issues including the complex relations between self-regulation and school readiness, predictors of self-regulation and academic achievement, and advances in measurement of self-regulation and related skills. See publisher's description.
Subject HeadingsEarly childhood education
Transitions in schooling
Childhood Education and Care, Australia, June 2014 (ABS 4402.0)
Australian Bureau of Statistics, 28 April 2015
The Childhood Education and Care Survey collected information on topics including usual care arrangements (types of care, duration and cost); care arrangements used in the survey reference week (types of care, duration and cost); attendance at a preschool or preschool program (usually or in the survey reference week); need for additional formal care or preschool; and early childhood education and learning activities. The main aim of the survey was to provide estimates of care arrangements for children aged 0-12 years; attendance at educational institutions for children aged 0-12 years; informal learning activities for children aged 0-8 years; families' requirements for formal care or preschool; and education, income and working patterns of parents of children aged 0-12 years. From explanatory notes.
Child care centres
Participatory Research with Children and Young People
Footprint Books, December 2014
This book sets out a framework for conducting participatory research with children and young people within a discussion of the rights of the child. Through extensive case studies and a close review of contemporary literature, in relation to early childhood through to late adolescence, the book serves as a critical guide to issues in participative research for students and researchers. It is designed for those conducting research with children and young people. See distributor's description.
Subject HeadingsEducation research