24-25 November 2011
Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway, Burwood
Thursday 24 November
9.00 am Registration
9.30 am Welcome and Opening Remarks – Susie Groves.
9.35 am Item Response Modelling and Its Applications – Margaret Wu.
10.30 am Morning Tea
10.50 am Data Sets and Statistical Analysis Chair: Russell Tytler.
- Statistical Methods When Studying the Relationship Between Reading and Solving Mathematical Tasks – Magnus Österholm and Ewa Bergqvist.
- Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Students How do They See Themselves as Learners? – Frederick Wright.
- Multi-dimensional Modelling of Mathematical Capability – Brian Doig.
- The Power of the Press Using Newspaper Derived Materials in Historical Science Research – William Palmer.
12.30 pm Lunch
1.10 pm Researching Teachers and Teaching Chair: John Cripps Clark.
- A Community of Practice for Early Career Biology Teachers – Social Networking and Digital Technologies – Jacinta Duncan and Paul Chandler.
- Development of Enhanced Curriculum Through Student-based Research – Coral Campbell and Gaye Williams.
- Teachers Experiences Evaluating an Environmental Education Project in a Primary School in Yucatán, México – Karla Atoche-Rodriguez.
- Capturing the Complexities of ICT Use in a Primary Mathematics Classroom – Esther Loong.
- From Data to Theory to Data: Understanding the Out-of-field Teaching Experience – Linda Hobbs.
3.05 pm Afternoon Tea
3.50 pm Tools for Capturing Rich Data Chair: Esther Loong.
- Is There Design Potential to Examine Overlaps Between Confidence, Persistence and Optimism? – Gay Williams.
- The Student Experience of Task-related Emotions in the Mathematics Classroom: What Roles Do They Play? – Fabio D’Agostin.
- Video in the Hands of the Participants as a Research Tool – Gail Chittleborough.
- Using iPad Software Tools for Classroom Observation – Susie Groves
Friday 25 November
9.00 am Studying Children: A Cultural-historical Approach – Marilyn Fleer
9.55 am Morning Tea
10.20 am Socio-cultural Perspectives – Chair: Susie Groves.
- Investigating Boundary Crossing in Pre-service Teacher Professional Experience: The Uses of Socio-cultural Theory and Methodology – John Cripps Clark.
- The Cultural-complexity Approach to Researching Mathematical Learning – Wendy Goff.
- Young Children’s Engagement with Environmental Sustainability – Ariel Wadick.
- Using Spatial Thinking to Teach Secondary Science – Dennis Fitzgerald.
- ‘Teach us How to Think About Science’ Developing a Curriculum Framework for a Flexible Learning Centre Conte– Kimberley Wilson.
12.15 pm Lunch
1.00 pm Video Ethnographic Methods Chair: Brian Doig.
- Operationalising Agency for Classroom Research– Jenny Arnold.
- Characterising Reasoning in Science Classrooms – Russell Tytler.
- Through the Viewfinder – Reflecting on Video Ethnography as an Approach to Classroom-based Research – Angela Fitzgerald.
- What are we Looking at? Thinking about the Visual in Video-based Classroom Research – Julianne Moss and Russell Tytler.
2.40 pm Afternoon Tea
3.00 pm Researching Across and Within Cultures Chair: Gaye Williams.
- Post-colonial Influences on Teacher Identity: Approaches to understanding Teacher Educators’ Experiences in Implementing Environmental Education in India – Sylvia Almeida.
- Content Analysis: Important Tool for Curricular Analysis in the Area of Environmental Education – Arely Paredes-Chi.
- Managing an International Research Project – George Aranda.
4.25 pm Closing session
5.00 pm Symposium ends