Completed theses

Doctoral Studies Completed Theses - 2008 Archive

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Conferred in 2008

Name Degree conferred Thesis title Supervisor Keywords

Aditomo, Anindito

MPhil

Exploring learning opportunities in online, wiki-based collaboration: a variation-theory approach.

Professor Peter Reimann

– learning processes
– online education
– instructional design
– peer evaluation
– ICT in education
– computer-assisted teaching
– graduate students
– group work
– knowledge mapping
– variation theory

Bubacz, Beryl

PhD

The female and male Orphan Schools in New South Wales, 1801–1850.

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Associate Professor Craig Campbell

– criminals
– females
– males
– biographical inventories
– history
– colonial education
– colonial history (Australia)
– orphan schools
– New South Wales

Clausen, Mathew

MEd(Research)

Cultural intersections: a postcolonial approach to teaching contemporary indigenous Australian theatre.

Associate Professor Michael Anderson

– indigenous populations
– learning activities
– postcolonialism
– stereotypes
– theatre arts
– Aboriginal peoples
– case studies
– literary criticism
– Giroux (HA)
– Higher School Certificate, New South Wales

Gilchrist, Heidi

PhD

Young women and physical activity: gender, embodiment and health promotion.

Associate Professor Gerard Sullivan

– body image
– health promotion
– physical activities
– youth problems
– females
– feminist criticism
– interviews
– poststructuralism
– biographical methods
– identity formation

Ishimine, Karin

PhD

The relationship between childcare centre quality and children's social skills in Sydney, Australia.

Associate Professor David Evans

– education quality
– interpersonal competence
– early-childhood education
– multimethod techniques
– questionnaires
– early-childhood environment rating scale
– social skills rating system

Ji, Peiying

PhD

Pragmatics and pedagogy: an examination of college English teaching in China.

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Associate Professor Huizhong Shen

– classroom techniques
– English (second language)
– intercultural communication
– pragmatics
– teaching process
– textbook content
– content analysis
– higher education
– interviews
– communicative language teaching (CLT)

Mockler, Nicole

PhD

Beyond 'what works': teachers and the politics of identity.

Professor Judyth Sachs

– identity (psychology)
– teachers' attitudes
– psychological aspects of teaching

Moloney, Robyn

EdD

Intercultural competence in young language learners: a case study.

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Dr Lesley Harbon

– French
– German
– immersion programs
– intercultural communication
– Japanese
– second-language learning
– case studies
– primary education
– cultural identity
– young children

Pettingell, Judith

PhD

Panics and principles: a history of drug-education policy in New South Wales 1965–1999.


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Associate Professor Craig Campbell

– history of drug education policy in Australia

Sachdev, Menraj

MPhil

Higher education in a transition economy: the case of India 1991–2003.

Professor Phillip Jones

– economic climate
– educational policy
– influences
– online education
– success
– academic staff
– discourse analysis
– interviews
– policy analysis
– World Bank

Stanley, Denise

PhD

Teaching is my art now.

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Professor Robyn Ewing

– arts education
– art teachers
– beginning teachers
– teacher attitudes
– visual arts
– case studies
– education majors
– postmodernism
– universities
– arts-based research

Thompson, Kate

PhD

Models as mindtools for environmental education: how do students use models to learn about a complex socioenvironmental system?

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Professor Peter Reimann

– environmental education
– educational psychology
– models
– student attitudes
– systems analysis
– class activities
– secondary education
– group work

Wilkinson, Linden

MEd(Research)

Creating verbatim theatre: exploring the gap between public inquiry and private.

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Associate Professor Michael Anderson

– accidents
– drama
– pain
– theatre arts
– community education
– playwriting
– arts-based research
– personal experiences
– traumas
– verbatim theatre

Yager, Karen

PhD

Body image, body dissatisfaction, dieting and disordered eating and exercise behaviours of trainee physical education teachers: investigation and intervention.

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Associate Professor Jenny O'Dea

– body image
– dietetics
– eating disorders
– intervention
– nutrition
– physical education teachers
– self-esteem
– student attitudes
– well-being
– education majors

Yang, Dai Fei

PhD

Improving networked learning in higher education: language functions and design patterns.

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Professor Peter Goodyear

and

Dr Alyson Simpson

– educational improvement
– ICT in education
– instructional design
– language patterns
– network analysis
– computer software development
– higher education
– interviews
– linguistic theory

Yoo, Joanne

EdD

A narrative landscape of a teacher's perception of the 'other' in a Korean Christian University: the courage to 'be' and to learn.

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Professor Robyn Ewing

and

Dr Jacqueline Manuel

– beliefs
– Christianity
– religious factors
– teacher attitudes
– teacher beliefs
– case studies
– diaries
– higher education
– interviews
– personal narratives



A hard copy of the above theses can be viewed in the Rare Books and Special Collections Library, Fisher Library.


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