Forum 2013

28th Annual Research Forum
Research Informing Reform

Saturday August 10, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Tannock Hall, The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle (Cnr Cliff and Croke Streets)


Time Session Presenter Title Room
1.00-1.55 Plenary session Opening: Dr Sue Beltman, President of WAIER
Keynote lecture and feature presentation: Professor Barry Down: ‘You can’t be neutral on a moving train’: Why critical educational research matters in ‘dark times’
Room 101
2.00-2.25 Parallel 1 Sophia Kaiko Overcoming Australian tertiary students’ barriers to studying abroad in Asia Room 201
Mark Hecimovich Professional self-confidence in health education: A multi-method study using the Rasch measurement model Room 202
Audrey Cooke and Vaille Dawson Relationships between the initiators of classroom interactions and ICT use in upper primary classrooms Computer Lab 203
Pina Tarricone Introduction to a cognitive learning tool to learn about metacognition Room 301
Caroline D’uva and Eva Dobozy A retrospective phenomenological study of twice exceptional students in Australian early childhood settings Room 302
Debra Sayce Professional and personal needs of beginning principals in Catholic schools: The first five years Computer Lab 303
2.25-2.50 Parallel 2 Alistair Sisson What influences exchange destination choice? Evidence from students returned to an Australian university Room 201
Michelle Appleton Engaging pharmacy students in argumentation: Its impact on critical thinking and conceptual understanding Room 202
Anne Coffey A mobile technology supporting the transition of students from primary to secondary school Computer Lab 203
Saul Karnovsky What do education researchers think about emotions in teaching? A review Room 301
Annamaria Paolino The Orff-Schulwerk approach to effective teaching of Italian to upper primary students Room 302
Brad Gobby Principals’ experiences of the Independent Public Schools initiative Computer Lab 303
2.50-3.15 Parallel 3 Charlotte King Why international students choose UWA for an exchange experience Room 201
Vaille Dawson Inverting the curriculum in a Faculty of Science and Engineering Room 202
Siew Fong Yap The use of ethical frameworks in teaching bioethics issues in Year 10 Biotechnology Computer Lab 203
Madeleine Dobson Girls and the media: A review of the literature Room 301
Sarah Ekin What is an effective teacher of German? Perceptions of Western Australian teachers of German Room 302
Liz Criddle Contested curriculum in Australian schooling: A reflection on research methodologies Computer Lab 303
3.15-3.40 Parallel 4 Eesha Patel Assisting international students adapt to university life in an Australian University Room 201
Billi McCarthy-Price The perceptions of undergraduate students towards studying a language other than English: An Australian case study Room 202
Elaine Lewis Fifty tonne plan: Sustainability cross curriculum priority action Computer Lab 203
Khadeeja Ibrahim-Didi, Mark Hackling, Travis Carter, Anna Keunen, Mark O’Mara and Laura Dale Taking ownership of teacher professional learning: Using video-clubs to develop teacher professional vision Room 301
Kristy Howson and Eva Dobozy The impact of the Australian Curriculum on children’s school readiness and school readiness competencies Computer Lab 302
Gregory S.C. Hine Student leadership: A focused review of current research and literature Computer Lab 303
3.40-4.05 Coffee break
4.05-4.30 Parallel 5 Emily Earnshaw The role of international electives in global health education: What do students think? Room 201
Eva Dobozy Theorising case-based teaching: Foundations, definitions, directions and connections Room 202
Paula Mildenhall Using semiotic resources to build metaphors when teaching the part-whole model of fractions Computer Lab 203
Roslyn (Rose) Carnes Critical questioning unsettles white noise in educational research Room 301
Glenda Cain, Patrick Hampton and Shane Lavery Second-year pre-service primary teachers in service-learning immersion in a remote Aboriginal school Room 302
Carmen Zuniga The voucher system and national standardised tests in the Chilean system of education Computer Lab 303
4.30-4.55 Parallel 6 Kiran Narula The role of overseas electives in teaching global health: Perspectives of UWA medical students Room 201
Dorit Maor A feasibility study into higher degree supervision to bring reform to this field Room 202
Sharon M. Davies Using standardised assessment to appraise young children’s understanding of prepositions Computer Lab 203
Sam Prodonovich Navigating the future: Perspectives of aspirations for higher education Room 301
Arman Abednia Critical research on teacher professional identity: A Foucauldian perspective Room 302
Ying (Amy) Tao, Grady Venville and Mary Oliver Globalisation of curriculum reform: A case study conducted in Chinese and Australian primary classrooms Computer Lab 303
4.55-5.20 Parallel 7 Sandra Raub Hello globalisation: Adapting the Australian law degree to the international playing field? Room 201
Sonia Ferns Integrating theory and practice: skill development in higher education Room 202
Pina Tarricone Digital Design portfolio assessment and Rasch analyses of the Design Course analytical marking Room 301
Fiona E. Mayne and Christine Howitt Meta-analysis of ethics reporting in 10 early childhood research journals Room 302
Eunice Sari Teacher professional development in an online learning community: A case study in Indonesia Computer Lab 303
5.25-6.25 Sundowner: Postgraduate Awards and Early Career Awards