Transforming the Future of Learning with Educational Research

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Askell-Williams, Helen
IGI Global, Jan 31, 2015 - Education - 381 pages

The field of education is a vital component of today’s society, enriching and facilitating the attainment of new knowledge. Progress continues to be achieved in this area as new methods are envisioned that increase education’s value.

Transforming the Future of Learning with Educational Research brings together diverse perspectives that underscore the importance of research practices toward the enrichment of teaching. Highlighting themes of learning, diversity, education communities, and student wellbeing, this book is an essential reference source for teacher educators, researchers, teaching practitioners, and professionals interested in the value of research within the field of education.

 

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Contents

Diversity
99
Communities of Practice
181
Student Mental Health and Wellbeing
240
Reflections
313
Compilation of References
325
About the Contributors
373
Index
379
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Helen Askell-Williams is the Associate Dean of Research in the School of Education at Flinders University, the Director of the Flinders Educational Futures Research Institute, and a member of the Flinders Centre for Student Wellbeing and Prevention of Violence. She has worked on collaborative research projects that have investigated teachers' and learners' knowledge and wellbeing. She has conducted focused interviews with teachers and learners in Primary, Secondary, TAFE, and University settings and has undertaken large-scale surveys to assess components of students' academic, social, and emotional wellbeing. This has included being Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, and KidsMatter consultancies to beyondblue. Helen was a successful recipient of a South Australian Premier’s Award for Lifelong Learning and an ANZ Bank prize for Teacher Education. View her full profile at www.flinders.edu.au/people/helen.askell-williams. [Editor]

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