Friday, November 21, 2008

More on Learning Space design

Educause has a good webpage that focuses on Learning space design.

Included is a section on conference resources which have the following topics :
* Teaching and Learning in Two New Smart Classrooms: Research Findings on the Pedagogical Implications of Space Design (11/18/2008)
* Laying the Foundation for Innovative, Flexible, and Consistent Classroom Technology (11/11/2008)
* Bringing the Information Commons Home (11/10/2008)
* Emerging Learning Spaces (11/10/2008)
* A Planning Process for Successful Learning/Information Commons (11/07/2008)

as well as Publications:

Friday, November 14, 2008

Jump into the Creativity Pool

Our national broadcaster has recently launched a new collaborative social media space called Pool. A site that could be a very useful resource for schools.

Creative Commons Australia had the following to say about Pool.
Australia’s iconic public broadcaster, the ABC, has just launched a new CC-friendly social media space, Pool, designed to provide a “place for creative content makers to upload their work, publish and collaborate.”

Pool lets creators working in all mediums - from animation, to music, to video, to text - share and broadcast their work to others. Like most participatory media sites, users can create profiles, upload and download material, and search tags for related material. But unlike other popular sites, the focus at Pool is very clearly on quality and experimentation.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

School design/ learning spaces

Schools for the future: designs for
rning communities:
Building Bulletin 95, 2002.

download a copy from Teachernet

Schools for the future
Teachernet Ideas for building design, teaching innovations and environments for the future. pdf documents for downloading. ...

OECD Programme for educational building
The OECD Programme on Educational Building (PEB) promotes the exchange and analysis of policy, research and experience in all matters related to educational building. PEB members consist of individual governments and research agencies throughout the world. Its work is of relevance to policy-makers in national and regional authorities responsible for educational facilities, to architects, system level and institutional managers, and to researchers in the field.

PEB Exchange, the journal of the Programme on Educational Building
This journal addresses issues related to providing a quality educational infrastructure in a cost-effective way.
The Journal OECD Programme on Educational Building (PEB) promotes the exchange and analysis of policy, research and experience in all matters related to educational building.

Designing for the future of learningLinkShare innovative best practices happening around the world in the field of school design. The audience includes architects, educators, planners, builders, policy leaders, school board members, and all stakeholders interested in designing for the future of learning.

School buildings information centre
This is the website of the Schools Capital Assets Design Team of England's Department for Education and Skills, promoting best practice in design, use, and management of school facilities. The website contains information on school building design guidance, asset management, environmental health and safety, including acoustics, energy efficiency, lighting, fire safety, and costs.

Searchable database of photos, project descriptions and floor plans for schools across the country that have been featured in American School & University's Architectural Portfolio and Educational Interiors Showcase issues. The database is also searchable by firm name, project city and state, and special subcategory such as renovation or landscape.

School design for inclusion/special needs

Support spaces

Classroom Design for Living and Learning with Autism

Learning space design

The pyschology of learning environments
Ken A. Graetz
EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 41, no. 6 (November/December 2006): pp. 60–75.
How do we create learning environments that will respond to the increased presence of networked devices, the transition from lecture to collaboration, and the growing importance of virtual environments and build the classrooms of the future that facilitate usability, engagement, collaboration, and learning.

Leading the transition from classrooms to learning spaces,
Diana Oblinger, NLII White Paper, October 2004
Diana discusses learning spaces and how the notion of a classroom has expanded and evolved. The space is no longer defined by "the class" but by "learning".

Augsberg Teaching and Learning Spaces
Augsberg College learning spaces design is guided by a set of agreed-upon teaching and learning principles. This document outlines the teaching and learning goals and design principles that can implement them.

Designing Spaces for Effective Learning. A guide to 21st century learning space design. (2006).

Innovative school learning spaces (2007)
Albany Junior High School New Zealand

Planning sustainable schools for the future
Presentation by Brian Caldwell
Design should focus on students

Video resources

Glen Waverley Secondary College
Spaces for Learning: designed to support the development and implementation of the Years 7-9 Learning Community through a transformed pedagogical model. The pedagogy aims to support powerful learning and deep understanding through inquiry. The building disturbs a traditional model of schools and learning spaces and will allow teachers and students to be liberated from past practices and organisational structures.

Large Learning Spaces _ John XXIII Primary
News report on the Kinder learning space at John XXIII Catholic Primary School, Stanhope Gardens, NSW, Australia. John XXIII Kinder has 93 students, 3 teachers and a teacher aide in a single open learning space.

Schools designed for learning
For students at the Denver School of Science and Technology, learning takes place in an environment that is engaging, instructive, and comfortable. The building is an example of design supporting learning, and it provides spaces that are both flexible and inspiring. In addition, the school is outfitted with cutting edge technology—the building is a wireless environment, and each student works with a laptop computer. These students learn in new and exciting ways every day. It is truly a school that has been designed to promote student achievement, and you will see many examples of this powerful idea in the video.

Learning spaces
Ever wondered what goes into designing an award winning school? Watch and learn, from The Riverside School (India, Gujarat, Ahmedabad)

Learning spaces: a visual journey
Video from Appalachian State University about learning spaces

Learning spaces

NZ research trip to Christchurch
Video images of open planned learning space. A group of teachers from Victoria, Australia, recently visited Christchurch to see two schools and two libraries looking at the design of learning spaces and how they effect teaching and learning

Resources from the TLRU

The June/July 2008 issue of Teacher: the national education magazine, has the following articles around learning environment design.

Inspiration: environmentally sustainable design
Schools are some of the best places to implement good sustainable building design practices

Learning spaces
If the design is right, students can move effortlessley between online and offline learning spaces and devices.

The above articles are available from the TLRU by request.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Leadership and excellence in schools

Linking leadership to student learning: the contributions of leader efficacy, Educational Administration Quarterly, Vol 44, No 4, Oct 2008, pp 496-528.

Collective leadership effects on student achievement, Educational Administration Quarterly, Vol 44, No 4, Oct 2008, pp 529-592.

Excellence for all, Educational Leadership, Vol 66, No 2, Oct 2008, pp 14-17.

Learning from world class schools, Educational Leadership, Vol 66, No 2, Oct 2008, pp 44-51.

Michael Fullan
- Michael Fullans website contains a large number of resources and articles.

Refugee resources

How can refugee youth make a good start, ATESOL Newsletter Vol 34, No 1, Mar 2008.

Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture or Trauma have a number of useful resources for counsellors and teachers in schools. The following brochures can be downloaded from their site at QPASTT publications

A teachers guide to working with students from refugee and displaced backgrounds

A school counselling guide to working with students from refugee and displaced backgrounds

Students from refugee and displaced backgrounds - a handbook for schools

Refugee student support kit: for teachers, school counsellors and school communities

Monday, November 3, 2008

Emotional intelligence

Developing emotional intelligence: a case study, Principal Matters, Spring 2008, pp36-38.

Emotional intelligence in schools, Directions in education, Vol 17, No 4, 15 August 2008, p2.


Copyright resources for schools:

Smartcopying website. The Official Guide to Copyright Issues for Australian Schools and TAFE.

Copyright kitchen

The Copyright Kitchen is a resource for those working in vocational education and training (VET) who deal with copyright issues in their day-to-day work. It breaks up copyright information into categories built around who you are, where you work and the task at hand. To get started, select from one of the categories listed on the left and start browsing.

Australian Copyright Council. Provides information advice and training about copyright in Australia. Produces publications, does research, and make submissions on copyright policy issues.

Copyright or Copywrong. Resources about film and DVD piracy including online and print resources.

Copyright issues

Google booksearch: universal access or copyright breach, Online currents, Vol 22, No 3, 2007, pp 89-95.

Google book search settlement: The Association of American Publishers (AAP) reports that a groundbreaking settlement has been reached in the US, after two years of negotiation to settle two class actions brought against Google.

Indigenous education

Curriculum wisdom from the elders, Principal Matters, Winter 2008, pp12-13.

Helping indigenous children manage grief and loss, Every child, Vol 14, No 3, 2008, p11.

Special education - focus on ADHD

Language deficits in ADHD preschoolers, Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, Vol 13, No 1, May, 2008, 39-49.

Are schools meeting the needs of students with ADHD? Australasian Journal of Special Education, vol 32, No 2. Sept 2008, pp 187-198

Monday, September 15, 2008

Latest journal articles from hardcopy journals

iPod spirituality, Presence, vol 14, no 3 Sep 2008, p6-9.
Technology changes the way we do things, sometimes in suprising ways. It can even change the way we practice our spirituality.

Making partnership real, EQ, Spring 2008, p6-7.
Discusses how culture of the school can be altered to reduce parental hostility, stimulate parents personal development and help to build community capacity and social capital.

The bullying that follows you home, EQ, Spring 2008, p24-26.
Bullying had evolved and the age old threats experienced from playgrounds and school buses now extend to mobile phones and computer screens.

Young children and bullying, Every Child, vol 14, No 3, 2008, p 22-23.

Authenticity in a virtual world, EQ winter 2008, p11-12
In light of the increasing pervasiveness of the internet Tom Hoerr makes the case that focusing on developing Emotional intelligence must become a school priority and should be an integral part of student assessment and faculty development

Encouraging teenagers to read - reigniting some good ideas, info@aslnsw, Issue 3 2008, p6-7.

Learning for Leadership, Teacher, Sep 2008, p 11-15.
Learning leaders need to have guiding conceptions of school leadership. But there are numerous ways that leadership can be described.

Monday, August 11, 2008


Blended learning : tools for teaching and training
Barbara Allan.

Teaching boys : developing classroom practices that work.
Amanda Keddie & Martin Mills.


Teens, technology and literacy, or, Why bad grammar isn't always bad
Linda W. Braun.

Guided reading [kit] : years 1-4.
Learning Media

Conversations with a poet : inviting poetry into K-12 classrooms
Betsy Franco.


iMovie '08 & iDVD : The missing manual
David Pogue.

The little Mac book X
Robin Williams.

Mac OS X Leopard : the missing manual
David Pogue.

Photoshop CS3 : one-on-one
Deke McClelland.

Teach yourself visually Mac OS X Leopard
Lynette Kent.


Get connected : tech programs for teens
RoseMary Honnold

A handbook for media librarians
Katharine Schopflin.

Leadership : the challenge for the information profession
Sue Roberts and Jennifer Rowley.

The library in the twenty-first century
Peter Brophy.

Making search work: implementing web, intranet and enterprise search
Martin White

Organizing information from the shelf to the web
G G Chowdhury and Sudatta Chowdhury

Information Literacy

Information literacy meets library 2.0
Peter Godwin and Jo Parker.

Learning to learn : a guide to becoming information literate in the 21st century
Ann Marlow Riedling.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Corrective reading:an evidence-based remedial reading intervention, Australasian Journal of Special Education, Vol 32, No 1, Apr 2008. pp 23-54.

Reading and Identity: the google generation, Literacy Learning: the middle years, vol 16, No 2, Jun 2008,pp 53-58.

The assessment of reading comprehension difficulties for reading intervention, Australian Journal of Learning difficulties, vol 13, No 1, May 2008, 51-62

Archery of reading, Access, Vol 22, Iss 2, 2008, pp 9-26.

Improving and sustaining literacy throught pedagogical change and the SALT project, Practically Primary, Vol 13, No 2, Jun 2008, pp18-19

Religious education

Getting time and space for prayer, Momentum, Apr/May 2008, pp 40-43.

Developing a pyramid of intervention: a framework for assisting students who do not meet minimum academic standards, Principal matters, Winter 2008, pp26-31.

Implementing systemic reforms in a challenging context: developing effective RE curriculum for 21st century leaders, Journal of Religious Education Vol 56 (2) 2008, pp46-50.

Occupational Health and Safety

Don’t let teaching cripple you, how to avoid back pain in the classroom, Teacher, May 2008, pp 28-29.

Voice care for teachers [DVD], 2007. Available to borrow from the TLRU.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Digital education

A disturbing domain: discussed the growing phenomenon of cyber-bullying and outlines what teachers can do to address it., Education review, vol 18, No 3, May 2008.

Authenticity in a virtual world, EQ Australia, Winter 2008, p11-12.

Menace or motivator: students have educational needs in mathematics that can potentially be met by interactive, educational activities on mobile phones. EQ Australia, Winter 2008, p41-42.

EQ Australia Winter 2008 edition special edition on education in a digital/virtual world.


Why kids don’t like maths, Directions in Education, Vol 17, no 4, 14 Mar 2008, p4.

Engaging students in purposeful mathematics, Reflections, Vol 33, No 1, Feb 2008, pp 28-30.

Reflections on learning number: a new approach to percentages, Reflections, Vol 33, No 1, Feb 2008, pp 15-18.

Problem solving support for English language learners, Teaching Children Mathematics, Vol 14, No 8, April 2008, pp479-484.

Information literacy and libraries

Practice makes perfect: improving student research skills through evidence-based practice, Jonathon Heard, Access, vol 22 Issue 1, 2008, pp15-21.

The Australian collaboration free web educational resources, Access, vol 22 Issue 1, 2008, pp 9-13.

Finding what you're looking for: a reader-centred approach to the classification of adult fiction in public libraries, Australina library journal, Vol 57, No 2, May 2008, pp 169-177.


We do make a difference: shared moral purpose and shared leadership in the pursuit of learning, Michael Bezzina, Leading and Managing, Vol 14, No 1 Autumn/winter 2008, pp 38-59.

Shared leadership: building productive relationships, Teacher, May 2008, pp52-55.

Imagining school leadership. Professional Educator Vol 7 No 2 June 2008, pp 16-21.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Numeracy blocks

Researching Numeracy Teaching Approaches in Primary Schools
action plans

ELNO - Balanced Numeracy

Numeracy block - sample

TC491 Learning and Teaching Mathematics:
lesson planning


Planning the learning environment for refugee background students, PEN 162, pp 1-8.

The following book is available:
A guide to working with young people who are refugees,: strategies for providing individual counseling and group work, The Victoria Foundation for Survivors of Torture, Inc, Parkville, Victoria, 1996.

Digital education

Ten tips for Digital movie-making, NSWCEG newsletter, Term 1, 2008, p 2.

Student perceptions of IWB’s as a teaching and learning medium, Australian Educational Computing, Vol22, No 2, Dec 2007, pp 10-15.

Through the maze: social bookmarking for a real network, Professional Educator, Vol 7, No 1, Apr 2008.


Connecting classrooms: the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET) has developed a range of learning objects to support the teaching of mathematics k-6 syllabus, EQ Australia, Autumn 2008, pp 46-48..

Making research accessible: essential mathematics research, essential mathematics practice, Square One, Vol 17, No 4, Dec 2007. pp9-12.

Virtual manipulatives on the interactive whiteboard, APMC, Vol 13, No 1, 2008, pp 9-14.

Creating or selecting intervention programs, NCTM bulletin, Mar 2008, p 4.

Searching for the right answers (exploration of need to develop maths programs to meet the needs of the indigenous community, EQ, Autumn 2008, pp 24-26.

Investigating learning objects in Mathematics K-6

Mathematics intervention resources website


Using assessment data to enhance you reading program, Connected Newsletter, Mar 2008, pp4-6.

The following book is available for loan:
Transformative assessment
James Popham
ASCD: Alexandria VA, 2008

"This book is the place to start for educators considering formative assessment, curious about why their school system is embracing formative assessment, or wondering why the "formative assessments" they're using aren't producing the desired results."

Religious education

Making god known, loved, and served: the future of catholic primary and secondary schools in the United States, Catholic Education: A journal of inquiry and practice, Vol 11, No 3, Mar 2008, pp 276-312.

Teaching and Learning

Motivational pedagogy: locking in the learning, The Australian Educational Leader, Vol 30, Number 1, 2008, pp 22- 27

K-12 education
P-16 Education – Special issue on the potential effects of a vertically integrated education system, Phi Delta Kappan, March 2008

Professional learning

Reflect and learn, Teacher, April 2008, pp 36-37.

Special education

‘Meeting initial needs in literacy’ (MINILIT): A ramp to MultiLIT for younger low-progress readers, Australian Journal of Learning Disabilities, Vol 12, No 2, 2008, pp 67-72.

Asperger’s coming out of our ears: making sense of a modern epidemic, ANZJFT, Vol 29, No 1, Mar 2008, pp1-9.

Planning the learning environment for refugee background students, PEN 162, pp 1-8.


‘Meeting initial needs in literacy’ (MINILIT): A ramp to MultiLIT for younger low-progress readers, Australian Journal of Learning Disabilities, Vol 12, No 2, 2008, pp 67-72.

Using assessment data to enhance you reading program, Connected Newsletter, Mar 2008, pp4-6.

Friday, March 14, 2008


Launching your first principalship :a guide for beginning principals /Barbara L. Brock, Marilyn L. Grady.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. ; [London] :Corwin, c2004.

From first-year to first-rate :principals guiding beginning teachers /Barbara L. Brock, Marilyn L. Grady.
Thousand Oaks, CA :Corwin Press,2007.

Avoiding burnout :a principal's guide to keeping the fire alive /Barbara L. Brock & Marilyn L. Grady.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. :Corwin Press, 2002.

Journal articles
"Living on barbed wire": Resilient women administrators in educational leadership programs, EAQ, Vol 44, No 1, Feb 2008, pp3-29.

Identifying future leaders with potential, Principal matters, Autumn 2008, p12-15.

Religious education

Cornerstones of Catholic secondary religious education :bprinciples and practice of the new evangelisation /Kath Engebretson ... [et al.].
Terrigal, N.S.W. : David Barlow Publishing,2008.

An introduction to Catholic education :current perspectives /Michael T. Buchanan, Richard Rymarz.
Terrigal, N.S.W. : David Barlow Publishing,2008.

The Australian Muslim student /Manar Chelebi ; edited by Kath Engebretson.
Terrigal, N.S.W. : David Barlow Publishing, 2008.

Journal articles
Ethics in a global world,: the Earth Charter and religious education, British Journal of Religious education, Vol 30, No 2, p165-170


Seven steps to ICT integration /cMargaret Robertson, Ivan Webb, Andrew Fluck.
Camberwell, Vic. :ACER,c2007.

Journal articles
Digital movie making in the library, Scan, Vol 27, No 1, Feb 2008., p14-15,
Demystifying web 2.0 technologies, Scan, Vol 27, No 1, Feb 2008., p16-19
Wikis - can they be useful for learning, PEEL seeds, No 96, pp37-43.
New technologies and literacy development, Directions in Education, Vol 17, No 1 25 January 2008, p1-2.

Educational innovation

Jousting for the new generation : challenges to contemporary schooling David Loader ; with contributions from Amanda McGraw and Mary Mason.
Camberwell, Vic. :bACER,c2007.

Journal articles
From chalkboard to keyboard. Technology innovation advance the evolution of Australian classrooms. Teacher, March 2008, p4-6.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Sudanese and other refugees' educational needs

EBSCO full text articles
The following article is available from our eResources database via Staffnet for the staff of CEO Parramatta Diocese. Call Lisa at the Teaching and Learning Resource Centre on 9677 4344 for more details.

ESL resources failing African refugees , The Australian, 4 November 2005.

Internet resources/articles
The following internet resources can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlinks for each title.

Sudanese education project report

The Educational Background of Sudanese Refugees: A quick guide for Australian teachers, by Rebecca Atwell

Cultural and linguistic diversity: issues for schools

Hopes fulfilled or dreams shattered. Centre for Refugee Research University of NSW.

Course offers workplace awareness training for young refugee people

Muir, D. (2003). English and literacy teaching and learning strategies for newly arrived humanitarian refugee students from Sudan. Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning (SAIL) Progr

Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning (SAIL) Program website

References to books, book chapters and articles
Please contact Lisa at the Teaching Learning Resource Unit on 9677 4344 if you require any of the following books or articles.

Anderson, A. (2004). Issues of Migration. In R. Hamilton & D. Moore, Educational Interventions for Refugee Children: Theoretical perspectives and implementing best practice.
London: Routledeg Falmer.
(in press) Brown, Miller, J. & Mitchell, J. African refugees with interrupted schooling in the high school mainstream: ‘always at the back’. (Australian Journal of Language and Literacy 2006)
Carrasquillo, A. & Rodríguez, V. (2002). Language minority students in the classroom. 2nd Edition. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters Ltd.
Carrasquillo, A. Kucer, S. & Abrams, R. (2004) Beyond the Beginnings: Literacy Interventions for Upper Elementary English Language Learners. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters Ltd.
Miller, J., Mitchell, J. & Brown, J. (2005) African refugees with interrupted schooling in the high school mainstream: dilemmas for teachers.
Prospect: An Australian Journal of TESOL, 20 (2), 19-33.
West Coast AMES (2002). Teaching to learn: Exploring alternative teaching strategies for oral/aural learners. Australian National Training Authority Adult Literacy National Project.
Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.
Westwood, P. (2001) Reading and learning difficulties: Approaches to teaching and assessment. Victoria, Aust.: ACER Press.
(2004) Social Languages and Schooling: The uptake of sociocultural perspectives in school. In Hawkins, M. (Ed). Social and cultural approaches to language learning and teaching,
and teacher education. Clevedon UK: Multilingual Matters.
(2003) Identity and language use: The politics of speaking in schools. In Pavlenko, A. & Blackledge, A. (Eds) Negotiation of identity in multilingual contexts (Clevedon UK: Multilingual Matters).

Monday, February 11, 2008


Integrating mathematics and social issues, Mathematics teaching in the middle school, Vol 13, No 5, Dec 2007, pp270-275.

Recognizing students emerging algebraic strategies, Mathematics teaching in the middle school, Vol 13, No 5, Dec 2007, pp 278-282.

Division by a fraction: assessing understanding through problem writing, Mathematics teaching in the middle school, Vol 13, No 6, Feb 2008, pp 326-332.

Integrating content to creat problem-solving opportunities, Mathematics teaching in the middle school,Vol 13, No 6, Feb 2008, pp 352-360.

Digital education

Digital photography in the classroom, Connected Newsletter, Feb 2008, pp4-6.

Interactive whiteboards special edition, PEEL Seeds, No 95, Dec 2007.


Developing a twenty-first century school curriculum for all Australian students, Curriculum Perspectives, Vol 27, No 4, Nov 2007, pp 5-14


Beyond bullying: a whole-school approach, Teacher, Feb 2008, pp 22-26.

Professional development

Developing the teachers we need for the schools we want, Set No 3, 2007, pp 26-29.

Starting out in teaching: surviving or thriving as a new teacher, Set No 3, 2007, pp 32-37.

Getting the most out of professional development, Set No 3, 2007, pp 38-42.

Special education

Which students are at risk of experiencing ongoing reading difficulties, Learning Difficulties Bulletin, Vol 39, No 4, Dec 2007, p6-8.

Educational supports for students with disabilities and significant behavioural challenges: teacher perceptions, Australasian Journal of Special Education, Vol 31, No 2, Sep 2007.

Assisting students experiencing learning difficulties - what works?, ACER Research Highlights 2007, pp4-5.


Home-school partnerships, what are they really?, Set No 3, 2007, pp 14-17.

The role of connectedness in learning, Every Child, Vol 13, No 4, 2007, pp 10-11.


Refugees in our schools: school are the best place to address the damage done to young refugees, Teacher: the National Education Magazine, Dec 2007, pp 15-19.

Children of refugee families as artists: bridging the past, present and future, Australian Journal of Early Childhood, Vol 32, No 4, Dec 2007, pp 50-53.

Learning spaces

Devil in the detail of design, Teacher: the National Education Magazine, Dec 2007, pp 4-7.


What are you really saying?: understanding what our students really hear when we speak and learning to understand what thet are really saying..., Teacher: the National Education Magazine, Dec 2007, pp 34-35.

Rules of innovation: effective innovation requires consistent committment and boundless energy, EQ Australia, summer 2007, pp8-10.

Looking into practice: cases of Science teaching and learning under pressure, Teacher, Feb 2007, pp36-39.

Educational assessment and achievement

International leagues: Australia's standing in international tests, Teacher: the National Education Magazine, Feb 2008, pp 40-43.

Online tool examines large-scale assessments, NCTM bulletin, Dec 2007, p7. See the tools at

Restoring our edge in education, Reasearch Developments, No 18, Summer 2007, pp 7-9.

The reflective principle: Lets have our cake and eat it too (the present education system, its schools and curriculum is not delivering for all students.....), Teacher: the National Education Magazine, Dec 2007, pp 20-21.

Indigenous articles

Song lesson: indigenous resources, Teacher: the National Education Magazine, Dec 2007, pp 46-47.

More than just art lessons: indigenous resources, Teacher: the National Education Magazine, Dec 2007, pp 48-49.

Sharing the dreaming stories, Every child, Vol 13, No 4, 2007, pp 8-9.

Indigenous children and behaviour managment strategies, Every child, Vol 13, No 4, 2007, p 16.

Literacy & Numeracy

Monitoring growth in literacy and numeracy, ACER Research Highlights, 2007, pp18-21.

Putting a spin on reading: the langauge of the Rose Review, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, vol 7, No 3, Dec 2007, pp 267-279.

The logographic nature of English alphabetics and the fallacy of direct intensive phonics
instruction, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, vol 7, No 3, Dec 2007, pp 299-319.

Reading for learning: literacy supports for 21st century work, Phi Delta Kappan, Nov 2007, pp 224-228.


Empowering learners: how the teacher librarian, through enactment of the role emposers learners to shape and enrich a changing world, Access, Nov 2007, pp 33-39.

What is personalization, Phi Delta Kappan, Nov 2007, pp 217-223.

Using data to improve learning in schools, ACER Research Highlights, 2007, pp 8-10.

Spirituality articles

Readying our hearts (towards World Youth Day), Liturgy News, Dec 2007, pp 3-5

The language of the soul made audible: reflections on the spiritual effect of liturgical music, Spirituality, Vol 14, No. 76, Jan/Feb 2008, pp 15-21.

The symbol and the shroud, Spirituality, Vol 14, No. 76, Jan/Feb 2008, pp 42-45.

Discernment of the Holy Spirit, Presence, Vol 13, No 4 Dec 2007, pp 21-29.

Religious/Catholic Education

The state of Catholic education: teacher and student experiences, AD 2000, Dec/Jan 2007, p 6.

Religious education in Catholic schools: the role of parish preists, AD 2000, Dec/Jan 2007, p 7.

Demanding RE: engaging research, scholarship and practice to promote learning, British Journal of Religious Education, Vol 30, No 1, Jan 2008, pp1-2.

Contextual religious education and the interpretive approach, British Journal of Religious Education, Vol 30, No 1, Jan 2008, pp13-24.

Applying an action research approach to improving the quality of christian education - one school's experience, Journal of Christian Education, Vol 50, No 1, May 2007, pp 27-36.

Five ways the build catholic identity, Religion Teachers Journal, Jan 2008, pp16-17.

Planning for future learning in religious education, Journal of Religious Education, Vol 55 No 4, 2007, p 1.

Centring the scriptures: lost in a maze or exploring a labyrinth', Journal of Religious Education, Vol 55 No 4, 2007, p 50-55.

Follow-up to the Bishops' document "On renewing our committment to catholic elementary and secondary schools in the third millenium", Momentum, Nov/Dec 2007, pp 50-54.

Leadership articles

A new model for educational leadership, Teacher: the National Education Magazine, Dec 2007, pp 55-59.

Educational leadership for social justice: enhancing the ethical dimension of educational leadership, Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, Vol 11, No 2. Dec 2007, pp176-187.

Special edition: Future school leaders: images and challenges, Leading and Managing Vol 13, No 2 Spring/Summer 2007.

Leadership trends: how should we be preparing our leaders for the future, Teacher: than National Education Magazine, Feb 2008, pp 53-55.

Authentic Educative leadership for Authentic learning, Learning Matters, Vol 12, No 2, 2007, pp 3-8.

The four truths of the storyteller, Harvard Business Review, Dec 2007, pp53-59.
Special edition: Leadership and Strategy for the twenty first century, Harvard Business Review, Jan 2008.

How star women build portable skills, Harvard Business Review, Feb 2008, pp 74-81.