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Research Perspectives on Education for the Future

By Bruce Allen Knight, Allan G Harrison



The papers in this collection focus on researching issues that relate to education for the future. The book concerns itself with some of the key issues underpinning public and private education and relating to the shifting priorities of education in an emerging knowledge economy.

The topics covered in this book explore the realities of a knowledge society and its implication for learning.

The areas covered include developing a teacher education knowledge base, the use of technology in teaching and learning and specific issues in relating to the teaching of science in schools.

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Table of Contents


  • The challenge: Education for the future
    Allan Harrison and Bruce Allen Knight
  • Education in a knowledge economy
    David Lynch
  • Resilience: Precepts for policy and practice in teacher education
    Cecily Knight
  • Beginning teachers' conceptions of competence: A phenomenographic investigation
    Helen Huntly
  • Designing the teaching and learning environment for the virtual conservatorium at the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music
    Greg Whateley and Ian Bofinger
  • Performing teaching and learning using interactive video-conferencing
    Jo Luck
  • Technology meets creativity: Bringing the history of music to life through multi-modal learning applications
    Judith Brown
  • Feeding the greedy institute: Heartburn and burnout in the workplace
    Teresa Moore
  • The impact of social capital on state school retention rates: A work in progress
    Gaye Hallam
  • Outfielders: Developing pedagogical content knowledge in teachers from other field teaching secondary school science
    Jan Bulman and Allan Harrison
  • Professional development in primary science: Teacher mentoring
    John Hunt and Ken Appleton

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Research Perspectives on Education for the Future

Published: 2004
Pages: 108
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