Transforming the Future of Learning with Educational Research

Transforming the Future of Learning with Educational Research

Helen Askell-Williams (Flinders University, Australia)
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Release Date: January, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 381
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7495-0
ISBN13: 9781466674950|ISBN10: 1466674954|EISBN13: 9781466674967
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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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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Community Involvement
  • Rural Education
  • School Curriculums
  • School Leadership
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Sport Literacy
  • Student Cognition
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Citing the Flinders Educational Futures Research Institute (FEFRI) as a supportive structure within which researchers and practitioners can collaborate on projects of mutual professional interest, Askell-Williams presents a collaborative endeavor that represents the broad scope of FEFRI members’ and associates’ research interests. Six themes link the chapters and other contemporary published works: what education is for, the relational nature of education, strengths and empowerment, making the implicit explicit, diversity and pluralism, and the importance of context. Seventeen chapters are divided into five sections: learning; diversity; communities of practice; student mental health and well being; reflecting.

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Editor Biographies
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.
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