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Researcher: Dyment, JE (Dr Janet Dyment)

Fields of Research

Education
Specialist Studies in Education
Health Promotion
Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
Education Assessment and Evaluation
Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Secondary Education
Higher Education
Educational Technology and Computing
Education Systems
Technical, Further and Workplace Education
Built Environment and Design
Sustainable Agricultural Development
Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education

Research Objectives

Education and Training
Health Education and Promotion
Learner and Learning Processes
Learner and Learning
Teacher and Instructor Development
Pedagogy
Child Health
Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Health
Curriculum
Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Education and Training Theory and Methodology
Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Learner Development
Education and Training Systems
Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Environmental Education and Awareness
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards

Career Best Publications

Exploring how adults who work with young children conceptualise sustainability and describe their practice initiatives; Australasian Journal of Early Childhood
Framing teacher educator engagement in an online environment; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Is outdoor education a discipline? Insights, gaps and future directions; Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning
Is outdoor education a discipline? Provocations and possibilities; Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning
Pedagogical approaches to exploring theory-practice relationships in an outdoor education teacher education programme; Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education
Sustainability as a cross-curricular priority in the Australian Curriculum: a Tasmanian investigation; Environmental Education Research
Teacher educators' readiness, preparation, and perceptions of preparing preservice teachers in a fully online environment: an exploratory study; The Teacher Educator
You mean I have to teach sustainability too? Initial teacher education students’ perspectives on the sustainability cross-curriculum priority; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
‘You want us to teach outdoor education where?’ Reflections on teaching outdoor education online; Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning

Research Publications

Sustainability Education in an Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism Programme in Canada; Teaching Sustainability at Universities: Toward curriculum greening
'At that age, you just accept what things you have... you never question things': student participation in school ground greening; Children, Youth and Environments
'Our garden is colour blind, inclusive and warm': Reflections on green school grounds and social inclusion; International Journal of Inclusive Education
'There's only so much money hotdog sales can bring in': The Intersection of Green School Grounds and Socio-economic Status; Children's Geographies
A call for sustainability education in post-secondary outdoor recreation programs; International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education
A toolkit for gender-inclusive wilderness leadership; Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
Active by Design: Promoting Physical Activity through School Ground Greening; Children's Geographies
AJEE Special Issue - 18th AAEE Biennial Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, November 2–5, 2014 Sustainability: Smart Strategies for the 21st Century; Australian Journal of Environmental Education
Assessing the quality of reflection in student journals: a review of the research; Teaching in Higher Education
Beyond a typology: Towards a taxonomy of alternative education; Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference
Book Review. Children and Nature: Psychological, Sociocultural and Evolutionary Investigations, edited by Peter H Kahn Jr and Stephen R Kellert; Canadian Journal of Environmental Education
Breaking New Ground? reflections on Greening School Grounds as Sites of Ecological, Pedagogical, and Social Transformation; Canadian Journal of Environmental Education
Building Relationships through Engaging Nature Experiences; Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education
Challenging ethnic homogeneity in post-secondary recreation programs; Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education
Challenging Homogeneity in Post-Secondary Outdoor Recreation Programs; Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies & Recreation Education
Curriculum development in outdoor education: Tasmanian teachers' perspectives on the new pre-tertiary outdoor leadership course; Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning
Designing a System of Urban Protected Areas: An Evaluative Case Study of Peterborough, Ontario; Environments
Effects of a Workshop on Perceptions of Journaling in University Outdoor Education Field Courses: An Exploratory Study; Journal of Experiential Education
Engaging Nature: A Canadian Case Study of Learning in the Outdoors; Teaching in the Field: Working with Students in the Outdoor Classroom
Exploring how adults who work with young children conceptualise sustainability and describe their practice initiatives; Australasian Journal of Early Childhood
Factors that limit and enable preschool-aged children's physical activity on child care centre playgrounds; Journal of Early Childhood Research
Framing teacher educator engagement in an online environment; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Gaining Ground: The Power and Potential of School Ground Greening in the Toronto District School Board
Green school grounds as sites for outdoor learning: Barriers and opportunities; International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education
Grounds for action: Preschoolers' physical activity on childcare centre playgrounds; Reflections
Grounds for Action: Promoting Physical Activity
Grounds for health: The intersection of green school grounds and health promoting schools; Environmental Education Research
Grounds for movement: Green school grounds as sites for promoting physical activity; Health Education Research
Health and physical education pre-service teacher perceptions of journals as a reflective tool in experience-based learning; European Physical Education Review
Homeplace: The cost of Progress?; Pathways - The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education
Hopes and prospects for the sustainability cross-curriculum priority: provocations from a state-wide case study; Australian Journal of Environmental Education
Investigating childrens' physical activity and play in green school grounds: Reflections on methods and initial results from pilot work; Children, Youth and Environments
Is outdoor education a discipline? Insights, gaps and future directions; Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning
Is outdoor education a discipline? Provocations and possibilities; Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning
Journal writing in experiential education: Possibilities, problems and recommendations
Journal writing is something we have to learn on our own - The results of a focus group discussion with recreation students; Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education
Journal Writing on Wilderness Expeditions as a Tool for Sustainability Education-Reflections on the Potential and the Reality; Applied Environmental Education and Communication
Journals of post secondary outdoor recreation students: The result of a content analysis; Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning
Linking Theory and Practice: Reflections on doing School Ground Greening Research; Pathways - The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education
Literacy and students' transition into secondary school; The Future of Educational Research
Maximising the Potential of Journals: A Workshop of Recreation and Leisure Students ; Schole
Nature Nurtures: Investigating the Potential of School Grounds and Greening School Grounds: Creating Habitats for Learning
Pedagogical approaches to exploring theory-practice relationships in an outdoor education teacher education programme; Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education
Physical activity of preschoolers at Lady Gowrie Centres Tasmania; Reflections
Reflections on the 7th Invitational Seminar on Research and Development in Health and Environmental Education; Environmental Education Research
Reflections on using journals in higher education: A focus group discussion with faculty; Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education
Review; Canadian Journal of Environmental Education
Revisiting the reflective journal - Bounded or boundless learning?; 32nd Annual Conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
School Ground Greening; Canadian Journal of Environmental Education
Settings - Based Health Promotion; Health & Wellbeing in Childhood
Student Participation in School Ground Greening Initiatives in Canada: Reflections on Research Design Decisions and Key Findings; Participation and Learning
Student perceptions of journaling as a reflective tool in experience-based learning; Journal for the Art of Teaching
Students' reading achievement during the transition from primary to secondary school; Australian Journal of Language and Literacy
Students’ Appropriation, Rejection and Perceptions of Creativity in Reflective Journals; International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Sustainability as a cross-curricular priority in the Australian Curriculum: a Tasmanian investigation; Environmental Education Research
Teacher educators' readiness, preparation, and perceptions of preparing preservice teachers in a fully online environment: an exploratory study; The Teacher Educator
The case of reflective journals: Is the jury still out?; Reflective Practice: International and multidisciplinary perspectives
The changing role of school grounds: A place for leisure in the lives of urban youth; Leisure, Change, Diversity
The Development and Implementation of Outdoor-Based Secondary School Integrated Programs; Applied Environmental Education and Communication
The impact of playground design on play choices and behaviors of pre-school children; Children's Geographies
The impact of playground design on play choices and behaviours of pre-school children; Reflections
The impact of professional development on early childhood educators' confidence, understanding and knowledge of education for sustainability; Environmental Education Research
The impact of transition upon adolescent students' reading and spelling achievement; 2012 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference
The influence of playgrond design on preschoolers' physical activity: A case study of four Australian preschools; 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association
The intersection of physical activity opportunities and the role of early childhood educators during outdoor play: Perceptions and reality; Australasian Journal of Early Childhood
The intersection of Web 2.0 technologies and reflective journals: An investigation of possiblities, potential and pitfalls; Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership
The Quality of Reflection in Student Journals: A Review of Limiting and Enabling Factors; Innovative Higher Education
The Relationship Between School Ground Design and Intensity of Physical Activity; Children's Geographies
The transition from primary to secondary school: Teachers' perspectives; Australian Educational Researcher
Theory into Practice: Unlocking the power and the potential of reflective journals; Information Age Publishing, Inc.
Understanding The Complexities of Disengagement Through a Symbolic Interactionist lens; European Conference on Education and Research,
When the ink runs dry: Implications for theory and practice when educators stop keeping reflective journals; Innovative Higher Education
Where do children choose to play on the school ground? The influence of green design; Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education
You mean I have to teach sustainability too? Initial teacher education students’ perspectives on the sustainability cross-curriculum priority; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
‘It is my decision, and it’s really up to me. But they wanted me to do it’: an exploration of choice in enrolling in a reengagement programme; International Journal of Inclusive Education
‘I’m just not that comfortable with technology’: student perceptions of and preferences for Web 2.0 technologies in reflective journals; Journal of Further and Higher Education
‘You want us to teach outdoor education where?’ Reflections on teaching outdoor education online; Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning

Research Projects

Active by Design: Investigating the Influence of School Ground Design on the Quality and Quantity of Children's Physical Activity; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Investigating the Implementation of the Sustainability Cross-Curricular Priority in Tasmanian Schools K-12; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Making Launceston a Child Friendly City: What do children think?
An Evaluation of School Ground Greening in the Toronto District School Board
Carrying Capacity Determination in Wabakimi Provincial Park
Designing a System of Urban Protected Areas: A Case Study of Peterborough, Ontario
Effects of a Journaling Workshop on Participants in University Outdoor Education Field Courses: An Exploratory Study

Research Candidate Supervision

Communicating About Bullying- Towards More Effective Collaborations Between Parents and Schools
Educating for Sustainability and the Australian Curriculum - Supporting Schools to Integrate and Implement Sustainability as a Cross-Curricular Priority
From Rhetoric to Practice- Integrating Sustainability with Tasmania's Essential Learnings Framework
Helping Children with Autism Package - Parents' Perspectives
How Succesfully can Early Intervention/Educational Methods Promote Social Inclusion in Families Where Attachment Problems are Inhibiting Social Engagement?
Learning to be well together- Reconstructing culture, place and identity thruogh collaborative arts inquiry.
Sustainability in Tasmanian Schools- Investigating Good Practice, Impacts and Issues
The Magone Program - an Intervention Model for Disengaged Students
The Role of the Marimba, and Associated Pedagogical Practices, and its Influence on Students' Musical Self-Perception and Instrumental Retension During the Four Years of High School Education
Transition to Secondary School- Student Achievement and Teacher Practice