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Researcher: Robertson, ME (Professor Margaret Robertson)

Fields of Research

Learning Sciences
Social and Cultural Geography
Educational Technology and Computing
Education
Specialist Studies in Education
Sociology of Education
Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Education Systems
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Higher Education
Computer-Human Interaction
Cultural Studies
Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Social Theory
Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography
Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Information Systems Organisation
Education Assessment and Evaluation
Information Retrieval and Web Search
History and Philosophy of Education
Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Secondary Education
Social and Community Psychology
Social Change
Educational Psychology
Social Policy
Journalism and Professional Writing

Research Objectives

Education and Training
Education and Training Systems
Arts and Leisure
Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Environment
Cultural Understanding
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Environmental Education and Awareness
Children's/Youth Services and Childcare
Voice and Data Equipment
Gender Aspects of Education
Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
Information and Communication Services
Recreation
Communication
Work and Institutional Development
Families and Family Services

Career Best Publications

Aerial Photography, Place Related Behaviour and Children's Thinking; Research in Geographic Education
Capacity Building in Geographical Education: Strategic use of online technologies; Geography
Changing the Subject: The Impact of National Policy on School Geography 1980-2000; Geographical Education
Manually Dextrous and Symbolically Challenged: Learners as Teachers; Geographical Education Expanding Horizons in a Shrinking World
Preferred and Actual Futures: Young People's Landscape Views of the UK; Ethics, Place and Environment
Repositioning School Geography in Australia; Geographical Education Expanding Horizons in a Shrinking World
The Child's World: Triggers for Learning; ACR Press
Views and Visions of Land Use in the United Kingdom; The Geographical Journal

Research Publications

'Alwayson' learning communities
Access, use and the eLaunceston Portal
Access, Youth and the eLaunceston portal
Adolescents, Place Experience & Visual Intelligences: Implications for Educators; International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education
Aerial Photographs, Place Related Behaviour and Children's Thinking; International Conference on Research in Geographic Education
Aerial Photographs, Place Related Behaviour and Children's Thinking; Discussions on Some Education Issues IX
Aerial Photography, Place Related Behaviour and Children's Thinking; Research in Geographic Education
Australasian Geographical Educational: Research Trends in the Context of Teacher Education; International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education
Australian Citizenship: A Continuing State of Becoming; Citizenship Education and Lifelong Learning: Power and Place
Australian Geographical Educational Research Trends; New Zealand Geographical Society 22nd Conference
Authentic design guidelines for on-line teaching and learning courses
Authentic teaching and learning approaches for sustainable cultures: a matter of multiple partnerships; Cultures and civilizations initiative
Becoming and 'Expert Group': Changing Perceptions on University Teaching; Improving University Learning and Teaching
Benchmarking Teching Performance in Universities: Issues of Control, Policy, Theory, and 'Best Practice'; University Teaching: International Perspectives
Bottom-up Responses to Top-Down Decisions: Developing a Teaching and Learning Culture; 21st International Conference, Improving University Teaching
Capacity Building in Geographical Education: Strategic use of online technologies; Geography
Capacity building through e-learning communities: alignment of purposes, policies and practices; ICTE: International Conference on Multimedia and Information & Communication Technologies in Education
Changing the Subject: The Impact of National Policy on School Geography 1980-2000; Geographical Education
Chapter 1 - Introduction; Young People, Leisure and Place
Chapter 15 - Place and Identity: Evidence from Tasmanian Schools; Young People, Leisure and Place
Chapter 16 - Introduction; Young People, Leisure and Place
Chapter 2 - Born in 1990; Young People, Leisure and Place
Chapter 21 - Final Comments; Young People, Leisure and Place
Chapter 3 - Self, 'Home' and Growing-Up; Young People, Leisure and Place
Chapter 4 - The Local Community: Is it Important Anymore?; Young People, Leisure and Place
Chapter 5 - Introduction; Young People, Leisure and Places Cross Cultural Perspectives
Chapter 7 - School, Place and Life Chances: What Makes the 'Difference'?; Young People, Leisure and Place
Child-centred pedagogies - a final comment; Children's Ways of Knowing Learning through experience
Children and Everyday Cognition; The Child's World: Triggers for Learning
Children's Friendship Patterns and the Internet at Home; Australian Computers in Education
Children's Perceptions of Space: UK Experiences; The Child's World: Triggers for Learning
Children's Understanding of Patterns and Relationships in Visual Stimuli; 28th Congress of the International Geographical Union
Children's Understanding of Patterns and Relationships in Visual Stimuli; 28th Congress of the International Geographical Union
Children's Understanding of Patterns and Relationships in Visual Stimuli: Teaching for Meaning; 28th International Geographical Congress - Innovation in Geographical Education
Children's Understanding of Patterns and Relationships in Visual Stimuli: Teaching for Meaning; Innovation in Geographical Education
Children's Ways of Knowing Learning through experience; ACER Press
Children, on-line learning and authentic teaching skills in primary education
Children, On-Line Learning and Authentic Teaching Skills in Primary Education; AARE Brisbane 2002
Classroom Computer Climate and National Learning Benchmarks; Australian Computers in Education
Classroom computer climate, teacher reflections and 're-envisoning' pedagogy in Australian schools; Australasian Journal of Educational Technology
Competing Agendas for Australian University Teachers: Conflict and Change; Improving University Teaching 20th International Conference Proceedings
Conceputal Development of Patterns & Relationships; Australian Association for Research in Education, 1995 Conference
Connectedness and self-meaning; Geography, Culture and Education
Does Geographic Education need a Spin Doctor?; International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education
E-Learning - 'Re-Envisioning' pedagogy in schools; Educational Research, Risks and Dilemmas
Ensuring Quality in Education; Ensuring Quality in Education
Ethics, Perceptions and Tomorrow's Teachers; Australian College of Education, Western Australian Chapter Newsletter
Ethnicity, School, Identity: A Study in Intercultural Learning; Young People, Leisure and Place
Experience and Learning in Geography; International Handbook on Geographical Education
Expert versus novice users: Power rules in virtual space; The Australian Educational Researcher
Fairytales in ICT: a cautionary tale; HERDSA Annual Conference
Flexible Delivery for Changing Student Demographics: The UTAS Experience; ASET-HERDSA Conference 2000
Flexible Delivery for Quality Teaching and Learning Outcomes
Geographical Education in Tasmania: A moving target or what's in a name?; Geographical Education
Home as a Private Space: Some Adolescent Constructs; Journal of Youth Studies
How Children View the Future: Report of Land Use-UK Survey; 5th International Southeast Asian Geography Conference
ICT and professional learning: Towards communities of practice; Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research
ICT, Professional Learning: towards communities of practice; Journal of In-Service Education
Identity-Building; The Child's World: Triggers for Learning
Imagining the World of Students: Curriculum Challenges from Online Learning; Commission on Geographical Education
Improving Learning Environments for International Students: An Application of the Delphi Technique; Improving University Learning and Teaching International Conference
International Students, Learning Environments and Perceptions: a case study using the Delphi technique; Higher Education Research and Development
Introduction; Children's Ways of Knowing Learning through experience
Kulttuuriymparisto Mielikuvien Muokkaajana; Nuorisotutkimus
Land Use-UK Project: The future of the Environment: Pessimism in Young People's Views; WEF International Conference
Landscape Meanings and Personal Identities: Some Perspectives of East Anglian Children; International Research in Geogrphical and Environmental Education
Leisure Geographies of Young People: Cross-cultural Perspectives; Regional Conference of the International Geogrphical Union and Commission on Geographical Education
Leisure places - self, space and others; Children's Ways of Knowing Learning through experience
Leisure, Recreation and Young People's Every Day Knowing; ACEA Conference
Leisure, Recreation and Young People's Every Day Knowing: A Cross Cultural Perspective of Private and Public Spaces; Kyongju Symposium, IGU, Commission on Geographical Education
Making Sense of Visually Constructed Meanings; Qualitative Research in Geographical Education
Manually Dextrous and Symbolically Challenged: Learners as Teachers; Geographical Education Expanding Horizons in a Shrinking World
Mobile Learning Thinking: Get on your skateboard to keep up!; AARE
Moral Geographies or Harsh Realities: Young People Speak About the UK Landscape; Kyongju Symposium, IGU, Commission on Geographical Education
Neighbourhood Expectations and Perceptions: Planning Implications for Educators; Research and Practice in Educational Administration
New Meanings in Time and Space: Ethical Dilemmas for Teachers; Developments and Directions in Geographical Education
Next generational thinking - the M-learning generation
Online Learning & Authentic Teaching
Online Learning Objects: A report from RazzamaTas 2; RazzamaTas 2
Online Learning: Students and Teachers in Partnerships; Sixth UNESCO-ACEID International Conference for Education
Opening Pandora's Box; Children's Ways of Knowing Learning through experience
Part B Introduction; Children's Ways of Knowing Learning through experience
Part C Introduction; Children's Ways of Knowing Learning through experience
Patterns and Relationships in Visual-Spatial Thinking; The Child's World: Triggers for Learning
Place and Space: A Cross Cultural Perspective of Young People's Leisure and Recreation Activities; AARE 2000 Conference
Preferred and Actual Futures: Young People's Landscape Views of the UK; Ethics, Place and Environment
Quality and University Teaching: juggling competing agendas; Quality in Higher Education
Real world experience as the basis to 'knowing' about visual-spatial reasoning; 8th European Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction
Reinventing Lifelong Learning for Australian Academics; 21st International Conference, Improve University Teaching
Repositioning School Geography in Australia; Geographical Education Expanding Horizons in a Shrinking World
School geography in Tasmania: its place and potential; EQ Australia
Secondary School Students' Generalisations of Patterns; The Mathematics Educator
Supporting Learning Environments for Staff and Students in Higher Education; Challenge of Change in Education
Teaching and valuing the voices of international students in universities; HERDSA Annual International Conference
The Child's World: Triggers for Learning; ACR Press
The Influence of China's Entry into the WTO on Foreign Language Education in Chine; Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research
The Methodology of the 'Views and Visions Project: of Land Use-UK: practices, issues, decisions and experiences; Cambridge Journal of Education
Tracking students' perceptions of their learning across disciplines: A team approach to reflective practice; Australian Association for Research in Education Conference
Views and Visions of Land Use in the United Kingdom; The Geographical Journal
Virtual reality in teaching materials: New thinking or thinking restyled in computer software?; 7th International Conference on Thinking
What makes a good Learning Object?; Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research
Young People Speak About the Landscape; Geography
Youth, Leisure and Home: Space, Place and Identity; Society and Leisure

Research Projects

'Always on' learning communities; Department of Education and Training Victoria (DET-Vic)
'Always On' Learning Communities: M-Learning Landscapes Transforming School Cultures; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Access, Youth and the eLaunceston Portal; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Building Identities: Adolescents' Private Worlds in Space and Place; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Children, Online Learning and Authentic Teaching Skills; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Conceptual development of patterns and relationships.; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Graphical Representations of a real world spatial relationship.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Home as an adolescent social construct; Australian Research Council (ARC)
M-Learning Landscapes: Transforming School Cultures through Next Generational Thinking; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
SiMERR Hub Tasmania; University of New England (UNE)
Youth Socialisation in Mathematics: Using ICTs for Active Positive Learning; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Children On-line Learning and Authentic Teaching Skills in Primary Education (Pilot Study)

Research Candidate Supervision

Academic Literacies for International Students
An Analysis of Time-use Patterns of Primary School Teachers in Tasmania
An evaluation of accounting courses in higher education. A cross-cultural study
An Exploration of Participatory Dynamics in a Middle-School Architectural Redevelopment Project
Australian Students' Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use in Middle School and at Home
Factors in the Persistence of Distance Higher Education Students
Health and Physical Education- Understanding and practices of Tasmanian School based personnel.
Key Factors in the Use of ICT in Primary School Classrooms
On Location/s- seeking fieldwork sites for the study of society and environment within teacher education - an analysis of social constructs of place and space
Reforming Teaching Practice in Indonesia- A case Study of the Implementation of Active Learning in Primary Schools in North Maluku
Strengthening connections between adult literacy education and the achievement of student defined goals of employment or further education
The identification of factors which contribute to the success of Migrant Resource Centres, an exploratory study.
The Open-air Classroom - A Preliminary Study of Outdoor Classrooms for Primary Schools in Malaysia