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Researcher: Dowden, T (Dr Richard Dowden)

Fields of Research

Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Higher education
Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Curriculum and pedagogy
Educational technology and computing
Education systems
Secondary education
Specialist studies in education

Research Objectives

Teaching and curriculum
Other education and training
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Teaching and instruction technologies
Learner and learning
Teacher and instructor development

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Accommodating environmental controversies in the classroom curriculum: Too hot to handle or opportunities for deep learning; The Social Educator
Can new teachers be ICT change-agents?; AARE
Controversies in environmental science: Too hot to handle or opportunities for deep learning?; CONASTA 58
Curriculum integration for early adolescent schooling in Aotearoa New Zealand: worthy of serious trial
Curriculum integration for young adolescents: Historical and theoretical perspectives; VDM Verlag Dr. Muller
Curriculum integration in Aotearoa New Zealand: Rediscovering the potential of student-centred curriculum design in the middle years; Australian Journal of Middle Schooling
Curriculum integration in New Zealand: innovations from the 1930s and 1940s; NZARE: New Zealand Association for Research in Education National Conference
Engaging early adolescent students in their learning via student-centred curriculum integration; AARE Annual Conference 2006
Enhancing the quality of written feedback to (distance) students; Teaching Matters 2008
Enhancing written feedback: Partnering with students to find out what type of feedback they like best; Teaching Matters 2009
Good Ideas still pinned to the drawing board
Implementing curriculum integration: Three easy lessons from past practice; Set
Locating curriculum integration within the historical context: Innovations in Aotearoa New Zealand state schools, 1920s-1940s; History of Education Review
Middle Schooling in Aotearoa New Zealand: Revising Rhetoric and Reframing Reality; NZARE: New Zealand Association for Research in Education National Conference
Middle Schooling in New Zealand ; An International Look at Educating Young Adolescents
Middle schooling in Tasmania: Teachers' beliefs about classroom pedagogy; Australian Journal of Middle Schooling
On the cusp of change: examining pre-service teachers' beliefs about ICT and envisioning the digital classroom of the future; Journal of Computer Assisted Learning
Relevant, challenging, integrative and exploratory curriculum design: perspectives from theory and practice for middle schooling in Australia; The Australian Educational Researcher
Situating Science in Relevant and Meaningful Learning Contexts: Weighing up the Pros and Cons of Curriculum Integration; CONASTA 58
Students' perceptions of written feedback in teacher education: ideally feedback is a continuing two-way communication that encourages progress; Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education: An International Journal
Sustaining middle level teacher education in Australia; AARE
The Sutton-Smith Doctoral Award
Utilising chess to enhance the learning of gifted students; Tasmanian Association for the Gifted Inc 5th Biennial Gifted Education Conference
What science teachers believe about using computers in school ; Computers in New Zealand Schools

Research Projects

An Investigation of Teacher Beliefs About Appropriate Classroom Pedagogy and Curriculum Design for Young Adolescents; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

Communicating About Bullying- Towards More Effective Collaborations Between Parents and Schools
Forgotten Students, Forgotten Teachers- Positioning the Middle Years in New Zealand Teacher Education
International Students Applying to Foreign Universities Will Improve Their Chances of Successful Enrollment and Study Completion if They Possess the ICT Skills Used in the Receiving Institution
Principals in remote New South Wales, Australia- The work lives of central school principals in the context of devolution reforms of the New South Wales Department of Education and Training, and social and economic changes in remote Australia
Teachers' Roles in the Implementation of Year 9 Reform