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Researcher: Sprod, TJ (Dr Tim Sprod)

Fields of Research

Learning Sciences
Social Philosophy
Ethical Theory
History and Philosophy of Education
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy of Mind (excl. Cognition)
Applied Ethics
History and Philosophy of Engineering and Technology
Education

Research Objectives

Education and Training Systems
Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in Education
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Religion and Ethics

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Nobody really knows': the structure and analysis of social constructivist whole class discussions; International Journal of Science Education
Aristotle, children and morality I: habit and reason; Critical and Creative Thinking
Aristotle, children and morality II; Critical and Creative Thinking
Books into Ideas; Bookbird: a journal of international children's literature
Books into Ideas: Using picture books to trigger philosophical discussions in early childhood education; International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children, Seventh International Conference
Bouncing Balls; Critical and Creative Thinking: Australasian Journal of Philosophy for Children
Cognitive development, philosophy and children's literature; Early Child Development and Care
Developing an understanding of seeing: A comparison of Singaporean and Tasmanian students; Education Research: Building New Partnerships
Discussing Discussions; Analytic Teaching
Effective discussion in the classroom: A scientific community of inquiry; Australian Association for Research in Education 1995 Conference
How children develop an understanding of vision; Australian Science Teachers Journal
Improving Scientific Reasoning through Philosophy for Children: An Empirical Study; Thinking: The Journal of Philosophy for Children
Johnny Be Good: Educating For Virtue, Not Vice; Vices and Virtues
Longitudinal Research and Development: Selley on children, light and vision; International Journal of Science Education
Mapping Development in Students' Understanding of Vision using a Cognitive Structural Model; International Journal of Science Education
Mapping development of students' understanding of vision; 25th AARE Conference
Nothing New Under the Sun?; Thinking: The Journal of Philosophy for Children
Philosophical Discussion in Moral Education; Routledge
Philosophical inquiry and critical thinking in primary and secondary science education; International handbook of research in history, philosophy and science teaching
Reasonable Children; Critical and Creative Thinking: Australasian Journal of Philosophy for Children
Singaporean and Australian Students' Understanding of Vision; Asia Pacific Journal of Education
The Cape Grim and Emu Bay Incidents: an historical community of inquiry; Australian Journal of Philosophy for Children
The scientific community of inquiry: Discussion as a means of improving scientific thinking; International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children, Seventh International Conference
The Sun Can't Bounce Off a Bird: Young children and their understanding of vision; Australian Journal of Early Childhood
Throwing light on teaching science; Australian Science Teachers Journal
Unending Questions; Metascience
What is a Community of Inquiry?; Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines
World Views Without Ending; Metascience

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision