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Rowan, Leonie 1966-

Works: 32 works in 93 publications in 2 languages and 1,835 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Other
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Most widely held works by Leonie Rowan
Transformative approaches to new technologies and student diversity in futures oriented classrooms : future proofing education by Leonie Rowan( )

17 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book we outline an optimistic, aspirational and unashamedly ambitious agenda for schooling.  We make cautious use of the concept of  'future proofing to signal the commitment of the various authors to re-thinking the purposes, content and processes of schooling with a view to ensuring that all children, from all backgrounds are prepared by their education to make a positive contribution to the futures that are ahead of them.<BR>The book focuses on issues relating to technology and social justice to re-examine the traditional relationship between schools and technology, between schools and diverse learners, and between schools, children and knowledge. Drawing from examples from around the world, the book explores practical ways that diverse schools have worked to celebrate diverse understandings of what it means to be a learner, a citizen, a worker in these changed and changing times and the ways different technologies can support this agenda.<BR>"Bigum and Rowan have put together a star collection of the most innovative researchers across the world. This will be a 'must have book for anyone who knows anything about the field." Prof Bridget Somekh Manchester Metropolitan University
Boys, literacies, and schooling : the dangerous territories of gender-based literacy reform by Leonie Rowan( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Current debates about boys and schooling in many Western nations are increasingly characterized by a sense of crisis as government reports, academic research and the day to day experiences of teachers combine to indicate that: boys are consistently underperforming in literacy; boys are continuing to opt out of English and humanities; boys represent the majority of behaviour problems and counselling referrals; and boys receive a disproportionate amount of special education support." "This book responds to the complexity of the current debates associated with boys, gender reform, literacy and schooling by offering a clear map of the current context, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the various competing solutions put forward, and outlining a range of practical classroom interventions designed for dealing with the boys/literacy crisis. The authors consider the ways in which particular views of masculinity, gender reform, literacy, technology and popular culture can either open up or close down new conceptualization of what it means to be a boy and what it means to be literate."--BOOK JACKET
Researching in contemporary educational environments( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The topics in this book transcend traditional educational boundaries and challenge educators to reflect on and respond to current educational issues
Student engagement and educational rapport in higher education by Leonie Rowan( )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book outlines a range of innovative methods to gather student feedback, and explores the complex relation between student engagement, student satisfaction, and student success. Drawing on results from a set of numerous case-studies carried out at a school of education, the book reports on a range of theoretically-informed teaching innovations, including focus groups, learning analytics data, collegial conversations and insights from student researchers, that have been designed to create respectful, student-centred, and engaging learning environments
Studying the effectiveness of teacher education : early career teachers in diverse settings by Diane Mayer( )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an evidentiary basis for policy decisions regarding initial teacher education and beginning teaching and informs the design and delivery of teacher preparation programs. Based on a rigorous analysis of international literature and the policy context for teacher education globally, and assessing data generated through a longitudinal study conducted in Australia, it investigates the effectiveness of teacher education in preparing teachers for the variety of school settings in which they begin their teaching careers
Higher education and social justice : the transformative potential of university teaching and the power of educational paradox by Leonie Rowan( )

8 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book demonstrates how the pedagogical decision making of university academics can be shaped by engagement with an educational philosophy known as "relationship-centred education". Beginning with critical analysis of concepts such as student engagement, student satisfaction, and student-centred learning, the author goes on to investigate how literature relating to social justice challenges educators to consider these terms in particular ways. From this basis, the book explores the factors featuring in inclusive, respectful, diverse and student-centred environments. In analysing these factors, the author illuminates the perspectives of university teachers who struggle with the unique challenges of working in the academy; including an increasingly broad set of employment demands and narrower criteria for determining 'impact', all while retaining focus on the transformative potential of higher education. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of transformative learning, as well as social justice within higher education. Leonie Rowan is Associate Professor in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University, Australia.
Write me in : inclusive texts in the primary classroom by Leonie Rowan( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As much as any society, Australians represent themselves as equals. Yet few Australians are able to fit the widely circulated myths about whatis normal and desirable in our society. This book enables teachers and their students to challenge the multiplicity of textss that combine to tell us who we are and who we should be
Teaching values by Leonie Rowan( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching Values has been designed to support teachers to introduce the Nine Values for Australian Schooling (Australian Government 2005) to their students and to build on the work that they and their schools do in the name of values education. It does not set out to be the definitive text rather it contributes to the current and historical discourse in this area by providing a unique approach to this complex area of the school curriculum. Using a range of texts sourced from collections held by the National Museum of Australia the book uses textual analysis as an approach to teaching values
Voices of a margin : speaking for yourself by Voices of a margin( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays include: '"Written out of this text?" The reception of Aboriginal women's writing' by Carole Ferrier ; 'Aborigines as a Bureaucratic construct' by Ian Henderson ; 'Placing Authority in Aboriginal Women's Prose' by Janine Little
Shifting borders : globalisation, localisation and open and distance education( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Researching futures oriented pedagogies by Leonie Rowan( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Undetermined and English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering a range themes these papers explore important issues concerning the ways in which futures oriented pedagogy can be conceptualised and actualised
Cultural transformations : essays on culture and change( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journeying towards literacy : are we there yet? by Leonie Rowan( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper has four main sections. The first part, the Introduction, sets up the general context within which literacy educators are positioned. Part Two outlines the key features of 'literacy' that are essential for contemporary children. Part Three highlights some common obstacles to literacy achievement. Part Four identifies what the author sees as core skills that help us stay on track. The author is not offering a 'quick literacy fix', but her own personal analysis of the literacy landscape. [Author abstract, ed]
Quality pedagogies for quality learning in contemporary higher education by Leonie Rowan( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academics throughout the world are increasingly under pressure to demonstrate the quality of their teaching and, by extension, the quality of their pedagogical understandings. Within institutional frameworks designed to support student learning, emphasis is commonly placed on the importance of improving 'overall student satisfaction'. Such an outcome, it is often claimed, is most likely to be experienced in learning environments that are student centred; technologically mediated; socially, culturally and emotionally supportive; conceptually and pedagogically innovative; engaging, inspiring, mo
Strategies of marginalisation and tactics of subversion : a study of some recent Australian women's writing by Leonie Rowan( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Echoes : ethics and issues of voice in education research by Warren Midgley( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book on education research ethics, examines different perspectives on the role, influence and importance of voice. Drawing on a variety of philosophical and paradigmatic approaches, it examines the different ways in which researchers conceptualise voice in the context of broader theoretical and methodological issues relating to research ethics. It asks: How might voice in education be reconceptualised? What factors influence whether or not, and in what ways, voices are heard and/or (re)presented in education research? What implications do (re)conceptualisations of voice have with respect to the ethics of education research? What methods can be used to explore the role, importance and influence of voice in education research from an ethics perspective? How might voices be appropriately acknowledged and represented in education research? [Back cover, ed]
An exploratory analysis of the access to key competencies for students in school distance education settings by Leo Bartlett( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Theorising innovation and knowledge creation in pursuit of educational justice by Leonie Rowan( )

1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"What's Your Problem?" ANT reflections on a research project studying girls enrolment in Information technology subjects in postcompulsory education by Leonie Rowan( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cautiously optimistic : the work associated with on-line university teaching by Leonie Rowan( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Contemporary educational, economic, technological and equity pressures have given rise to a veritable flood of 'innovative' university teaching practices ostensibly designed to make teaching at once more effective, more efficient and more attractive to the student population. While the existence of these teaching innovations is easily documented and while many are celebrated uncritically - and optimistically - for their 'innovative' and 'flexible' nature, there is an absence of research focused on the actual and ongoing work (including significant technological, political, social, ethical and economic negotiations) required to make any educational innovation durable and stable. This paper reports on research within a current Australian Research Council Large Grant project that is designed to explore and document the actual work required to make university teaching innovations stable and durable. Drawing on the analytical resources provided by the sociology of translation (actor-network theory: ANT) and focusing on a particular instance of web-based university teaching within a Queensland university, this paper explores the usefulness of ANT for identifying the full range of influences, pressures and contexts (social and technical) which shape the design, development, implementation and, potentially, the stabilisation of educational innovations. The paper explores the way ANT based educational research can help us translate optimistic teaching goals into sustainable teaching practices
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Boys, literacies, and schooling : the dangerous territories of gender-based literacy reform
Researching in contemporary educational environmentsTeaching valuesResearching futures oriented pedagogies
Alternative Names
Rowan, Leonie Olivea

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