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Walker-Gibbs, Bernadette Mary

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Works: 21 works in 42 publications in 2 languages and 734 library holdings
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Roles: Editor, Author, htt
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Most widely held works by Bernadette Mary Walker-Gibbs
Re-visioning research and knowledge for the 21st century by Bernadette Mary Walker-Gibbs( )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection brings together research studies conducted by research higher degree students in Central Queensland University's Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education. The theme ... reflects the current debates around the impact and diversity of the knowledge economy with/in research circles in a global scale."--Page 4 of cover
Self-studies in rural teacher education by Ann Katherine Schulte( )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book is to highlight the work of teacher educators in the field of rural education. In this book, education faculty who work in teacher education study the ways in which one's identity impacts one's teaching and the partnerships with rural schools. Although the field of research on teacher preparation has an abundance of studies on preparing students for the challenges of urban settings, there is much less emphasis on rural education, despite the prevalence of rural schools. This book problematises notions of rural or rurality which is often considered via a deficit or a generalised model where a stereotype of one kind of rural is outlined. Developing more multi-faceted understandings of rurality is a key to attracting and retaining teachers who understand the complexities and opportunities of living and working in rural spaces
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 208 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. Over four years, the Studying the Effectiveness of Teacher Education (SETE) project tracked roughly 5,000 recently graduated teachers and 1,000 school principals in Australia to capture workforce data and gauge graduate teachers’ and principals’ perceptions of their initial teacher education programs. This book offers a synthesis of the research findings and uses the SETE as a catalyst for innovative theorization of the effectiveness of teacher education
Educational research partnerships, initiatives and pedagogy by Allan G Harrison( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Central Queensland University Faculty Edited Collection for 2004. The issues addressed in this collection are related to the exploration of partnerships between the researcher and the researched, industry, schooling and higher education
Researching educational capital in a technological age( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of research papers by staff and students of the Faculty of Education and Creative Arts. In this edited collection the emphasis is firstly on how concepts such as social, human and economic capital fit more broadly under the umbrella of educational capital in terms of fostering a shared identity and building capacity for change. The concept of' capital is more often thought of' in terms of social, human and economic capital with the focus being on building capacity amongst these sectors in a variety of ways. The collection then concludes more specifically with how the technological age provides new challenges for educators today. [p.5, ed]
Social capital in rural Queensland : do out-of-school opportunities make a difference? by Bernadette Mary Walker-Gibbs( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper discusses the social capital factors that influence post-compulsory school-age student success in rural Queensland. The project was designed to inform policy aimed at boosting state school retention by enhancing the knowledge and understanding of young people, their parents and employers. We interviewed students in the post-compulsory years of school, their parents and potential employers to identify the factors that influence school retention and success. The informants in this paper are the students themselves. Phenomenological case study methodology comprising semi-structured interviews was applied three participant sources (students, parents and employers) in three rural and mining communities in the rural region of Central Queensland - for the purposes of this study these communities are called Community A, Community B and Community C. The data collected and discussed in this paper relate to the student participant component of the study. The student data are reported in tables and case studies and the key issues and recommendations are outlined
No more bricks in the wall : researching postmodernism, post-literacy and education by Bernadette Mary Walker-Gibbs( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This chapter explores the idea that traditional schooling stuck in a modem paradigm of brick buildings is in danger of becoming redundant. We are now an information-based society operating in a postmodem world where change happens quickly and continually, thus destabilising the foundations on which the bricks are laid. I explain the potential impact that visual literacy (or post-Literacy, as I designate it) in the postmodem age has on traditional educational structures and the extent to which adults are able to embrace these changes. The chapter elaborates some of the key features of post-Literacy as I have conceptualised it. post-Literacy shares some assumptions with, yet also departs from, critical literacy, particularly in relation to celebrating multiple exit points and eschewing the necessity of common 'under'standings of images. The chapter identifies some of the major uncertainties associated with researching about and with post-Literacy and education, including in relation to trustworthiness and risk and ethical considerations. The chapter concludes explaining five steps in applying post-Literacy in 'transformative classrooms'
Big business : creative industry, partnerships and pathways by Bernadette Mary Walker-Gibbs( )

1 edition published in 2006 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Working in the creative industries has increasingly become part of Queenslands, and Australias, strategic directions for the future. In line with these directions, the Bachelor of Creative Enterprise was established in Central Queensland University in 2005. This paper explores the partnerships and pathways that have informed the development and delivery of this degree in its inaugural year of implementation, and the challenges, opportunities, and issues arising from turning policy into practice
Post-literacy, a school, a web-site, and lifelong learning in a regional context by Bernadette Mary Walker-Gibbs( )

1 edition published in 2004 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper explores the potential impact that visual literacy or post-literacy in the postmodern age has on traditional educational structures. It follows a collaboration between an academic and a Central Queensland regional school in a learning journey that initially culminated in a website but then became a lifelong-learning experience for all participants
Bachelor of Learning Management initiatives : preferred and actual futures by Bernadette Mary Walker-Gibbs( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

It is argued in this chapter that we live in the knowledge economy, a term coined by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development in a report entitled The Knowledge Based Economy (1996). According to this report, the economy has become a hierarchy of networks fuelled by the rapid rate of change in all aspects of life, including learning, which in turn has compressed the world, encouraging the merging of the worlds economic and cultural systems. Contemporary economic and social contexts coupled with competing perspectives on the S2futureS3 place significant demands upon educators and educational leaders who are increasingly expected to act in futures-oriented ways whilst also remaining true to the professional standards of their present environments (Faculty of Education and Creative Arts, 2003). In response to these issues and internal organisational reviews of Central Queensland University, the revision and renewal of a number of degrees currently being offered by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education have become increasingly necessary. The Bachelor of Learning Management (BLM) is one program that is claimed to be a new and innovative pre-service teaching degree. This chapter explores a project that was undertaken to investigate current student perceptions of the extent to which the BLM has met these claims. Of particular interest was, firstly, student satisfaction with and achievement in the degree and, secondly, the extent to which the BLM has managed to broker the change needed to deliver the required client outcomes
The search for visual literacy : towards a post-literacy approach by Bernadette Mary Walker-Gibbs( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The central argument of this thesis is that established understandings of visual literacy have proved to be inadequate to contemporary education systems in the context of a postmodern world where there is a saturation of media and visual images. The inadequacies of established understandings of visual literacy centre on the focus of education on print rather than on spatial understandings of the moving visual image. It is also argued in this thesis that today's children interpret, interact with, and experience the visual world in ways significantly different from previous generations."--Abstract
Lifelong learning, the knowledge economy, and professional development by Julie Fleming( )

1 edition published in 2004 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

There is increasing rhetoric surrounding the concepts of lifelong learning and the knowledge economy (Peters, 2001); specifically e-learning and web-based learning environments. This paper seeks to explore the journeys of two professionals from two separate disciplines and work environments located in one higher-education institution where there is an increasing push to develop learning materials using online and other e-learning technologies. With the steady shift from traditional learning, online learning is now playing and integral part of course delivery at the Australian regional university where the authors work. A contextual analysis of online learning within the broader views of the institution provides examples of discources relating to online environments, knowledge management, and the professional development of the professionals. This discussion draws on the concepts of lifelong learning (Crowley, 2002; Serim & Murray, 2003) and embeds them within an online learning environment. Exploration of the multiple workplace environments within the institution under review demonstrates one way in which educators can embrace and position themselves as they negotiate changing educational discourses
Introduction : [Research into 21st century communities] by Bruce Allen Knight( )

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

Research is central to a University's status and in 2007 the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education moved to take a strategic approach by adopting a theme of "Creative Communities". The theme was a broad area of research which collected together a series of research programs in the faculty in order to have a broad impact on the fields of education and creative enterprises. This inclusive theme of Creative Communities combines a commitment to performance, education and community partnerships in the arts and cultural industries, with a wider understanding of emerging technologies, institutions and audiences. The three research foci related to this theme are global transformations, knowledge management and creative performance
Bringing pedagogy back to the forefront of online teaching : old principles, new medium by Julie Fleming( )

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

With the evolution of Web 2.0 coupled with a changing higher education sector, the use of online technologies are regarded as essential for institutions to both deliver education as well as to remain competitive within a global environment. However, practitioners have been wary to embrace the new technology and the perceived set of skills that go with it. Using Chickering & Gamsons (1987) Seven Principles for Good practice in Undergraduate Education the authors examine how traditional face-to-face teaching principles can be used as a framework for online practice. The focus of this paper is to bring pedagogical practice to the forefront of the learning and teaching debate, regardless of the teaching context. The arguments in this paper form a theoretical exploration of the pedagogical practice required for online teaching
Building interactive relationships : the risks, dilemmas and learning initiatives associated with partnerships with 'real' purpose by Colleen Cooling( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Many teachers already do all kinds of interesting and potentially useful data collection with their students but in a fridge door context the data is rarely kept, the analyses are rarely shared beyond the classroom (except on a familys fridge door) and it is very rare that data is stored and added to over time. (Bigum, 2002)
The search for the holy grail of literacy : post literacy jouneys, destinations and unmapped possibilities by Bernadette Mary Walker-Gibbs( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper explores issues associated with the maze of debates currently in circulation around visual literacy. It is particularly focused on the idea that most notions of visual literacy centre around the belief that it is something that can be acquired - or a quest to be undertaken - and I liken this quest to the search for the 'mythical' Holy Grail. The journey is mythical in the sense that we don't know whether visual literacy exists and if it does we're not sure how to get there or what it will do for us; we've just heard that it's out there somewhere and that it's supposed to be worth looking for. This paper is influenced by my argument that the search for visual literacy will remain a mythical quest as long as we insist on prescriptive definitions that suggest one end point to this journey. I have argued in this paper that if we are to take seriously the various pressures associated with the perceived need to produce visually literate school children, then we have to begin to construct the notion of what I have termed post-Literacy, that owes a lot to post-structural/postmodern contexts and accounts for the different needs of children in the so called information age. What is suggested is that we should acknowledge the complexities of visual literacy, and that television can serve as an example through which we can determine the multiplicities of the social and cultural worlds in which we engage with contemporary understandings of media in the developed world
Educational capital in a technological age by Bruce Allen Knight( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book is a collection of research papers by staff and students of the Faculty of Education and Creative Arts. The contributions have been blind peer-reviewed so that the research work is 'sharpened' by constructive critique from internatioinally recognised scholars
Staff perceptions of the implementation of enterprise resource planning systems in three Australian universities by Marilyn Dale Fisher( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This chapter reports a study that examined the staff perceptions of the implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERPs) in three Australian universities. The literature on issues impacting on effective Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations identified a number of issues that translate from the corporate sector to the higher education sector and included a number that require particular focus in this sector. Case study methodology is used to examine the staff perceptions of the management of ERP implementations in three Australian universities in the process of implementing ERP systems. The study was conducted in two phases. The first phase of the study obtained data through a series of focus groups at one university and, combined with an analysis of the relevant literature served as a framework for the development of the research process in the second phase of the study. This phase involved in depth interviews with staff that enabled the researcher to undertake a more detailed exploration of the staff perceptions of influences affecting ERP system implementations at three Australian universities. This chapter reports that staff perceptions of the process of ER Pimplementations are central to their efficacious implementations in Australian universities. Staff perceptions demonstrate that particular consideration of organisational influences related to their context and the perceptions of the users of the systems must be factored into the planning for ERP implementations in Universities
Issues for teacher education in an information age : the role of collegial learning by Paul O'Neill( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Staying abreast of change in the modern world takes a certain disposition and readiness to accept and explore new possibilities. Changes in society as a result of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the last twenty years have created radical new opportunites in all levels of our society. Education is no exception, and although reforms continue in this field, the uptake of the use of ICT in schools and teacher education is slow. For this uptake to be enhanced, universities need to become part of the innovation around the use of ICT in schools. University-based teacher educators claim that partnerships between universities and schools are critical to facilitate a meaningful teacher education program. This paper describes one initiative to bring together two significant partners in teacher education in a collaborative project that proposes benefits for all stakeholders
Literacy and learning initiatives : post literacy and joint partnerships between a school and a university by Bernadette Mary Walker-Gibbs( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The central argument of this chapter is that the world has changed. The ways in which we have traditionally established our understandings of the world have proven to be inadequate for contemporary education systems in the context of a postmodern world where there is a saturation of media and visual images. Jean Baudrillard's concepts of simulcra, hyperreality and implosion, and seduction are used to construct a post-Literacy framework that is linked to a reconceptualising of generation, culture, knowledge and power within formal educational contexts. The major finding of this paper leads to a more complex understanding of literacies within and outside formal educational contexts. The paper also explores one attempt at beginning to address the changing nature of education by outlining a research project that was centred around research partnerships between schooling and university communities in order to broaden the participants' conceptions of how children engage with media in a futures oriented world. The research also explored how Learning Initiatives (a concept developed by a regional Queensland State School - Waraburra State School) could provide a framework for intergrating the curriculum, pedagogy, policy and practice of e-learning, media studies and futures driven discourses between the school, the university and the wider community
 
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