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This is a guide to finding the best resources for research in Education.
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What are Secondary Sources?
Articles, book chapters etc. written about a work e.g. theories of Vygotsky. Decribes, interprets, analyses, evaluates, or comments on a source or event in hindsight.

What are Primary Sources?
Original materials, created at the time of an event, by somebody who collected data or experienced the event. Often one-of-a-kind or rare sources presenting original thinking, new discoveries or information.

Beware Wikipedia!
It shouldn't be cited in academic work (avoid sites where authors aren't accountable for their contributions)

Avoid Plagiarism
Don't use an author's work or ideas without referencing (even if not directly quoted & you've changed words)


Education Books

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Learning to Teach - Richard I. Arends
ISBN: 9780078110306
Publication Date: 2014
Covering all major teaching models plus the leadership of teaching, including planning, classroom management, assessment, motivation & management of time & space...

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Educational Psychology: Constructing Learning - McInerney
ISBN: 9781442562851
Publication Date: 2014
The author has retained the constructivist approach that made previous editions so engaging and relevant to student teachers, and content has been constructed around the new Australian Profession Standards for Teachers

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Educational Learning & Development: Building & Enhancing Capacity - Margaret Baguley et al
ISBN: 9781137392831
Publication Date: 2014
Examines issues that are impacting, either positively or negatively, on current research in this area. This is explored through 10 groups of research participants from various countries, including circus families & teachers, students & teachers in a senior secondary art classroom, a parent-run alternative school, and refugees & migrants in a rural setting.

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Reflections on the History of Computers in Education: Early Use of Computers & Teaching about Computing in Schools
ISBN: 9783642551185
Publication Date: 2014
Refereed invited papers on the history of computing in education from the 1970s to the mid-1990s presenting a social history of the introduction and early use of computers in schools. The 30 papers deal with the introduction of computer in schools in many countries around the world...

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Innovation, Technology and Converging Practices in Drama Education and Applied Theatre
ISBN: 9781138803190
Publication Date: 2014-09-25
Showcases the increasing intersections between drama & applied theatre, education, innovation & technology. It tunes in to the continuing conversation that has been a persistent if not prominent feature of our drama education since the advent of accessible computer based technologies.

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Teaching Humanities & Social Sciences: History, Geography, Economics & Citizenship in the Australian Curriculum
ISBN: 9780170228367
Publication Date: 2014
Australian Curriculum: History & Australian Curriculum: Geography & developments in the areas of Economics & Business, Civics & Citizenship...

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Educating Exceptional Children - Kirk, Coleman & Gallagher
ISBN: 9781285451343
Publication Date: 2014
Introduces readers to each of the 13 disability categories, and discusses the needs of children who are gifted & talented.... provides key, research-based teaching methods and strategies for children with various exceptionalities, and also offers analysis of ecological factors that influence the exceptional child in and out of the classroom.


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