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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

Learning to Learn: An Investigation into the way Student Teachers Transfer their own Learning Strategies to help Children Learn

Jennifer Munday, Dr Richard Taffe.

‘Children’s Week at the Museum’, is a collaborative project between CSU Bachelor of Education students and Albury Regional Museum. The B.Ed students are responsible for devising and conducting arts and technology activities with young children from Pre-school to Year 3. Identified ‘issues for learning’ were the basis for previous Conference papers and presentations by one of the researchers. The learning issues concerned both the student teacher’s process of preparing, planning and evaluating their tasks with the young children, as well as the results of the young children’s work.

Emphasis and consideration for the learning issues during the preparation of the project has indicated that not all students demonstrate that they employ known and useful learning and thinking in their work with children (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). This research project is aimed at identifying what students know and, importantly, believe about human learning and what they actually do when designing, executing and evaluating learning experiences for children.


Jennifer Munday  (Australia)
Murray Education Unit
Charles Sturt University

Jennifer Munday is lecturer in Arts and Technology at Charles Sturt University. Her research interests include Learning in Museum Environments; Interpretation and Adaptation through Theatre Arts.

Dr Richard Taffe  (Australia)

Murray Education Unit
Charles Sturt University

  • Learning
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Teacher education
  • Program design
  • Program evaluation
  • Children's learning

(Virtual Presentation, English)