ARC Linkage Awards for 2007 - Round One

Faculty of Education

School of Education

Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences

School of Health and Social Development

 


Faculty of Education

School of Education

Title: Approved Literacy in the digital world of the twenty-first century: learning from computer games

LP0775072  A/Prof CA Beavis; Prof CM Bradford; Dr JA O'Mara; Dr C Walsh

2007 : $ 64,000
2008 : $ 40,000
2009 : $ 47,000

Category: 3302 - CURRICULUM STUDIES

Collaborating/Partner Organisation(s):
Department of Education & Training
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
The Victorian Association for the Teaching of English

Administering Organisation:  Deakin University

Summary:
The creation of a literate and tech-savvy workforce and community is essential to Australia's future prosperity. By helping teachers better understand and teach ICT-enabled forms of text and literacy, drawing on insights from young people's actual engagement with digital culture in their leisure hours, the project will help strengthen young Australians' capacity to critically evaluate and use ICTs for effective learning and communication. This project will help produce the skills, knowledge and orientations necessary to create smart information use, through developing and strengthening young people's uses and understandings of ICT-based forms of text and literacy.

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Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences

School of Health and Social Development

Title: The implications of welfare reform for single parent families in their transition to paid work

LP0775125  Dr KE Cook; Prof PG Smyth; A/Prof AM McClelland; Dr EC Davis

2007 : $ 44,225
2008 : $ 38,665
2009 : $ 31,268

Category: 3701 - SOCIOLOGY

APA(I) Award(s): 1

Collaborating/Partner Organisation(s):
Brotherhood of St Laurence

Administering Organisation: Deakin University

Summary:
The study will clarify the policy and practice implications of welfare reform by focussing on its implementation and impacts. These findings will: provide single parents with insight into the experience of returning to work; enable social welfare agencies to design programs and services to meet the changing needs of single parents; provide data for welfare policy review and development; and contribute to the theory and evidence base for ongoing debates such as the effect of combining multiple roles (for example work and parenting) on single parents and the implications of voluntary versus mandatory welfare to work programs.

 

Title: The measurement and prediction of police interviewing performance and the dissemination of good practice through a distributive workplace learning system

LP0775248  Prof MB Powell; A/Prof MR Kebbell; Dr CH Hughes-Scholes

2007 : $ 100,270
2008 : $ 80,462
2009 : $ 93,222

Category: 3904 - LAW ENFORCEMENT

Collaborating/Partner Organisation(s):
APDI Dr CH Hughes-Scholes
Victoria Police

Administering Organisation:  Deakin University

Summary:
This research aims to develop the first ever standardised measures of police interviewers' performance, focusing on interviews about sexual offences. Standardised measures are essential for quality control evaluation, identifying training needs, assigning workload, predicting case outcome and benchmarking organisation capabilities. By improving the quality of police interviews about sexual offences, this research will improve the reporting, prosecution and conviction rates of sexual offences, which will have a deterrent effect on potential offenders. Further, this research will reduce the stress of witnesses and suspects involved in the legal process and reduce burnout of police interviewers by increasing competency and job satisfaction.


 

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