Barker Institute Journal

Learning in Practice Journal 2020

Feature Articles

Introducing the Barker College Teaching and Learning Framework
Greg Longney

Perspectives on the COVID-19 disruption – not wasting a good crisis
Jeremy von Einem and Phillip Heath AM

Research and Professional Learning

A year in review: The Barker Institute in 2020
Dr Matthew Hill

The Barker Journey study amidst COVID-19: Analysis of Year 4 interviews
Amanda Eastman and Dr Matthew Hill

The setting for Learning - Environment

Using blended learning to support the Teaching and Learning Framework 

Andy Mifsud

Exploring education environments for First Nations students: Learning on Country
Sophie Mynott and Molly Glendenning

Exploring education environments for First Nations students: Wingaru-wa Muru-da and High-Expectation Relationships at
 Barker College
Sophie Mynott and Molly Glendenning

Boredom in the classroom: Poison or stimulant?
Kathryn Driver

Online learning in a COVID-19 environment: An authentic learning experience?

Dr Greg Cunningham

Learning support in the Secondary School: Creating an inclusive 
environment on campus and online
Amanda Eastman

Change management: The transition to online learning
Kate Dundas

The setting for Learning - Knowledge

Modifying the Mathematics curriculum for gifted students in 
Barker Junior School: What effect does mentoring have on
learning in Mathematics?
Jo Quinlan

Differentiation in History: How to assess if no-one is Norma or Normann?

Philip Mundy

Academic engagement in high-ability Mathematics students: 
An examination of interpersonal relationships and personal best (PB) goals

Kate Caldecott-Davis

Creativity and critical thinking in Technology teaching

Sally Filtness

The setting for Learning - Feedback & reflection

Progressive reporting

Jeremy von Einem

The Learner - Inquiry, rhetoric, service and gratitude

Unchartered Waters: A whole school personal interest project 
during a pandemic

Sarah Clifton

A short course in Philosophy & Rhetoric: Developing a framework 
for thinking, speaking and acting in a complex world
Dr Matthew Hill and Jason Saikaly

My two blankets: Considering the importance of using home languages 
in today’s classroom in support of student learning and wellbeing
Dr Timothy Scott



Learning in Practice Journal 2019

Feature Articles

Teaching in a Coeducational Classroom

Barker Girls' Rugby Sevens Trial; Breaking Stereotypes

Establishing our Darkinjung Barker Reading Programmes 


A year in review: The Barker Institute in 2019
Dr Matthew Hill

The Barker Journey: Lessons from cohort 1
Amanda Eastman & Dr Brad Merrick

The Barker Journey: The commencement of cohort 2
Amanda Eastman & Dr Matthew Hill

Girls’ interest, enjoyment and participation in secondary school mathematics
Kester Lee

Beyond the Mint Gates

The untended garden: Reflections on designing and implementing a teaching and learning framework within a coeducational, international school context
Dr Timothy Scott

Darkinjung Barker and our connection
Jamie Shakleton

The Project Zero classroom: Reporting from Harvard University
Joshua Toth

Teaching & Learning

Three years of hope and despair: Reframing the curriculum for gifted learners
Greg Longney

Collaborative teaching to prepare Year 11 Physics students for university Lessons from the second iteration
Dr Matthew Hill, Dean Johnston, Nonie Taylor and Daniel Woolley

Girls Got Game
Alex Butt & Alison Cox

A blended learning approach to formative assessment
Andy Mifsud

In search of engagement
Kath Driver

Understanding opportunities for learning in STEAM for high schools
Daniel Woolley

Gender and technology
Sally Filtness

The controversial classroom: Making understanding visible with no hands up
Amanda Eastman

Pastoral Care

Student wellbeing in a coeducational context
Rowena Dudgeon

Training, support and growth of pastoral leaders in the Middle School
Timothy Eastman


Learning in Practice Journal 2018

A Year in Review - The Barker Institute in 2018
Dr Brad Merrick

Understanding our successful learners - What does our research tell us?
Dr Brad Merrick

2017 HSC Results: How to pass their successes on to their successors 
Amanda Eastman

Barker New Syllabus, New Approach: Preparing Physics students for university studies with a structured approach to the Year 11 course
Dean Johnston and Dr Matthew Hill

Positioning inquiry: The place for inquiry in Years 7-10
Andy Mifsud and Greg Longney

Advantages of Online Learning in Design and Technology
Sally Filtness

Junior School together on the main campus with the completion of Kurrajong
Martin Lubrano, Ainslie Breckenridge, Sarah Dickson, Martin Conway

The College of Teachers: Coaching within a TLC Context
Dr Greg Cunningham

Collaborative Professional Learning in the Junior School
Nicky Cameron

Service Learning Partnerships: The Barker in Timor-Leste Program
Matthew Lloyd

Art, a channel to understanding and appreciating culture
Matthew Bentham 


Learning in Practice Journal 2017

Teaching and Learning

A More Formative Assessment Approach to Middle School
Jeremy Von Einem

A Coeducational Future
Melissa Brady

Darkinjung Barker: A year in review
Jamie Shackleton

Shaping Blended Learning at Barker
James Stewart, Su Temlett, Paul Harmon and Andrew Mifsud

Redefining the Senior School to Promote Independent Learning through eTime
Jeremy von Einem

Developing Hearts & Minds through Philosophical Instruction: A short review of the Hearts & Minds Program in 2016-2017
Dr Matthew Hill

Establishing our Darkinjung Reading Programs
Michele Studd

History as Argument
Kath Driver

The Barker College of Teachers: Developing Capacity in Teachers 
Dr Greg Cunningham and Len Nixon

NELP: Clarifying and Changing Practice around Academic Enrichment and Extension
Greg Longney

STEM Education and the Water Industry
Noni Taylor


Barker Bunker then and now: the first five years and the next five years
Alex Butt and Alison Cox

Barker Girls Rugby Sevens Trial: Breaking Stereotypes
Alex Butt and Alison Cox

A year in the life of Barker Robotics: Engaging students for a lifetime
Lael Grant


How the Middle School encourages boys to look beyond themselves
Tim Eastman and Damien Whitington

Learning to Lead Through Service: Barker Service Partnerships
Simon Walker and Dean Bunn


Reflections from the 'Barker Journey' study 2016 interviews
Amanda Eastman

The final interview of the Barker Journey: a glimpse inside the thoughts of our veterans from 2008-2017
Dr Brad Merrick 

Using video and multimedia to engage Year 7 students in recreational reading
Melanie Webster

Reflections on the College of Teachers' Inaugural Year
Dr Brad Merrick and Dr Greg Cunningham

Hope: An action-research project on student wellbeing
Malyn Mawby

A year in review: The Barker Institute in 2017
Dr Brad Merrick