Dr John O’Rourke
Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6517, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML16.111
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- PhD, The University of Western Australia, 2005 .
- Bachelor of Education, The University of Western Australia, 1993 .
- Diploma in Education, The University of Western Australia, 1992 .
- Bachelor of Business, Western Australian Institute of Technology, 1985 .
Recent Research Grants
- Enabling retention: processes and strategies for improving student retention in university based enabling programs, Office for Learning and Teaching, OLT - Competitive Grants, 2013, $17,493.
- At the end of the day I just want my kids to be happy at school! Personality, physical appearance and young children's happiness, Edith Cowan University, ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant, 2007 - 2009, $4,946.
Recent Publications (within the last five years)
- Hersh, D., O'Rourke, J., Lewis, A., (2013), Collaboration Towards Inclusion: An interprofessional learning opportunity for education and speech pathology students. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, 15(3), 115-119, Australia.
- O'Rourke, J., Main, S., Ellis, M., (2013), So the kids are busy, what now? Teacher perceptions of the use of hand-held game consoles in West Australian primary classrooms. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 29(5), 735-747.
- O'Rourke, J., Main, S., Ellis, M., (2012), It doesn?t seem like work, it seems like good fun?: perceptions of primary students on the use of Handheld Game Consoles in mathematics classes. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 1(1), 1-18, UK, DOI: 10.1080/1475939X.2012.733537.
- O'Rourke, J., Cooper, M., Gray, C., (2012), Is Being ?Smart and Well Behaved? a Recipe for Happiness in Western Australian Primary Schools?. International Journal of Psychological Studies, 4(3), 139-152, Canada, DOI: 10.5539/ijps.v4n3p139.
- Main, S., O'Rourke, J., (2011), New directions for traditional lesson: Can handheld game consoles enhance mental mathematics skills?. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 36(2), 43-55, Australia.
- O'Rourke, J., (2011), Inclusion at University: Can we do more than open the door?. Journal of Social Inclusion, 2(2), 19-33.
- O'Rourke, J., Cooper, M., (2010), Lucky to be happy: A study of happiness in Australian primary students. Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 10(2010), 94-107, Australia.
- O'Rourke, J., Houghton, S., (2009), The Perceptions of Secondary Teachers and Students about the Implementation of an Inclusive Classroom Model for Students with Mild Disabilities. The Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 34(1), 23-41, Perth.
- Main, S., O'Rourke, J., (2009), `Yay it?s Maths!? Using hand-held game consoles in a Primary classroom. Live it! Love it! Learn it! Curriculum Conference 2009, 9p., Perth, Western Australia.