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    • A Conceptual Framework for Emergent Digital Literacy 

      Neumann, Michelle; Finger, Glenn; Neumann, David (Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016)
      As we progress in the 21st century, children learn to become proficient readers and writers of both digital and non-digital texts. Knowledge, skills, and understandings of literacy emerge through sociocultural interactions ...
    • The development and evaluation of a survey that makes use of student data to teach statistics 

      Neumann, David; Neumann, Michelle; Hood, Michelle (Journal of Statistics Education, 2010)
      The use of a real data set has the potential to increase engagement and learning in students who enrol in a statistics course at university. The present report describes the development of an approach that uses a real data ...
    • Evaluating computer-based simulations, multimedia and animations that help integrate blended learning with lectures in first year statistics 

      Neumann, David; Neumann, Michelle; Hood, Michelle (Australasian Journal of Educational Technology., 2011)
      The discipline of statistics seems well suited to the integration of technology in a lecture as means to enhance student learning and engagement. Technology can be used to simulate statistical concepts, create interactive ...
    • An evaluation of computer-based interactive simulations in the assessment of statistical concepts 

      Neumann, David; Hood, Michelle; Neumann, Michelle (International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 2012)
      In a previous report, Neumann (2010) described the use of interactive computer-based simulations in the assessment of statistical concepts. This assessment approach combined declarative knowledge of statistics with experiences ...
    • An examination of touch screen tablets and emergent literacy in Australian pre-school children 

      Neumann, Michelle (Australian Journal of Education, 2014)
      Young children interact with touch screen tablets at home and this may impact upon emergent literacy. The present study examined home access and use of touch screen tablets, as reported by parents, in Australian pre-schoolers ...
    • Letter and numeral identification: their relationship with early literacy and numeracy skills 

      Neumann, Michelle; Hood, Michelle; Ford, Ruth; Neumann, David (European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2013)
      The relationship between letter and numeral identification is reviewed to determine whether early identification of these symbols impact upon both literacy and numeracy development. Numerals and letters share similar ...
    • A measure of emerging print knowledge in young children 

      Neumann, Michelle; Neumann, David (Early Child Development and Care, 2014)
      There is a need for more comprehensive assessments of young children's emerging print knowledge. Traditional letter and numeral identification assessments score children's responses as either correct or incorrect and this ...
    • More than just storybooks: Promoting emergent literacy skills in the home 

      Neumann, Michelle; Neumann, David (Childhood Education, 2009)
      The home environment provides children with their first literacy experiences. Parents are thus well placed to facilitate the development of emergent literacy skills in their children before formal reading and writing begins ...
    • Mother–child joint writing in an environmental print setting: relations with emergent literacy 

      Neumann, Michelle; Hood, Michelle; Ford, Ruth (Early Child Development and Care, 2012)
      Mother-child dyads (N = 35) were videoed as they wrote a shopping list in an environmental print-rich grocery shop play setting. The children (M age = 4.3 years) were assessed on emergent literacy skills (letter name and ...
    • Mother–Child Referencing of Environmental Print and Its Relationship With Emergent Literacy Skills 

      Neumann, Michelle; Hood, Michelle; Ford, Ruth (Early Education & Development, 2013)
      Environmental print provides children with their earliest print experiences. This observational study investigated the frequency of mother-child environmental print referencing and its relationship with emergent literacy. ...
    • Multisensory Methods for Early Literacy Learning 

      Neumann, Michelle; B. Hyde, Merv; Neumann, David; Hood, Michelle; Ford, Ruth (Beyond the Lab: Applications of Cognitive Research in Memory and Learning, 2012)
      The simultaneous stimulation of two or more of the sensory receptors is termed multisensory. Visual, auditory, kinaesthetic and tactile information converges in the brain to be integrated so that an object may be efficiently ...
    • Parent scaffolding of young children's use of touch screen tablets 

      Neumann, Michelle (Early Child Development and Care, 2017)
      Parents play a key role in supporting young children’s interactions with tablets (e.g. iPads). Little is known about the types of scaffolding parents provide during tablet activities and how these relate to child age, SES, ...
    • Parental strategies to scaffold emergent writing skills in the pre-school child within the home environment 

      Neumann, Michelle; Neumann, David (Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2010)
      Joint writing activities between parent and child can enhance literacy skills in young children. This paper describes the strategies used by a mother to scaffold her daughter's alphabet letter shaping, word, and story ...
    • The Role of Idiomorphs in Emergent Literacy 

      Neumann, Michelle; Neumann, David (Childhood Education, 2012)
      Psycholinguistics coined the term idiomorph to describe idiosyncratic invented word-like units that toddlers use to refer to familiar objects during their early language development (Haslett & Samter, 1997; Otto, 2008; ...
    • The scaffolding of emergent literacy skills in the home environment: A case study 

      Neumann, Michelle; Hood, Michelle; Neumann, David (Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009)
      The ways in which parent-child interactions can encourage the development of emergent literacy skills in young children remains to be fully explored. The present report describes how one parent scaffolded her young child's ...
    • Statistics? You must be joking: The application and evaluation of humor when teaching statistics 

      Neumann, David; Hood, Michelle; Neumann, Michelle (Journal of Statistics Education, 2009)
      Humor has been promoted as a teaching tool that enhances student engagement and learning. The present report traces the pathway from research to practice by reflecting upon various ways to incorporate humor into the ...
    • Strategies that enhance student engagement during the teaching of statistics in psychology programs 

      Neumann, David; Hood, Michelle; Neumann, Michelle (43rd Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society, 2008)
      The profession of psychology is based on the principles of scientific investigation and analysis. However, students in psychology programs generally rate the study of research methods and statistics low on indicators such ...
    • Touch Screen Tablets and Emergent Literacy 

      Neumann, Michelle; Neumann, David (Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013)
      The use of touch screen tablets by young children is increasing in the home and in early childhood settings. The simple tactile interface and finger-based operating features of tablets may facilitate preschoolers' use of ...
    • The use of touch-screen tablets at home and pre-school to foster emergent literacy 

      Neumann, Michelle; Neumann, David (Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017)
      Young children living in technology-based communities are using touch-screen tablets (e.g. iPads) to engage with the digital world at an early age. The intuitive touch-screen interface, easily downloadable apps (applications) ...
    • Using environmental print to enhance emergent literacy and print motivation 

      Neumann, Michelle; Hood, Michelle; Ford, Ruth (Reading and Writing, 2013)
      Given the ubiquitous and salient nature of environmental print, it has the potential to scaffold emergent literacy in young children. This randomised control study evaluated the effects of using environmental print compared ...