Laura Scholes


Contact categoryResearcher
Job titleAssociate Professor
Research instituteInstitute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education (ILSTE)
Faculty of Education and Arts

Research outputs

Many truths, many knowledges, many forms of reason : Understanding middle-school student approaches to sources of information on the internet
Scholes, Laura, McDonald, Sarah, Stahl, Garth and Comber, Barbara. (2023). Many truths, many knowledges, many forms of reason : Understanding middle-school student approaches to sources of information on the internet. British Educational Research Journal. pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3909

Journal article

What do secondary teachers think about digital games for learning : Stupid fixation or the future of education?
Gutierrez, Amanda, Mills, Kathy, Scholes, Laura, Rowe, Luke and Pink, Elizabeth. (2023). What do secondary teachers think about digital games for learning : Stupid fixation or the future of education? Teaching and Teacher Education. 133, p. Article 104278. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2023.104278

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Video gaming and digital competence among elementary school students
Scholes, Laura, Rowe, Luke, Mills, Kathy A., Gutierrez, Amanda and Pink, Elizabeth. (2022). Video gaming and digital competence among elementary school students. Learning, Media and Technology. pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2022.2156537

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Scoping review of conceptions of literacy in middle school science
Stahl, Garth, Scholes, Laura, McDonald, Sarah, Mills, Reece, Lunn-Brownlee, Jo and Comber, Barbara. (2022). Scoping review of conceptions of literacy in middle school science. Research Papers in Education. pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/02671522.2022.2105388

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Virtual reality and embodiment in multimodal meaning making
Mills, Kathy A., Scholes, Laura and Brown, A.. (2022). Virtual reality and embodiment in multimodal meaning making. Written Communication. 39(3), pp. 335-369. https://doi.org/10.1177/07410883221083517

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Understanding relationships between epistemic cognition and executive functioning : Implications for measurement and practice in early childhood
Walker, Sue, Brownlee, Jo Lunn, Scholes, Laura and Harris, Clare. (2022). Understanding relationships between epistemic cognition and executive functioning : Implications for measurement and practice in early childhood. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood. pp. 135-147. https://doi.org/10.1177/18369391221089381

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Literacy for digital futures : Mind, body, text
Mills, Kathy A., Unsworth, Len and Scholes, Laura. (2023). Literacy for digital futures : Mind, body, text Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003137368

Book

The making of male reader identities across generations : Assemblages of rural places in shaping life as a male reader in Australia and Sweden
Scholes, Laura and Asplund, Stig-Börje. (2021). The making of male reader identities across generations : Assemblages of rural places in shaping life as a male reader in Australia and Sweden. British Journal of Sociology of Education. 42(8), pp. 1192-1209. https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2021.1990016

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Year 3 student career choices : Exploring societal changes in constructions of masculinity and femininity in career choice justifications
Scholes, Laura and McDonald, Sarah. (2022). Year 3 student career choices : Exploring societal changes in constructions of masculinity and femininity in career choice justifications. British Educational Research Journal. 48(2), pp. 292-310. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3767

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Boys, science and literacy : Place-based masculinities, reading practices and the ‘science literate boy’
Stahl, Garth, Scholes, Laura, McDonald, Sarah, Mills, Reece and Comber, Barbara. (2023). Boys, science and literacy : Place-based masculinities, reading practices and the ‘science literate boy’. Research Papers in Education. 38(3), pp. 328-356. https://doi.org/10.1080/02671522.2021.1964097

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How do rural Australian students' ethnogeographies related to people and place influence their STEM career aspirations?
Mills, Reece, Scholes, Laura, Stahl, Garth, McDonald, Sarah, Comber, Barbara and Lunn Brownlee, Jo. (2021). How do rural Australian students' ethnogeographies related to people and place influence their STEM career aspirations? International Journal of Science Education. 43(14), pp. 2333-2350. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2021.1961326

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Children's epistemic reasoning about social inclusion of aggressive peers in a culturally diverse school
Scholes, Laura, Wallace, Elizabeth, Walker, Sue, Lunn Brownlee, Jo and Lawson, Veronica. (2022). Children's epistemic reasoning about social inclusion of aggressive peers in a culturally diverse school. British Educational Research Journal. 48(2), pp. 272-291. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3766

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Year 3 boys' and girls' enjoyment for reading across economic demographics in Australia. Implications for boys and students from lower SES communities
Scholes, Laura. (2021). Year 3 boys' and girls' enjoyment for reading across economic demographics in Australia. Implications for boys and students from lower SES communities. International Journal of Inclusive Education. pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2021.1941319

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Boy's gaming identities and opportunities for learning
Scholes, Laura, Mills, Kathy A. and Wallace, Elizabeth. (2022). Boy's gaming identities and opportunities for learning. Learning, Media and Technology. 47(2), pp. 163-178. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2021.1936017

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Recognition of boys as readers through a social justice lense
Scholes, Laura. (2020). Recognition of boys as readers through a social justice lense. British Journal of Sociology of Education. 41(7), pp. 975-991. https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2020.1802227

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Children's perspectives on why and when teachers listen to their ideas : Exploring opportunities for participation in the early years of school
Mascadri, Julia, Lunn Brownlee, Joanne, Johansson, Eva, Scholes, Laura, Walker, Sue and Berthelsen, Donna. (2021). Children's perspectives on why and when teachers listen to their ideas : Exploring opportunities for participation in the early years of school. International Journal of Educational Research. 107, p. 101747. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2021.101747

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'We don't read in science' : Student perceptions of literacy and learning science in middle school
Scholes, Laura, Stahl, Garth, Comber, Barbara, McDonald, Sarah and Brownlee, Jo Lunn. (2021). 'We don't read in science' : Student perceptions of literacy and learning science in middle school. Cambridge Journal of Education. 51(4), pp. 451-466. https://doi.org/10.1080/0305764X.2020.1860192

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Middle school students' science epistemic beliefs : Implications for measurement
Lunn Brownlee, Jo, Ferguson, Leila, Scholes, Laura, McDonald, Sarah, Stahl, Garth, Comber, Barbara and Mills, Reece. (2021). Middle school students' science epistemic beliefs : Implications for measurement. International Journal of Educational Research. 105, p. 101719. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2020.101719

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Disrupting the 'boys don't read' discourse : Primary school boys who love reading fiction
Scholes, Laura, Spina, Nerida and Comber, Barbara. (2021). Disrupting the 'boys don't read' discourse : Primary school boys who love reading fiction. British Educational Research Journal. 47(1), pp. 163-180. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3685

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A serious-game for child sexual abuse prevention: An evaluation of orbit
Jones, Christian, Scholes, Laura, Rolfe, Ben and Stieler-Hunt, Colleen. (2020). A serious-game for child sexual abuse prevention: An evaluation of orbit. Child Abuse and Neglect. 107(September 2020), pp. 1 - 13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104569

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Reasoning about social inclusion over the early years of primary school : A focus on epistemic cognition
Brownlee, Jo Lunn, Walker, Sue, Scholes, Laura and Johansson, Eva. (2019). Reasoning about social inclusion over the early years of primary school : A focus on epistemic cognition. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal. 27(5), pp. 616-629. https://doi.org/10.1080/1350293X.2019.1651958

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The development of children's epistemic beliefs across the early years of elementary school
Walker, Sue, Lunn-Brownlee, Jo, Scholes, Laura and Johansson, Eva. (2020). The development of children's epistemic beliefs across the early years of elementary school. British Journal of Educational Psychology. 90(2), pp. 266-281. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12280

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Popular girls aren't into reading: Reading as a site for working-class girls' gender and class identity work
Scholes, Laura. (2019). Popular girls aren't into reading: Reading as a site for working-class girls' gender and class identity work. Critical Studies in Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/17508487.2019.1601633

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Middle years students' engagement with science in rural and urban communities in Australia: Exploring science capital, place-based knowledges and familial relationships
Stahl, Garth, Scholes, Laura, McDonald, Sarah and Lunn, Jo. (2019). Middle years students' engagement with science in rural and urban communities in Australia: Exploring science capital, place-based knowledges and familial relationships. Pedagogy Culture and Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681366.2019.1684351

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Working-class boys’ relationships with reading: Contextual systems that support working-class boys’ engagement with, and enjoyment of, reading
Scholes, Laura. (2019). Working-class boys’ relationships with reading: Contextual systems that support working-class boys’ engagement with, and enjoyment of, reading. Gender and Education. 31(3), pp. 344 - 361. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540253.2018.1533921

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Doing the right thing in the early years of primary school: A longitudinal study of children's reasoning about right and wrong
Brownlee, Joanne Lunn, Walker, Susan, Wallace, Elizabeth, Johansson, Eva and Scholes, Laura. (2019). Doing the right thing in the early years of primary school: A longitudinal study of children's reasoning about right and wrong. The Australian Educational Researcher. 46, pp. 863 - 878. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-019-00306-6

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Differences in attitudes towards reading and other school-related activities among boys and girls
Scholes, Laura. (2019). Differences in attitudes towards reading and other school-related activities among boys and girls. Journal of Research in Reading. 42(3-4), pp. 485 - 503. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9817.12279

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Epistemic climates for active citizenship: Dialogically organised classrooms and children's internal dialogue
Brownlee, Jo Lunn, Walker, Sue, Johansson, Eva, Scholes, Laura and Ryan, Mary. (2018). Epistemic climates for active citizenship: Dialogically organised classrooms and children's internal dialogue. In In E. Johansson, A. Emilson and A.-M. Puroila (Ed.). Values education in early childhood settings: Concepts, approaches and practices pp. 69 - 87 Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75559-5_5

Book chapter

Boys, masculinities and reading: Gender identity and literacy as social practice
Scholes, Laura. (2018). Boys, masculinities and reading: Gender identity and literacy as social practice Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315413730

Book

The politics of quality teacher discourses : Implications for pre-service teachers in high poverty schools
Scholes, Laura, Lampert, Jo, Burnett, Bruce M., Comber, Barbara, Hoff, Lutz and Ferguson, Angela. (2017). The politics of quality teacher discourses : Implications for pre-service teachers in high poverty schools. Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 42(4.3), pp. 19 - 43. https://doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2017v42n4.3

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Books are boring! Books are fun! Boys' polarized perspectives on reading
Scholes, Laura. (2017). Books are boring! Books are fun! Boys' polarized perspectives on reading. Boyhood Studies. 10(2), pp. 77 - 98. https://doi.org/10.3167/bhs.2017.100205

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Changes in children’s reasoning about the social inclusion of aggressive children over the early years of elementary school
Scholes, Laura, Brownlee, Joanna, Walker, Sue and Johansson, Eva. (2017). Changes in children’s reasoning about the social inclusion of aggressive children over the early years of elementary school. International Journal of Inclusive Education. 21(10), pp. 991 - 1010. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2017.1325075

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Teaching for active citizenship: Moral values and personal epistemology in early years classrooms
Lunn Brownlee, Joanne, Johansson, Eva, Walker, Susan and Scholes, Laura. (2017). Teaching for active citizenship: Moral values and personal epistemology in early years classrooms Routledge.

Book

Promoting social inclusion in the early years of elementary school: A focus on children’s epistemic beliefs for moral reasoning
Scholes, Laura, Brownlee, Joanna, Walker, Sue, Johansson, Eva, Lawson, Veronica and Mascadri, Julia. (2017). Promoting social inclusion in the early years of elementary school: A focus on children’s epistemic beliefs for moral reasoning. International Journal of Inclusive Education. 21(5), pp. 507 - 520. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2016.1223181

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Intercultural teacher education: Elementary teacher educators' perspectives of the role of gender in leadership in Papua New Guinea
Scholes, Laura, Brownlee, Joanne Lunn, Davis, Julie and Ann, Farrell. (2016). Intercultural teacher education: Elementary teacher educators' perspectives of the role of gender in leadership in Papua New Guinea. In In Farrell, A. (Ed.). Diversity in the early years: Intercultural learning and teaching pp. 76 - 101 Oxford University Press.

Book chapter

Critical values education in the early years: Alignment of teachers’ personal epistemologies and practices for active citizenship
Brownlee, Joanna, Scholes, Laura, Walker, Sue and Johansson, Eva. (2016). Critical values education in the early years: Alignment of teachers’ personal epistemologies and practices for active citizenship. Teaching and Teacher Education. 59, pp. 261 - 273. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2016.06.009

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Clandestine Readers: Boys and girls going ‘undercover’ in school spaces
Scholes, Laura. (2015). Clandestine Readers: Boys and girls going ‘undercover’ in school spaces. British Journal of Sociology of Education. 36(3), pp. 359 - 374. https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2013.826899

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Gaming well: Links between videogames and flourishing mental health
Jones, Christian M., Scholes, Laura, Johnson, Daniel, Katsikitis, Mary and Carras, Michelle C.. (2014). Gaming well: Links between videogames and flourishing mental health. Frontiers in Psychology. 5, pp. 1 - 8. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00260

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Boys and CSA prevention: Issues surrounding gender and approaches for prevention
Scholes, Laura, Jones, Christian and Nagel, Michael. (2014). Boys and CSA prevention: Issues surrounding gender and approaches for prevention. Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 39(11), pp. 1 - 15. https://doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2014v39n11.1

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Serious games for learning: Games-based child sexual abuse prevention in schools
Scholes, Laura, Jones, Christian, Stieler-Hunt, Colleen and Rolfe, Ben. (2014). Serious games for learning: Games-based child sexual abuse prevention in schools. International Journal of Inclusive Education. 18(9), pp. 934 - 956. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2013.860195

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Gender, inclusivity and engagement
Nagel, Michael and Scholes, Laura. (2013). Gender, inclusivity and engagement. In In M. Hyde, L. Carpenter and R. Conway (Ed.). Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement pp. 91 - 105 Oxford University Press.

Book chapter

Boys, masculinity and literacy: The influence of notions of masculinity on educational outcomes
Scholes, Laura. (2013). Boys, masculinity and literacy: The influence of notions of masculinity on educational outcomes. Masculinidad y Cambio Social. 2(2), pp. 194 - 220. https://doi.org/10.4471/MCS.2013.29

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The teachers' role in child sexual abuse prevention programs: Implications for teacher education
Scholes, Laura, Jones, Christian, Stieler-Hunt, Colleen, Rolfe, Ben and Pozzebon, Kay. (2012). The teachers' role in child sexual abuse prevention programs: Implications for teacher education. Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 37(11), pp. 104 - 131. https://doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2012v37n11.5

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Learning to lead: A social justice perspective on understanding elementary teacher leadership in Papua New Guinea
Brownlee, Joanna, Scholes, Laura, Ann, Farrell, Davis, Julie and Cook, Donna. (2012). Learning to lead: A social justice perspective on understanding elementary teacher leadership in Papua New Guinea. Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 37(4), pp. 18 - 35.

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Engaging the creative arts to meet the needs of twenty-first-century boys
Scholes, Laura and Nagel, Michael C.. (2012). Engaging the creative arts to meet the needs of twenty-first-century boys. International Journal of Inclusive Education. 16(10), pp. 969 - 984. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2010.538863

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