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Sandretto, Susan; Tilson, Jane – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
Literacy policy and pedagogy in Aotearoa New Zealand have a strong discursive heritage of traditional literacies, which emphasise code breaking and meaning making with linguistic codes and conventions over other possible modes of communication. In a rapidly evolving landscape where changes in communication technologies give birth to new literacies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Educational Research, Educational Practices
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Lai, Kwok-Wing – Distance Education, 2017
A supportive online learning environment entails teachers using effective pedagogical practices to meet the needs of their students and developing a positive teacher-student relationship to foster learner motivation and engagement. This paper reports a study investigating how 32 secondary teachers in New Zealand taught their online distance…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Teachers
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Feryok, Anne; Oranje, Jo – Modern Language Journal, 2015
Intercultural language teaching and learning has increasingly been adopted in state school systems, yet studies have shown that language teachers struggle to include it in their practice. The aim of this study is to use dynamic systems theory to examine how a German as a foreign language teacher in a New Zealand secondary school adopted a project…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, German, Intercultural Programs, Secondary School Curriculum
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Carlyon, Tracey – Professional Development in Education, 2015
Teacher transition between year levels is common practice in many primary schools in New Zealand; however, it is not always perceived as an opportunity for teachers' continuing professional development (CPD). This article reports on a case study that explored four primary school teachers' experiences of transition between year levels. The teachers…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Elementary School Teachers, School Culture, Teaching Experience
Hipkins, Rosemary – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2015
This report explores teachers' practice and thinking about one of the eight principles in the New Zealand Curriculum, learning to learn. It draws on data from teachers' responses to the New Zealand Council for Educational Research's (NZCER's) 2012 National Survey of Secondary Schools. The author discusses the meaning and potential of the phrase…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Secondary Schools, School Surveys
Neill, Alex; Berg, Melanie; Stevens, Liesje – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2014
This report investigates the behaviour, attitudes and experiences of New Zealand secondary students with money and financial products. It also looks at financial literacy programmes in New Zealand secondary schools and explores barriers to the implementation of financial literacy teaching. The research was commissioned by the Commission for…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Money Management, Student Behavior, Student Attitudes
Darragh, Lisa – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2014
When students begin secondary school they must learn what it means to be a learner of mathematics in this new context. Certain actions are more valued than others and these can be considered "scripts" for successful learning. Students may call upon these scripts when enacting their mathematics learner identity. Sixty-four interviews with…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Mathematics Education, Professional Identity, Interviews
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Brown, Gavin T. L.; Harris, Lois R.; Harnett, Jennifer – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2012
Teachers' understandings of feedback probably influence the type and quality of feedback that they provide. The beliefs of 518 New Zealand practicing teachers about feedback were evaluated with the "Teachers' Conceptions of Feedback" (TCoF) inventory and related to practices these teachers considered to be feedback. Nine feedback factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values, Feedback (Response), Beliefs
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Wood, Bronwyn Elisabeth – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2012
The heightened focus on "active" citizenship in New Zealand's current curriculum (Ministry of Education, 2007) mirrors a pattern observed in many nation's curricula in the past decade. The scale of active citizenship in this curriculum includes an expectation that students will participate in local and national communities but also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Citizenship, Teacher Attitudes
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Cowie, Bronwen; Jones, Alister; Harlow, Ann – Teacher Development, 2011
The Laptops for Teachers scheme in New Zealand provides teachers whose schools opt into the scheme access to a laptop for their exclusive use. This paper reports on the findings of the three-year evaluation of the impact of the laptops on secondary teachers' work. The findings indicate that school leadership has been pivotal to the provision of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices