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Greenwood, Janinka – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2019
This paper explores the interplay of control and trust in a cross-national and cross-cultural professional development course. It examines the differing expectations of the overseas high-ranked education officials who were the students and of the course teachers, particularly in terms of: approaches to control of content and of interpersonal…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Trust (Psychology), Accountability
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Ashton, Karen – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
What approaches are used in the multi-level language class and what influences a teacher's choice of approach? Multi-level language classes, the combining of two or more senior year levels into a single class, is a relatively recent phenomenon and one that is becoming increasingly common in New Zealand secondary schools as a consequence of a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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Conway, Clare; Richards, Heather – Language Learning Journal, 2018
Reflection as a tool for the development of an intercultural dimension in language learning is mentioned to varying degrees in curriculum documents, guidelines and the literature. While there is a call for teachers to encourage language learners to engage in reflection for the development of intercultural competence (IC), studies show it can be…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Awareness, Language Teachers
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Reinsfield, Elizabeth – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
The Technology Learning Area statement in the New Zealand Curriculum has been recently reviewed to prioritise Digital Technology as a context for learning (Ministry of Education (MoE), 2007, 2017a). The emphasis provides the opportunity for teachers of technology education to guide learning in a future-focused manner, whilst also accommodating…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Technological Literacy, Individualized Instruction
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Riley, Tracy; Webber, Melinda; Sylva, Katrina – Gifted and Talented International, 2017
The REAPS model is a teaching and learning model that places students in real-world problem solving, engaging students in active learning. The Ruamano Project was funded by the Teacher Led Innovation Fund, a New Zealand Ministry of Education initiative that supports teams of teachers to develop innovative practices for improving learning outcomes.…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teaching Methods, Active Learning, Program Descriptions
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Hynds, Anne S.; Hindle, Rawiri; Savage, Catherine; Meyer, Luanna H.; Penetito, Wally; Sleeter, Christine – Teacher Educator, 2016
There is a dearth of empirical evidence that examines the impact of teacher professional development for culturally responsive pedagogies, particularly on Indigenous student achievement and teacher practices. Te Kotahitanga was a large-scale professional development initiative for culturally responsive practices for secondary teachers in New…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Culturally Relevant Education, Secondary School Teachers, Program Effectiveness
Whatman, Jenny – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2016
This paper draws on a 3-year evaluation of induction and mentoring in New Zealand early childhood education settings and schools conducted by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) for the New Zealand Teachers Council (the Council), now called the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand. The study sought to establish the impact…
Descriptors: Mentors, Educational Change, Systems Approach, Early Childhood Education
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Owen, Hazel – Journal of Educators Online, 2014
The range of affordances that a virtual environment offers can provide opportunities for more formal Professional Learning and Development (PLD) that has flexibility of choice, time and approach for educators. It was this potential that inspired the design of the Virtual Professional Learning and Development (VPLD) program that was instigated in…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Online Courses, Faculty Development, Virtual Classrooms
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Nia, Sara Farshad; Davey, Ronnie – Research-publishing.net, 2014
In line with the needs of the 21st century learners and dramatic improvements in schools' technological infrastructures, it is expected that the integration of digital tools into language learning courses would take a quicker pace and a smoother path. However, current research indicates that although this might be the case for foreign language…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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
Hipkins, Rosemary – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2013
This report documents views and experiences of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) from the New Zealand Council for Educational Research's (NZCER's) 2012 National Survey of Secondary Schools. Responses from teachers (1,266) and principals (177) predominate, but the report also reflects the responses from parents (1,477) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Secondary Schools, School Surveys