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Adhikari, Janak; Scogings, Chris; Mathrani, Anuradha; Sofat, Indu – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to seek answers to questions on how equity of information literacy and learning outcomes have evolved with the ongoing advances in technologies in teaching and learning across schools. The authors' report on a five-year long bring your own device (BYOD) journey of one school, which was one of the earliest…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Technology Uses in Education, Ownership, Educational Technology
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Mikaels, Jonas; Backman, Erik; Lundvall, Suzanne – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
The purpose of this article is to explore and problematise teachers' talk about outdoor education in New Zealand. The focus is on what can be said, how it is said and the discursive effects of such ways of speaking. The inquiry draws on Foucauldian theoretical insights to analyse interview transcripts derived from semi-structured interviews with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers
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Smith, Jill – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2016
The greatest numbers of young people in New Zealand are from Pasifika peoples' ethnic groups. In contrast, art teachers in secondary schools are predominantly European. Research conducted in 2015, which investigated how art teachers are responding to the increasing diversity of students, uncovered important insights. This article provides…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Art Teachers
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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
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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