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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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Ward, Gillian; Fisher, Darrell L. – Learning Environments Research, 2013
There has been little research into the work environments of teachers at the subject department level. Understanding and investigating the work environment at this level could provide insight into the type of work environment that might lead teachers to remain in the teaching profession. This article reports the development, validation and use of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Science Teachers, Science Departments
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Fox-Turnbull, Wendy; O'Sullivan, Gary – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2013
This article reports on the up-date and development of an on-line resource to support of teachers' conceptual understandings and pedagogical practice in New Zealand. Techlink is a website dedicated to supporting technology teachers, students and those with an interest in technology education. This research documents part of a Ministry of Education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Technology Education, Educational Change
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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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Gillespie, Lorna B. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
This paper focuses on the significance of curriculum value orientations for curriculum implementation and, therefore, for teacher education. The paper draws on data arising from research undertaken with six Health and Physical Education teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand to explore issues pertinent to Physical Education teacher education (PETE).…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Values, Curriculum
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Anthony, Glenda; Haigh, Mavis; Kane, Ruth – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2011
In this paper we explore newly qualified New Zealand secondary teachers' varied accounts of induction. We claim that multiple interpretations of objectives for induction programs are a significant source of this variation. With reference to an activity system framework, we identify four primary "objects" of induction that were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Lai, Kwok-Wing; Pratt, Keryn – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2009
Nine New Zealand secondary schools participated in the OtagoNet project, using videoconferencing technologies to deliver courses to multiple sites. This paper reports findings from a study conducted between 2001 and 2004 to evaluate the effectiveness of OtagoNet. It was found that videoconferencing technology had a significant impact on pedagogy…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Teaching Styles, Distance Education, Interaction
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Alison, Judie – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2006
This article draws on research among very experienced secondary teachers in New Zealand to show that a prolonged period of neo-liberal education policies can have a lasting effect on teachers' memories of their own radical past. Despite the existence in the 1970s and 1980s of an emerging consensus among secondary teachers that the traditional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary Education
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Jones, Alister; Harlow, Ann; Cowie, Bronwen – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2004
This paper describes the results of a national study to investigate teachers' experiences in the implementation of the technology curriculum in New Zealand schools from years 1-13. This investigation of the implementation of the technology curriculum is part of a larger study being undertaken nationally in all curriculum areas (National Schools…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Technology Education