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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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Buabeng, Isaac; Conner, Lindsey; Winter, David – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This paper explores New Zealand (NZ) physics teachers' and physics educators' views about Initial Teacher Education (ITE). Perspectives of physics teachers nationally indicated that in general, teachers considered themselves not well-prepared in some content areas including electronics, modern physics, and atomic and nuclear physics. This may be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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McPhail, Graham John – Curriculum Journal, 2014
In this paper the idea of social entitlement to conceptual knowledge is considered in relation to students' views of music at secondary school in New Zealand. The data was collected as a means of triangulating the key focus of a study concerning the beliefs and actions of teachers in relation to curriculum. In interpreting the student data I…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Locke, Terry – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
This case-study explores the effects of a school-wide writing competition and the implementation of a poetry-writing unit across all junior English classes in a rural New Zealand school. Teacher interview data were thematically analysed using a social constructionist lens. Results highlight the varied strategies adopted by teachers, while…
Descriptors: High School Students, Poetry, Case Studies, Learning Activities