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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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Bruce, Judy; North, Chris; FitzPatrick, Jessica – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2019
Global citizenship (GC) is becoming increasingly significant as a desirable graduate attribute in the context of increasing globalisation and cultural diversity. However, both the means and ends of GC education are influenced by a divergent range of conceptualizations. The aim of this research project was to investigate preservice teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Citizenship Education, Global Approach, Cultural Pluralism
de Waal, Eliza; Eyre, Jan – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2019
Given the importance of early success in reading and writing, the question of how schools can support children to make progress in these areas is of great interest. This project set out to explore this question by identifying schools that appear to be successful in achieving progress in literacy and asking them how they have gone about this. The…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, National Standards, Reading Achievement, Writing Achievement
Wright, Noeline; McNae, Rachel – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2019
This project set out to explore how completely new schools, occupying completely new classroom spaces, create themselves as schools. At its inception, a new school has only its buildings; everything else must be developed. In particular, the school must develop its vision for learners, and how this is reflected through school culture, routines,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Culture, Values, Educational Practices
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Mooney, Amanda; Gerdin, Göran – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
Despite research over the past three decades that has examined links between masculinity, sport and Physical Education (PE), exclusionary practices and cultures that privilege some boys and masculinities at the expense of marginalised others are still commonly reported. With an historical legacy as a masculinity-making device, attempts to disrupt…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Physical Education, Masculinity, Foreign Countries
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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; Williams, P. John – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2018
Technology education in the New Zealand context has seen significant change since its inception as a technical subject. The changing nature of the subject in New Zealand secondary schools is influenced by some teachers' preoccupation with the making of quality product outcomes, rather than their enactment of the curriculum, which conceptualises a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Technology Education
East, Martin; Tolosa, Constanza; Biebricher, Christine; Howard, Jocelyn; Scott, Adèle – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate how five Year 7/8 teachers of additional languages in four primary/intermediate schools in New Zealand supported their students to develop their intercultural capability in the context of learning a language additional to the language of instruction. The teachers taught a range of languages (Chinese,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers
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Williams, P. John; Otrel-Cass, Kathrin – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2017
Background: Inquiry learning in science provides authentic and relevant contexts in which students can create knowledge to solve problems, make decisions and find solutions to issues in today's world. The use of electronic networks can facilitate this interaction, dialogue and sharing, and adds a new dimension to classroom pedagogy. Purpose: This…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Case Studies
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Gordon, Barrie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2017
Occupational socialisation theory (OST) is a dialectical approach to understanding teachers' recruitment, training, and lived experiences in school settings. Research using this model has shown that socialisation influences how physical educators interpret or "read" pedagogical models. However, this research has not been extended to the…
Descriptors: Socialization, Social Responsibility, Physical Activities, Physical Education Teachers
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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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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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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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Higgins, Joanna; Moeed, Azra – Science Education International, 2017
Developing students' scientific literacy requires teachers to use a variety of pedagogical approaches including video as a form of instruction. In addition, using video is a way of engaging students in science ideas not otherwise accessible to them. This study investigated the merit of video clips representing scientific ideas in a secondary…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Students, Dialogs (Language), Cooperative Learning
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Moeed, Azra; Easterbrook, Matthew – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Internationally, conceptual and procedural understanding, understanding the Nature of Science, and scientific literacy are considered worthy goals of school science education in modern times. The empirical study presented here reports on promising teacher practices that in the students' views afford learning opportunities and support their science…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Achievement, Student Attitudes, Best Practices
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