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Macfarlane, Angus; Macfarlane, Sonja; Teirney, Sharlene; Kuntz, J. R.; Rarere-Briggs, Benita; Currie, Marika; Macfarlane, Roimata – NZCER Press, 2019
This adaptable guide invites kaiako to rethink approaches to engaging tamariki, re-envisage the teacher/learner dynamic, revise old habits, and reconfigure learning environments to acknowledge and embrace cultural differences. Kaiako can use the Hikairo Schema several times over, drawing on their previous experiences to inform and to develop new…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Culturally Relevant Education, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education
Tait, Aaron; Faulkner, Dave – ASCD, 2018
The world needs great individual educational changemakers capable of identifying problems and creating bold, scalable solutions. But the world also needs Dream Teams--groups of talented administrators, teachers, staff, students, and community members who are passionate about making things better for kids, believe that school-based change is the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Change Agents, Educational Improvement
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Fitzpatrick, Katie – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2018
In 2015, the New Zealand Ministry of Education released a new curriculum policy document for sexuality education in all schools -- "Sexuality Education: A Guide for Boards of Trustees, Principals and Teachers". This policy is a rare international example of a curriculum document that explicitly values diversity, promotes inclusive school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Educational Policy, Comprehensive School Health Education
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Trinick, Robyn; Pohio, Lesley – Music Educators Journal, 2018
Children have a natural curiosity about sound. This is particularly evident in the context of musical play. The potential of play for music learning may be overshadowed by a teacher-led and performance-focused approach to music education rather than an organic, self-initiated approach. By bringing together the child's natural curiosity about…
Descriptors: Music, Play, Early Childhood Education, Music Education
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Alphin, Henry C., Jr., Ed.; Chan, Roy Y., Ed.; Lavine, Jennie, Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
Education is the foundation to almost all successful lives, and it is important that a high level of schooling be available on a global scale. Studying the trends in accessibility in education will allow educators to improve their own teaching techniques, as well as expand their influence to more remote areas in the world. "The Future of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Educational Trends, Electronic Learning
Jesson, Rebecca, Ed.; Wilson, Aaron, Ed.; McNaughton, Stuart, Ed.; Lai, Mei, Ed. – NZCER Press, 2017
New Zealand schools increasingly use inquiry to understand and address complex and persistent issues. This requires schools to have committed Lead Teachers with deep knowledge about inquiry. The collection of studies in this book have been compiled by the research team at the Woolf Fisher Research Centre, University of Auckland, to illustrate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Inquiry
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Connolly, Heather; Spiller, Dorothy – Journal of Management Education, 2017
A key challenge for lecturers of many first year Management courses is how to help students create meaningful knowledge connections while at the same time introducing considerable foundational material. This article reports on an instructional innovation that explores how we can better design and teach a first year Management course that provide…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Administrator Education, Instructional Innovation, College Instruction
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Hume, Anne – Teaching Science, 2016
In an educational landscape of primary teachers' underdeveloped professional knowledge and low feelings of self-efficacy around science teaching, the prospects for science losing status in the primary school curriculum seems grim. This paper reports positive findings from a New Zealand research project designed to support and enhance primary…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Science Education, Foreign Countries
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Cooper, Tim – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
This essay is part of a collection of short essays solicited from authors around the globe who teach religion courses at the college level (not for professional religious training). They are published together with an introduction in "Teaching Theology and Religion" 18:3 (July 2015). The authors were asked to provide a brief overview of…
Descriptors: Churches, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Educational Objectives
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Stewart, Sepideh; Stewart, Wayne – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2013
Over the past decade, many researchers have discussed the effectiveness of clickers and their potential to change the way we teach and interact with students. Although most of the literature revolves around elementary usage of clickers, the deeper questions of how to integrate this technology into teaching are largely unanswered. In this paper, we…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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Turner, Martin; Baskerville, Rachel – Accounting Education, 2013
This study examines how to support accounting students to experience deep learning. A sample of 81 students in a third-year undergraduate accounting course was studied employing a phenomenographic research approach, using ten assessed learning tasks for each student (as well as a focus group and student surveys) to measure their experience of how…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Learner Engagement, Constructivism (Learning), Critical Thinking
Whyte, Barbara; Fraser, Deborah; Aitken, Viv – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2013
Teachers and principals know that students learn best when involved, challenged and inspired. An integrated curriculum offers teachers the tools to engage, extend and enthuse students. Yet today's curriculum seems to be narrowing and becoming restrictive. Assessment-driven teaching, reporting to standards and a pronounced emphasis on individual…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Academic Achievement, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Principals
Davis, Keryn; Wright, Jocelyn; Carr, Margaret; Peters, Sally – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2013
Developed in response to a strong interest in the use of Learning Stories in schools, this resource is designed to answer some common questions asked by teachers. The assessment of Key Competencies is a topic that deserves a lot of discussion. A Key Competency is complex: it includes social, emotional, cognitive and cultural aspects, and is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Competency Based Education, Video Technology
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O'Steen, Billy; Spronken-Smith, Rachel – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2012
New Zealand is unique in the global tertiary education environment because there is a legislative requirement that teaching and research are closely interdependent and that most teaching in universities and all degree-granting institutions should be done by people who are active in advancing knowledge. Moreover, the Tertiary Education Strategy…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
McLachlan, Claire; Nicholson, Tom; Fielding-Barnsley, Ruth; Mercer, Louise; Ohi, Sarah – Cambridge University Press, 2012
Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary Education provides a comprehensive introduction to literacy teaching and learning. The book explores the continuum of literacy learning and children's transitions from early childhood settings to junior primary classrooms and then to senior primary and beyond. Reader-friendly and accessible, this book equips…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Literacy, Reading Instruction
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