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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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Widdowson, Deborah A.; Dixon, Robyn S.; Peterson, Elizabeth R.; Rubie-Davies, Christine M.; Irving, S. Earl – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
This qualitative study explored the beliefs of students, parents and teachers on the purposes of schooling in order to provide a context for understanding beliefs and attitudes to school learning and achievement. Focus groups were conducted with Year 9 and 10 students (aged 13-15 years) and parents and teachers in three secondary schools in…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Garthwaite, Kathryn; France, Bev; Ward, Gillian – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
Data were gathered from 95 Year 10 students in a New Zealand secondary school to explore how the indicators of scientific literacy are expressed in student responses. These students completed an activity based around the two contexts of lighting and health. A matrix, which incorporated descriptive indicators, was developed to analyse the student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Scientific Literacy, Matrices
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Calder, Nigel – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
This paper examines how mathematical understandings might be facilitated through student-centred inquiry. Data is drawn from a research project on student-centred inquiry learning that situated mathematics within authentic problem-solving contexts and involved students in a collaboratively constructed curriculum. A contemporary interpretive frame…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Student Centered Learning, Inquiry, Problem Solving
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Page, Angela; Smith, Lisa F. – Issues in Educational Research, 2012
This study used mixed methods to compare perceptions of relational aggression (RA) of adolescent girls (n = 282) and their teachers (n = 15) in New Zealand, and to explore strategies for teachers to effectively manage RA in the classroom. Results indicated that younger adolescent girls view physical aggression as more acceptable than older girls,…
Descriptors: Females, Interpersonal Relationship, Aggression, Mixed Methods Research
Linsell, Chris; Tozer, Lynn; Anakin, Megan; Cox, Anna; Jones, Rachel; McAuslan, Eric; Smith, Donna; Turner, Garry – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2012
This paper reports findings from the second year of a two-year study designed to develop approaches to teaching algebra in years 9 and 10. The aim of the research was to explore and develop teaching approaches to assist students to acquire a conceptual understanding of algebra, and to document the impact of these approaches on student outcomes.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Algebra, Mathematical Concepts
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Moeed, Azra – School Science Review, 2011
Science education research can be categorised into three broad dimensions: knowing science, doing of science and learning about the nature of science. The concerns, doubts and relative importance of each of these aspects in relation to students' learning are debated in the literature. The findings of the empirical research carried out in New…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Scientific Principles, Foreign Countries, Learning
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Ladbrook, Judine; Prober, Elizabeth – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
International studies and theorists have posited that digital technologies play an important role in students' lives and that students display a broad range of literacy skills when using them. The New Zealand Curriculum (2007) states that students should be literate, critical thinkers who actively seek, use and create knowledge. This paper reports…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Computer Uses in Education, Critical Thinking, Foreign Countries
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Pfannkuch, Maxine – Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, 2011
Context is identified as an important factor when considering the learning of informal statistical inferential reasoning, but research in this area is very limited. This small exploratory study in one grade 10 (14 year olds) classroom seeks to learn more about the role context plays in learners' inferential reasoning, where both teacher and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistics, Instruction, Role
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Dixon, Helen; Haigh, Mavis – Teacher Development, 2009
Informed by an amalgam of notions drawn from constructivist, socio-cultural, metacognitive and self-regulation theory, the discourse created to describe assessment to enhance learning has gone through a number of iterations or discursive shifts. As a result, the current discourse is both ambitious and complex with the roles and responsibilities…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Constructivism (Learning), Self Efficacy, Formative Evaluation
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Woods, Eric C.; McKinnon, Alan E.; Hickford, Jonathan G. H.; Abell, Walt A. – Bioscience Education, 2008
The prototype of a guided practice application was developed to instruct year 13 biology students in the process of DNA replication. The application uses a high degree of interaction to engage the student in a guided exploration and problem solving exercise. An evaluation revealed that the students showed considerable enthusiasm and significant…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Genetics, Biology, Computer Software
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Abel, Gillian; Fitzgerald, Lisa – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2006
Traditionally, school-based sex education has provided information-based programmes, with the assumption that young people make rational decisions with regard to the use of condoms. However, these programmes fail to take into account contextual issues and developing subjectivities. This paper presents the talk of 42 young people from a New Zealand…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Public Health, At Risk Persons
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Mokhtar, Intan Azura; Majid, Shaheen – Education for Information, 2006
Information literacy has been a popular slogan in the education sector since it was first used in the 1970s. Despite extensive recognition of the importance of information literacy in education and learning, its importance in the school curriculum has not yet been fully recognized. This paper discusses the importance of information literacy and…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Teaching Methods