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Kokaua, Jesse; Teevale, Tasileta; Scott, Stephen; Taumoepeau, Mele; Van Der Meer, Jacques; Teu, Ala; Hoseit, Ana – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The academic benefits of residential accommodation are investigated for first-year Pacific students, an ethnic minority group, attending the University of Otago situated in Dunedin in New Zealand. Institutional data on seven cohorts of first-year students from 2007 to 2013 (28,155 students, of which 761 identified as Pacific) were extracted to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Universities
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Burford, James – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
This article attends to the affective-political dimensions of doctoral aspiration. It considers why doctoral students continue to hope for an 'academic good life' in spite of the depressed and precarious features of the academic present. The article emerges from 2013 research with ten doctoral students in the Arts and Social Sciences, at a…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Social Theories
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Eames, Chris; Barker, Miles; Scarff, Carol – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This study focuses on the negotiation of environmental identity by 10 New Zealand students as they progressed from late primary school to junior secondary school. Interviews with these students and their parents focused on six theoretical perspective prominent in environmental education: significant life experiences, transformative learning,…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Environmental Education, Transformative Learning, Literacy
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Collins, Emma; O'Brien, Ray – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2018
In 2015, the School of Nursing at Otago Polytechnic, a tertiary institution in Dunedin, New Zealand commenced using an ePortfolio platform with students in the Bachelor of Nursing program. A project was undertaken to evaluate the implementation of this technology and determine its ongoing use. This sequential, exploratory, mixed-methods research…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Higher Education, Bachelors Degrees, Mixed Methods Research
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Bethell, Kerry – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
This article chronicles the experiences of four New Zealand kindergarten teachers who, between 1932 and 1937, were individually awarded Carnegie Corporation of New York Travel Fellowships to undertake an academic year of advanced study at the progressive Teachers College at Columbia University in New York and to visit educational provisions in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fellowships, Professional Continuing Education, Networks
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Ballam, Nadine; Cosgriff, Marg – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2018
Enabling ability and growing talent is central to our professional work with young people. This paper is a 'think piece' that draws on findings from two research projects from the Aotearoa New Zealand context to highlight elements that appear to be central to enabling ability and growing talent in young people. A dialogic process was used to…
Descriptors: Talent, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Talent Development
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Peterson, Elizabeth R.; Dando, Emma; D'Souza, Stephanie; Waldie, Karen E.; Carr, Angela E.; Mohal, Jatender; Morton, Susan M. B. – Early Education and Development, 2018
The 'terrible twos' are often associated with increased temper tantrums, noncompliance and aggression. Although some expression of these behaviors is normal, whether early individual factors can predict which children are most at risk of frequent or prolonged emotional and behavioral problems is of increasing interest. The current study of 6,067…
Descriptors: Infants, Personality Traits, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior
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Hussain, Hanin – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
This paper conceptualizes the teaching and learning of physically active play (PAP) in the early childhood curriculum. The conceptualization emerges from 'doing complexivist bricolage' and draws on complexity thinking features and concepts to position teaching and learning in PAP as children and teachers together exploring three different and…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Physical Activities, Educational Games
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Hood, Nina – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
Digital technology is frequently positioned as being central to the establishment of a 'future focused' education system that provides high quality student-focused learning opportunities and re-envisioned educational outcomes. While recognising the potential of technology, this paper explores some of the questions about its role in education and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Centered Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Equal Education
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Oranje, Jo; Smith, Lisa F. – Language Teaching Research, 2018
The New Zealand school curriculum was last revised in 2007, at which time a new emphasis was placed on culture in language teaching. The practice of intercultural language teaching is implicit in the curriculum document and explicit in the curriculum guide, which features a set of principles for intercultural communicative language teaching…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Research, Teacher Attitudes
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Desai, Farzanah; Seaholme, Tim – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
The aim of this study was to evaluate undergraduate exercise and sport science students' learning experiences in a strength and conditioning internship. There was a special emphasis on the interns' personal development, the influence of supervision (academic supervisor functioning as a dual professional) and feedback on their development as a…
Descriptors: Muscular Strength, Physical Fitness, Internship Programs, Exercise
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Imuta, Kana; Scarf, Damian; Carson, Sally; Hayne, Harlene – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Children often learn information in a context that is vastly different to the one in which they are asked to recall or use that information. Despite this, little is known about the effect of context change on children's recall of educational information. Here, 197 5- and 6-year-olds were taught the same interactive lesson in their classroom or on…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Young Children, Field Trips, Age Differences
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Fickel, Letitia; Abbiss, Jane; Brown, Liz; Astall, Chris – Peabody Journal of Education, 2018
Culturally responsive teaching is an essential component of reframing educator preparation for equity and has particular resonance when working in partnership with indigenous communities. As teacher educators in Aotearoa New Zealand, we continually seek to enhance our practices to ensure that Maori cultural values, pedagogies, and epistemologies…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teaching Methods, Epistemology
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Mackey, J.; O'Reilly, N.; Jansen, C.; Fletcher, J. – Educational Review, 2018
Traditional conceptions of teaching are being challenged as many schools, especially in New Zealand and Australia, are designing and implementing multi-class flexible learning environments. These de-privatised, innovative learning spaces provide opportunities for teachers to work differently in collaborative co-teaching teams to collectively…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Needs, Teacher Attitudes
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Pugmire, Ria; Lyons, Antonia C. – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
Fears of an 'obesity epidemic' in New Zealand and elsewhere have led to a growing focus on children's weight, diet and activities. The aim of this research project was to highlight children's voices, stepping back from obesity interventions to explore how health and obesity discourses are taken up by young primary school children. Nine 6 and…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Body Composition, Human Body, Obesity
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