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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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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
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
Lauder, Hugh, Ed.; Young, Michael, Ed.; Daniels, Harry, Ed.; Balarin, Maria, Ed.; Lowe, John, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
The promise, embraced by governments around the world, is that the knowledge economy will provide knowledge workers with a degree of autonomy and permission to think which enables them to be creative and to attract high incomes. What credence should we give to this promise? The current economic crisis is provoking a reappraisal of both economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Constructivism (Learning), Social Class
Lee, Alison, Ed.; Danby, Susan, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
The number of doctorates being awarded around the world has almost doubled over the last ten years, propelling it from a small elite enterprise into a large and ever growing international market. Within the context of increasing numbers of doctoral students this book examines the new doctorate environment and the challenges it is starting to face.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Tait-McCutcheon, Sandi; Drake, Michael; Sherley, Brenda – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2011
This paper builds from a prior study into the teaching and learning of basic number facts in New Zealand. It reports the changes in practice of one teacher that were brought about by her reflection on the effectiveness of her teaching and learning programme. It details how this teacher created a process which helped make the learning of basic…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Reflection
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Cockburn-Wootten, Cheryl; Cockburn, Tom – Business Communication Quarterly, 2011
This article describes how a collaborative class strategy and an introductory activity were used to develop students' thinking about business and management communication. The article focuses on teachers who want to integrate critical perspectives about business communication into their classes. A course ethos, learning groups, and an introductory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Study, Cooperative Learning
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Vosslamber, Rob – Accounting Education, 2011
Tuesday, 22 February was the second day of the University of Canterbury (UC) in Christchurch, New Zealand 2011 academic year and the author was preparing lectures for Accounting Theory (ACCT311) in his sixth-floor office of the Commerce building when a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck. Although no university buildings collapsed, it soon became…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Natural Disasters, Colleges, School Buildings
Stotter, Jill; Gillon, Kirsty – International Association of School Librarianship, 2010
This workshop will model for classroom teachers, one way to plan, teach, resource and assess inquiry-based learning which encompasses the guiding principles of a newly gazetted curriculum. The vision of the New Zealand curriculum is to produce "...young people who will be confident, connected, actively involved lifelong learners" (p. 8).…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Lifelong Learning, Active Learning, Foreign Countries
Wyse, Dominic, Ed.; Andrews, Richard, Ed.; Hoffman, James, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
Edited by three authorities in the field, this "Handbook" presents contributions from experts across the world who report the cutting-edge of international research. It is ground-breaking in its holistic, evidence-informed account that aims to synthesize key messages for policy and practice in English, language and literacy teaching. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Writing (Composition), Spelling
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Pfannkuch, Maxine; Regan, Matt; Wild, Chris; Horton, Nicholas J. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2010
Language and the telling of data stories have fundamental roles in advancing the GAISE agenda of shifting the emphasis in statistics education from the operation of sets of procedures towards conceptual understanding and communication. In this paper we discuss some of the major issues surrounding story telling in statistics, challenge current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Schemata (Cognition), Statistics, Mathematics Instruction
McKinley, Elizabeth, Ed.; Madjar, Irena, Ed. – NZCER Press, 2010
There is nothing like a good story to capture the imagination and help us engage with other people's experiences. This book is made up of fifteen such stories, written by young New Zealanders as they look back on their individual journeys from school to tertiary education. They come from rural and urban schools located mostly in economically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, College Bound Students, Economically Disadvantaged
Bull, Ally; Joyce, Chris; Spiller, Lorraine; Hipkins, Rosemary – NZCER Press, 2010
Nature of Science is the core strand of science in "The New Zealand Curriculum". This resource aims to support teachers to understand the different aspects of the Nature of Science and what this might mean in practice. All aspects of this strand are covered: Understanding about science; Investigating in science; Communicating in science;…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Sciences
Goh, Tiong Thye, Ed. – Information Science Reference, 2010
Multiplatform e-learning systems are emerging technologies that provide integrated learning content to various accessing devices. This book addresses technical challenges, design frameworks, and development experiences of the future that integrate multiple mobile devices into a single multiplatform e-learning system. With expert international…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Internet, Educational Technology, Management Systems
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