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Chen, Junjun; Cowie, Bronwen – Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
This paper reports how New Zealand teachers used digital videos from an educational website in science classrooms and how teachers and students viewed the use of videos. The study involved lesson observations in nine different classrooms, student and teacher interviews, and teacher focus group discussions. Multiple qualitative data were analysed…
Descriptors: Science Education, Multimedia Materials, Electronic Classrooms, Web Sites
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Abdelmalak, Mariam – Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this case study was to understand students' perceptions of their participation in planning the course curriculum. The data collection sources included interviews of six volunteer graduate students, class observations, recording of class meetings, students' coursework, and course syllabus. This study revealed that involving graduate…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Participative Decision Making, Student Attitudes, Case Studies
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Nelissen, Jo M. C. – Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
From the 1930s onwards, the problem of the transition from primary to secondary school has been a source of discussion and contradiction in the Netherlands. For many years it has been disputed whether this transition problem should be conceived as a problem of selection (testing) or as an educational problem (reforming the instruction and…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Cognitive Processes
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Brady, Laurie – Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
While the introduction of NAPLAN in 2008 has always been a source of contention for many teachers, and is regarded by some as an expression of bureaucratic control and therefore a challenge to professional autonomy, the development of the My School Website provided a more serious threat. This publication of school performances is viewed by many…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Criticism, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Godinho, Sally; Imms, Wesley – Curriculum and Teaching, 2011
Bridging the disciplinary divides is reflective of the nature of learning and work in the 21st century. Yet the new Australian curriculum suggests schools are likely to be increasingly trapped within the disciplinary boundaries (Reid, 2009). In this article, we report a small case study which investigated the assumption that integrative approaches…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries