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Buntting, Cathy; Moeed, Azra; Anderson, Dayle; Miller, Richie – Curriculum Matters, 2022
As part of a multiyear research project investigating the affordances of online citizen science (OCS) projects for enhancing school students' learning in relation to science and digital technology, teacher-researchers have designed and implemented classroom interventions incorporating one or more OCS projects. The project is situated in New…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Intervention, Foreign Countries, Science Activities
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Mermelstein, Aaron David – Curriculum Matters, 2022
Poetry can be a significant aspect of a person's literacy experiences (Tomlinson & Lynch-Brown, 2002). It is an excellent genre for learning, but what are the best methods and should poetry be required for English as a foreign language (EFL) literature majors? The main purpose of this study is to determine how effective poetry can be in…
Descriptors: Poetry, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Listening Skills
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Richards, Rosemary D.; Terreni, Lisa – Curriculum Matters, 2022
The New Zealand early childhood curriculum, Te Whariki, encourages teachers to intentionally implement learning experiences so children learn about and through the visual arts. Acknowledging the tensions between intentional teaching and play-based learning, teachers are urged to be neither hands-off nor very structured in designing visual arts…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
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Kim, Jungyin – Curriculum Matters, 2022
This study examined how a group of Korean international students enrolled in a writing class in a United States business programme navigated their literacy practices through the use of KakaoTalk, a social networking application for smartphones. On the basis of 29 student interviews and a detailed narrative of one focal student's activities in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Korean, Business Administration Education, Writing Skills
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Estellés, Marta; Bodman, Holly – Curriculum Matters, 2022
During the COVID-19 pandemic, calls to protect children and young people have proliferated in educational contexts, consolidating safety as a core principle guiding an increasing number of decisions at schools. Recently, however, more and more scholars have begun to question the ambiguous nature of "safety", analysing the tensions…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries, School Safety
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Shin, Kyunghee – Curriculum Matters, 2021
Little effort has been made to understand the changes and issues faced by Korean teachers at the Innovation School, a type of public school with a progressive agenda. This qualitative research focuses on Korean teachers' lived experiences at their Innovation School sites. Narrative interviews were conducted with eight elementary school level…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Progressive Education, Models, Professional Autonomy
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Gómez, Claudia Rozas – Curriculum Matters, 2021
"The New Zealand Curriculum" expresses a vision for young people who are contributing and participating members of society. While this social vision is supported by the inclusion of key competencies, the curriculum document says little about content and its role in developing this participatory agency. This article uses interview data…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, National Curriculum, English Teachers, Social Values
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Cooper, Maria; McDonald, Lyn; Rubie-Davies, Christine – Curriculum Matters, 2021
Teacher expectations influence how children fare in education. However, we know little about how 4- and 5-year-old children in Aotearoa New Zealand perceive their curriculum experiences. This qualitative study utilised interviews to explore the perceptions of 12 children (attending kindergarten and school) regarding their teachers' expectations of…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Student Attitudes, Teacher Expectations of Students, Foreign Countries
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Oliveira, Genaro; Kennedy, Matt – Curriculum Matters, 2021
This article shares insights from a survey of primary school teachers across the Manawatu-Whanganui region about history teaching at Years 1 to 6. By focusing on the voices of primary teachers, the article aims to fill a gap in public debates about the new Aotearoa New Zealand's histories curriculum so far outweighed by the viewpoints of policy…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, History Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Curriculum Development
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Erdem, Cahit – Curriculum Matters, 2021
Teachers' educational philosophies regulate their curriculum-design orientations, shaping their teaching decisions and practices. However, theoretical assumptions in this relationship were not tested empirically in different contexts. To this end, this cross-sectional survey design study aimed to examine the relationships between teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Curriculum Design, Educational Attitudes
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Ward, Felicia – Curriculum Matters, 2021
Since its emergence as a distinct subject area in the nineteenth century, English has been an important, but contested, subject. Competing discourses, resulting in different models of English, have vied for prominence, each with ideologies about the purposes of education and the needs of students and the state. However, while international…
Descriptors: English Instruction, National Curriculum, Content Analysis, Discourse Analysis
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Kim, Young Chun; McVey, Michael; Jung, Jung-Hoon – Curriculum Matters, 2020
Shadow education or private supplementary tutoring has become an international phenomenon as increasing numbers of students seek help beyond traditional schooling for academic achievement. The positive relationship between students' academic achievement and participation in shadow education has been previously reported. However, the manner in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutoring, Academic Achievement, Mastery Learning
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Anthony, Judith – Curriculum Matters, 2020
This article provides an overview and critical analysis of "The English Language Learning Progressions (ELLP)" (Ministry of Education, 2008). Identifying main themes through critical policy analysis, this review seeks to place "ELLP" in context through a comparison with "The English Language Learning Framework: Draft"…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Policy Analysis
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Anderson, Dayle; Buntting, Cathy; Coton, Melissa – Curriculum Matters, 2020
In 2018, a research project funded by New Zealand's Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) explored the impact of online citizen science (OCS) projects on the science education of primary school children in New Zealand. This article provides an in-depth case study from this project in order to share ways in which one teacher used OCS…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Citizen Participation, Scientific Research, Foreign Countries
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Clark, Beverley; Hughson, Hilda – Curriculum Matters, 2020
The views that early childhood teachers have of children and childhood are informed by the rhetoric and theories of early childhood, their cultures, life stories, philosophies, and ongoing practices as teachers. In Aotearoa New Zealand, "Te Whariki," the legislated national curriculum for early childhood education, further guides early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Processes, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers
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