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Zohar, Anat; Hipkins, Rosemary – Curriculum Matters, 2018
In national contexts where curriculum policies explicitly advocate for the development of students' higher order thinking capabilities, evidence suggests that achieving this goal can be quite elusive. In this article we explore this challenge by drawing on senior secondary school examples from two national contexts (New Zealand and Israel) that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Educational Policy, Thinking Skills
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Johnston, Michael; Hipkins, Rosemary; Sheehan, Mark – Curriculum Matters, 2017
This article explores the effect of high-stakes assessment on the representation of epistemic knowledge in the enacted curriculum--that is, the curriculum experienced by students in the classroom. Epistemic knowledge concerns the processes for constructing and evaluating theories that explain phenomena in the natural and social worlds.…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Epistemology, High Stakes Tests, Inquiry