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Jack Webster – Curriculum Matters, 2023
Digital citizenship education (DCE) is a concept that looks to develop learners as competent, critical, and active participants in digitally connected societies. "The New Zealand Curriculum" ("NZC") conveys a vision of DCE across subject disciplines, yet digital citizenship is scarcely defined in teaching content or learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Taylor, Megan – Curriculum Matters, 2019
Traditional sole-teacher classrooms are being replaced by large, open, flexible learning environments in New Zealand schools. Teacher collaboration within these shared teaching and learning spaces raises important questions about curriculum organisation in secondary-school settings. If secondary teachers are to work collaboratively in shared…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Team Teaching, Foreign Countries, Space Utilization
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Tatebe, Jennifer; Cochise, Acacia; Edwards, Andrea – Curriculum Matters, 2019
This article presents a systematic review of the ways in which inequality is featured within New Zealand's secondary curriculum and Ministry of Education-supported Te Kete Ipurangi online teaching resources. Despite an increasing awareness of global inequality, there is minimal research on how inequality is represented within "The New Zealand…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Curriculum, National Curriculum, Social Differences
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Perreau, Maria – Curriculum Matters, 2019
In this discussion of global citizenship education (GCED) in Aotearoa, I will be drawing upon my experiences teaching in international education, teaching the "New Zealand Curriculum," and my research in the field of citizenship-and social-justice education in Aotearoa New Zealand. I advocate approaching GCED as part of a broader…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Social Justice, International Education
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McKenzie, Peter – Curriculum Matters, 2019
The typical paraphernalia of protest was all present: witty signs, bullhorns, an enormous crowd. As the protestors charged onto the parliamentary forecourt, their slogans echoed off of the marble facade. But they had suddenly gone silent. Out of the crowd stepped four people, and they began to tell their stories. Relentless feelings of inadequacy,…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Social Action, Political Attitudes
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