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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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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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Wood, Bronwyn E. – Curriculum Matters, 2019
The idea of global citizenship or world citizenship is the idea that human beings are "citizens of the world" (Dower & Williams, 2002, p. 1). This notion of membership of a wider global, universal, or cosmopolitan citizenship goes back to the Stoics in the time of the ancient world of the Greeks and the Romans (Heater, 1999). In such…
Descriptors: Global Education, Citizenship Education, Definitions, Foreign Countries
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Stewart, Georgina Tuari – Curriculum Matters, 2018
The school curriculum and teacher professional standards in Aotearoa New Zealand emphasise culturally responsive pedagogies for Maori learners. However, there is a gap between rhetoric and practice. Drawing on expert-interview methodology, and based on an interview with Tamsin Hanly about complex curriculum issues, this interview article seeks to…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Teacher Qualifications, Standards, Culturally Relevant Education
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Robertson, Jenny; Dixon, Rachael – Curriculum Matters, 2017
Understanding the policy directed education environment in which health education as a subject sits in "The New Zealand Curriculum" (NZC) is akin to attempting a complex jigsaw puzzle without a picture to show how the pieces fit together. This article will provide an overview of the multiple education policies, presented as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, Educational Policy, Curriculum
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Leaupepe, Manutai; Matapo, Jacoba; Ravlich, Elizabeth – Curriculum Matters, 2017
This article explores the history of curriculum relating to Pasifika early childhood education (ECE) in Aotearoa New Zealand. Specific contributions of Pasifika peoples to the developments of "Te Whariki" are considered. The aspirations of Pasifika peoples and academics that are presented in the body of scholarship developed over the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations
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Starkey, Louise – Curriculum Matters, 2016
As the tenth anniversaries of "The New Zealand Curriculum" and "Te Marautanga o Aotearoa" approach it is timely to consider how we should prepare the next generation of New Zealanders for their digital future. In this article I explore what should be included in a curriculum if we would like all citizens of the future to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Knowledge Level