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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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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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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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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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Emerson, Lisa; Kilpin, Ken; White, Senga; Greenhow, Anna; Macaskill, Anne; Feekery, Angela; Lamond, Heather; Doughty, Catherine; O'Connor, Rose – Curriculum Matters, 2018
Multiple international studies have confirmed the positive impact of library services and teacher--librarian partnerships on delivering curriculum outcomes and quality student learning in secondary schools. Despite this, there are indications internationally that school libraries are in decline. This article uses qualitative data from a national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, School Libraries, Librarians
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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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Mutch, Carol; Bingham, Rosemary; Kingsbury, Lynette; Perreau, Maria – Curriculum Matters, 2018
As the commemorations of the 100th anniversary of World War 1 draw to a close, it is timely to reflect on what we have learnt about that time in our history. This study used the "New Zealand School Journal" as a data source to investigate what school children were learning about the war at the time. In this article, we discuss the overt…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Socialization, War, World History
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Sheehan, Mark – Curriculum Matters, 2017
Learning about controversial historical issues is an essential feature of citizenship education in democratic societies, but in New Zealand, the high-autonomy national curriculum leaves it up to teachers to choose whether they engage their students with difficult questions about the past. This can place teachers in an awkward position. They do not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Autonomy, Citizenship Education, National Curriculum
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McChesney, Jane – Curriculum Matters, 2017
Mathematics curriculum documentation currently presents important information and messages for New Zealand teachers. Mathematical processes are not explicitly set out but embedded in different locations and there are multiple sources of proxy official curriculum information for the primary school. This article identifies and discusses examples of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Mathematics Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Buntting, Cathy; Cowie, Bronwen – Curriculum Matters, 2017
This article draws primarily on a policy discussion hosted by the New Zealand Association of Research in Education's (NZARE) Science Special Interest Group at the 2016 national conference, arguing that an ecosystem view of science education is a useful metaphor when considering both what is being done to implement the vision for science education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Systems Approach, Science Curriculum
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Stewart, Georgina; Trinick, Tony; Dale, Hëmi – Curriculum Matters, 2017
This article offers brief commentary on the development of "Te Marautanga o Aotearoa", which is the official statement of Mäori-medium school curriculum policy. From our perspective as three Mäori educators who have been involved in its development for over 20 years, we combine our experiences to tell the story of this unique indigenous…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Populations, Culturally Relevant Education, National Curriculum
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Fyall, Glenn – Curriculum Matters, 2016
This article reports on physical education teacher education students' perceptions of the pedagogies they have recently experienced in senior secondary school biomechanics classes. Despite the plethora of educational research surrounding pedagogical best practice in the wider field of physical education, there is a paucity of research seeking to…
Descriptors: Biomechanics, Confucianism, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Samu, Tanya – Curriculum Matters, 2016
This article describes and discusses a self-inquiry into curriculum practice on the part of a New Zealand-based social studies educator. The approach used was adapted from Barber's Gestalt approach to holistic inquiry. It is a qualitative approach in which the self-aware practitioner-researcher and his (or her) interactions with others is at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Curriculum Development, National Curriculum