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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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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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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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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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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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Cowan, Jackie; Culpan, Ian – Curriculum Matters, 2016
This article reports on aspects of an interpretative qualitative single case study that investigated teachers' and students' understanding of how self-worth is influenced in the teaching and learning environment. Findings indicate that important determinants in the development of self-worth include personal teacher qualities such as humour,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Self Esteem, Teacher Characteristics
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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