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Kitchen, Margaret – Curriculum Matters, 2018
Grounded in a research project relating to the use of academic reading to support learning for TESSOL (Teaching English to Speakers in Schools of Other Languages) teachers, this article focuses on the experiences of Mei in a specialised professional learning and development (PLD) programme. Mei's case illustrates how TESSOL teachers' own…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Bilingualism
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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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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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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
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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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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
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Averill, Robin; Metson, Abby; Bailey, Susan – Curriculum Matters, 2016
There is much international evidence that parental involvement in children's learning can positively influence achievement. New Zealand policy expects schools to nurture such involvement, particularly in relation to Máori and Pasifika learners. Despite policy imperatives and valuable professional development projects, such involvement has proved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship
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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
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McPhail, Graham – Curriculum Matters, 2016
Many ideas from the discourse of 21st-century learning are already present in much secondary school music teaching in New Zealand and have been for some time. The adoption of these ideas has resulted in many positive changes in students' experiences of music at secondary school. On the other hand, there have been some unintended consequences which…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Music Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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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
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