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Mock, Andrew; Hodis, Georgeta M. – Kairaranga, 2022
How well classmates communicate support with each other may significantly influence how well they learn and their commitment to learning. This study asked students which aspects of supportive communication they use with each other and which aspects they regard as most important for successful study. One hundred polytechnic students participated in…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, College Students, Academic Achievement, Social Support Groups
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Annan, Jean; Mentis, Mandia; Somerville, Matthew P.; Holley-Boen, Wendy – Kairaranga, 2020
"The Learning Theories Profile" (LTP) supports professionals to locate various learning theories within four epistemological quadrants of the "Matrix of Perspectives." Professionals can use this tool to identify some of the theories they hold and to reflect on the alignment between their espoused theories and theories-in-use.…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Profiles, Metacognition, Measures (Individuals)
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Quinn, Lynette – Kairaranga, 2017
The issue of behaviour management is one that is consistently reported as a concern facing teachers in today's classrooms. This study, which surveyed 110 teachers of Year 1 to Year 4 students, examined the behaviour management training teacher respondents had received both pre-service and inservice, as well as the behaviour management strategies…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education
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Arnold, Joanne – Kairaranga, 2017
This research paper centres on a professional inquiry across Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) clusters within New Zealand that explored the role induction played in the ongoing development of new RTLB's professional identity. A review of the literature was timely as although the RTLB service has the RTLB Toolkit, induction…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Foreign Countries
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Tapper, Nicholas; Horsley, Jenny – Kairaranga, 2017
Before graduating from my year as a student in an initial teacher education programme, I am tasked with demonstrating my ability to show how I am able to achieve equitable outcomes for 'priority student groups'. My success or failure in this hinges on a number of factors. Arguably, the most important factor is the quality of practice I observe…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Equal Education, Geography Instruction, Student Diversity
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Jackson, Graeme – Kairaranga, 2017
Physical education (PE) is often perceived as a learning area of lesser importance than others, for instance literacy and numeracy. Arguments for raising its status and gaining a greater share in the school day founder on uncertainty as to just what is educational about it, and on the view that really it is no more than skill acquisition and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Change, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
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Hunt, Anne-Marie – Kairaranga, 2016
Five factors for Maori teacher success in Aotearoa/New Zealand are identified in the success narratives of alumnae of a pre-service teacher education programme: whanau support, collegial working environments, feeling valued, risk-taking, and pursuing ongoing learning opportunities. Strong links to key Maori values are evident within these factors.…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Countries, Success
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Grant, John R. – Kairaranga, 2015
This paper discusses the issue of tertiary education for adults with intellectual disabilities. It argues there is a dearth of such opportunities, particularly within the mainstream tertiary education system and this limits employment opportunities and social inclusion for adults with intellectual disabilities. This is not consistent with the…
Descriptors: College Students, Adults, Intellectual Disability, Access to Education
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McMaster, Christopher – Kairaranga, 2014
The Ministry of Education has set the target of 100% of New Zealand schools to be "mostly" inclusive by 2014. But what are the essential elements of inclusion? This paper explores essential core elements that allow inclusion to flourish. Based on an extensive time in the field as part of a year-long doctoral research project, these…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Accessibility (for Disabled), Best Practices, Research Projects
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Greaney, Keith; Arrow, Alison – Kairaranga, 2014
In a recent study we (Greaney & Arrow, 2009) undertook an analysis of the types of spelling errors that students had made during a National Education Monitoring Project writing task (Crooks, Flockton & White, 2007). We discussed several issues related to spelling, including the value of analysing students' error-response patterns as a way…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Phonology, Spelling, Error Patterns
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Macfarlane, Angus H. – Kairaranga, 2006
In every profession, there comes a time when it is important to stop and evaluate the progress that has been made and to determine the changes that will be necessary to engage in new times and to meet new demands. The profession of tertiary education is no exception. In a period of rapid change many solutions are offered about what it takes to…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Change, Culture, Pacific Islanders