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Pirini, Jesse – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2017
Students can make huge gains in academic grades and confidence with the help of peer tutoring. This book provides practical, research-based strategies for anyone wanting to run a peer tutoring programme or to improve their own tutoring practice. The book focuses on two key components of tutoring: the tutoring relationship and tutoring tools. The…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Case Studies, Tutorial Programs
Bolstad, Rachel – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2016
This report evaluates a game coding workshop offered to young people and adults in seven public libraries round New Zealand. Participants were taken step by step through the process of creating their own simple 2D videogame, learning the basics of coding, computational thinking, and digital game design. The workshops were free and drew 426 people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Libraries, Workshops, Coding
Wylie, Cathy; Bonne, Linda – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2016
This report presents the main findings from New Zealand Council for Educational Research's (NZCER's) latest survey of secondary schools, conducted in July and August 2015. These surveys have been done every 3 years since 2003. They provide a comprehensive national picture of what is happening in New Zealand secondary schools, how things have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, National Surveys, School Surveys
Bull, Ally – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2016
This report comes from an exploratory project looking at professional learning and development for primary science teachers. In recent years there has been increased interest in science in New Zealand for social and economic reasons. However, there has been concern that the primary school system is not preparing students as well as it could in…
Descriptors: Expertise, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Faculty Development
Whatman, Jenny – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2016
This paper draws on a 3-year evaluation of induction and mentoring in New Zealand early childhood education settings and schools conducted by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) for the New Zealand Teachers Council (the Council), now called the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand. The study sought to establish the impact…
Descriptors: Mentors, Educational Change, Systems Approach, Early Childhood Education
Kecskemeti, Maria; Winslade, John – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2016
The usual approaches to classroom relationships are either teacher-centred or student-centred. This book breaks new ground in its exploration of relationship-centred classrooms. In relationship-centred classrooms, the teacher and the student are equally important. That shifts the focus to the quality of their interaction and whether it is…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Student School Relationship
Towl, Patty, Ed.; Hemphill, Sheryl, Ed. – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2016
Schools work continually to keep students with challenging and difficult behaviour engaged in education. The message of this book is that more can and needs to be done. The audience of this book includes all those who work with excluded children: school, health and justice personnel; school trustees, parents and community workers. School exclusion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Students, Low Income Students, Indigenous Populations
Robertson, Jan – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2016
"Coaching Leadership" is about building leadership capacity in individuals, and in institutions, through enhancing professional relationships. It is based on the importance of maximising potential, and harnessing the ongoing commitment and energy needed to meet personal and professional goals. This book is for anyone interested in…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Instructional Leadership, Coaching (Performance), Partnerships in Education
Hipkins, Rosemary – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2015
This report explores teachers' practice and thinking about one of the eight principles in the New Zealand Curriculum, learning to learn. It draws on data from teachers' responses to the New Zealand Council for Educational Research's (NZCER's) 2012 National Survey of Secondary Schools. The author discusses the meaning and potential of the phrase…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Secondary Schools, School Surveys
Hipkins, Rosemary; Bolstad, Rachel; Johnson, Cathie – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2015
The phrase "Education 3.0" is used to signal a complex and still-evolving paradigm shift from the traditional schooling models of the 19th and 20th centuries (Education 1.0), via an intensified focus on teachers' and school leaders' accountabilities in relation to students' learning (Education 2.0), towards a more holistic model of…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Barriers, Educational Practices, Educational Assessment
Bull, Ally – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2015
Science capabilities are a set of ideas for teachers to think with about science education. There are five: gathering and interpreting data, using evidence, critiquing evidence, interpreting representations of science, and engaging with science. This paper explores what student progress in developing capabilities might look like. It draws on…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Science Education, Data Collection, Data Interpretation
Murphy, Caterina, Ed.; Thornton, Kate, Ed. – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2015
Mentoring is a fundamental and increasingly important part of professional learning and development for teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand. This book is a much-needed resource for mentors, leaders and teachers in early childhood education. It is the first of its kind: a wide ranging compilation that explores the thinking, pedagogy and practice of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups
Neill, Alex; Berg, Melanie; Stevens, Liesje – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2014
This report investigates the behaviour, attitudes and experiences of New Zealand secondary students with money and financial products. It also looks at financial literacy programmes in New Zealand secondary schools and explores barriers to the implementation of financial literacy teaching. The research was commissioned by the Commission for…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Money Management, Student Behavior, Student Attitudes
Wylie, Cathy; Berg, Melanie – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2014
This report explores the achievement of school leavers from state and state-integrated boys' schools. The analysis from 2010 to 2012 shows school leavers from state boys' schools had higher qualifications than their male counterparts who attended state co-educational schools. The research was carried out for the Association of Boys' Schools of New…
Descriptors: Males, Single Sex Schools, Academic Achievement, Public Schools
Wylie, Cathy; Bonne, Linda – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2014
This report presents the main findings from the NZCER national survey of primary and intermediate schools, conducted in July and August 2013. It reports on the views of principals, teachers, boards of trustees and parents. It covers many aspects of school experience, including school resources, school interactions with government agencies, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, School Surveys, Elementary Schools
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