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Bonne, Linda; Lawes, Elliot – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2019
In this New Zealand study, the maths self-efficacy and achievement of Year 4-10 students is being tracked over 3 years. A particular strength of this study is that maths self-efficacy is being measured in relation to items that have been psychometrically located on a difficulty scale, enabling students' self-efficacy responses to be interpreted in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Mathematics Achievement
Nicholson, Tom; Dymock, Susan – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2018
Tom Nicholson and Sue Dymock analysed research on teaching writing to identify the skills students need to write for impact. Their approach is based on a simple view of writing: it is ideas presented well. The two volumes of this book work together to explain and show teachers how to teach students these essential writing skills. Nicholson and…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Skills, Spelling, Writing Instruction
Hipkins, Rosemary; Whatman, Jenny; Felgate, Rachel – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2018
This is the third report in the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) Project Plus series of analyses. It presents the findings from an exploratory investigation of the impacts of the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI). The investigation sought evidence of the extent to which TLRI is meeting its three core aims: (1)…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Projects, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
Wylie, Cathy; McDowall, Sue; Ferral, Hilary; Felgate, Rachel; Visser, Heleen – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2018
New Zealand now has its first national picture of teaching and school practices, and principal leadership in English-medium schools. The Teaching and School Practices Survey Tool (TSP) is an online survey tool designed for schools and Kahui Ako to inquire into their teaching, school, and principal leadership practices. The TSP tool was developed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Educational Practices, Leadership Styles
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
McDowall, Sue – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2017
We know it is important to help students to critically engage with texts like books and movies. We want them to become skilled at questioning what's in front of them, and understand how texts are constructed, and whose interests are served. We also need to develop their critical literacy as they interact with games. So, how can we help them do…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Educational Games, Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement
Whatman, Jenny; MacDonald, Jo – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2017
The Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (the Council) wants to ensure initial teacher education (ITE) graduates have the capability to successfully teach in today's environments as well as have the skills to adapt to meet the needs of teaching in the future. The Council has asked NZCER to undertake a literature review of research to help…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Practicums, Theory Practice Relationship, Student Teaching
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
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