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de Waal, Eliza; Eyre, Jan – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2019
Given the importance of early success in reading and writing, the question of how schools can support children to make progress in these areas is of great interest. This project set out to explore this question by identifying schools that appear to be successful in achieving progress in literacy and asking them how they have gone about this. The…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, National Standards, Reading Achievement, Writing Achievement
Bolstad, Rachel; McDowall, Sue – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2019
This report discusses the potential of games to support learning, and what innovative game-based (or "gameful") learning and teaching practices can look like in a range of New Zealand school settings. Over 2 years, we undertook fieldwork in 14 schools, interviewed 21 teachers and more than 100 students ranging from Year 3 to Year 13. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Game Based Learning, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices
Bonne, Linda; MacDonald, Jo – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2019
These are the key findings from New Zealand Council for Educational Research's (NZCER's) latest survey of secondary schools, conducted in August and September 2018. In the 2018 survey responses, there was a general theme of growing demands being made on schools to respond to increasingly complex needs of students. Teachers were feeling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Student Needs, Stress Variables
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
McDowall, Sue; Hipkins, Rosemary – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2019
This report presents the findings from a research project on curriculum integration in New Zealand schools, carried out by NZCER in 2018-19. The purpose of the research was to explore teachers' rationales for curriculum integration; the approaches and practices used to integrate curriculum; and the learning opportunities such approaches provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Integrated Curriculum, Secondary School Teachers
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 – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2018
This is one of two papers developed for an Ministry of Education funded project, Competencies in New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZC). This paper draws on archived policy discussion papers to document the provenance of the key competencies included in the "New Zealand Curriculum" ("NZC"). The second paper analyses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development
McDowall, Sue; Hipkins, Rosemary – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2018
This is one of two papers developed for a Ministry of Education (MOE)-funded project, Competencies in New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZC). The first paper draws on archived policy discussion papers to document the provenance of the NZC key competencies. This second paper analyses a series of research projects to describe how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development
Lawes, Elliot; Boyd, Sally – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2018
This report describes a study that analysed Wellbeing@School student and teacher survey data from 400 New Zealand schools. The study explored the following questions: (1) Are there school practices associated with higher levels of student wellbeing or lower levels of student aggressive behaviours?; and (2) Are some school or student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Welfare, Student Behavior, Aggression
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
Hipkins, Rosemary – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2017
The big-picture vision of the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) says it is important to foster students' dispositions to learn and to contribute as active members of society. The key competencies directly support this vision. NZC describes them as "capabilities for living and lifelong learning." Key competencies direct attention to students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Student Development, Competence
Lawes, Elliot; Boyd, Sally – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2017
New Zealand students face challenges to their social and emotional wellbeing. There are high rates of school bullying compared with other countries. More needs to be done to foster young people's wellbeing and help them develop skills and competencies to manage their wellbeing. Multifaceted Whole School Approaches are an effective way for schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Prevention, Bullying
Bolstad, Rachel – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2017
This report provides a snapshot of information from the 2016 New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) national survey regarding the role and impact of digital technologies for learning in New Zealand primary and intermediate schools. We asked teachers and principals how students were using digital technology in the classroom, and how…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Elementary School Students
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