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O'Donnell, Donna; Orams, Mark; Schänzel, Heike – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2023
This paper addresses the dearth of research into the roles high school teachers play in organising and leading international study tours offered by high schools in New Zealand (prior to the COVID-19 pandemic). The aim of this paper is to provide insights into the motivations and experiences of teachers involved in these tours. A grounded theory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Teachers, Teacher Role, Study Abroad
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Dayal, Priya Dharshni; Ali-Chand, Zakia – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2022
This paper discusses the significance of model-based teaching on the topic of ionic and metallic bonding in Year 12 Chemistry in a New Zealand secondary school. Based on the conceptualization of the sub-macro level understanding of the bonding structure and properties of ionic and metallic compounds, models and drawings were used as an effective…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Chemistry, Models
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Lewis, Robert; Carson, Sally – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
A goal of the New Zealand Curriculum is to equip students with the skills needed to use science critically and responsibly as citizens. One method of achieving this is through the participation in citizen science. Measuring the learning outcomes of citizen science experiences therefore, is important to ensure that development of science learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Science Process Skills, Citizen Participation
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McMaster, Christopher – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
This paper reports on the findings of a yearlong qualitative research project into school change and inclusion. The whole school framework known as the Index for Inclusion was utilised in an Aotearoa New Zealand high school. Findings showed the Index to be a flexible tool and suitable for achieving sustainable whole school development and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Qualitative Research, Educational Change