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Fenwick, Jess; Kelly, Stephanie – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2023
This research aims to develop a deeper understanding of what factors contribute to effective interprofessional collaboration in education from the perspectives of primary school teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand. A qualitative constructivist methodology was used involving semi-structured telephone interviews with seven teachers working in primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Interprofessional Relationship
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Fletcher, Jo; Everatt, John; Subramaniam, Yogeetha Devi Bala; Ma, Ting – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2023
In New Zealand, the architectural design of schools and the spaces where children learn are being innovated to allow for more opportunities for teachers and students to work collaboratively. However, there is a dearth of research that has investigated both teachers' and students' perceptions of the learning spaces. Little attention has been paid…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Innovation, Educational Environment
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Ide, Kanako W. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2022
This article explores a P4C-style of response to criticisms addressed to P4C's inconsistencies. The main argument against P4C is that, although P4C theory stands for, by, and with children in terms of educational philosophy, P4C advocates do not follow the same approach when they defend P4C theory from criticism. By developing a discussion about…
Descriptors: Children, Philosophy, Educational Theories, Criticism
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Reynolds, Martyn – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2022
A relational approach focusses on connections between things, assuming that all things exist in relatedness. In this article, attention is given to the relationship between innovative learning environments (ILE) as described in literature, and elements of the field of Pacific education. In order to investigate this relationship, I take a layered…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups, Educational Innovation
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Graham, Katie; Nairn, Karen; Treharne, Gareth J. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2022
The ways that gender and sexuality are included within secondary school teaching has implications for students' understandings and ongoing wellbeing. In this research we interviewed nine educators who work in secondary schools in Te Wai Pounamu (the South Island of Aotearoa/New Zealand) about how they approach gender and sexuality within their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Sex Education, Sex
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MacDonald, Liana; Smith, Avery; Funaki, Hine – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
The Ministry of Education, Teaching Council and other groups aligned with the teaching profession are increasingly acknowledging the impact of racism, yet there is a dearth of research that moves beyond unconscious bias to examine how race is socially constructed in schools. In this paper, we present four autoethnographic accounts from Tracey to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Bias, Social Influences, Educational Environment
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Benade, Leon – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
Contemporary learning environment designs bring to life schools featuring loose fitting, flexible layouts that upset the stable certainty of the four-walled classroom. This article presents the argument that adopting a theoretical approach to researching the role of spatiality and space in relation to innovative building design in education will…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Environment, Classroom Design, Foreign Countries
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Coleman, Claire; Luton, Jane – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
Empty spaces, open spaces, prefabricated buildings, disused school halls, patches of grass and suchlike have long been the teaching spaces of subjects such as Drama and Physical Education; likewise, ECE and Marae-based learning are other 'marginalised' domains of education in Aotearoa New Zealand today. Subjugated in the educational landscape,…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Early Childhood Education, Physical Education, Drama
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Fletcher, Jo; Everatt, John – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
Innovations in schooling and the architectural design of schools offer the opportunity to re-examine existing pedagogical practices. Graduating teachers need to be ready to teach and conversant with changing school environments and approaches to school organisation. However, there is a dearth of research that explores the student teachers'…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Student Teachers
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Nelson, Emily; Davies, Lynn; Johnson, Leigh; Jones, Kirsty; O'Connor, Nikki – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
The global emergence of Innovative Learning Environments (ILEs) has disrupted the conventional grammar of schooling prompting more collaborative and flexible teaching and learning arrangements. While the emergence of a new grammar and its complexity for experienced teachers is acknowledged, the ramifications for initial teacher education (ITE) are…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teaching, Practicums
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Fletcher, Jo; Everatt, John; Mackey, Julie; Fickel, Letitia Hochstrasser – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2020
The rise of innovative learning environments, with multiple teachers and larger cohorts of students, can de-privatise practice as teachers have the opportunity to observe each other teaching. However, they also provide the opportunity for collaboratively planning and teaching, and engaging in reflective dialogue about specific pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Jackson, J. H. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
There is an emerging field in literacy research which acknowledges the potential variances in literacy practices valued by schools and families. This article reports on one instance where the rich literacy practices of a particular home environment were not recognized within the child's school context. The data explores the impact on the child as…
Descriptors: Home Study, Reading Habits, Educational Environment, Classroom Environment