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Martin, Kaitlyn M.; Davis, Lloyd S.; Sandretto, Susan – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
International and national studies have revealed a sharp decline in student science engagement during the middle years of schooling. In Aotearoa New Zealand, over 20 years of cross-sectional evidence has repeatedly shown high levels of student engagement with science in primary school and lower levels in high school, but very little evidence…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Science Education, Science Interests, Science Careers
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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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Starkey, Louise; Leggett, Victoria; Anslow, Craig; Ackley, Aniebietabasi – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
Classroom furniture has evolved over time from fixed desks facing the front to maintain order and control to a range of flexible furniture types to encourage student-centred pedagogies. This article reports research that applied a socio-material approach to explore how furniture is used in a flexible learning environment. Data were gathered from…
Descriptors: Furniture, Classroom Environment, Student Centered Learning, Elementary Schools
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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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Wright, Noeline; Thompson, Trent; Horne, Tim – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
This article synthesises longitudinal deliberations between two architects and an educator, seeking common ground about learning spaces in schools. As the impetus for new and refurbished school buildings continues in New Zealand, it is timely to unpack instinctual disciplinary practices to better understand space and place in schools. We undertook…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Architecture, Classroom Environment, Classroom Design
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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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Starkey, Louise; Wood, Bronwyn E. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
The Ministry of Education is funding a significant building programme for primary and secondary classrooms across Aotearoa, New Zealand. In New Zealand there is an expectation that new or refurbished classrooms will be innovative, modern or flexible learning environments. This paper reports findings from a critical policy analysis of the discourse…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Policy Analysis, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Macann, Victoria; Carvalho, Lucila – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
Public libraries around the world have been re-configuring their sites to include 'makerspaces'--as a dedicated area where learners engage in creating, inventing, designing, discovering, coding, building and exploring. Makerspace activity often involves learning-by-doing and problem-solving, in a variety of topics in Science, Technology,…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, STEM Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Tsai, Angela; Burrell, Mark Henry; Sturm, Sean; Garbett, Dawn – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
Enhancing student engagement and achievement in large undergraduate university courses is a vibrant area of research. Many existing studies have demonstrated the capacity of technologically enhanced formal and informal learning spaces to promote learning. However, this literature is dominated by studies that use assessment to incentivise student…
Descriptors: Nongraded Student Evaluation, Learning Activities, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement
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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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Severinsen, Christina; Mika, Jason; Hutson, Rochelle – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2020
This is a reflective account of an inquiry learning process that took place as a small country school corrected its name from Tiritea to Turitea. We discuss the process as an example of how boards in mainstream schools can work collaboratively to uphold te ao Maori (the Maori world) in schools and to recognise obligations under the Te Tiriti o…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Policy
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Yan, Dave – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2020
Immigrant teachers have been more visible than ever before owing to transnational mobility. However, there is a lack of research on exploring their lived experiences in a broader context. With an auto-ethnographic approach, this study delves into the life of a non-native migrant in New Zealand over a period of 6 years. The qualitative data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Teachers, Autobiographies
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Hagen, Thilo – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2020
Evaluating the teaching performance of lecturers in higher education is important for both the Universities and the faculty themselves. Having information about teaching performance is essential to bring about change in student learning and assessment, to incentivize lecturers, to appraise lecturers and to make important administrative decisions.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Effectiveness
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Goff, Wendy – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2020
While research that is embedded in schools is reported widely in education and psychological research literature, studies that focus on how researchers might navigate school-based gatekeepers is minimal. This study addresses this gap. The research presented in this paper reports on the recruitment process that was employed in a study that involved…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Praxis, Researchers, Access to Information
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