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Sexton, Steven S. – Science Education International, 2020
In 2017, a change to the national curriculum of New Zealand required primary teachers to implement a new component into the Technology area of The New Zealand Curriculum. This was to be fully implemented by the start of the 2020 school year. However, unless this was a personal area of ability, no primary teacher in New Zealand has been trained or…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, National Curriculum, Elementary School Teachers, Technology Education
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Horsley, Jenny; Moeed, Azra – Science Education International, 2018
A decline in the number of students opting to study science in high school is a matter of international concern, particularly in relation to students who demonstrate high academic ability in science. These high-ability students have the potential to be the innovators and leaders of the future. There is a paucity of research that provides insight…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, High Achievement, Secondary School Students
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Higgins, Joanna; Moeed, Azra – Science Education International, 2017
Developing students' scientific literacy requires teachers to use a variety of pedagogical approaches including video as a form of instruction. In addition, using video is a way of engaging students in science ideas not otherwise accessible to them. This study investigated the merit of video clips representing scientific ideas in a secondary…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Students, Dialogs (Language), Cooperative Learning
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Sexton, Steven S.; Atkinson, Joy; Goodson, Richard – Science Education International, 2013
Over the past decade, there has been a significant reduction for New Zealand initial teacher education student teachers to experience education through a science context. This paper presents the stories of two graduates from a large New Zealand university and their journeys into the classroom. Richard graduated with a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Education
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Cooper, Beverley; Cowie, Bronwen; Jones, Alister – Science Education International, 2010
National and international data is raising concerns about levels of student interest and engagement in science in school and student retention into tertiary study. For today's students the Internet plays an important role as a source of information and means for communication with peers. This paper reports on a Ministry of Research Technology and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, School Holding Power, Postsecondary Education
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Gulliver, Peggy; Lewthwaite, Brian – Science Education International, 2002
Investigates outcomes of the systematic identification of the broad and complex factors influencing primary science program delivery at the classroom and school level. Uses the Science Curriculum Implementation Questionnaire (SCIQ) and identifies strategies for the improvement of science curriculum delivery. (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum
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Yorke, Margaret J. – Science Education International, 2001
Discusses the need for environmental education in New Zealand. Describes waterway restoration projects and curriculum development efforts to create activities and ideas that would be incorporated into the regular school curriculum. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education