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Coleman, Claire; Davies, Kelly – Teachers and Curriculum, 2018
Conducted within a Masters in Teaching and Learning, this article details an inquiry which sought to offer meaningful purpose to learning within a fictional frame to engage students in level two mathematics. After considering various ideas for a suitable theme we settled on a pirate adventure. Enticing students with a mysterious treasure map and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching, Mathematics Instruction, Learner Engagement
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Lee, Sherrie – Teachers and Curriculum, 2018
Research on international students for whom English is an additional language (EAL) tend to focus on their lack of language proficiency and active participation in the classroom. However, examining their informal learning practices such as brokering provides an opportunity to understand how international EAL students respond to academic demands on…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Students, Academic Achievement, Translation
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Perger, Pamela; Major, Karen; Trinick, Robyn – Teachers and Curriculum, 2018
This article explores the curriculum integration of two learning areas: mathematics and music. We review the literature around effective integration and describe what integration might look like within a primary classroom. Integrating learning areas provide students with the opportunity to encounter key ideas/concepts in a variety of contexts.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Music Education, Music Activities, Mathematics Activities
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Perger, Pamela; Major, Karen – Teachers and Curriculum, 2018
Learning to count is a significant achievement. Counting requires the learner to co-ordinate a number of key principles to make sense of the various contexts in which counting is used. Learning to count takes time to master. Children need a range of opportunities to hear the language associated with counting and engage in everyday activities to…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Numeracy, Teaching Methods
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Kung, Susie; Giles, David; Rogers, Bev – Teachers and Curriculum, 2018
This article reports on phenomenological research which explored meanings and understandings that were taken for granted within teachers self-selected best teaching experiences. The research occurred within a pre-service Early Childhood Education teacher education course. This research was designed to understand teacher's perceptions of their best…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Preservice Teachers
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Clarke, Caitlin; Park, Doo Jae; Haugen, Matthew; Sydnor, Synthia – Teachers and Curriculum, 2018
This article describes major but common pitfalls in teaching undergraduate students to engage in critical analysis of sport through two separate large-scale online sport sociology courses (KIN 142 and KIN 249) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Three instructors at varying stages in their careers as graduate students, and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Sociology, Athletics
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Murphy, Carol; Abu-Tineh, Abdullah; Calder, Nigel; Mansour, Nasser – Teachers and Curriculum, 2018
In relation to an international concern to encourage inquiry-based pedagogies in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and the issues of transfer in teacher professional development (PD), we report on the aspirations and perceived challenges of teachers in Qatar as they embark on PD to introduce inquiry-based learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Active Learning, Faculty Development
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O'Neill, John – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
O'Neill argues that the standard social democratic narrative of state schooling as a consensual, whole-of-society commitment to reduce educational inequalities across the system as a whole, for the collective well being of all, has been displaced by marketplace or commodity progressivism. He takes the position that reducing educational…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Public Service
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Sanchal, Anantika; Sharma, Sashi – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
This study investigated the impact on Year 10 students' attitudes towards mathematics when learning mathematics in a sporting context. A closed ended, self-reported questionnaire with Likert type statements was used to collect data. Individual statements were analysed by comparing the percentage of students agreeing or disagreeing pre-teaching and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Grade 9
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Lemon, Katrina; Edwards, Frances – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Teaching can be viewed as a cultural practice in which teaching is embedded in the culture of the teacher and informed by the culture of the students (Bell, 2011). In this paper, a narrative is presented detailing an authentic example of teaching in New Zealand in which culture is prioritised. It describes the challenges faced by a young female…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Whyte, Barbara; Deane, Penny – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Summative assessment and explicit teaching are on the increase in New Zealand primary and intermediate learning spaces; either, or both, frequently used by teachers to assist with requirements for National Standards. Combined use means learning destinations are set by teachers within convergent practice, allowing little room for student…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Observation, Reflection
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Hawera Ngarewa; Wright, Noeline; Sharma, Sashi – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
One issue in mathematics initial teacher education (ITE) is how to best support students to use digital technologies (DTs) to enhance their teaching of mathematics. While most ITE students are probably using DTs on a daily basis for personal use, they are often unfamiliar with using them for educative purposes in New Zealand primary school…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Education, Educational Technology
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Thrupp, Martin – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Most New Zealand primary teachers are well aware of the National Standards assessment system that has followed during the last three terms of government in New Zealand and the controversies surrounding it. Teachers draw on a range of quantitative and qualitative evidence to make "Overall Teacher Judgements" (OTJs) about primary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Standards, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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Cosgriff, Marg – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Embarking on and sustaining professional change is often a challenging process for educators. This is particularly so within a broader context of rapid (r)evolution in curriculum, pedagogical and assessment-related developments in the compulsory school sector in Aotearoa New Zealand over the past decade. Teachers' and school leaders' accounts of…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Teaching Experience, Elementary School Teachers, Professional Education
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Gordon, Liz – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Prior to 1984 teaching was a valued commodity in New Zealand. Teachers were, in general, strongly supported by successive governments and by the Department of Education, which was largely staffed by ex-teachers and consulted closely with the profession on most matters. However, since the new right revolution, brought in by the third Labour…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Teacher Responsibility, Politics of Education, Poverty
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