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Edwards, Frances – Teachers and Curriculum, 2020
Using assessment to inform teaching and to measure learning outcomes is of critical importance in higher education. However, many tertiary educators are not sufficiently knowledgeable or prepared to do this confidently. This paper suggests that tertiary educators could be given tools and encouraged to exert agency in their own assessment literacy…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Assessment Literacy, Summative Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics
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Zhu, Yiyi; Edwards, Frances – Teachers and Curriculum, 2019
Teacher questioning is a very important aspect of teacher-student interaction in classrooms around the world. However, expectations of the purposes and types of these interactions can be variable, particularly across cultural contexts. This qualitative study considers the way teacher questioning is used in a mathematics class in a Chinese primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questioning Techniques, Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Mathematics
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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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Edwards, Frances – Teachers and Curriculum, 2011
The principles set out in the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) "embody beliefs about what is important and desirable in school curriculum--nationally and locally. They should underpin all school decision-making" (Ministry of Education, 2007). An understanding of these principles is essential for all teachers who are involved in education in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Educational Principles, Student Teacher Attitudes