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Hipkins, Rosemary; Cowie, Bronwen – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
This paper introduces sigmoid or s-curve as a metaphor for describing the dynamics of change. We first encountered the s-curve as a description of a possible growth trajectory whereby populations become established, begin to flourish and the numbers increase rapidly until they reach some limit. At this point, the growth rate slows rapidly then…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Information Technology, Figurative Language, Mathematics
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Hipkins, Rosemary; McDowall, Sue – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
The key competencies are a potentially transformative feature of the New Zealand Curriculum. However, the way in which they have been understood and implemented in schools points to tensions and challenges that may prevent them from acting as agents of curriculum change. One recent researcher/practitioner partnership developed materials that show…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, Teaching Methods, Student Needs