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Luton, Jane Isobel; Hood, Jacqueline – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
Using the allegory of Sisyphus from ancient Greek mythology, we examine the problems that arose while teaching Year 9 drama classes online during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns in Aotearoa, New Zealand. At times we have felt like Sisyphus, forced to push a boulder uphill forever. We became adept at using the school's chosen online platform, in…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Drama, COVID-19, Pandemics
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MacCallum, Kathryn; Rimmer, Tynneale; Le Comte, Kay – Teachers and Curriculum, 2021
To drive the wider adoption of STEM in schools, researchers have promoted the benefits of teaching STEM subjects integrated across the curriculum. This integration can support more authentic learning opportunities where learning is framed in real-world application or driven through problem/project-based learning. The integration of digital…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, High Schools
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Bas, Gökhan; Sentürk, Cihad – Teachers and Curriculum, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between teachers' educational beliefs and curriculum design orientation preferences. In this research, prediction research design, one of the correlation models, was employed. The study group consisted of teachers (n = 182) working in public primary, elementary and high schools in Bilecik…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, Curriculum Design, Public Schools
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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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Emma-Leigh Hodge; Neville Robertson; Rebecca J. Sargisson – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Intermediate and high school students spend a large amount of time using mobile devices (Lauricella, Cingel, Blackwell, Wartella, & Conway, 2014), and such devices are increasingly being integrated into our school system. We conducted a series of student-led focus groups, with this early adolescent cohort, in order to better understand their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Technology Integration, Middle School Students
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Hogg, Linda – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
In New Zealand teacher practice is expected to be inclusive and supportive of all learners (Ministry of Education, 2007). However, diverse evidence highlights inequitable school experiences for Maori and Pasifika students. This study explored the application of funds of knowledge (FoK) theory within a New Zealand high school, with a focus on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Capital, High School Students, Ethnic Groups
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Kele, Andriane; Sharma, Sashi – Teachers and Curriculum, 2014
Students' beliefs and attitudes can impact on their mathematics learning and performance. Yet, there appears to be minimal literature that deals with the educational implications of this dimension. This paper focuses on the beliefs of Year 12 Solomon Islands students in mathematics learning. The students' beliefs are analysed and themes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
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Calder, Nigel – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
This paper examines how mathematical understandings might be facilitated through student-centred inquiry. Data is drawn from a research project on student-centred inquiry learning that situated mathematics within authentic problem-solving contexts and involved students in a collaboratively constructed curriculum. A contemporary interpretive frame…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Student Centered Learning, Inquiry, Problem Solving
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Sharma, Sashi – Teachers and Curriculum, 2005
Concerns about students' difficulties in statistical reasoning led to a study which explored year 11 (14 to 16 year-olds) students' ideas in this area. The study focussed on sampling variability, probability, descriptive statistics and graphical representations. This paper presents and discusses the ways in which students made sense of sampling…
Descriptors: High School Students, Sampling, Statistics, Probability