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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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Khoo, Elaine; Otrel-Cass, Kathrin – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
This paper reports on findings from a research project concerned with how electronic networking tools (e-networked tools), such as the Internet, online forums, and mobile technologies, can support authentic science inquiry in junior secondary classrooms. It focuses on three qualitative case studies involving science teachers from two high schools…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Blaauw, Janet – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
Children in mainstream schools who struggle academically and disengage in regular schooling may be helped when teachers change their practice to include what the students themselves have reported makes a difference. Student voices need to be listened to, not as a token gesture, but as a way of making a positive difference in their lives at school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Reinsfield, Elizabeth – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
Technology education has been a part of the New Zealand curriculum in many forms since its inception as a craft subject. With a global push towards technological innovation and an increased awareness of the impact of technology on society, it is reasonable to assume that technology education has an established role in student learning around the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Education, Doctoral Dissertations, Teacher Attitudes
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Swanson, Carolyn – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
This paper highlights the use of a drama convention--"Role on the Wall"--to teach the Nature of Science (NOS) in a Year 7/8 classroom. Students were positioned as "expert" scientists re-investigating the science behind the sinking of the Wahine in a Mantle of the Expert unit. Students drew a "Role on the Wall" of a…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Scientists
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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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Reinsfield, Elizabeth – Teachers and Curriculum, 2014
Technology education, as mandated in the "New Zealand Curriculum" (Ministry of Education, 2007) provides an opportunity for schools and teachers to offer contextually relevant and innovative curriculum responses. Recent governmental initiatives appear to offer additional transitional pathways for "at risk" students but signpost…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Curriculum, Technology Education, Curriculum Evaluation
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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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Gill, Caroline; Fisher, Anthony – Teachers and Curriculum, 2014
Interest in curriculum integration (CI) has resurged recently as schools seek to bring together knowledge from separate curriculum areas to create a more holistic, integrated learning experience for students to address the demands of "twenty-first century" learning. As the educational sciences deliver new research on the role of the arts…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Models, Holistic Approach
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Bowes, Margot; Ovens, Alan – Teachers and Curriculum, 2014
In this paper we suggest that official curriculum statements provide a relatively modest influence on the emergence of Health and Physical Education (HPE) in school settings and that not enough attention is paid to the other factors that influence curriculum practice in schools. We argue that while the perspectives of teachers may reflect the…
Descriptors: Health Education, Physical Education, National Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum
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Charteris, Jennifer – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
Seven years ago The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) was launched with its emphasis on key competencies as "the capabilities that young people need for growing, working, and participating in their communities" ("Ministry of Education," 2007, p. 38). This raises the question of what dispositions are required for students to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minimum Competencies, Discourse Analysis, Secondary School Students
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Hamilton, R. J.; Farruggia, S. F.; Peterson, E. R.; Carne, S. – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
Many countries are at varying stages of implementing competency-based education into their schools to equip youth with skills necessary to adapt to a changing world. Very little is known regarding practical approaches to incorporate competencies into school curriculum. This study examines five schools in Auckland, New Zealand from a variety of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Secondary Education, Competency Based Education
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Kecskemeti, Maria – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
Teachers' decisions about pedagogy are informed by a range of educational discourses. These discourses constitute particular kinds of teaching practices and teacher-student relationships in ways that are not immediately obvious. When a particular pedagogy becomes accepted as best practice and it produces desired learning outcomes for the majority…
Descriptors: Caring, Teaching Methods, Criticism, Teacher Student Relationship
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Peterson, E. R.; Farruggia, S. F.; Hamilton, R. J.; Brown, G. T. L.; Elley-Brown, M. J. – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
Four socio-emotional New Zealand Curriculum key competencies (Managing Self, Participating and Contributing, Relating to Others and Thinking) were investigated in a two-part study. The first part used a questionnaire to quantitatively model the four key competencies in a sample of 995 secondary students. The second part examined whether the key…
Descriptors: Affective Measures, Affective Behavior, Emotional Development, Social Development
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