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McQueen, Robyn – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
In Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia work is ongoing to upskill teachers in culturally responsive practice as a way of addressing inequalities for Maori and Aboriginal students (Macfarlane, 2004; Morrison et al., 2019). Through supplementary materials to the New Zealand Curriculum, such as Tataiako and The Hikairo Schema (New Zealand Ministry of…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Elementary School Students, Music Education, Culturally Relevant Education
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Grove O'Grady, Alison – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
The challenge of learning to be a teacher in a pandemic stymied world calls for focus and access to pedagogies of critical empathy to ensure the wellbeing of students is paramount in classrooms K to 12. Additional to facilitating the development of skills and competencies in curriculum disciplines, teachers are required to meet the emotional and…
Descriptors: Empathy, Faculty Development, Drama, Teaching Methods
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Hogan, Zoe; Campbell, Victoria – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
Play is a universal human experience. Often regarded as the unique purview of children, an emerging body of research points to the importance of playfulness in adulthood. This article reports on the research and observations of two teaching artists working in Connected, a Sydney Theatre Company adult-literacy-through-drama programme. This article…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Adult Literacy, Drama, Creative Activities
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Beaumont, Natasha E. – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
Creative pedagogies contribute significantly to children's cognitive, social and linguistic development. This article discusses the drama-based creative literacy practice of an early primary teacher in a high diversity school in Sydney, Australia. Literacy pedagogy blended with drama and role play was shown to aid oracy whilst also adding valuable…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Teacher Attitudes, Learning Experience, Creativity
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Karaolis, Olivia – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
Inclusive practice in education is supported by a compelling body of research (Cologon, 2019; Graham, 2020; Raphael et al., 2019) policy recommendations (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations [DEEWR], 2009; Te Tahuhu o Te Matauranga--Ministry of Education, 2017(Commonwealth of Australia. (2003)) and mandated by legislation…
Descriptors: Puppetry, Inclusion, Drama, Preschool Children
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Saunders, John Nicholas – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
School Drama Classic is a co-mentoring teacher professional learning programme developed through a partnership between Sydney Theatre Company and the University of Sydney's School of Education and Social Work. Developed in 2009, this teacher professional learning programme aims to enable primary teachers to develop the expertise and confidence to…
Descriptors: Drama, Teaching Methods, Literacy Education, Coeducation
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Pattison, Nicholas Peter – Teachers and Curriculum, 2021
This article is based on the findings from a Master of Education dissertation, which explored the partnership between a junior school (Year 7-10) in New Zealand and VineLife Limited--a technology company based in Auckland. In this partnership, the students completed a design sprint, including a series of activities that required them to apply…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Industry, STEM Education
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Mildenhall, Paula; Cowie, Bronwen – Teachers and Curriculum, 2021
By engaging students in everyday issues and events, STEM education can contribute to the development of citizens who are equipped to make the world a better place. However, students' STEM learning with this focus requires teachers to identify age and context appropriate issues. Student investigation of local issues and events can be motivating for…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Community Involvement, School Community Relationship, Learner Engagement
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Mudwari, Nabaraj; Cuskelly, Monica; Murphy, Carol; Beasy, Kim; Aryal, Nirmal – Teachers and Curriculum, 2021
The majority of schools across Australia rapidly implemented online education during the first wave of COVID-19 restrictions. The school closure disproportionately affected the routines and socialisation of vulnerable students, including those with a refugee background. Refugee-background students have been impacted by COVID-19 as school closures…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Distance Education
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Williams, P. John; Penney, Dawn – Teachers and Curriculum, 2011
This paper reports on a three-year study conducted in Western Australia, which commenced in January 2008, and was completed by December 2010. It concerns the potential to use digital technologies to represent the output from assessment tasks in two senior secondary courses: Engineering Studies and Physical Education Studies. The general aim of…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Curriculum, Secondary School Students