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Pierard, Tom – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
Increased interest in music technology education in recent years has prompted music teachers, technology educators and theorists to reconsider both the human and technical processes rendered by creative work in digital sound media. Music technology learning environments range from more structured classroom learning to informal, autodidactic…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Music Education, Educational Technology, Educational Environment
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Short, Verity – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
Teaching writing is complex, and a number of ideas circulating among schools and teachers often belie the difficulty of how to teach the techniques and processes of writing. I've come to believe that authorship is not a passive undertaking and does not originate in the struggle to put something onto the page. Rather it emerges by living with a…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Elementary School Students, Writing Instruction, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Locke, Millie – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, the much-heralded threat of climate change has become a reality whose effects we not only read and hear about daily but also experience in a raft of seen and unseen ways in our local communities. Morton (2012) called unequivocally for a broader vision of music education that includes and embraces a…
Descriptors: Music Education, Social Justice, Ecology, Aesthetics
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Locke, Terry – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
Prior to the March, 2020 COVID-19 lockdown in New Zealand I was invited to offer professional development on ways that the writing of poetry could be facilitated in a Rotorua primary school. In March/April of that year, I engaged around 18 teachers (including the school principal) in four, twohour PD sessions using Zoom. A year on, in May 2021, I…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Poetry, Writing Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Coulter, Sarah-Kay – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
In 2021 Professor Papaarangi Reidi, at The University of Melbourne, shared the ancient proverb "I nga ra o mua", translated to mean "before we know where we are going, we must know where we have come from". This proverb sets the tone for discussing the Arts in the New Zealand curriculum, as during radical upheaval and social…
Descriptors: Art Education, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum
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Cheesman, Sue – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
Fresh Moves Dance Festival is an independent local initiative held in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand. In 2021 Fresh Moves reached a 20-year milestone. Part of a larger research inquiry which chronicles the festival's journey through the years and seeks to understand how such an initiative has been sustained over time, this article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Inclusion, Diversity
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Browne, Jade – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
Art disciplines such as music have continued to be marginalised in the curriculum, due to educational policies such as National Standards that have focused solely on numeracy and literacy. With growing concerns of a narrowing curriculum, there have been several developments in education, including the removal of National Standards in 2017, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, National Standards, Educational Change
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English, Helen – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
In 2018, the author embarked on Master of Education research to investigate how mature adults were affected by regular participation in visual art classes. Visual art education is reported to have a positive effect on the cognition of mature adults in various contexts (Schindler et al., 2017; Wali et al., 2001), so this research investigates…
Descriptors: Art Education, Adult Students, Community Programs, Painting (Visual Arts)
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Empson, Lily – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
For arts practitioners and the creative community, the response to COVID has meant cancellations or postponements and a rethinking of how to share stories. The same too can be said for how students experience the arts in school. For two years in a row the biennial and much anticipated school production was cancelled due to COVID disruptions, not…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Art Education, Creativity
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O'Connor, Peter; Gregorzewski, Moema – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
Underpinning drama education in New Zealand is the desire to improve the lives of individuals, communities and societies by catalysing embodied learning in and through the art form of theatre. Learning in drama is intended to foster well-being, social cohesion and active citizenship. Put another way, drama education in New Zealand has always been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drama, Teaching Methods, Indigenous Knowledge
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Gain, Priya; McDonald, Christian; Sarich, Wiremu; Kahukiwa, Kelly – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
In this paper we consider how recent taonga puoro noho marae wananga, in the Far North district of Aotearoa New Zealand, have much to offer the growth and development of bicultural relational engagement in arts education. The nga toi Maori authors highlight their aspirations, as leaders of recent hui wananga initiatives in Te Hiku o Te Ika (the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Indigenous Knowledge
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Coleman, Claire – Teachers and Curriculum, 2020
Beanbags, adjustable tables, retractable walls, high-speed internet and numerous digital devices dominate the current concept of the modern classroom. Urged by the Ministry of Education in New Zealand to build all new classrooms as Innovative Learning Environments (ILEs) (Ministry of Education, 2015), more and more students are finding themselves…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Space Utilization
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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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