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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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Rae, Genevieve; Dabner, Nicki; Mackey, Julie – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
The practice of students bringing their own mobile devices (BYOD) to school is increasingly being used to leverage digital learning opportunities in New Zealand schools. This paper presents a summary of the findings from a case study that explored the experiences of three primary school teachers as they introduced BYOD into their classrooms for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Ownership
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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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Rashid, Shaista; Cunningham, Una; Watson, Kevin – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Integration of technology in task-based language teaching (TBLT) has long been a source of attraction for language teachers (Pierson, 2015). In the case of developing countries, such as Pakistan, mobile phones are the modern form of technology commonly available at low cost to individuals as well as institutions. The present descriptive case study…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Self Esteem
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Constanza Tolosa – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Pre-service teacher education plays a pivotal role in ensuring that future teachers are prepared to integrate technology effectively to their teaching. One way of improving readiness in future teachers is integrating mobile technologies to discipline-specific teacher education courses. This article presents three case studies drawn from…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Preservice Teacher Education
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Whyte, Barbara; House, Nik; Keys, Nikki – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
The New Zealand Ministry of Education encourages schools to update to flexible learning spaces and activate teaching approaches that augment such physical settings. Many schools have embraced the concept of innovative learning environments (ILE) and team teaching, motivating a trend fast gaining popularity in New Zealand primary schools. However,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Teaching Models
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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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Boyd, Sally – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
How do schools maintain momentum with change and enter new cycles of growth when they are attempting to do things differently? This article draws on a two-year evaluation of the "Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide" initiative to identify key factors that enabled schools to engage in a long-term and iterative change process.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Planning, Systems Approach, Student Behavior
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Carlyon, Tracey – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
Teachers changing class levels is common practice in many New Zealand primary schools; however, it is not always seen as a platform for shaping pedagogies. In order to manage the change to a new class level teachers are compelled to reflect on many of their established practices. Engaging in this reflection can help teachers to see their practice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Innovation, Reflection, Transformative Learning
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Hill, Mary F.; Grudnoff, Lexie; Ell, Fiona – Teachers and Curriculum, 2011
For improved student outcomes, teachers must integrate their knowledge about the curriculum, about how to teach it effectively and how to assess whether students have learnt it. Therefore, key tasks for initial teacher education are building curriculum knowledge, learning contextually appropriate ways to teach and how to use assessment for…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Harlow, Ann; Cowie, Bronwen – Teachers and Curriculum, 2009
The introduction of computers, the Internet, and other Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into the school context has proved challenging for many schools and teachers. In meeting these challenges, professional development for teachers has been seen traditionally as a formal process conducted by an expert from outside the school.…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Access to Computers