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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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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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Kelly-Ware, Janette – Teachers and Curriculum, 2019
Teaching is a highly complex and political endeavour, and as teachers, we need to be courageous as we support children to make sense of the increasingly complex and diverse societies that we live in. My doctoral research highlighted a number of issues related to teachers and curriculum. Te Whariki, the Aotearoa New Zealand early childhood…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Foreign Countries, Critical Theory, Reflective Teaching
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Hipkins, Rosemary; McDowall, Sue – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
The key competencies are a potentially transformative feature of the New Zealand Curriculum. However, the way in which they have been understood and implemented in schools points to tensions and challenges that may prevent them from acting as agents of curriculum change. One recent researcher/practitioner partnership developed materials that show…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, Teaching Methods, Student Needs
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Gillespie, Lorna; Penney, Dawn; Pope, Clive – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
This paper reports on a collaborative action research project that directed attention to the opportunities Physical Education presents to develop learning associated with three of the key competencies detailed in the New Zealand Curriculum; thinking; managing self; and relating to others. Three teachers in one secondary school explored the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Health Education, Competence
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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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O'Connor, Peter – Teachers and Curriculum, 2009
There has been perhaps no greater admission of the general failure of schooling in New Zealand than the Schools Plus programme, which essentially proposes that apprenticeship-type programmes should be made available to students as young as 13. Released close on the heels of the newly introduced national curriculum, it seems to be a form of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning, Education, Curriculum
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Lee, Howard; Lee, Gregory – Teachers and Curriculum, 2009
The recently elected National Government has proceeded, under urgency, to pass the Education (National Standards) Amendment Bill, legislation that seeks to provide specific information for both schools and parents about how well every primary and intermediate school student (Years 1 to 8) is progressing in literacy and numeracy compared with other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Standards, National Standards, Educational Legislation
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Gibbs, Colin – Teachers and Curriculum, 2006
"The New Zealand Curriculum: Draft for Consultation" (Ministry of Education, 2006) aims to first "set the direction for learning for all students while at school and will ensure that when they leave, they are equipped for lifelong learning and for living in a world where continual change is the norm" (p. 7), and second, to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, School Based Management
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Fitzpatrick, Katie – Teachers and Curriculum, 2006
In order to analyse physical education (PE) curriculum policy in England, Penney and Harris (2004) compared it with that in New Zealand. Their aim was to distinguish between policy as a source of either "stability and inequity in schools" or "resistance and change." While acknowledging that all curriculum policy documents are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Educational Policy, Physical Education
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Cooper, Irene; Aikin, Sandra – Teachers and Curriculum, 2006
The recently released New Zealand Curriculum Draft for Consultation (Ministry of Education 2006a) sets out the Government's expectations of what school students should be able to achieve by the time they leave school. The writers explore the vision and intentions of the New Zealand Curriculum Draft, to prepare students for the future, within the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Curriculum
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Peters, Sally – Teachers and Curriculum, 2005
When children start school it is not just a transition to a new physical context, but also an entry point to a new "culture" where aspects of teaching, learning and assessment are different, and hence what it means to be a learner is constructed differently. In recent years, there has been increasing interest in making links between…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Minimum Competencies, Curriculum Development, Alignment (Education)