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Jonathon Lee – Teachers and Curriculum, 2023
This literature review seeks to offer understanding about how relationships and sexuality education (RSE) has evolved in the 21st century in Aotearoa New Zealand secondary schools. The perceived demand for schools to address significant social issues, such as how youth navigate the world of relationships and sexualities, can be a challenge for the…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Educational Change, Secondary Education, Social Problems
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Morreale, Fabio – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
In the creative sector, "music technology" refers to a wide range of musical practices, tools and devices enabled or facilitated by computers. Yet the music technology curriculum in New Zealand, as in other parts of the world, is dominated by two specific tools: commercial Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) and notation software. In this…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Music Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries
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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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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 – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
This paper uses an arts-based learning encounter at a marae-based wananga as a starting point for exploring the potential of aesthetic inquiry to support dynamic and always evolving relationality between people and place. The work of two researchers, Maori writer and scholar Cassandra Barnett and Irish inter-cultural researcher Sharon Todd, is…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Art Education, Biculturalism, Ethnic Groups
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Murphy, Carol; Abu-Tineh, Abdullah; Calder, Nigel; Mansour, Nasser – Teachers and Curriculum, 2019
Several studies have identified stress factors that teachers might experience in changing from a traditional approach to a more student-centred inquiry-based learning (IBL) approach. In this study, we report on teachers' perceptions following professional development (PD) that introduced WebQuests as a didactic tool alongside ongoing classroom…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Stress Variables, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Thrupp, Martin – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Most New Zealand primary teachers are well aware of the National Standards assessment system that has followed during the last three terms of government in New Zealand and the controversies surrounding it. Teachers draw on a range of quantitative and qualitative evidence to make "Overall Teacher Judgements" (OTJs) about primary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Standards, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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Cosgriff, Marg – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Embarking on and sustaining professional change is often a challenging process for educators. This is particularly so within a broader context of rapid (r)evolution in curriculum, pedagogical and assessment-related developments in the compulsory school sector in Aotearoa New Zealand over the past decade. Teachers' and school leaders' accounts of…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Teaching Experience, Elementary School Teachers, Professional Education
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Bourne, Janet – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
What are the elements of professional learning that lead to an increase of the likelihood of new learning and understandings being embedded into teacher practices? This article details some of the strategies the author has successfully employed to establish a context whereby an innovation would be sustained past the time of the Ministry Gifted and…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Instructional Innovation, Gifted, Talent Development
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Dent, Wendy; McChesney, Jane – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
This paper describes a period of substantial changes in the mathematics curriculum of one primary school in Christchurch. Using retrospective analysis, we identified two important conceptual themes: equity of mathematical learning and opportunities for all students to learn to be a mathematician. Access to research about these themes prompted two…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction
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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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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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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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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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Hawera, Ngawera; Taylor, Merilyn – Teachers and Curriculum, 2011
In 2010 twenty-three Maori medium schools were given the opportunity for professional development with the Draft Nga Whanaketanga Rumake Maori: Pangarau (NWRM) (National Standards Maori Medium: Mathematics. The study provided a unique opportunity to listen to teachers' views about their professional development as they sought to implement national…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Educational Change, Mathematical Concepts