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Dunn, Sarah; Locke, Millie – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
This article draws on a master's study into programme decisions and processes of a Pakeha primary music teacher who sought to include matauranga Maori (Maori knowledge), tikanga Maori (Maori practices) and te ao Maori (a Maori way of seeing the world) in their teaching practice. The study investigated how children are enabled to experience…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Music Teachers, Indigenous Knowledge, Ethnic Groups
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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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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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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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Mills, Judith – Teachers and Curriculum, 2020
New Zealand primary school teachers are expected to regularly reflect on their teaching practice in order to consider the implications of past teaching on future planning. Aligned to teachers' ongoing reflection, the New Zealand Curriculum (Ministry of Education, 2007) contains a section on effective pedagogy--teacher actions promoting student…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Reflective Teaching
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Poultney, Rachel; Forbes, Dianne – Teachers and Curriculum, 2020
In learning and life, there will always be challenges, requiring resilience to overcome, adapt, and persist in the face of adversity. Resilience is a key aspect of mental health and lifelong learning, reflected in the vision, key competencies, and health-related elements of the New Zealand Curriculum (Ministry of Education, 2007). Working on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Zhu, Yiyi; Edwards, Frances – Teachers and Curriculum, 2019
Teacher questioning is a very important aspect of teacher-student interaction in classrooms around the world. However, expectations of the purposes and types of these interactions can be variable, particularly across cultural contexts. This qualitative study considers the way teacher questioning is used in a mathematics class in a Chinese primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questioning Techniques, Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Mathematics
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Bas, Gökhan; Sentürk, Cihad – Teachers and Curriculum, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between teachers' educational beliefs and curriculum design orientation preferences. In this research, prediction research design, one of the correlation models, was employed. The study group consisted of teachers (n = 182) working in public primary, elementary and high schools in Bilecik…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, Curriculum Design, Public Schools
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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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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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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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Ormandy, Sally – Teachers and Curriculum, 2014
This is the post-earthquake story of how we as the staff and community of Opawa Primary School have lived with the tremors (literally and metaphorically) and trauma of this national tragedy, whilst endeavouring to maximise student learning and enhance the wellbeing of all the members of our school community. This is not founded on research but is…
Descriptors: Well Being, Natural Disasters, Elementary School Students, Trauma
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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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Hunt, Anne-Marie – Teachers and Curriculum, 2011
How can tertiary education in regions respond innovatively and collaboratively to issues regarding teacher supply and quality, especially in regions of teacher shortages? This research report focuses on one response. The Rotorua regional primary teaching flexible learning option was established by the Christchurch College of Education (CCE) in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Teacher Shortage
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