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Murphy, Carol; Abu-Tineh, Abdullah; Calder, Nigel; Mansour, Nasser – Teachers and Curriculum, 2018
In relation to an international concern to encourage inquiry-based pedagogies in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and the issues of transfer in teacher professional development (PD), we report on the aspirations and perceived challenges of teachers in Qatar as they embark on PD to introduce inquiry-based learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Active Learning, Faculty Development
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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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Armistead, Stuart – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
The interest and uptake in utilising digital technologies in education appears to be exponential. With the rollout of ultrafast broadband and the development of the Network for Learning in New Zealand, school leaders face the challenges and opportunity of deciding when, what and how they go about implementing digital technologies in their schools.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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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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Charteris, Jennifer – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
Seven years ago The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) was launched with its emphasis on key competencies as "the capabilities that young people need for growing, working, and participating in their communities" ("Ministry of Education," 2007, p. 38). This raises the question of what dispositions are required for students to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minimum Competencies, Discourse Analysis, Secondary School Students
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Young-Loveridge, Jenny; Bicknell, Brenda; Lelieveld, Jo – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
This paper shares research from a pilot study in which young children were introduced to multiplication and division problems in their first year of school. The focus was on building children's conceptual understanding of the idea of "repeated groups" as a fundamental aspect of multiplication and its relation to division. The particular…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Multiplication, Arithmetic, Young Children
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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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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
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Scratchley, Margaret; McGee, Clive – Teachers and Curriculum, 2005
One of the main objectives in health education in the New Zealand national curriculum is that students should be helped to take responsibility for their own health. However, most decisions about health programmes in primary schools are made by adults. This paper reports findings from a study which sought the views of primary children about their…
Descriptors: Health Education, Course Content, Preferences, Student Attitudes
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Whyte, Barbara – Teachers and Curriculum, 2005
Why is it that some New Zealand primary schools invite and welcome beginning teachers, known as Provisionally Registered Teachers (PRTs), to be part of their staff? A narrative is presented here of one New Zealand primary school that employs several beginning teachers at a time. Information was generated from interviews with 1) the senior…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Interviews
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Young-Loveridge, Jenny – Teachers and Curriculum, 2005
This paper looks at the issue of mathematics learning from a developmental perspective. It begins by focusing on the importance for teachers of understanding how mathematical thinking develops. The New Zealand Number Framework is used as an example of a developmental progression that is of particular relevance to the teaching of mathematics. The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Interviews
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Sharma, Sashi – Teachers and Curriculum, 2005
Concerns about students' difficulties in statistical reasoning led to a study which explored year 11 (14 to 16 year-olds) students' ideas in this area. The study focussed on sampling variability, probability, descriptive statistics and graphical representations. This paper presents and discusses the ways in which students made sense of sampling…
Descriptors: High School Students, Sampling, Statistics, Probability