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Micaela Fistonich – Teachers and Curriculum, 2023
Education within Aotearoa has not effectively engaged Pasifika students (Ministry of Education, 2023a), and has led to Pasifika students being less likely to continue to tertiary level education (Ministry of Education, 2023b). This review focuses on the published literature about factors that improve the conditions of schooling in Aotearoa to…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Learner Engagement, Secondary School Students, Teacher Student Relationship
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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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Hall, Tanithe – Teachers and Curriculum, 2021
This article explains a case study undertaken for the purposes of answering the research questions: What does STEM education look like in a Year 7/8 New Zealand classroom? How do Year 7/8 students engage in the interdisciplinary approach of STEM education? Do/how do students value STEM learning in contrast to individual subject learning? This case…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Grade 7, Grade 8, Value Judgment
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Mildenhall, Paula; Cowie, Bronwen – Teachers and Curriculum, 2021
By engaging students in everyday issues and events, STEM education can contribute to the development of citizens who are equipped to make the world a better place. However, students' STEM learning with this focus requires teachers to identify age and context appropriate issues. Student investigation of local issues and events can be motivating for…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Community Involvement, School Community Relationship, Learner Engagement
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Coleman, Claire; Davies, Kelly – Teachers and Curriculum, 2018
Conducted within a Masters in Teaching and Learning, this article details an inquiry which sought to offer meaningful purpose to learning within a fictional frame to engage students in level two mathematics. After considering various ideas for a suitable theme we settled on a pirate adventure. Enticing students with a mysterious treasure map and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching, Mathematics Instruction, Learner Engagement
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Kung, Susie; Giles, David; Rogers, Bev – Teachers and Curriculum, 2018
This article reports on phenomenological research which explored meanings and understandings that were taken for granted within teachers self-selected best teaching experiences. The research occurred within a pre-service Early Childhood Education teacher education course. This research was designed to understand teacher's perceptions of their best…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Preservice Teachers
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Sanchal, Anantika; Sharma, Sashi – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
This study investigated the impact on Year 10 students' attitudes towards mathematics when learning mathematics in a sporting context. A closed ended, self-reported questionnaire with Likert type statements was used to collect data. Individual statements were analysed by comparing the percentage of students agreeing or disagreeing pre-teaching and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Grade 9
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Roser, Monique – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
The increase in accessibility and demand for laptop computers and tablets has seen literacy in schools begin to transmogrify, due to the advances of modern digital technology. This is in part due (but not limited) to the growing need, acceptance and popularity, as the division between home use and that found in classroom learning environments is…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Improvement, Influence of Technology, Handheld Devices
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Blaauw, Janet – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
Children in mainstream schools who struggle academically and disengage in regular schooling may be helped when teachers change their practice to include what the students themselves have reported makes a difference. Student voices need to be listened to, not as a token gesture, but as a way of making a positive difference in their lives at school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students