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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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Shona Lee Thorp – Teachers and Curriculum, 2023
The purpose of this review was to analyse qualitative studies on health education and highlight how it is taught within the classroom, including the implicit messages about health expressed and the particular pedagogies embraced. Connected to this, post-primary student experiences in health education are explored. Reviewed literature included…
Descriptors: Health Education, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Experience
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Pierard, Tom – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
Increased interest in music technology education in recent years has prompted music teachers, technology educators and theorists to reconsider both the human and technical processes rendered by creative work in digital sound media. Music technology learning environments range from more structured classroom learning to informal, autodidactic…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Music Education, Educational Technology, Educational Environment
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Cheesman, Sue – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
Fresh Moves Dance Festival is an independent local initiative held in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand. In 2021 Fresh Moves reached a 20-year milestone. Part of a larger research inquiry which chronicles the festival's journey through the years and seeks to understand how such an initiative has been sustained over time, this article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Inclusion, Diversity
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Luton, Jane Isobel; Hood, Jacqueline – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
Using the allegory of Sisyphus from ancient Greek mythology, we examine the problems that arose while teaching Year 9 drama classes online during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns in Aotearoa, New Zealand. At times we have felt like Sisyphus, forced to push a boulder uphill forever. We became adept at using the school's chosen online platform, in…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Drama, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Swan, Janis E.; Cowie, Bronwen; Paiti, Margaret – Teachers and Curriculum, 2021
Increasing diversity in engineering, which is a goal of the profession, education and government, starts with increasing the diversity of those choosing to study the discipline. This paper focuses on girls' engagement in engineering. Data is from a survey of girls attending a university open day and interviews with practising female engineers. The…
Descriptors: Females, Engineering Education, Womens Education, College Students
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Sharma, Sashi; Sharma, Shweta; Doyle, Phil; Marcelo, Louis; Kumar, Daniel – Teachers and Curriculum, 2021
Learning about probability can pose difficulties for students at all levels. Performing probability experiments using games can encourage students to develop understandings of probability grounded in real events. In this reflective paper, we explore the thinking of a group of students and teachers as they reasoned about experimental and…
Descriptors: Statistics Education, Probability, Educational Games, Learning Activities
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Meates, Julie – Teachers and Curriculum, 2020
Since the evolution of the internet in 1969 and the inception of the personal computer in the early 1970s, a significant body of research has emerged that highlights the impacts of digital technology on education, health and human development. This paper reviews research in this area and examines the physical, mental, and social health effects on…
Descriptors: Computer Use, Addictive Behavior, Children, Adolescents
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Briggs, Susan – Teachers and Curriculum, 2019
Two key ethical principles of research in the secondary school classroom are "voluntary participation" and "informed consent." Voluntary participation is the principle that participants should be able to freely choose whether or not they participate in the research, in any way, big or small (Mutch, 2005). Informed consent is…
Descriptors: Ethics, Informed Consent, Secondary School Students, Classroom Research
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Lemon, Katrina; Edwards, Frances – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Teaching can be viewed as a cultural practice in which teaching is embedded in the culture of the teacher and informed by the culture of the students (Bell, 2011). In this paper, a narrative is presented detailing an authentic example of teaching in New Zealand in which culture is prioritised. It describes the challenges faced by a young female…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Schreiber, Christof; Klose, Rebecca – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Audio-podcasts offer notable opportunities for oral representation of mathematical content through digital media--not only for teacher education but also in primary schools. This article deals with the process of creating such podcasts, as well as their uses in schools, university teaching and research. We allow for various learning groups--which…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Student Developed Materials
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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
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Kele, Andriane; Sharma, Sashi – Teachers and Curriculum, 2014
Students' beliefs and attitudes can impact on their mathematics learning and performance. Yet, there appears to be minimal literature that deals with the educational implications of this dimension. This paper focuses on the beliefs of Year 12 Solomon Islands students in mathematics learning. The students' beliefs are analysed and themes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
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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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Kecskemeti, Maria – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
Teachers' decisions about pedagogy are informed by a range of educational discourses. These discourses constitute particular kinds of teaching practices and teacher-student relationships in ways that are not immediately obvious. When a particular pedagogy becomes accepted as best practice and it produces desired learning outcomes for the majority…
Descriptors: Caring, Teaching Methods, Criticism, Teacher Student Relationship
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