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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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Dinçer, Aysemine; Bikmaz, Fatma – Teachers and Curriculum, 2020
In the Republic of Turkey, as in many other countries, there are primarily two types of teacher preparation. One is the concurrent model, where a student spends four to five years at university in an Education faculty, learning to become a school teacher. The second is the consecutive model, where university seniors and/or graduates of the Arts…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Drew, Leoni; Forbes, Dianne – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate the ways polytechnic students use personal mobile devices to support their learning. This study used purposive sampling and mixed methods to generate data about student ownership and use of mobile digital devices within a single institution. Findings reveal patterns of device ownership, insights into how…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Ownership, Telecommunications
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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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Emma-Leigh Hodge; Neville Robertson; Rebecca J. Sargisson – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Intermediate and high school students spend a large amount of time using mobile devices (Lauricella, Cingel, Blackwell, Wartella, & Conway, 2014), and such devices are increasingly being integrated into our school system. We conducted a series of student-led focus groups, with this early adolescent cohort, in order to better understand their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Technology Integration, Middle School Students
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Diglin, Peter – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
Digital technology has become more ubiquitous in classrooms across the western world. Literacy learning is topical in New Zealand education under the umbrella of the current National Standards policy, a policy introduced on the basis of rhetoric around improving achievement for priority learners. The study presented in this paper would then appear…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews, Electronic Learning, Video Technology
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Swanson, Carolyn – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
This paper highlights the use of a drama convention--"Role on the Wall"--to teach the Nature of Science (NOS) in a Year 7/8 classroom. Students were positioned as "expert" scientists re-investigating the science behind the sinking of the Wahine in a Mantle of the Expert unit. Students drew a "Role on the Wall" of a…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Scientists
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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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Brudevold-Iversen, Tessa; Peterson, Elizabeth R.; Cartwright, Claire – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
In its 2007 curriculum, New Zealand introduced Key Competencies (KCs) that are intended to ensure students' future participation in the economy, communities, and also to introduce metacognitive and socio-emotional dimensions to learning. The KCs also have important implications for contributing to students' wellbeing and resilience. However, they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Familiarity, Student Attitudes
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Calder, Nigel – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
This paper examines how mathematical understandings might be facilitated through student-centred inquiry. Data is drawn from a research project on student-centred inquiry learning that situated mathematics within authentic problem-solving contexts and involved students in a collaboratively constructed curriculum. A contemporary interpretive frame…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Student Centered Learning, Inquiry, Problem Solving
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Ballam, Nadine – Teachers and Curriculum, 2009
Exploring the lived experiences of young people who are gifted and who come from financially challenging backgrounds may provide insights that lead to effective interventions which enable the potential of this group of individuals to be fully realised. This paper describes the author's personal experience as a child identified as gifted at school…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Low Income Groups, Resilience (Psychology), Intervention
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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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