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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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Short, Verity – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
Teaching writing is complex, and a number of ideas circulating among schools and teachers often belie the difficulty of how to teach the techniques and processes of writing. I've come to believe that authorship is not a passive undertaking and does not originate in the struggle to put something onto the page. Rather it emerges by living with a…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Elementary School Students, Writing Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Grove O'Grady, Alison – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
The challenge of learning to be a teacher in a pandemic stymied world calls for focus and access to pedagogies of critical empathy to ensure the wellbeing of students is paramount in classrooms K to 12. Additional to facilitating the development of skills and competencies in curriculum disciplines, teachers are required to meet the emotional and…
Descriptors: Empathy, Faculty Development, Drama, Teaching Methods
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Hogan, Zoe; Campbell, Victoria – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
Play is a universal human experience. Often regarded as the unique purview of children, an emerging body of research points to the importance of playfulness in adulthood. This article reports on the research and observations of two teaching artists working in Connected, a Sydney Theatre Company adult-literacy-through-drama programme. This article…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Adult Literacy, Drama, Creative Activities
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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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Karaolis, Olivia – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
Inclusive practice in education is supported by a compelling body of research (Cologon, 2019; Graham, 2020; Raphael et al., 2019) policy recommendations (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations [DEEWR], 2009; Te Tahuhu o Te Matauranga--Ministry of Education, 2017(Commonwealth of Australia. (2003)) and mandated by legislation…
Descriptors: Puppetry, Inclusion, Drama, Preschool Children
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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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O'Connor, Peter; Gregorzewski, Moema – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
Underpinning drama education in New Zealand is the desire to improve the lives of individuals, communities and societies by catalysing embodied learning in and through the art form of theatre. Learning in drama is intended to foster well-being, social cohesion and active citizenship. Put another way, drama education in New Zealand has always been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drama, Teaching Methods, Indigenous Knowledge
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Gain, Priya – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
This paper uses an arts-based learning encounter at a marae-based wananga as a starting point for exploring the potential of aesthetic inquiry to support dynamic and always evolving relationality between people and place. The work of two researchers, Maori writer and scholar Cassandra Barnett and Irish inter-cultural researcher Sharon Todd, is…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Art Education, Biculturalism, Ethnic Groups
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Swanson, Carolyn Julie – Teachers and Curriculum, 2021
The way science education is positioned and practised in New Zealand primary schools varies widely. In this qualitative case study, participants in senior management from five Auckland primary schools were asked how they perceived science, how it was taught and reasons for the pedagogical approaches chosen. It was clear all schools were different…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Administrator Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Coleman, Claire – Teachers and Curriculum, 2020
Beanbags, adjustable tables, retractable walls, high-speed internet and numerous digital devices dominate the current concept of the modern classroom. Urged by the Ministry of Education in New Zealand to build all new classrooms as Innovative Learning Environments (ILEs) (Ministry of Education, 2015), more and more students are finding themselves…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Space Utilization
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Murphy, Carol; Abu-Tineh, Abdullah; Calder, Nigel; Mansour, Nasser – Teachers and Curriculum, 2019
Several studies have identified stress factors that teachers might experience in changing from a traditional approach to a more student-centred inquiry-based learning (IBL) approach. In this study, we report on teachers' perceptions following professional development (PD) that introduced WebQuests as a didactic tool alongside ongoing classroom…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Stress Variables, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Mills, Judith – Teachers and Curriculum, 2019
The term numeracy is used widely in schools today and brings with it the expectation that students will be taught both how to do the mathematics, alongside an understanding of the concepts associated with the procedural application. One issue, which has arisen with the terminology 'numeracy classroom', is how to best support teachers to enhance…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Teaching Methods
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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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