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Locke, Millie – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, the much-heralded threat of climate change has become a reality whose effects we not only read and hear about daily but also experience in a raft of seen and unseen ways in our local communities. Morton (2012) called unequivocally for a broader vision of music education that includes and embraces a…
Descriptors: Music Education, Social Justice, Ecology, Aesthetics
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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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Morreale, Fabio – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
In the creative sector, "music technology" refers to a wide range of musical practices, tools and devices enabled or facilitated by computers. Yet the music technology curriculum in New Zealand, as in other parts of the world, is dominated by two specific tools: commercial Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) and notation software. In this…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Music Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Coulter, Sarah-Kay – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
In 2021 Professor Papaarangi Reidi, at The University of Melbourne, shared the ancient proverb "I nga ra o mua", translated to mean "before we know where we are going, we must know where we have come from". This proverb sets the tone for discussing the Arts in the New Zealand curriculum, as during radical upheaval and social…
Descriptors: Art Education, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum
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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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Browne, Jade – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
Art disciplines such as music have continued to be marginalised in the curriculum, due to educational policies such as National Standards that have focused solely on numeracy and literacy. With growing concerns of a narrowing curriculum, there have been several developments in education, including the removal of National Standards in 2017, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, National Standards, Educational Change
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English, Helen – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
In 2018, the author embarked on Master of Education research to investigate how mature adults were affected by regular participation in visual art classes. Visual art education is reported to have a positive effect on the cognition of mature adults in various contexts (Schindler et al., 2017; Wali et al., 2001), so this research investigates…
Descriptors: Art Education, Adult Students, Community Programs, Painting (Visual Arts)
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Empson, Lily – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
For arts practitioners and the creative community, the response to COVID has meant cancellations or postponements and a rethinking of how to share stories. The same too can be said for how students experience the arts in school. For two years in a row the biennial and much anticipated school production was cancelled due to COVID disruptions, not…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Art Education, Creativity
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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; McDonald, Christian; Sarich, Wiremu; Kahukiwa, Kelly – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
In this paper we consider how recent taonga puoro noho marae wananga, in the Far North district of Aotearoa New Zealand, have much to offer the growth and development of bicultural relational engagement in arts education. The nga toi Maori authors highlight their aspirations, as leaders of recent hui wananga initiatives in Te Hiku o Te Ika (the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Culturally Relevant Education, 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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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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