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Pattison, Nicholas Peter – Teachers and Curriculum, 2021
This article is based on the findings from a Master of Education dissertation, which explored the partnership between a junior school (Year 7-10) in New Zealand and VineLife Limited--a technology company based in Auckland. In this partnership, the students completed a design sprint, including a series of activities that required them to apply…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Industry, STEM Education
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Taylor, Simon; Lowe, Paul – Teachers and Curriculum, 2021
There has been growing interest to establish curriculum integration in secondary schools due to the promotion of relevant contexts used in programmes. This study examined the role of a STEAM programme with junior secondary school students, using a future-focused inquiry which included Science, Environmental studies, Technology, the Arts, and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Integrated Curriculum, International Schools, 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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MacCallum, Kathryn; Rimmer, Tynneale; Le Comte, Kay – Teachers and Curriculum, 2021
To drive the wider adoption of STEM in schools, researchers have promoted the benefits of teaching STEM subjects integrated across the curriculum. This integration can support more authentic learning opportunities where learning is framed in real-world application or driven through problem/project-based learning. The integration of digital…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, High Schools
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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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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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Mudwari, Nabaraj; Cuskelly, Monica; Murphy, Carol; Beasy, Kim; Aryal, Nirmal – Teachers and Curriculum, 2021
The majority of schools across Australia rapidly implemented online education during the first wave of COVID-19 restrictions. The school closure disproportionately affected the routines and socialisation of vulnerable students, including those with a refugee background. Refugee-background students have been impacted by COVID-19 as school closures…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Distance Education
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Meates, Julie – Teachers and Curriculum, 2021
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. There is extensive research examining the physical, mental, and social health effects on young people and…
Descriptors: Addictive Behavior, Children, Adolescents, Well Being
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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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Mills, Judith – Teachers and Curriculum, 2020
New Zealand primary school teachers are expected to regularly reflect on their teaching practice in order to consider the implications of past teaching on future planning. Aligned to teachers' ongoing reflection, the New Zealand Curriculum (Ministry of Education, 2007) contains a section on effective pedagogy--teacher actions promoting student…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Reflective Teaching
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Poultney, Rachel; Forbes, Dianne – Teachers and Curriculum, 2020
In learning and life, there will always be challenges, requiring resilience to overcome, adapt, and persist in the face of adversity. Resilience is a key aspect of mental health and lifelong learning, reflected in the vision, key competencies, and health-related elements of the New Zealand Curriculum (Ministry of Education, 2007). Working on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Edwards, Frances – Teachers and Curriculum, 2020
Using assessment to inform teaching and to measure learning outcomes is of critical importance in higher education. However, many tertiary educators are not sufficiently knowledgeable or prepared to do this confidently. This paper suggests that tertiary educators could be given tools and encouraged to exert agency in their own assessment literacy…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Assessment Literacy, Summative Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics
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Rathore, Devika; Eames, Chris; Kelly-Ware, Janette – Teachers and Curriculum, 2020
The Aotearoa New Zealand early childhood education (ECE) landscape is becoming increasingly multicultural, in particular with a significant number of migrant Indian teachers working in the field. This paper explores the potential role of environmental identity as migrant Indian ECE teachers navigate between the Indian and New Zealand cultures,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Immigrants, Indians
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Hurdle, Zachariah Benton – Teachers and Curriculum, 2020
Middle school mathematics teachers often do not emphasise statistics and geometry in their lesson plans for a variety of reasons. However, these are integral topics in mathematics, and using direct lecture or hands-on activities may have different effects on teacher confidence when approaching these subjects. Using qualitative and quantitative…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Mathematics Activities, Self Efficacy, Geometry
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