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Clarke, Caitlin; Park, Doo Jae; Haugen, Matthew; Sydnor, Synthia – Teachers and Curriculum, 2018
This article describes major but common pitfalls in teaching undergraduate students to engage in critical analysis of sport through two separate large-scale online sport sociology courses (KIN 142 and KIN 249) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Three instructors at varying stages in their careers as graduate students, and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Sociology, Athletics
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Murphy, Carol; Abu-Tineh, Abdullah; Calder, Nigel; Mansour, Nasser – Teachers and Curriculum, 2018
In relation to an international concern to encourage inquiry-based pedagogies in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and the issues of transfer in teacher professional development (PD), we report on the aspirations and perceived challenges of teachers in Qatar as they embark on PD to introduce inquiry-based learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Active Learning, Faculty Development
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O'Neill, John – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
O'Neill argues that the standard social democratic narrative of state schooling as a consensual, whole-of-society commitment to reduce educational inequalities across the system as a whole, for the collective well being of all, has been displaced by marketplace or commodity progressivism. He takes the position that reducing educational…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Public Service
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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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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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Whyte, Barbara; Deane, Penny – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Summative assessment and explicit teaching are on the increase in New Zealand primary and intermediate learning spaces; either, or both, frequently used by teachers to assist with requirements for National Standards. Combined use means learning destinations are set by teachers within convergent practice, allowing little room for student…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Observation, Reflection
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Hawera Ngarewa; Wright, Noeline; Sharma, Sashi – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
One issue in mathematics initial teacher education (ITE) is how to best support students to use digital technologies (DTs) to enhance their teaching of mathematics. While most ITE students are probably using DTs on a daily basis for personal use, they are often unfamiliar with using them for educative purposes in New Zealand primary school…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Education, Educational Technology
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Thrupp, Martin – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Most New Zealand primary teachers are well aware of the National Standards assessment system that has followed during the last three terms of government in New Zealand and the controversies surrounding it. Teachers draw on a range of quantitative and qualitative evidence to make "Overall Teacher Judgements" (OTJs) about primary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Standards, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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Cosgriff, Marg – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Embarking on and sustaining professional change is often a challenging process for educators. This is particularly so within a broader context of rapid (r)evolution in curriculum, pedagogical and assessment-related developments in the compulsory school sector in Aotearoa New Zealand over the past decade. Teachers' and school leaders' accounts of…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Teaching Experience, Elementary School Teachers, Professional Education
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Gordon, Liz – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Prior to 1984 teaching was a valued commodity in New Zealand. Teachers were, in general, strongly supported by successive governments and by the Department of Education, which was largely staffed by ex-teachers and consulted closely with the profession on most matters. However, since the new right revolution, brought in by the third Labour…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Teacher Responsibility, Politics of Education, Poverty
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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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Rae, Genevieve; Dabner, Nicki; Mackey, Julie – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
The practice of students bringing their own mobile devices (BYOD) to school is increasingly being used to leverage digital learning opportunities in New Zealand schools. This paper presents a summary of the findings from a case study that explored the experiences of three primary school teachers as they introduced BYOD into their classrooms for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Ownership
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Willacy, Helen; West, Amie; Murphy, Carol; Calder, Nigel – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Personalised learning is generally understood to be of benefit to students' learning. In addition, the flexible nature of mobile technologies (MTs) and the variety of available apps are seen to respond to the needs of individual students, and hence have the potential to support personalised learning. This paper reports on an aspect of a larger…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Oriented Programs
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Roser, Monique – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
The increase in accessibility and demand for laptop computers and tablets has seen literacy in schools begin to transmogrify, due to the advances of modern digital technology. This is in part due (but not limited) to the growing need, acceptance and popularity, as the division between home use and that found in classroom learning environments is…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Improvement, Influence of Technology, Handheld Devices
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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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