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Charteris, Jennifer – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
Seven years ago The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) was launched with its emphasis on key competencies as "the capabilities that young people need for growing, working, and participating in their communities" ("Ministry of Education," 2007, p. 38). This raises the question of what dispositions are required for students to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minimum Competencies, Discourse Analysis, Secondary School Students
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Hamilton, R. J.; Farruggia, S. F.; Peterson, E. R.; Carne, S. – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
Many countries are at varying stages of implementing competency-based education into their schools to equip youth with skills necessary to adapt to a changing world. Very little is known regarding practical approaches to incorporate competencies into school curriculum. This study examines five schools in Auckland, New Zealand from a variety of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Secondary Education, Competency Based Education
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Young-Loveridge, Jenny; Bicknell, Brenda; Lelieveld, Jo – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
This paper shares research from a pilot study in which young children were introduced to multiplication and division problems in their first year of school. The focus was on building children's conceptual understanding of the idea of "repeated groups" as a fundamental aspect of multiplication and its relation to division. The particular…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Multiplication, Arithmetic, Young Children
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Kecskemeti, Maria – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
Teachers' decisions about pedagogy are informed by a range of educational discourses. These discourses constitute particular kinds of teaching practices and teacher-student relationships in ways that are not immediately obvious. When a particular pedagogy becomes accepted as best practice and it produces desired learning outcomes for the majority…
Descriptors: Caring, Teaching Methods, Criticism, Teacher Student Relationship
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Peterson, E. R.; Farruggia, S. F.; Hamilton, R. J.; Brown, G. T. L.; Elley-Brown, M. J. – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
Four socio-emotional New Zealand Curriculum key competencies (Managing Self, Participating and Contributing, Relating to Others and Thinking) were investigated in a two-part study. The first part used a questionnaire to quantitatively model the four key competencies in a sample of 995 secondary students. The second part examined whether the key…
Descriptors: Affective Measures, Affective Behavior, Emotional Development, Social Development
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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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Hipkins, Rosemary; McDowall, Sue – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
The key competencies are a potentially transformative feature of the New Zealand Curriculum. However, the way in which they have been understood and implemented in schools points to tensions and challenges that may prevent them from acting as agents of curriculum change. One recent researcher/practitioner partnership developed materials that show…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, Teaching Methods, Student Needs
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Gillespie, Lorna; Penney, Dawn; Pope, Clive – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
This paper reports on a collaborative action research project that directed attention to the opportunities Physical Education presents to develop learning associated with three of the key competencies detailed in the New Zealand Curriculum; thinking; managing self; and relating to others. Three teachers in one secondary school explored the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Health Education, Competence
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Kotzé, Elmarie; Crocket, Kathie; Burke, Alison; Graham, Judith; Hughes, Colin – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
Often the work of school guidance counsellors goes on "behind the scenes" in the privacy and confidentiality of the counselling room. This article makes visible particular aspects of school counselling practice. It illustrates the potential for understanding school guidance counselling as a site of student learning, in particular of key…
Descriptors: School Guidance, School Counselors, School Counseling, Competence
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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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Bailey, Judy – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
Teacher education can provide opportunities for contributing towards a re-envisaging of the teaching and learning of mathematics in the primary classroom. This study documents the experiences of one student teacher who, during her mathematics education courses, embraced a perception of mathematics as a social, creative and experiential discipline.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Student Teachers, Student Teaching
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Hill, Mary F.; Grudnoff, Lexie; Ell, Fiona – Teachers and Curriculum, 2011
For improved student outcomes, teachers must integrate their knowledge about the curriculum, about how to teach it effectively and how to assess whether students have learnt it. Therefore, key tasks for initial teacher education are building curriculum knowledge, learning contextually appropriate ways to teach and how to use assessment for…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Hume, Ann – Teachers and Curriculum, 2011
This paper speculates how a model for the pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) development of novice science teacher educators in a science education doctoral programme could have wider application to future teacher educators in science (and other subject domains) who enter tertiary teaching via different pathways. When the model is aligned with…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Action Research, Science Instruction
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Hunt, Anne-Marie – Teachers and Curriculum, 2011
How can tertiary education in regions respond innovatively and collaboratively to issues regarding teacher supply and quality, especially in regions of teacher shortages? This research report focuses on one response. The Rotorua regional primary teaching flexible learning option was established by the Christchurch College of Education (CCE) in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Teacher Shortage
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Gillespie, Lorna; McBain, Sue – Teachers and Curriculum, 2011
Many contemporary international physical education curriculum documents have a socio-cultural and critical orientation, which promotes the implementation of a critical pedagogy. Aotearoa New Zealand is no exception. This paper reflects our ongoing efforts to address, from a practical pedagogic perspective, the implementation of a socio-critical…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Physical Education, Critical Theory, Foreign Countries
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