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White, E. Jayne; Redder, Bridgette – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2019
Our study highlights how careful attention to, reflection on, and critical engagement with the dialogues of 2-year-olds in preschool 'mixed-age' settings can help teachers work more effectively with these learners. The teachers in our study carried out in-depth coding of, and reflection on, comprehensive video footage of dialogues involving…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Age Differences
Wright, Noeline; McNae, Rachel – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2019
This project set out to explore how completely new schools, occupying completely new classroom spaces, create themselves as schools. At its inception, a new school has only its buildings; everything else must be developed. In particular, the school must develop its vision for learners, and how this is reflected through school culture, routines,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Culture, Values, Educational Practices
Luczak-Roesch, Markus; Anderson, Dayle; Glasson, Brigitte; Doyle, Cathal; Li, Yevgeniya; Pierson, Cameron; David, Rodreck – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2019
This project aimed to assess the impact of online citizen science (OCS) participation on the science education of primary school children in New Zealand. Four exploratory cases were used to examine the nature and impact of embedding OCS projects that use web-based online tools within primary classroom environments. Findings provide key insights…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Science Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers
Yoon, Caroline; Moala, John Griffith – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2018
Mathematics can be viewed as complex structures comprising intricate and profoundly useful webs of relationships. Students can experience mathematics in this way when working on mathematical tasks such as problem-solving, modelling, investigations or problem posing. Yet these kinds of tasks are seldom implemented in many upper-secondary and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Education, Mathematical Models
Bourke, Roseanna; O'Neill, John; Loveridge, Judith – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2018
The authors of this report explored children's informal learning outside of school and then investigated how this knowledge can enhance teaching and learning practice in the classroom. The authors worked alongside children to develop a conceptual framework of the variations in how Year 5 students learn informally in their everyday lives outside…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Informal Education, Learning Activities
Grudnoff, Lexie; Becroft, Carol; Cox, Hannah; Ell, Fiona; Haigh, Mavis; Hill, Mary; Jackson, Claire; Mana'o, Julie; Oliver, Rachel; Passfield, Paula; Pritchard, Natasha; Singh, Kusum; Tanner, Marya; Tocker, Kimai – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2018
Researchers, teachers, and policy makers around the world are grappling with the challenge of ensuring that increasingly culturally and linguistically diverse student populations are provided with equitable learning opportunities and outcomes (UNESCO, 2014). This challenge takes on particular significance in New Zealand where national and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
East, Martin; Tolosa, Constanza; Biebricher, Christine; Howard, Jocelyn; Scott, Adèle – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate how five Year 7/8 teachers of additional languages in four primary/intermediate schools in New Zealand supported their students to develop their intercultural capability in the context of learning a language additional to the language of instruction. The teachers taught a range of languages (Chinese,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers
Parr, Judy M.; Gadd, Murray – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2018
Writing is a demanding, multidimensional process that is, cognitively and socially, highly complex. Success in writing is vital to success in education and in the workforce. Writing is increasingly used to demonstrate learning through schooling and has the potential to contribute toward understanding and learning in the content areas. The project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Hond-Flavell, Erana; Ratima, Mihi; Tamati, Aroaro; Korewha, Hinerangi; Edwards, Will – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2017
Te Kopae Piripono (TKP), Maori immersion early childhood education (ECE) centre, was recognised by the Ministry of Education in 2005 as a Centre of Innovation (COI), funding a 3-year practitioner research project which looked at whether "Whanau Development at Te Kopae Piripono fosters leadership across all levels of the whanau enhancing…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Child Development
Shep, Sydney – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2017
"Moving beyond the threshold" set out to interrogate what it means to think historically in the digital age (Tredinnick, 2013). How do university students and teachers use digital media to transform learning experiences? Do digital approaches present novel ways to engage with key historical concepts? Answers to these questions continue…
Descriptors: College Students, College Faculty, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Bateman, Amanda; Carr, Margaret; Gunn, Alex; Reese, Elaine – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2017
This project is about exploring and strengthening young children's story-telling expertise. Building on research that shows that children's narrative competence is linked to later literacy learning at school, we wanted to understand more fully how conditions for literacy learning are, and could be, supported within early years education settings.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Story Telling, Emergent Literacy
Davis, Keryn; McKenzie, Ruta – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2017
This 2-year collaborative research project focused on young children's working theories about identity, language, and culture, how early childhood teachers can nurture and encourage this learning, and how this in turn impacts on children's participation in early childhood education (ECE) communities. The project builds on a previous Teaching and…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Cooperation, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education
Falloon, Garry – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2017
Despite successive waves of technological innovation being rapidly adopted by schools, teaching methods and curriculum designs have been slow to evolve in response to the affordances offered by an increasing array of digital devices. This project explored student thinking, problem solving and collaboration when using digital tablets (iPads) for a…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
Peter, Mira; Khoo, Elaine; Cowie, Bronwen; Scott, Jonathan; Round, Howell – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2017
Successful engineering graduates need to understand engineering principles and practices and be able to work in teams, to communicate well, and to work in contexts that can be risky and uncertain. Current trends in engineering education call for the development of students' technical and non-technical skills. Thus, it is crucial that tertiary…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Homework, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Gwilliam, Marilyn; Limbrick, Libby – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2016
The school in which this research project took place, Papatoetoe Central, was concerned about research evidence that indicated students' reading achievement dropped after long summer breaks. This drop in achievement, known as "the summer effect", has been reported in schools in New Zealand and internationally (Alexander, Entwisle, &…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Vacations, Reading Achievement
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