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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
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
Peter, Mira; Harlow, Ann – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2014
This project explored teaching and learning of hard-to-learn threshold concepts in first-year English, an electrical engineering course, leadership courses, and in doctoral writing. The project was envisioned to produce disciplinary case studies that lecturers could use to reflect on and refine their curriculum and pedagogy, thereby contributing…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, English Instruction, Engineering Education, Leadership Training
Hipkins, Rosemary – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2014
This is the first report from a new initiative called TLRI Project Plus. It aims to add value to the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI), which NZCER manages on behalf of the government, by synthesising findings across multiple projects. This report focuses on two projects in statistics education and explores the factors that…
Descriptors: Statistics, Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Research
Crocket, Kathie; Kotzé, Elmarie; Hughes, Colin; Graham, Judith; Burke, Alison – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2014
Schools are currently working through the implications of the New Zealand Curriculum and its translations into practice. To date there has been little discussion of the contributions of school guidance counseling. For learning and teaching to become a collective, whole-school endeavour, Cowie at el., (2011) suggested, "cross-fertilisation of…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Role, Foreign Countries, Counseling Techniques
Lai, Kwok-Wing – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2014
In 2012-2013, sixteen senior secondary classes participated in this study, with eight of them being distance classes. Approximately 220 Year 11-13 students and 8 teachers took part in this study. This project aimed at designing and evaluating a computer-supported knowledge building community in senior secondary classes. Researchers sought to…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement
Carr, Margaret; Clarkin-Phillips, Jeanette; Thomas, Rebecca; Armstrong, Garth; Beer, Alison; Crowe, Neil; Fruean, Lou; Greene, Bridie; Lowe, Jo; O'Brien, Cheri; Perrot, Carly; Shepherd, Andrea; Tinning, Andrea; Twaddle, Fiona; Waitai, Maiangi; Wiles, Joy – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2014
In this project, the research team--a collaboration between teacher researchers and university researchers--was interested in finding out about how "children as teachers" might engage their "families as learners" at a museum. This project had two parts. First, it was about young children as museum guides, explaining their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Museums, Action Research, Parents
Hedges, Helen; Cooper, Maria – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2014
This project/report partnered researchers with teachers from two centres to explore and theorise understandings of children's inquiries and working theories. This project investigated the following questions: (1) What is the nature and content of infants', toddlers' and young children's inquiries and working theories in relation to their everyday…
Descriptors: Childhood Interests, Inquiry, Infants, Toddlers
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