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McLaughlin, Tara; Cherrington, Sue; McLachlan, Claire; Aspden, Karyn; Hunt, Lynda; Gifkins, Vicki – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2022
This collaborative project explores the nature of teacher-child sustained shared thinking (SST) in two kindergartens. SST involves teachers engaging with children in play, working together in back and forth conversations that provide opportunities to discuss, explore, and think about everyday experiences, problems or challenges in an inquisitive…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Communication
Riley, Tracy; Noble, Anne – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2021
This Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) project was a 2-year exploratory study focusing on differentiating the curriculum in response to individual learner differences. The project was designed to explore learning and teaching of differentiated scientific content through observational processes and the expression of that learning…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Individual Differences, Teaching Methods
Highfield, Camilla; Webber, Melinda – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2021
The primary objective of this research project was to investigate the specific interventions that make the biggest difference to Maori students' academic motivation and in-school engagement within one Kahui Ako in Aotearoa New Zealand. Student, whanau, school leader, and teacher perspectives were examined to understand which interventions were…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Countries, Intervention
Meyer, Frauke; Bendikson, Linda; Le Fevre, Deidre – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2020
This study highlights how principal leadership of goal-directed practices impacts outcomes. Over 2 years, three academics partnered with three principals and a small "project team" comprising one or more teachers, and one or more middle or senior leaders. In this report, the authors reflect on some of the key changes that occurred from…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Outcomes of Education, Principals, Instructional Leadership
November, Nancy; Sturm, Sean; Wolfgramm-Foliaki, 'Ema – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2020
Current research into, and definitions of, historical literacy do not adequately acknowledge the cultural backgrounds of indigenous learners across the historical disciplines and levels. Nor do they recognise the vital role of historical literacy in empowering indigenous students. In talanoa (conversations) with Maori and Pasifika students and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, History Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Literacy
Mitchell, Linda; Bateman, Amanda; Kahuroa, Raella; Khoo, Elaine; Rameka, Lesley – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2020
The global refugee crisis is affecting many young children (UNCHR, 2019). Refugee families face challenges of dealing with trauma and language barriers, and with different patterns of childrearing, gender roles, and social values (Broome & Kindon, 2008; Deng & Marlowe, 2013; McMillan & Gray, 2009; Mitchell & Ouko, 2012). The…
Descriptors: Refugees, Immigrants, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
Hawera, Ngaarewa; Herewini, Leeana – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2020
The proponents of Modern Learning Environments (MLE) or Innovative Learning Environments (ILE) are from largely non-indigenous backgrounds. In Aotearoa New Zealand, research about learning mathematics in an MLE is limited and focuses almost exclusively on English-Medium (EM) settings (Bisset, 2014; Murphy, 2016; Osborne, 2013). In contrast, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Pacific Islanders, Malayo Polynesian Languages
Klymchuk, Sergiy; Thomas, Mike; Alexander, Jordan; Evans, Tanya; Gulyaev, Sergei; Liu, William; Novak, Julia; Murphy, Priscilla; Stephens, Jason; Zaliwski, Andrew – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2020
In 2012 the New Zealand Government identified as a priority the need to address the undersupply of students studying STEM subjects for delivering its Business Growth Agenda. Low engagement and retention rates in STEM subjects contribute to the shortage of STEM graduates, producing a negative impact on the New Zealand economy. This Teaching and…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Learner Engagement, Intuition, Self Efficacy
Kirk, Diana; Luxton-Reilly, Andrew; Tempero, Ewan – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2020
New Zealand has a shortage of skilled workers in information technology (IT). Skills relating to computer programming (e.g., software engineer, applications programmer, software tester, web developer) all appear on the 2019 Long Term Skill Shortage List published by Immigration New Zealand. In many parts of the world, demand for computing…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Skilled Workers, Computer Science Education
Hill, Mary; Dixon, Helen; Hawe, Eleanor – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2020
New Zealand lacks valid and reliable evidence-based schedules with which to observe teachers' assessment for learning (AfL) practices. To date, classroom assessment observation schedules have mainly been derived theoretically, used in developing countries with conditions different from New Zealand classrooms (Kanjee & Hopfenbeck, personal…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Observation, Scheduling
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
Eames, Chris; Aguayo, Claudio – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2019
The aim of this study was to explore how purposeful educational design using mobile learning might enable integration of classroom and outside of classroom teaching and learning. It was based on a marine reserves learning experience at a primary school which connected with a marine science and conservation visitor centre. The researchers'…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
Furness, Jane; Hunter, Judy – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2019
Aotearoa New Zealand's attention to adult literacy and numeracy (L+N) education arose from the results of the OECD / Statistics Canada International Literacy surveys begun in the mid-1990s, when, as a nation, the country achieved unexpectedly low results for L+N proficiency. The Government responded with an adult L+N strategy (Ministry of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Adult Literacy, Literacy Education
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