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Calder, Nigel; Murphy, Carol – Waikato Journal of Education, 2023
In this paper we consider how the integration of mobile technology apps into classroom practice can form an alternative pedagogical medium that influences the learning process in mathematics. We give an account of one aspect of a research project that examined the use of tablets and apps in primary school mathematics programmes and report teacher…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Mathematics Instruction
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Wati, Indra; Dayal, Hem Chand – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
Lesson Study (LS) is a teaching improvement and knowledge-building process that has origins in Japanese elementary education. In Japanese LS, teachers work in small teams to plan, teach, observe, analyse and refine individual lessons called research lessons. This study examined a small sample of primary school teachers' perceptions of LS as a…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Grade 8, Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development
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Rhodes, Kate; Calder, Nigel – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
New digital technology areas were added to the New Zealand primary school technology curriculum in 2020. These areas aim to grow students who are not just passive users of technology but, instead, students who understand how computers work, who are digital creators, informed by design processes and critical thinking. The new digital areas of the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary School Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation, Adoption (Ideas)
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Boulard, Florence – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
New Caledonia is a French overseas territory in the South Pacific with a long history of differing attitudes towards independence (Fisher, 2019). The local government aims to challenge French cultural hegemony by building a "New Caledonian School" (Gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Calédonie, 2016). That is, a school in which students are…
Descriptors: Picture Books, English (Second Language), French, Foreign Policy
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Yap, Jia Rong – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
My research aims to explore teachers' literacy experiences and teaching practices in New Zealand intermediate schools through the lens of multiliteracies pedagogy (MLP). However, upon the initial semi-structured interview, I realised my (mis)assumptions and learned that it could be demanding and challenging for teachers to narrate their literacy…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Knowledge Level, Multiple Literacies, Foreign Countries
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Saeed, Sharuda – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the field of teaching and educational research, requiring new changes to methodological tools in my research. My doctoral study examines Maldivian primary teachers' engagement with social studies pedagogies through reflection. The pandemic posed several complex data collection challenges which I…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Jim, Danny; Case, Loretta Joseph; Rubon, Rubon; Joel, Connie; Almet, Tommy; Malachi, Demetria – Waikato Journal of Education, 2021
Education in Oceania continues to reflect the embedded implicit and explicit colonial practices and processes from the past. This paper conceptualises a cultural approach to education and leadership appropriate and relevant to the Republic of the Marshall Islands. As elementary school leaders, we highlight "Kanne Lobal," a traditional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders
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Kiziltas, Yusuf; Yildiz, Mustafa – Waikato Journal of Education, 2020
The purpose of this research is to analyse reading fluency and comprehension skills of different mother tongue of primary school students in the 4th grade. The effects of variables such as mother tongue and gender were examined in reading fluency and comprehension skills of different primary school students whose mother tongue is different. The…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Second Language Learning
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Ahmad, Farzana Hayat – Waikato Journal of Education, 2020
The article documents the reflections on gathering data from the home country via distance while living and studying in New Zealand. These reflections strengthen the idea that data collection via distance could be a viable solution in circumstances where face-to-face data collection may not be an option. Three threads: negotiations, insider…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Data Collection, Observation, Interviews
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Coleman, Claire M.; Lind, Tim – Waikato Journal of Education, 2020
Following recent increases in the diversity of students, technologies, pedagogies and environments, New Zealand classrooms are sites of growing complexity. Tasked with covering a broad range of disciplines within each school day, opportunities for subject integration are of increasing value to busy teachers. Developing upon a previous piece of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Rana, Karna; Greenwood, Janinka; Fox-Turnbull, Wendy; Wise, Stuait – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
This article is the reflection of an emerging researcher who has experienced different nudges from the beginning of accessing the research field to the final stage of collating data in rural Nepal. My experiences and reflections may provide provocations to researchers to consider before they undertake field research. Areas that researchers should…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Researchers, Social Differences, Cultural Differences
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Calder, Nigel – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
This article reports on a research project that examined the ways that 10-year-old students, who were using Scratch for coding, engaged with mathematical ideas. Interactive software is emerging that has cross-curricula implications and facilitates thinking in rich, problem-solving environments. Scratch, a free-to-use graphical programming…
Descriptors: Programming, Coding, Computer Software, Educational Technology
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Dayal, Hem Chand; Lingam, Govinda lshwar – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
Knowledge that teachers bring to the teaching context is one of the key factors in discussions about mathematics teaching. This study aimed to explore in-service primary teachers' knowledge of fraction division using division tasks. The first phase of the study examined fifty-one primary in-service teachers' written responses to division items.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Division, Children
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Bailey, Judy – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
New Zealand curriculum documents have long referred to mathematics as a problem-solving endeavour. Although this has been an intended focus for more than 25 years, problem-solving has often been an aspect of mathematics teaching that has been overlooked (Holton, 2009). This research explores the experiences of one teacher who is committed to…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Al-Hezam, Dalal Mohammed – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
Moving from early childhood education (ECE) to primary education is considered a critical moment both in the life of a child and in their educational trajectory. Commonly utilised digital technologies such as television, videos and computers can be used to support children and their families to make a more successful transition from ECE to primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Adjustment, Transitional Programs, Elementary School Students
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