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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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Dorovolomo, Jeremy; Rodie, Patricia; Fito'o, Billy; Rafiq, Loriza Zinnie – Waikato Journal of Education, 2021
This study aims to investigate the experiences of Solomon Islands students during the shift to online, remote teaching during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It utilises the "tokstori" to collect data from 16 Solomon Islands students of the University of the South Pacific's (USP) Suva and Honiara campuses. It is framed and analysed…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Hemi, Keakaokawai Varner; Aporosa, S. Apo – Waikato Journal of Education, 2021
A scan of academic databases shows research publications covering every topic from impending death in the "Journal of Near-death Studies" to keeping potatoes safe in the "Journal of Potato Storage." The most popular languages for publications are in English, followed by French, German, Spanish and Chinese. While Chinese is the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Research Reports, Writing for Publication
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Chand, Alvin Vikash; Sharma, Sashi; Taylor, Simon – Waikato Journal of Education, 2021
This study seeks to explain how a modified Constructivist Learning Environment Survey (CLES) was implemented together with talanoa to explore Fijian students' perceptions of a constructivist learning environment in the science classroom in New Zealand secondary schools. The modified CLES, called CLES-FS, was developed explicitly for Fijian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Student Attitudes, Constructivism (Learning)
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Chand Dayal, Hem; Alpana, Reema – Waikato Journal of Education, 2020
Reflective practices in pre-service teacher education enables teachers to evaluate their pedagogical skills. This study aimed to integrate different assessment techniques such as peer assessment, lecturer assessment and self-assessment in a microteaching setting. Using 20 pre-service teachers' post-microteaching (MT) reflection, we explored how…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Student Attitudes
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Naiker, Mani; Sharma, Bibhya; Wakeling, Lara; Johnson, Joel B.; Kumar, Bijeta; Naidu, Anji; Khan, M. G. M.; Brown, Stephen – Waikato Journal of Education, 2020
In order to investigate gender and ethnicity-based differences in scientific attitudes among Fijian students, the widely studied Test of Scientific Related Attitudes (TOSRA) was administered to 1401 senior secondary Fijian students (Years 11-13; approximately 15-18 years of age). Students generally had a positive attitude towards science overall…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Havea, Elisapesi Hepi; Wright, Farita Tepora; Chand, Alvin – Waikato Journal of Education, 2020
The move to focus on Pacific indigenous research methodologies and methods is a complex yet ongoing experience for researchers of Pacific heritage. The relational positionalities of Pacific researchers allow a move away from a dual or binary perspective of one's research responsibilities to a more fluid understanding of what it means to do…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Research Methodology, Indigenous Knowledge, Researchers
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Burnett, Burnett; Prakash, Kusum; Shanna, Vinata – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
This article identifies a number of conflicting discourses informing education in Fiji and their impact on Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes and students. The socially constructivist progressivism of the Ministry of Education and the ITE provider is being eroded by a set of socially conservative discourses symptomatic of neoliberal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Practicums, Preservice Teachers
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Mohan, Parmeshwar Prasad; Chand, Deepa – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
This research examined the impact of story sharing and reflective dialogue on mathematics teachers' professional learning in Fiji. Employing a qualitative research methodology, semi-structured interviews were used to gather data from nine Fijian secondary school mathematics teachers. The study established that: 1) teachers improve their…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Reflection
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Mohan, Parmeshwar Prasad; Swabey, Karen; Kertesz, John – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
De-privatisation of classrooms is characterised by formal and informal invitations to colleagues to access classroom management, pedagogical approaches and teaching practices. This case study of six secondary schools examined the perceptions and practices of de-privatised practice amongst Fijian urban, rural and remote area teachers. Quantitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Privatization
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Chand, Deepa Dewali; Mohan, Parmeshwar – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
This research examined the impact of school location on teaching and learning through a case study of two urban, two rural and two remote Fijian secondary schools. A total of 48 semi-structured interviews were conducted: 16 from each category of urban, rural and remote. Each school was represented by three teachers, three heads of department and…
Descriptors: School Location, Geographic Isolation, Foreign Countries, Rural Urban Differences
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Naufahu, Mefi – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
A number of researchers have done extensive work on ontologies, epistemologies and pedagogies in relation to Pasifika research, but little on methodologies. Vaioleti describes talanoa as a phenomenological research approach which is ecological, oral and interactive. Halapua's article Talanoa Process: The Case of Fiji (2008) emphasises talanoa as a…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Research Methodology, Indigenous Knowledge, Oral Tradition
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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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Mohan, Parmeshwar Prasad; Lingam, Govinda lshwar; Chand, Deepa Dewali – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
This research investigates teachers' professional development (PD) practices in a rural Fijian secondary school. Using a qualitative research design, data was gathered by means of document analysis and semi-structured interviews with 15 teachers of the case study school. The findings revealed that the teachers in the school were mostly engaged in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Rural Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Mohan, Parmeshwar Prasad; Lingam, Govinda Ishwar; Chand, Deepa Dewali – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
This research examines rural and urban teachers' perceptions of Professional Development (PD) needs. Using a qualitative research design, data were gathered by means of document analysis and semi-structured interviews with 10 rural and 10 urban teachers. The major findings which emerged were, first, the PD needs of rural schools are slightly…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Rural Urban Differences
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