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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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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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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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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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Maslin, Peter; Smith, Nigel – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
A digital dilemma has emerged in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in which student teachers' (STs) confidence and competence to use actively digital pedagogy has been undermined by a mismatch between digital expectations and the reality of programme experience. This mismatch has a potentially negative impact on a ST's ability to develop confidence…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy
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Albrecht, Nicole Jacqueline – Waikato Journal of Education, 2016
Mindfulness programs are being used with increased frequency in schools, hospitals, clinics and community settings around the world. Research in school populations has predominately focused on assessing how the practice impacts students, using outcomes-based study designs. In the current study the author explored how experienced mindfulness…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Foreign Countries, Phenomenology, Elementary School Teachers
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Dayal, Hem; Chandra, Subhas – Waikato Journal of Education, 2016
Word problems have been well recognised for their pedagogical value in mathematics teaching and learning. The authors of this paper examined Fijian primary mathematics teachers' mathematical knowledge by analysing 34 teachers response to three word problems. The teachers were enrolled in a primary mathematics teaching methods course at a Fijian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Word Problems (Mathematics), Elementary School Teachers
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Edwards, Richard; Fisher, Anthony; Reggie, Cecil – Waikato Journal of Education, 2016
The recent development of a one-year campus-based teacher education programme in the Solomon Islands was intended as a step towards improving access to teacher development opportunities for local teachers wanting to upgrade their skills and qualifications. A group of ten teachers from the second cohort of this programme was interviewed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness