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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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Karaka-Clarke, Te Hurinui Renata; Macfarlane, Angus; Fletcher, Jo – Waikato Journal of Education, 2023
Embedding the use of technology for authentic social interactions with L2 teaching and learning needs to be supported by effective pedagogical practices. This article explores how technology can support the learning of te reo Maori in New Zealand. Thirteen kaiako (teachers) from a variety of teaching and learning backgrounds and experiences, and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Fakapulia, Ilaisaane Foli; Samalia, Latika; Wibowo, Erik – Waikato Journal of Education, 2023
The majority of Pasifika students at the University of Otago come from other parts of New Zealand and have to adapt to studying and living in an environment that does not have a strong Pacific culture. These changes potentially affect their education experience and academic performance. Students may form social networks through religious…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Student Adjustment, Cultural Differences
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Tuia, Tagataese Tupu; Esera, Epenesa – Waikato Journal of Education, 2023
Samoa's educational response to COVID-19 was impeded by human and physical obstacles largely because the new educational technologies and strategies that came into effect to support teaching and learning had not been trialled nor implemented well to date. During COVID-19, the Samoan government emphasised the importance of social distancing and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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Rafiq, Arif Ainur; Triyono, Mochamad Bruri; Djatmiko, Istanto Wahyu – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
In education, particularly vocational higher education, student involvement is a challenge. Teachers can use virtual reality to bring real-life events into the classroom, encouraging active learning and student participation. Virtual Reality (VR) can be employed in various ways using a simple, easy and helpful application that can be difficult to…
Descriptors: College Students, Vocational Education, Learner Engagement, Computer Simulation
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Al-Tamimi, Muwafaq; Edwards, Frances – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
This is a qualitative study that explored the experiences of friendship formation of Omani international students at a university in New Zealand. Semi-structured interviews were employed to collect data from 12 Omani participants and data were analysed using thematic analysis. Utilising Bochner et al.'s (1977) Functional Model, the study found…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Friendship, Student Attitudes
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Chirove, Munyaradzi; Mogari, David; Ogbonnaya, Ugorji I. – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
This study explored students' mathematics-related beliefs and the relationship between the beliefs and their strategies for solving non-routine mathematical problems. The study was guided by Daskalogianni and Simpson's 2001 belief systems categories and strategies for non-routine mathematical problems. The participants were 625 grade 11 students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Grade 11, Student Attitudes
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Morgan, Kathryn; Surtees, Nicola – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
Prevailing heteronormative discourses in early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand present difficulties for upholding the right of gender diverse tamariki ("children") and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer-parented families to experience belonging in equitable, inclusive early childhood settings. The purposeful…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Tachaiyaphum, Nutthida – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
World-wide responses to the global pandemic, such as travel restrictions, border closures and lockdowns, have posed new challenges to researchers. For qualitative researchers conducting fieldwork, gathering data in person can be inapplicable (Howlett, 2021). My research investigates English as a Foreign Language (EFL) pre-service teachers' beliefs…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Research Methodology, Educational Research
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Laulaupea'alu, Siuta – Waikato Journal of Education, 2021
Learning online from home bubbles through the use of information communication technology (ICT) stretches the engagement and enactment of "va" (relational connections) between students and lecturers as well as Pacific people in the community. In this paper, "talanoa" is used to capture students' online learning experiences and…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Online Courses
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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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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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