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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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Cameron, Monica; Aspden, Karyn; Smith, Penny; McLaughlin, Tara – Waikato Journal of Education, 2023
The revision of Te Whariki, the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum Framework, in 2017 offered a unique opportunity to gain understanding of the ways teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand think about and enact curriculum in their daily practice. As researchers we were intrigued as to the ways teachers conceptualised the role of curriculum in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation, Teacher Attitudes
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Samaniego, Katherine Kate B.; Espinosa, Allen A. – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
This study explores the perceptions of five in-service chemistry and mathematics teachers in using productive lesson study as a framework for teaching and learning. Introductory professional development workshops on horizontal articulation, productive pedagogy and lesson study were given to teachers at the onset of the project. Teachers were then…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Communities of Practice
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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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Özcan, Mehmet – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
The aim of this study is to reveal high school teachers' self-efficacy beliefs with an explanatory sequential design, which is one of the mixed method research designs. Quantitative data of the research were analysed by package program, and qualitative data were analysed by content analysis method. Three hundred and twenty-nine high school…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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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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Ram, Rajesh – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
In this era of pandemics, asylum seekers, and conflict between super powers, social sciences are a critical subject that can help develop young people who can not only recognise racial and social discrimination but also injustices at a regional, national, and global scale. Mainstream subjects, such as sociology, routinely support learning in the…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Experience, Science Teachers
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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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Lawrent, Godlove – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
The rapid increase in Tanzanian primary school enrollments in the last decade was prompted by the government to develop the Secondary Education Expansion Policy. My study, therefore, explored the impact of this policy on teachers' professional lives. A qualitative approach was adopted to gain detailed insights into the phenomena under…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role
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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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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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Gurung, Ganga B.; Moltow, David; Brett, Peter – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
This paper explores the perceptions and lived experiences of Nepalese educators and stakeholders in relation to the school curriculum and its influence upon student learning in a culturally and ethnically diverse classroom context. The study adopted a qualitative research design using face-to-face semi-structured interviews and focus group…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Teaching Experience, Teacher Attitudes, Ethnic Groups
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