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Nur, Shakila; Short, Megan – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
Given the integral role of English teachers in promoting quality English education, English language teaching in-service teacher education and training (BLT-INSET) plays a crucial role in developing quality and professional competence of English teachers. It is in this regard, when the inevitability of ELT-INSET is growing worldwide, our article…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Inservice Teacher Education
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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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Daly, Nicola – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
Literature shows that international travel as part of tertiary studies can result in transformational learning and increased global citizenry. There is a growing body of research in this field but most has focused on study abroad programmes, mainly in North American universities, based on the delivery of course content in a setting outside the…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Travel, Global Approach, Cultural Awareness
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Shanna, Shweta – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
The aim of this article is to provide a critical review of the theories and the model used in the field of geometry education research. The article critically discusses van Hiele's theory, Fischbein's theory of figural concepts, Duval's theory of figural apprehension, the Spatial Operational Capacity (SOC) model by Wessels and van Niekerk, and the…
Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Theories
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Stewart, Georgina Tuari; Devine, Nesta – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
This article unpacks and critiques the scholarship of Elizabeth Rata on the politics of knowledge in education. Rata represents a widespread, though covert, influence within the global academy of an imperialist form of philosophical universalisn, which has particular significance for Aotearoa New Zealand due to her vocal opposition to Kaupapa…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Criticism
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Amundsen, Diana – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
In this article, I first critique neoliberal effects on the Aotearoa New Zealand tertiary education sector and then provide a close-up look at tertiary education in the Bay of Plenty region. Information is based on aspects of my doctoral research which was located across three tertiary education organisations comprising the Bay of Plenty Tertiary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education
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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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Reynolds, Martyn – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
Like all acts of naming, the term 'Pasifika', which is used to refer collectively to persons with connections to Pacific Island nations living in Aotearoa New Zealand, can be used to represent or to misrepresent, to enable or to control. Consequently, the notion of a field of Pasifika educational research is contested. This article provides a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Naming, Educational Research
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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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Cook, Mervyn John – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
Augmented reality (AR) provides exciting opportunities for advancing the design and practice of classroom instruction. AR can facilitate unique opportunities for students to conceptualise, understand and recall learning content. AR offers students contextual learning experiences. These views suggest that AR can assist in reducing distances between…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Woodhouse, Hazel Maxine – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
In their move to school, children and their family are faced with significant changes in their relationships, environment and routine. In this article, the experiences of a group of children transitioning into a new entrant (NE) school classroom from their early childhood centre (ECE) are discussed. As they began adapting to the new social and…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Early Childhood Education, Visual Stimuli, Student School Relationship
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Amundsen, Diana; Ballam, Nadine; Cosgriff, Marg – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
The occurrence of research collaboration among multiple researchers is becoming more widespread within the academic research community. Research collaboration endeavours offer many benefits yet are not without challenges. This think piece draws on our lived experiences as educators and university researchers to evaluate a research collaboration…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Researchers, Teacher Collaboration, Psychological Patterns
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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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