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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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Cheeseman, Jill – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
Carefully observing young children at play in a mathematically rich environment has led me to reflect on the way children naturally pose and solve interesting mathematical challenges. Here, three examples of the playful learning of six-year-old children illustrate the problem solving and persistence children can display. Teachers are encouraged to…
Descriptors: Young Children, Inquiry, Problem Solving, Mathematics Education
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Vail, Heather – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
This article addresses the pedagogy and practice of tertiary learning, and in particular it asks, how is there a need for culturally responsive digital learning? Research shows how, worldwide, classroom content is being delivered through shifting, digitally -infused curriculum (van Dijck, 2013; Netsafe, 2016; Orr, 2016; Revere & Kovach, 2011).…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Information Technology
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Kellow, Jan-Marie – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
The revised Technology Curriculum for years 1-13 now includes two Digital Technologies areas: 'computational thinking for Digital Technologies' and 'designing and developing digital outcomes'. By 2020, all schools are expected to address these curriculum additions. This article outlines some of the background stated purposes for introducing this…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Information Technology, Outcomes of Education, Educational Change
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Bowker, Natilene – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
Identifying how students can manage the psychological complexity of receiving assessment feedback is important to gain maximum learning and for teachers to facilitate empowering online learning environments. This study discursively explores how a group of students, learning online, psychologically process assessment feedback. Data comprised 29…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Feedback (Response), Student Empowerment, Asynchronous Communication
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Reinsfield, Elizabeth – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
The Technology Learning Area statement in the New Zealand Curriculum has been recently reviewed to prioritise Digital Technology as a context for learning (Ministry of Education (MoE), 2007, 2017a). The emphasis provides the opportunity for teachers of technology education to guide learning in a future-focused manner, whilst also accommodating…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Technological Literacy, Individualized Instruction
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Parsons, Andrew; Barr, lain – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
This study explores the outcomes of a chemistry MOOC, delivered on two occasions through the FutureLearn platform. Learner background and course feedback, including managing the expectations of potential participants, course facilitation, the importance of having a strong presence on the forums and the tutor having a 'face', is explored. The…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Oldehaver, Jacinta Lucia – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
Dialogic approaches are promising vehicles for effective pedagogy, providing opportunities for students to talk about learning; build on and sustain individual and collective identities, and; advance thinking and understanding in ways that support enhanced achievement. Whilst this is an idealised view of talk in classrooms, international…
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Culturally Relevant Education, Classroom Communication, Pacific Islanders
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Fonua, Sonia – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
As a non-indigenous science educator, I have embraced the idea of critical reflexive practice in order to be more responsive to the cultures and values of my Pasifika students and to become more inclusive of their indigenous knowledges. In this article I share three ways I have negotiated the incorporation of Pasifika values and knowledge into my…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Critical Theory, Reflective Teaching, Pacific Islanders
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Chu, Cherie – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
Education for Pacific peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand is a contentious issue and for a long time has focused on the negative experiences Pacific people face in school and in higher education. The purpose of this article is to detail the key experiences I have endured as a Pacific student and academic, and the observations I have made of them. The…
Descriptors: Mentors, Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups, Educational Experience
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Sharma, Sashi – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
This paper focuses on the use of home languages as a resource for Pasifika students who are learning about statistical methods. It is acknowledged that there are connections between language use and mathematics in mathematics learning and teaching, and the potential challenges this issue can pose have been investigated by researchers. Yet how the…
Descriptors: Barriers, Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups, Grade 12
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Abella, Ivy – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
Since teachers are one of the most important resources that can effect change and affect student achievement in any classroom, it is important to explore and understand how teachers operate inside the classroom. In her Ph.D. study the author examined the pedagogical practices of three Pacific teachers working in the public secondary school system…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Background, Foreign Countries
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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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Reynolds, Martyn – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
The quality of relationships has been identified as a significant factor in Pasifika education. Pasifika education refers to students who have links with Pacific Islands, who are at schools in Aotearoa New Zealand. In the past, attention has been given to the type of person who can successfully create relationships as a teacher of Pasifika…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment, Interpersonal Relationship, Pacific Islanders
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