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Rodley, Hilary; Bailey, Judy – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2021
Problem solving is at the heart of mathematics, and is known to support learning for a diverse range of children. However, challenges can be encountered when teaching mathematics through problem solving. This article provides insights from research literature into: (1) the nature of the challenges; and (2) some ways that problem solving can be…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Barriers
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Rimoni, Fuapepe; Averill, Robin; Glasgow, Ali – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2021
Service is a fundamental value for the teaching of Pacific-heritage learners. This article describes educators' perspectives of the value of service, one of the values foundational to Tapasa. Findings from interviews, talanoa, and teaching observations show that service is demonstrated and nurtured differently by Pacific and non-Pacific educators,…
Descriptors: Social Values, Pacific Islanders, Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Background
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Pollard, Dawn; Birdsall, Sally – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2021
Learning in maths is complex because it is a process that involves cognition and the affective domain. Indeed, learners experience many emotions during maths, both positive and negative, which influences their learning. In addition, the learner can believe that one's capacity to do maths is static and cannot be changed. All these aspects are…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Positive Attitudes, Negative Attitudes, Mathematics Skills
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Jones, Kay-Lee; Fickel, Letitia; King, Jeanette; Torepe, Toni; Fletcher, Jo; MacFarline, Sonja – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2021
The contributions partial-immersion Maori programmes offer to the wider educational landscape of Aotearoa is essential to Maori achieving as Maori. In this article, partial-immersion settings are defined as Level 2 immersion (51%-- 80% te reo Maori instruction) and Level 3 immersion (31%--50% te reo Maori instruction). While lower levels of…
Descriptors: Malayo Polynesian Languages, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Countries, Immersion Programs
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McDowall, Sue – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2021
In this article I explore a challenge identified by teachers involved in a recent research project on curriculum integration. Teachers described this challenge as how to balance the need to "cover" "The New Zealand Curriculum" with the need to support student agency. I describe how teachers saw this challenge, and the different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Integrated Curriculum, National Curriculum, Elementary School Curriculum
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Doyle, Cathal; Pierson, Cameron M.; Buntting, Cathy; Li, Yevgeniya – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2021
This article presents the thoughts of six teachers asked to reflect on their experiences planning for and delivering school-led learning from home opportunities during Aotearoa New Zealand's COVID-19 Alert Levels 3 and 4 lockdown at the end of the first term and beginning of the second term 2020. What comes through is the efforts that these…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, COVID-19, Pandemics, Online Courses
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Thornton, Kate – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2021
School principals were required to engage in crisis leadership throughout New Zealand's first COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown that began in March 2020. Eighteen school principals from a range of secondary schools were interviewed about their experiences and the findings of this study are discussed in relation to the leadership capability framework…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Darragh, Lisa – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2021
Maths games are fun and engaging, but what messages do these games send to the students in our classrooms? During mathematics lessons children learn more than just mathematics content; they also come to understand what it means to be a learner of mathematics. In this article I discuss the concept of "mathematics learner identity" and use…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Educational Games, Elementary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods
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Osborne, Mark – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2021
Over recent years, innovative learning environments (ILEs) have become the default style of new-build educational architecture in New Zealand. While offering potential benefits, the implementation of ILEs represents a departure from established practice in most schools and therefore requires significant change leadership support in order to…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Environment, Educational Development, Foreign Countries
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Reddy, Lou; Baghaei, Nilufar; Reinders, Hayo; Ahmed, Ali; Sardareh, Sedigheh Abbasnasab – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2021
Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) is a flexible framework that can be localised to ensure it is a culturally responsive approach to protect and promote student wellbeing and positive behaviour. One of the downsides is that it requires much paperwork. Teachers need to record behaviour, reward positive and report negative behaviour, and file…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Well Being, Computer Oriented Programs, Recordkeeping
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Everth, Thomas; Bright, Ria; Morey, Chris; dePetris, Thea; Gaze, Sarah; Barker, Anne; Soanes, Andrea; Gurney, Laura; Eames, Chris – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2021
The government of Aotearoa New Zealand has recognised the gravity of climate change by adopting a Climate Emergency declaration, passing the Zero Carbon Act (2019), and asking the Climate Change Commission to chart a pathway towards a carbon-zero future. The climate emergency necessitates transformation of the practices and visions of individuals…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Climate, Foreign Countries, Emergency Programs
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Grieve, Kirsty; Holloway, Bevan – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2021
Interested in exploring a form of learner agency that moves beyond a focus on using it to get better results? This article explores what happened when Year 11 students in a cross-curricular course were granted full control of their learning, and offers three strategies for starting out on a creative-agency path.
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Creativity, Well Being, Self Efficacy
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Dyck, Dagmar – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2021
Pasifika students bring to school rich cultural resources that offer a strong foundation on which to build creative practice. Bringing cultural awareness to visual arts education provides a powerful platform for Pasifika students to embrace success as Pasifika. The recent introduction of "Tapasa--Cultural Competencies Framework for Teachers…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Academic Achievement, Cultural Awareness, Creativity
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Fisher, Jonathan – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2021
The Assessment Resource Banks (ARBs) offer an innovative space to explore how responsive assessment for learning can work off- and online with Aotearoa New Zealand teaching and learning situations. They are a freely available online repository of formative assessment tasks that link to "The New Zealand Curriculum" (Ministry of Education,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing, Multiple Choice Tests
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Bright, Ria; Eames, Chris – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2020
The climate strikes of 2019, an extraordinary worldwide phenomenon, swiftly and succinctly showed the world the collective concern of youth. What insights might curriculum planning for climate-change education and classroom pedagogy gain from these climate strikes? Preliminary findings from this study identified four significant considerations in…
Descriptors: Climate, Activism, Social Justice, Learner Engagement
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