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Darr, Charles – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2020
The project team for the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) has recently begun writing reports focussed on how insights generated by the study can be used to promote learning and teaching. The reports are written primarily for teachers. This short article introduces the reports with a special emphasis on the mathematics and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Learning Processes, Statistics, Grade 7
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Pfannkuch, Maxine; Wild, Chris; Arnold, Pip; Budgett, Stephanie – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2020
The first two decades of the 21st century has heralded an unprecedented data revolution increasingly impacting our daily lives. Statistics education must continually update itself to prepare students for this new data-driven world. In this reflection on our research during this time, we discuss how fostering learning from data brought many…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational History, Statistics, Reflection
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Taeao, Sinapi; Averill, Robin – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2020
Teaching Pasifika learners effectively to improve their educational outcomes is an education priority in New Zealand. New ways to maximise learning are needed. This article shows how dance, a cultural experience of many Pasifika learners, offers strong opportunities for enhancing learning across the curriculum while impacting positively on…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement
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Pierson, Cameron M.; Anderson, Dayle; Luczak-Roesch, Markus; Doyle, Cathal; Glasson, Brigitte; Li, Yevgeniya; Brieseman, Carol; Boucher, Matt; Christenson, Dianne; Coton, Melissa – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2020
In an exploratory project over 12 months, we investigated the role and impact of online citizen science (OCS) participation in primary school science education in four schools. Our inquiry focused on the potential of participation in online citizen science projects to support development of science capabilities for citizenship, teacher practices…
Descriptors: Science Education, Citizen Participation, Scientific Research, Science Projects
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Low, Natasha; Thompson, Kylie; McKay, Anne – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2020
Over a 3-year period (2016-19), four Health and Physical Education teachers from Hobsonville Point Secondary School embarked on a project aimed at making learning more visible for their priority learners. With support from the Teacher-led Innovation Fund, the teachers worked with a group of critical friends--teacher educators, a visible learning…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Health Education, Physical Education Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Arnold, Pip; Pfannkuch, Maxine – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2020
Statistical investigations, a thread within the statistics strand of the mathematics and statistics learning area (Ministry of Education, 2007), are underpinned by the statistical enquiry cycle. As teachers introduce their students to the statistical enquiry cycle, they are supporting their students to become data detectives, posing and answering…
Descriptors: Novices, Statistics, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Haawera, Ngaarewa; Herewini, Leeana – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2020
There is limited research about the experiences of teachers (kaiako) teaching paangarau (mathematics) in a Maaori-medium modern learning environment (MLE). This article presents the views of three kaiako (teachers) as they collaborated with researchers and one another to explore an alternative approach to teaching and learning paangarau with 60…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Language of Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Cliffe-Tautari, Tania – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2020
Purakau, or Maori narratives, have shaped the historical accounts of Maori throughout the generations. Yet they have historically been misappropriated, misrepresented, and misinterpreted as "fables" or anecdotes" (Lee, 2008). This article argues that purakau remain critical to Maori, as they preserve the cultural repositories of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Pacific Islanders
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Riwai-Couch, Melanie; Bull, Ally; Nicholls, Jane – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2020
As a result of COVID-19 and the government's measures to control it, Term 2, 2020 began with New Zealand school students learning from home rather than at school. This article reports on the results of a survey that explored the experiences of some parents of Maori and Pasifika students during their first week of this school-led learning at home…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Disease Control, School Closing
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Cleary, Sabina; Kenton, Carmen – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2020
Christchurch-based science advisers Sabina Cleary and Carmen Kenton, from Kaha Education, talk about their experiences of supporting teachers during the COVID-19 lockdown. Insights from their experiences during a previous crisis guided them during COVID-19. They share their thoughts about useful learning to take forward as school life resumes.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, School Closing, Disease Control
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Bendikson, Linda; Meyer, Frauke; Le Fevre, Deidre – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2020
School goal setting is often described as a key leadership practice for school improvement. Important for the effectiveness of goal setting is the close monitoring of progress. This article examines goal-monitoring practices in three schools that were seen as being effective and contributing to improvement. The findings highlight the importance of…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Goal Orientation, Progress Monitoring, Educational Strategies
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Corlett, Melissa – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2020
The goal of the Poutama Pounamu blended learning course is to promote contexts for change where equity, excellence, and belonging for Maori and all learners can be realised. In this article I share some key learnings from my own journey through this course. I reflect on my path towards honouring the Treaty of Waitangi, including the challenges I…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Needs
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Eames, Chris; Aguayo, Claudio – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2020
This article explores how using mobile learning-focused mixed reality (MR) can complement and reinforce learning experiences outside the classroom. Our study involved one primary school class, the teacher, and a marine reserve visitor centre and was based in the co-design of digital tools which were contextually relevant to all educators and…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Simulation, Electronic Learning
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Watson, Sophie; Hill, Allen; North, Chris; Irwin, Dave; Cosgriff, Marg; Boyes, Mike – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2020
Education outside the classroom (EOTC) has a rich and celebrated history in Aotearoa New Zealand. This article takes a solutions-focused approach that supports teachers and school leaders to reconnect with the value and magic of EOTC. Despite the recent and on-going challenges to the provision and delivery of EOTC, there are many examples of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Educational Benefits, Barriers
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Mutch, Carol – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2020
A summary of Carol Mutch's research into the role of schools in disaster response and recovery highlights the expectations that are placed on schools following a crisis. Her research shows that school staff undertake these extra demands willingly and conscientiously, despite the toll that it takes on their own health and wellbeing. In this article…
Descriptors: Crisis Management, COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries
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