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Author(s): Robyn Baker

Researchers are always hopeful that the findings of their work will inform policy development and influence the thinking and actions of practitioners. A researcher’s job, however, is not...

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Author(s): John Hattie and Roger Peddie

Schools spend huge amounts of time producing school reports which are one of the main vehicles for communicating students’ progress to parents. The writers investigated a series of school...

Author(s): Rachel Bolstad

Most of the ideas and concepts that underpin environmental education have developed outside the school education system. This article draws on a recent review of New Zealand and international...

Author(s): Sally Peters

With a focus on dispositions and affordances, Sally Peters considers some of the dominant theoretical ideas about transition, including maturational readiness, “filling the gaps”, scaffolding the...

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Author(s): Sue Dockett and Sarah Simpson

Beginning formal schooling is a time of change and challenge for children, families, and educators. This article focuses on one approach by the Starting School Research Project to engage first-...

Author(s): Rachel Bolstad

Based on a recent evaluation of environmental education in New Zealand schools, this article explores possibilities and challenges for involving secondary school students.
 

Author(s): Jane Gilbert

Recently we have been hearing a great deal about something called the “knowledge society”. What is all this about, and why hasn’t there been much discussion of the educational implications of...

Author(s): Charles Darr and Jonathan Fisher

Which learning experiences promote proportional reasoning? Here is a piece of equipment which can be integrated into lessons when dealing with ideas involving fractions, decimals, and percentages...

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Author(s): Brenda Bicknell

The focus of this article is the strategies that young children use to find the volume of rectangular prisms. Children were observed during teaching sessions and their solutions to follow-up...

Author(s): Nicky Knight

 The quality of teacher feedback to students has a considerable impact on student achievement. This research evaluates the quality of feedback given to primary students during numeracy lessons...