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Author(s): Bev Webber

This issue of set puts the spotlight on self-regulated learning (SRL) which has been highlighted as one of the characteristics of effective teaching. Charles Darr gives an overview of the...

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Author(s): Jo Fletcher, Faye Parkhill, and Amosa Fa'afoi

This investigation attempts to identify what literacy practices are perceived as contributing to success by Year 6–8 Pasifika students who are achieving at their age levels or above in reading...

Author(s): Trevor McDonald and Christina Thornley

For students to be most successful in their education, schools and teachers need to recognise, plan, and teach for the literacy demands inherent in the learning and assessment activities they...

Author(s): Ally Sewell, Claire Sinnema, Christina Ward, Jill Wynyard, Rowena Taylor, Rose Atkins, and Nicola Church

A reflection on the journey taken by members of a team of social studies educators to identify the learning and teaching environments that contribute to quality learning in social studies.

Author(s): Angela Litterick-Biggs and Guy Broadley

This study examined how eight participants in six schools implemented and evaluated Smart Start with PMP, a programme claimed to enhance motor skills and language and to raise students' self-...

Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins

The second of three articles on research as a student learning activity.  Rosemary Hipkins explores the idea of "information literacy" and argues that different school subjects provide...

Author(s): Charles Darr

What is self regulated learning (SRL)? Where did the idea come from? How do I know it when I see it? What does in mean for my teaching, Do I really have to think about it?

Author(s): Verena Watson

Explicit teaching and modelling are found to be vital among the strategies used by the teacher in this study to support her Year 5 and 6 students in developing self-regulating writing behaviours...

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Author(s): Chris Joyce and Rosemary Hipkins

This small study provides some evidence that even at a young age, students are able to begin developing self-regulation skills in the context of science investigations.

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Author(s): Charles Darr and Jonathan Fisher

This exploratory study of self-regulated learning for mathematics education looked at how to encourage self-regulating behaviour using reflective journalling and models to represent problem...

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Author(s): Alex Neill

Keeping a journal in the mathematics classroom has clear benefits.  In this study a group of students kept journals on their mathematics lessons and were found to become more regular and deeper...

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Author(s): Charles Darr

Being aware of validity and how it can be threatened can help teachers make decisions about what assessments are worth making and what they can be used for.