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Author(s): Josie Roberts
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Author(s): Sally Boyd

This article explores what approaches to inquiry and integrated inquiry might look like if given a 21st-century learning frame. It is the second of two articles about student inquiry and...

Author(s): Chris Eames, Faye Wilson-Hill and Miles Barker

 

There is growing interest in the development of education for sustainability (EfS) in New Zealand schools. Over a third of all schools are now part of the Enviroschools Programme, and the...
Author(s): Marg Cosgriff , Lisette Burrows and Kirsten Petrie, with Shane Keown, Joel Devcich, Joanne Naera and Deirdre Duggan

 

Investigating children’s ideas about and experiences of health and physical activity, and Health and Physical Education (HPE), is a valuable step for teachers to take when designing...
Author(s): Sue McDowall

 

We are, it seems, constantly being told that the main goal of education should be enabling students to build, rather than to “reproduce”, knowledge; and that knowledge building is a...
Author(s): Craig Paterson, Ruth Williams and Tony Hunt

It is estimated that the World Wide Web contains more than 7.8 billion pages. As a consequence, how children understand how to find and use information on the Web is becoming increasingly...

Author(s): Cathy Wylie

In this article Cathy Wylie, a chief researcher at the New Zealand Council for Educational Research, provides an account of New Zealand’s education system from the introduction of self-managing...

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Author(s): Joanne Bate and Deb Clark

 

Gifted students benefit from time spent with like-minded peers. This article outlines the value of grouping gifted students together and looks at different ways this can be done. It also...
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Author(s): Jenny Horsley

 

Successful early or dual-enrolled students demonstrating competence in their university studies have not necessarily demonstrated strong performance in their high school studies. Some...
Author(s): Melinda Webber
Printouts of students’ ethnicities can help remind teachers that they are responsible for educating, and responding to the needs of, students with a range of ethnicities. However, such bare-bones...
Author(s): Charles Darr

 

In this edition of Assessment News we take a close look at the new Supplementary Tests of Achievement in Reading (STAR). In particular, we consider how confident teachers can be in...
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