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Schooling for the future

NZCER's Schooling for the future work

Schooling for the future research projects

Curriculum for the Future is a set of three resources designed to stimulate open-ended conversations about learning and curriculum today and into the future. Part 1 is a workshop resourcePart 2 is a live action role play game, and Part 3 is a digital game for iPad  or tablet.

Project leader(s): Rachel Bolstad

This project undertook three case studies where students - and their teachers - had  access to different kinds of community and professional experts as part of their school-based learning. It investigated how these collaborations or partnerships arose and how they worked to transform "business as usual" curriculum, teaching, and learning.  We were particularly interested in understanding the professional learning and growth opportunities for the adults involved - the teachers, and the other professionals - that arose from these collaborations.

Project leader(s): Rachel Bolstad, Sue McDowall

In this project we aim to identify the range and variety of ways in which teachers and students interact with people and groups from the science community to support students’ learning and engagement with science. Te Wāhanga is involved in exploring the types of connections/partnerships that exist between Māori students in English Medium schools and the science community.

Project leader(s): Ally Bull, Rachel Bolstad

NZCER was contracted by the Ministry of Education to deliver a programme of work related to improving achievement in science education. We worked in collaboration with CWA and The University of Waikato. The programme involved three projects, designed to find more effective ways of supporting schools to implement their science curriculum within the framework of The New Zealand Curriculum (2007).

Project leader(s): Ally Bull

The Shifting to 21st Century Thinking project has been established by a group of researchers and thinkers within NZCER to think deeply about education in the 21st century, and what needs to change.

Project leader(s): Rachel Bolstad