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.
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.
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).