In term 2, 2017, four teachers at Hutt Central School initiated an inquiry into games across their Year 5/6 syndicate. The inquiry spiralled into a variety of learning opportunities, taking slightly different directions across the four classrooms and continuing to 'run in the background' for the rest of the year.
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This report outlines findings from a literature review of trends in assessment policy and practice, which was commissioned by the Ministry of Education (the Ministry).
The primary purpose of this report is to inform the Ministry as it considers updating its position on assessment, last articulated in the position paper titled Assessment (Schooling Sector) 2011 (Ministry of Education, 2011).
The report presents findings on the health and wellbeing of te reo Māori, and whānau aspirations for te reo in homes and communities, and in education.
This paper illustrates the the evolution of the key competencies as The New Zealand Curriculum was developed, using the visual models that supported thinking at different stages of the curriculum project.
The types of evidence and processes used to support their development are also summarised.
The second paper from this research is 2 How the key competencies evolved over time: Insights from the research.
This paper analyses a series of research projects to describe how understandings about key competencies have developed over the decade since The New Zealand Curriculum was published.
The first paper from this research is 1 How the key competencies were developed: The evidence base.
In late 2017 an evaluation of Engineering Education to Employment (Engineering e2e) was undertaken by New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) Chief Researcher Karen Vaughan. This was a high-level review of documentation and 16 interviews with Steering Group members and initiative or project leaders asking about the ways in which Engineering e2e acted as a systems integrator and what can be learned from this. This is a summary of its findings.
Report prepared for the Tertiary Education Commission and the Engineering e2e Steering Group.