Browsing by Author "Whitehead, David"

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  • Can neuroscience construct a literate gendered culture?

    Whitehead, David (University of Waikato, 2011-07)
    The construction of boys as a gendered culture is not usually associated with neuroscience. Exceptions are publications and presentations by consultants on boys’ education who adopt a “brain-based” perspective. From a ...
  • Do we give them a fair chance? Attrition among first-year tertiary students

    Whitehead, David (Taylor & Francis, 2012)
    International research suggests that government policy, institutional culture and learner characteristics influence the attrition rate of first-year tertiary education students. These variables were investigated in relation ...
  • Editorial: Plotting new courses in assessment

    Whitehead, David; Reed, Yvonne (University of Waikato, 2008)
    The articles in this issue foreground some of the tensions inherent in the use of “global” summative, norm-referenced measures of literacy on the one hand, and “local”, site and classroom specific literacy assessments on ...
  • Justifying the design and selection of literacy and thinking tools

    Whitehead, David (IEJEE, 2008)
    Criteria for the design and selection of literacy and thinking tools that allow educators to justify what they do are described within a wider framework of learning theory and research into best practice. Based on a ...
  • Justifying what we do: Criteria for the selection of literacy and thinking tools

    Whitehead, David (NZATE, 2006)
    Teachers of English, along with teachers from across the curriculum, have a moral and professional responsibility to nurture literate thinkers. In this article I argue that teachers who accept this responsibility stand to ...

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  • The Comprehension of Expository Science Texts Among Year 6 Students

    de Jonge, Sharyn Leanne (University of Waikato, 2012)
    This study examined the influence of instruction in text feature knowledge and metacognitive strategies on the comprehension of expository text among Year 6 students. Over a period of 8 weeks, twelve Year 6 students read ...
  • The Effects of using Think-Pair-Share during Guided Reading Lessons

    Carss, Wendy Diane (The University of Waikato, 2007)
    The aim of this research was to describe the effects of Think-Pair-Share strategies, used during Guided Reading lessons, on reading achievement. Think-Pair-Share is a co-operative teaching strategy that includes three ...