Education

 

This community houses research from the Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education at the University of Waikato.

Collections in Education

  • Investigating probability concepts of secondary pre-service teachers in a game context

    Dayal, Hem Chand; Sharma, Sashi (Edith Cowan University, 2020)
    There is a rich literature on students' and teachers' intuitions and misconceptions about probability. However, less attention has been paid to the development of pre-service teachers' probabilistic thinking in teacher ...
  • Teaching probability: A socio-constructivist perspective

    Sharma, Sashi (2015)
    There is a considerable and rich literature on students' misconceptions in probability. However, less attention has been paid to the development of students' probabilistic thinking in the classroom. This paper offers a ...
  • "Maths outside of maths": Pre-service teachers' awareness of mathematical and statistical thinking across teachers' professional work

    Bailey, Judy; Cowie, Bronwen; Cooper, Beverley (2020)
    Mathematical and statistical thinking is involved across the breadth of people's home and work life and leisure activities. This paper reports on an aspect of a project that aimed to develop pre-service teacher awareness ...
  • Conventional, remote, virtual, and simulated work-integrated learning: A meta-analysis of existing practice

    Wood, Yvonne I.; Zegwaard, Karsten E.; Fox-Turnbull, Wendy Helen (2020)
    As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations offering work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities were no longer able to support student placements, resulting in many institutions searching for a range of ...
  • Turning a back on violence: Storying anti-violence with young men in schools

    Judd, Matt; Flanagan, Paul G. (New Zealand Association of Counsellors, 2020)
    What are some of the effects of inviting young men troubled by violence to take up non-violent identity claims? This article describes narrative therapy practices in re-authoring stories of violence with one of two young ...
  • Introducing WebQuests in mathematics: A study of Qatari students’ reactions and emotions

    Murphy, Carol; Calder, Nigel Stuart; Mansour, Nasser; Abu-Tineh, Abdullah (Modestum Limited, 2020)
    There is a need to investigate didactic strategies that can enhance engagement in science and mathematics education. This paper reports on the introduction of WebQuests, as part of collaborative inquiry, to enhance students’ ...
  • Looking for the Tikanga in technology education

    Knoef, Bernard John (University of Waikato, 2019)
    This dissertation is dedicated to understanding how it would feel to be disconnected from their own past and devalued as a race by colonialism; that is, how would it feel to be Māori in my class? This dissertation aims ...
  • Reflective practice and inquiry: Let’s talk more about inquiry

    Earl Rinehart, (Suzanne) Kerry; Ussher, William (Bill) Grant (Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, 2016)
    Reflective practice and inquiry are aspects of teacher professional practice that characterise teachers as learners. Reflective practice in some form is considered in contemporary education as an essential activity for ...
  • Sociocultural realities: exploring new horizons by Angus Macfarlane, Sonja Macfarlane and Melinda Webber [Book Review]

    McNae, Rachel Elizabeth (Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2017)
    This article reviews the book "Sociocultural realities: exploring new horizons", by Angus Macfarlane, Sonja Macfarlane and Melinda Webber
  • Assessment digital smarts: Using short text assignment formats for enhancing student learning

    Earl Rinehart, (Suzanne) Kerry (Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, 2015)
    Lecturers and course designers need to be smart about assignment design. This is particularly so when time constraints of lecturer workload and students’ other commitments impact on teaching and learning coverage of ...
  • Using biotechnology to develop values discourse in school science

    Buntting, Catherine Michelle; Jones, Alister (Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2020)
    Biotechnology, broadly defined, is the manipulation of living organisms, or parts of living organisms or systems, for specific purposes of benefit to humankind. As such, it has been practiced for centuries—from early ...
  • Self-value, belonging, and EAL migrants

    Lee, Jinah (TESOLANZ, 2017)
    Here I discuss main findings from my Ph.D. research into English as an additional language (EAL) learner identities, in the process inquiring into our practices as EAL education providers and educators.
  • Yes, spelling should be taught

    Dymock, Susan (Learning Difficulties Australia, 2019)
    There is little doubt that some students are very good spellers. I recall, in my first year of teaching, teaching a 9-year-old student whose spelling was nearly perfect. In a recent study of 7-year-old spellers we encountered ...
  • Enhancing learner agency: Engaging appreciative inquiry to support school transitions

    McNae, Rachel Elizabeth; Kirk, Natalie (New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society (NZEALS), 2018)
    There is a growing body of literature highlighting the various challenges both teachers and students face when students transition between schools, (e.g. from intermediate to high school), with very little focus given to ...
  • Employer and academic staff perceptions of science and engineering graduate competencies

    Khoo, Elaine G.L.; Zegwaard, Karsten E.; Adam, Aminath Shafiya (Taylor & Francis, 2020)
    This paper reports on the findings from a study investigating science and engineering employ- ers and university academic teaching staff perceptions of the competencies science and engineering recent graduates require in ...
  • Technology teacher education requirements

    Fox-Turnbull, Wendy Helen; Stables, Kay (Springer, 2019)
    What is the role of teacher education in preparing and supporting teachers of technology education? Before student teachers can even consider teaching technology education, they need an overarching, holistic view of the ...
  • Editorial

    Clarkin-Phillips, Jeanette; Michele, Morrison (Exeley, Inc., 2019)
    As New Zealand contemplates wholesale review of the formal schooling system and the leadership implications thereof, the winds of educational change begin to swirl. Not the persistent, yet gentle flutter of change that ...
  • Teachers as researchers

    Mills, Judith Patricia; Earl Rinehart, (Suzanne) Kerry (University of Waikato, 2019)
    Research in educational settings has often been undertaken by a third-person (a term used by Ball, 2000), who sits on the edge of the classroom, maybe moves among the students from time to time, and looks ...
  • Applying resilient rating systems for predicting continued operability of hospitals after earthquakes

    Boston, Megan; Mitrani-Reiser, Judith (2018)
    Immediately after a major earthquake, critical facilities need to remain operational, continuously providing healthcare services. Continued operability is dependent on the physical performance of healthcare facilities ...
  • The teacher as a writer

    Hollier, Candy; Carss, Wendy Diane (NZ Literacy Association, 2019)
    This article reports on a research study about the effectiveness of the ‘teacher as a writer’ modelling strategy with Year one students in a New Zealand Primary school. It provides recommendations for implementing the ...

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