This book is about changing perceptions—helping parents, early years teachers, and other key individuals to understand giftedness, and providing them with resources to help in identification and assessment for learning. The main audience is teachers in the early years, but the content will also be informative and helpful to parents, managers, prin.. More
History Matters reflects the dynamic nature of teaching and learning history in New Zealand secondary classrooms. It demonstrates not only the wealth of enthusiasm and expertise within the history teaching community,but also a commitment by teachers to developing a research literature on historical thinking that is ‘for teachers and by tea.. More
What do quantum physics, cosmology, biology and psychology have in common? They are all driven by information. This book suggests that philosophy is stuck in linear thinking. It questions the assumptions that underlie its very foundation and, in light of emergence and complexity theory, suggests that we might get to an understanding of li.. More
In the Early World is one of the great books about New Zealand education and is unique in presenting creativity at the centre of children's learning.
Although In the Early World was first published in the 1960s it is as relevant now as it was then. Integrated curriculum, values education, the arts, inquiry learning, philosophy, and creative .. More
This book makes available to a wider audience for the first time material based on fieldwork carried out by the Solomon Island researchers in their own country. The findings will have vital relevance to policy makers, teachers and students.
Over the past four years the School of Education, Solomon Islands College of Higher Education and the .. More
This book is an exhilarating journey into the set of ideas known as the key competencies. The authors employ creative zeal and the collective wisdom of more than a decade of research on the subject as they dig deep into what the key competencies mean and their purpose within the New Zealand Curriculum. They lay out rich new possibilities for edu.. More
What constitutes successful schooling for Māori students in the 21st century?
Editor Paul Whitinui has reached across the disciplines for research insights, different voices and new models to address this critical and complex educational question. The book brings together academic contributions from the fields of mātauranga (education).. More
In Lessons From Beginning Teachers we hear the voices of new teachers as they recount both helpful and unhelpful experiences and bring to life research-informed suggestions for strengthening induction and mentoring programmes within schools. This is not a whinging book but it does throw out challenges to school leaders to examine their pra.. More
Schools work continually to keep students with challenging and difficult behaviour engaged in education. The message of this book is that more can and needs to be done. The audience of this book includes all those who work with excluded children: school, health and justice personnel; school trustees, parents and community workers.School exclusion i.. More
This publication reviews literature related to Māori teaching and learning styles.Manuscripts, archives, government reports, research reports, literature reviews, journal and newspaper articles, and publications and monographs were accessed to piece together a record of traditional and contemporary practices.The written record shows that Māori used.. More
This resource supports teaching children and young people about mental health, wellbeing, resilience, and interpersonal skills. Teachers will discover ways to enhance student learning in four broad areas:- personal identity and wellbeing- communication and relationships with others- social issues and social justice (especially against discrim.. More
Mentoring is a fundamental and increasingly important part of professional learning and development for teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand. This book is a much-needed resource for mentors, leaders and teachers in early childhood education.It is the first of its kind: a wide ranging compilation that explores the thinking, pedagogy and practice of ment.. More
This is a ground-breaking account of one of the most complicated qualification systems in the world. The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) is predominantly used in the senior secondary school in Aotearoa New Zealand. Its introduction between 2002 and 2004 signalled a seismic shift in assessment practice.NCEA in Context offers a.. More
- a challenge to the history we’ve received
Note: the final index for this title can be downloaded here.
Ngāpuhi Speaks is an independent report about He Wakaputanga o Te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni (1835) & Te Tiriti o Waitangi (1840), published in November, 2012. It summarises and assesses the Ngāpuhi Nui.. More
Beginning a new career as an academic is a daunting task. Carol Mutch’s latest book aims to demystify the process by providing new and intending academics with an insight in what to expect. The book is based around the real-life concerns and questions that were raised by the early career academics she worked with in her innovative Emerging Scholars.. More
Students can make huge gains in academic grades and confidence with the help of peer tutoring. This book provides practical, research-based strategies for anyone wanting to run a peer tutoring programme or to improve their own tutoring practice.The book focuses on two key components of tutoring: the tutoring relationship and tutoring tools. The aut.. More
Peter Smith was one of the most influential art educators in New Zealand. During his 50 year career as a well-loved teacher, role model, mentor, and leader in educational policy he elevated the status and value of New Zealand art education to both national and international acclaim.
He helped develop and draft the country’s first natio.. More
It is vital to support teachers and students in their engagement in the critical analysis of texts, especially now that students interact with an increasing volume of texts both in and out of school, largely due to the emergence of digital technologies. Planting Seeds is designed to go some way to addressing the lack of New Zealand-based resourc.. More
This book is a survival guide to help postgraduates at each stage of their studies.
The editors gave each contributor a simple task: “If you could go back in time to when you started your postgraduate studies, what would you tell your younger, less experienced self? What advice could you give to prospective or current postgraduate stud.. More
This book brings together work by national and international scholars committed to honouring and building on the work of a passionate educator and lifelong advocate for children: Professor Anne Smith.The authors take inspiration from her research, policy and advocacy work, including its international reach and its lasting influence to address.. More
Responsive Pedagogy: Engaging restoratively with challenging behaviours.
Teachers are looking for new ways to respond to challenging behaviour. The premise of this book is that teachers can make a difference and that schools and early childhood education settings can be places where behaviour is addressed with courage and conviction.
What is school reform? What makes it sustainable? Who needs to be involved? How is scaling up achieved? This book is about the need for educational reforms that have built into them, from the outset, those elements that will see them sustained in the original sites and spread to others. Using the Te Kotahitanga Project as a model the authors bra.. More
Lindsay Hay was the commercial-industrial guy at Century 21 for twelve years, covering the Nelson-Marlborough area of New Zealand. Over that period, folk would chat to him about their financial investments. They often said things like, “Fixed interest is so disappointing! It’s taxed at source and inflation eats into the capital I’ve inves.. More
We are all teachers. If you’ve ever walked a colleague through a new program, you’re a teacher. If you’ve ever coached anyone on how to kick a football, you’re a teacher. If you’ve ever been a parent… enough said. The problem, however, is that very few of us have ever been taught how to teach!Drawing on Jared Cooney Horvath’s 15 years of experience.. More