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Watson, Jane M. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This paper focuses on the curriculum links between statistics and science that teachers need to understand and apply in order to be effective teachers of the two fields of study. Meaningful statistics does not exist without context and science is the context for this paper. Although curriculum documents differ from country to country, this paper…
Descriptors: Expectation, Statistics, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Chen, Junjun; Cowie, Bronwen – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
The benefits of connecting school students with scientists are well documented. This paper reports how New Zealand teachers brought scientists into the classrooms through the use of videos of New Zealand scientists talking about themselves and their research. Two researchers observed lessons in 9 different classrooms in which 23 educational videos…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials
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Kidman, Joanna; Yen, Chiung-Fen; Abrams, Eleanor – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
The tacit messages transmitted to indigenous learners in the science classroom provide a lens through which indigenous disengagement with school science can be better understood. In this paper, the findings of a cross-national comparative study conducted with indigenous Maori students in New Zealand and Seediq/Atayal students in Taiwan are…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries, Socialization
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Higgins, Joanna; Parsons, Ro – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
Intervention at scale with the aim of improving student participation, engagement and outcomes in mathematics education is a challenge for educational policy makers and reformers. This article argues that an iterative annual cycle of policy formulation, implementation and evaluation enabled ongoing adjustments to the strategic focus, the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Intervention, Student Participation, Foreign Countries
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Cowie, Bronwen; Jones, Alister; Otrel-Cass, Kathrin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
International assessment data paints a complex picture of the engagement and achievement of New Zealand students in science. New Zealand was second only to Finland in the top achievers group in PISA 2006, but it also has one of the widest spreads in student achievement, particularly in relation to Mori and Pasifika students. Thus, the challenges…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Student Attitudes, Recognition (Achievement), Foreign Countries
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Yuenyong, Chokchai; Jones, Alister; Yutakom, Naruemon – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2008
This study is a cross-cultural comparison between the ideas of 49 Thai Grade 9 students and the 30 New Zealand Grade 9 students (approximately 15 years old), about energy related to technological and societal issues. Students' ideas were explored using the Questionnaire for exploring Students' ideas about Energy, Technological, and Societal issues…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Student Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Vlaardingerbroek, Barend; Taylor, T. G. Neil – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2007
The recent structural reforms in New Zealand education have given schools and teachers unprecedented freedom in curricular design and delivery. Using official educational award statistics for 2004 and data arising from a study of 23 schools' upper secondary science curricula in the same year, this study represents an early monitoring of the impact…
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Biology, Foreign Countries, Science Education
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Dalgety, Jacinta; Coll, Richard K. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2006
First-year chemistry classes typically comprise of a mixture of majors and non-majors. Reports in the literature suggest that students have lower self-efficacy for subjects outside their intending major. Here we report on research that examines changes in chemistry students' chemistry self-efficacy throughout their first year of chemistry study at…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Self Efficacy, Chemistry, Foreign Countries
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Wang, Weili; Coll, Richard K. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2005
Experimental physics is seen as an essential part of tertiary physics education. Students are supposed to develop practical skills and advance from closed "cookbook" experiments to open experiment and design experiment procedures independently. As a consequence tertiary practical physics courses increase in the level of challenge…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Learning Strategies, Physics, Foreign Countries
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Brunton, Margaret; Coll, Richard K. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2005
The New Zealand technology curriculum suggests that schools should seek to develop links with industry as a means of providing real-world examples of technology practice. However, if a school is to form links, what form might such links take, and with whom should they be made? The case study research reported here represents an investigation into…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Biotechnology, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences