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Teaching and learning approaches

When teachers provide helpful feedback to let students know what they are doing right, and what and how they need to improve, students start to assess their own work more honestly, seek guidance from teachers, and begin to set goals for themselves.

School examples

Louise Field.

Growing the key competencies through the arts

Louise Field from Somerville Intermediate highlights the importance of the arts curriculum area for growing the key competencies.

Claire Amos.

EDtalks: Using teaching as inquiry to guide an eLearning action plan

Claire Amos talks about how the school is using a teaching as inquiry cycle to inform the eLearning action plans that will be implemented by professional learning groups in each of the school's curriculum areas.

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Principal's sabbatical report - Delwyn Bain

The principal of Maeroa Intermediate School focused her recent sabbatical on selecting suitable texts to enable year 7 and 8 teachers to support the exploration and teaching of virtues and key competencies.

Lisa Morresey.

Developing a middle school curriculum

Shared deputy principals at Fairfield Intermediate talk about their roles working to develop a middle school curriculum.

Angela White.

Angela White – Dispositions for learning

Angela White, head of middle school at St Margaret’s College, Christchurch, talks about the approaches they are using to develop learning dispositions with their students.

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Sabbatical report - Rich, real, rigorous, and relevant

Trevor Beaton, Principal of Cobham Intermediate, case studies a variety of different school structures and timetable approaches to catering for the needs of emerging adolescents.

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Sabbatical report – Implementation of ICT
Phil Straw, Principal of Tokoroa Intermediate, outlines a variety of different approaches New Zealand schools have taken to the implementation of ICT.

Room 8 Melville Intermediate.

Room 8 Melville Intermediate School blog

This blog is designed to promote the work of students in Room 8 at Melville Intermediate School and includes links to a host of other school blogs these students are connecting with nationally and internationally.

Queens High School students.

A common language at Queen's High School

Queen's High School teachers of each year 9 and 10 class talk about the learning of students and about how they were using key competencies in different learning areas in relation to each class group.

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Introducing the key competencies at Fairfield Intermediate

Fairfield Intermediate School’s curriculum focus has been to couple introducing the key competencies with quality planning for an integrated curriculum.

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Personal financial literacy at Otahuhu College

The commerce department at Otahuhu College incorporated financial literacy into year 10 business studies to equip students to make critical financial decisions about the effective use of their money.

Allanah King.

EDtalks: Connecting with the world

Allanah King talks about the benefits of 'opening the classroom walls to the outside world' through blogging, podcasts, and wikis.

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Educational leaders: A model for change

This report explains how a team of younger staff led realigning the school’s curriculum delivery with The NZC, looking at ways to move the pedagogy of staff from an outcomes-based to an inquiry-based approach.

Published on: 19 Jan 2012


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