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News of January 2011

Curriculum news and website highlights.

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Directions for learning: The New Zealand Curriculum principles, and teaching as inquiry May 2011

22/07/11

In early 2010, ERO were asked to conduct an initial evaluation, and a follow up evaluation one year later, to investigate how schools were using the eight principles and the teaching as inquiry process as outlined in The New Zealand Curriculum

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principles
research
teaching as inquiry
Literacy Online.

New National Standards reading and writing illustrations

22/07/11

Set 4 of the National Standard Reading and Writing Illustrations are now available on Literacy Online.

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national standards
NZC Update 11.

NZC Update 11 - Monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the NZC

14/07/11

This Update focuses on an evaluation of progress in the implementation of the New Zealand Curriculum, using data collected in 2008 and 2009.

PDF icon. NZC Update 11 (PDF, 917 KB)

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curriculum implementation
tax citizenship image.

Tax education and citizenship resource

06/07/11

This resource supports students to understand what tax is, what it is used for, and how all citizens are involved. It focuses on key social studies objectives and also covers the key NZC value of 'community and participation', key competency 'managing self' and the future focus issue of 'citizenship'.

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social sciences
Rugby world cup.

RWC activity books

06/07/11

Developed by the NZ 2011 office, in association with the Ministry of Education, the RWC 2011 Activity Book will provide all year 1-8 students with a book of learning activities. It has three curriculum levels to choose from, each strongly aligned to the social sciences curriculum, and Effective Pedagogy in Social Sciences: Tikanga ā Iwi: BES.

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health and physical education
social sciences
Students stand in front of murals.

Inquiry framework at Sylvia Park School

30/06/11

Sylvia Park's inquiry planning team support all teachers to develop authentic engaging learning for their students. In this story the planning team and students discuss what inquiry looks like in their school.

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art
effective pedagogy
inquiry
ka hikitia
key competencies
Pasifika
using language symbols and texts
Parents walk children to school.

NZC Update 10 - Engaging with families from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds

26/06/11

This Update focuses on partnerships between schools and diverse families and communities. It builds on Update 1 (September 2010), which focused on engaging with whānau and Māori communities.

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community engagement
NZC Update 9 - teacher and student.

NZC Update 9 - Effective learning pathways

12/06/11

This Update (June 2011) is designed to help secondary schools review their curriculum to ensure that all students experience effective pathways throughout their learning.

PDF icon. NZC Update 9 (PDF, 2 MB)

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learning pathways
Understanding NCEA book cover.

Understanding NCEA: A relatively short and very useful guide for secondary school students and their parents

26/05/11

If you are a Year 9 or10 student, or a parent new to NCEA, this book is for you. It explains in plain language just how NCEA works – everything from standards, levels and credits to subject choice.

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NCEA
Rosemary Hipkins.

Rose Hipkins – The shape of curriculum change

26/05/11

Rosemary Hipkins presented this session at the CORE Breakfast seminar in Dunedin, March 2011, which sketched the overall shape of curriculum change in CIES schools.

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research

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