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Effective pedagogy

A possible pathway for curriculum review

The NZC states (p 34):

There is extensive, well-documented evidence about the kinds of teaching approaches that consistently have a positive impact on student learning.

Review tools

Review questions you may consider for your school community

Read through each teacher action promoted in the NZC under effective pedagogy:

  • Which of the seven approaches can we justifiably say are deeply embedded practice?
  • Which approaches do we need to work on as we design and review our curriculum in response to students' needs?
  • How does learning with digital technologies support these teaching approaches?
  • How do we inquire into the impact of our teaching on student learning?

Self review tools

e-Learning Planning Framework

The e-Learning Planning Framework (eLPF) is a tool that enables schools to identify where they are in terms of e-learning capability, and plan their next step. Phases of the eLPF describe pedagogical development and technology integration. The framework provides schools and teachers with:

  • a self-review tool for schools to gather evidence about practice
  • a 'road map' for building e-learning capability
  • a tool to evaluate the effectiveness of e-learning programmes
  • resources and services to support schools as they build capability.

How do you support teaching as inquiry in your department?
Carol Jarrett, Kelston Girls' College, discusses how her department uses teaching as inquiry to investigate 'problems of practice'. Links to a toolbox of key considerations for inquiry helps secondary schools consider ways in which they could inquire into aspects of their practice.

The Wellbeing@School website provides schools with two toolkits to use for self-review. These self-review tools focus on the creation of inclusive, safe, and caring school climates.

Return to possible pathways: Consider other focus areas for curriculum design and review.

Published on: 08 May 2014