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Growing Curiosity Teaching Strategies to Engage Years 5 to 11 Students in Science

Published: 12 Apr 2021

This report shares teaching approaches and strategies for Year 5 to Year 11 that ERO has identified in a range of schools where students were found to be highly engaged in science. This report should be seen as a resource for leaders and teachers looking to strengthen their teaching of science. It looks at Years 5-11 as they are the critical years for science engagement before learners make final choices on whether to continue in science.

Audience:
Academics
Education
Parents
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Science
Guidance
Te Ihuwaka | Education Evaluation Centre

Nihinihi Whenua – Valuing te reo Māori: Student and whānau aspirations

Published: 15 Sep 2020

This report provides a snapshot of student and whānau perspectives on the teaching of te reo Māori. It follows the June publication of Te Tāmata Huaroa, which provides a review of the current status of te reo Māori in English medium school settings.

Audience:
Academics
Education
Māori-medium
Parents
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Te reo Māori
English-medium
Māori
Te Pou Mataaho | Evaluation and Research Māori

Science in secondary schools: a guide for leaders

Published: 22 Apr 2021

To support leaders and teachers to review and strengthen the science learning opportunities they provide, ERO explored the strategies and approaches that a selection of schools had taken to increase students’ engagement in science. This short guides draws on this work to help secondary school leaders think about how they can support stronger science teaching and learning in their school.

Audience:
Education
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Science
Te Ihuwaka | Education Evaluation Centre
State schools
Integrated schools
Primary

Science in secondary schools: a guide for teachers

Published: 21 Apr 2021

To support leaders and teachers to review and strengthen the science learning opportunities they provide, ERO explored the strategies and approaches that a selection of schools had taken to increase students’ engagement in science. This short guides draws on this work to help secondary school teachers think about how they can support stronger science teaching and learning in their school.

Audience:
Education
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Te Ihuwaka | Education Evaluation Centre
Science
State schools
Integrated schools
Schools

School Evaluation Indicators

Published: 31 Mar 2021

The Education Review Office (ERO) first introduced evaluation indicators in 2003, revising them in 2010. This new version reflects a deepening understanding of how schools improve, and the role that evaluation plays in that process. It also reflects a strengthened relationship between ERO’s approaches to evaluation in English-medium and Māori-medium settings. It supports external and internal evaluation of schools.

Audience:
Education
Schools
Content type:
Basic page
Topics:
Evaluation indicators
Indicators

Science in primary schools: a guide for leaders

Published: 20 Apr 2021

To support leaders and teachers to review and strengthen the science learning opportunities they provide, ERO explored the strategies and approaches that a selection of schools had taken to increase students’ engagement in science. This short guides draws on this work to help primary school leaders think about how they can support stronger science teaching and learning in their school.

Audience:
Education
Parents
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Science
Integrated schools
Schools
State schools
Te Ihuwaka | Education Evaluation Centre

Science in primary schools: a guide for teachers

Published: 19 Apr 2021

To support leaders and teachers to review and strengthen the science learning opportunities they provide, ERO explored the strategies and approaches that a selection of schools had taken to increase students’ engagement in science. This short guides draws on this work to help primary school teachers think about how they can support stronger science teaching and learning in their school.

Audience:
Education
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Science
Te Ihuwaka | Education Evaluation Centre
State schools
Integrated schools
Primary

A guide for parents and whānau on supporting science in primary school

Published: 12 Apr 2021

Learning science in the primary school years helps children become better problem solvers and critical thinkers. This short guide aims to help parents and whānau of children in primary school to understand why science matters for this age group, know what to expect for science teaching and learning for their child, and think about how they can support their child’s science learning journey.

Audience:
Academics
Education
Parents
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Science
Schools
Te Ihuwaka | Education Evaluation Centre
Guides for parents

Te Tāmata Huaroa: Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schooling

Published: 18 Jun 2020

This report gives a snapshot of the current provision of te reo Māori teaching and learning in a representative sample of English-medium primary and secondary schools. The education sector is seen as an important lever in the Government’s Maihi Karauna strategy for language revitalisation.

Audience:
Academics
Education
Māori-medium
Parents
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Te reo Māori
English-medium
Language
Māori
Bilingual
Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori
Te Pou Mataaho | Evaluation and Research Māori

Science in New Zealand schools and early childhood services - series summary

Published: 12 Apr 2021

Science is important – we rely on science and scientific thinking in almost every endeavour in our modern society. High quality science education at school is essential for learners who want a career in science, but it is also important for all learners to help them understand the scientific issues that whānau, communities, and nations face. Issues such as climate change, healthy living, and innovation all depend on science.

Audience:
Early learning
Education
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Science
Early learning
Early childhood services
Integrated schools
State schools

Science in the Early Years: Early Childhood and Years 1-4

Published: 12 Apr 2021

This report looks at how well science is led in services and schools, how well science is woven through the curriculum, and how well kaiako/ teachers include science in a responsive curriculum. Each section of this report provides leaders, kaiako, and teachers with reflective questions to consider, which could support improvements. We also identify opportunities for improvement at both the individual service / school level, and for the system.

Audience:
Early learning
Education
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Science
Early learning
Te Ihuwaka | Education Evaluation Centre

Science in Years 5 to 8: Capable and Competent Teaching

Published: 01 May 2010

This Education Review Office report provides examples of good practice in science teaching for Years 5 to 8, in 13 New Zealand state schools. The evaluation included intermediate schools, contributing schools, full primary schools and a Years 7 to 15 secondary school.

Audience:
Parents
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Science
Literacy and numeracy
Literacy

Te Kahu Whakahaumaru: Māori continue to show resilience across Māori-medium education

Published: 10 Dec 2020

In Aotearoa, Māori-medium education experienced significant disruption when the outbreak of Covid-19 forced kura to close their doors, and whānau and kaiako to adjust to home schooling and distance learning. Among the many challenges were access to technology and resources with Māori communities among the most affected.

Audience:
Education
Māori-medium
Parents
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
COVID-19
Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Schools
Māori-medium
Teachers | Kaiako
Resilience
Te Pou Mataaho | Evaluation and Research Māori

Science in The New Zealand Curriculum: Years 5 to 8

Published: 01 May 2012

In 2011, ERO evaluated the quality of science teaching and learning, its place within the curriculum and its relationship to literacy and numeracy teaching. The evaluation focused on Years 5 to 8 in 100 schools. This report documents the findings of this evaluation.

Audience:
Education
Parents
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Science
Curriculum
Literacy and numeracy
Good practice

Te Ara Poutama Indicators of quality for early childhood education: what matters most

Published: 31 Mar 2021

Te Ara Poutama is the core of Ngā Ara Whai Hui: Quality Framework for Evaluation and Improvement in Early Childhood Services. This is the framework for ERO’s approaches to reviewing early childhood services. The indicators, for outcomes and processes, are a central resource for use by ERO and the services themselves in evaluating quality in early childhood education and identifying where improvement is needed.

Audience:
Early learning
Education
Content type:
Basic page
Topics:
Te Ara Poutama
Ngā Ara Whai Hua
Indicators

Te Kahu Whakahaumaru – Ngā mahi a te rangai mātauranga Māori (English)

Published: 19 Jan 2021

Te Pou Mataaho, ERO’s evaluation and research group, and Te Uepū ā Motu, ERO’s national evaluation and review team, pursued this evaluation to provide an evidence base about the initial impacts of Covid-19 on Māori-medium education and how the sector responded.

Audience:
Early learning
Education
Māori-medium
Parents
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
COVID-19
Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Schools
Māori-medium
Te Pou Mataaho | Evaluation and Research Māori

Te Kahu Whakahaumaru – Ngā mahi a te rangai mātauranga Māori (Māori)

Published: 19 Jan 2021

I whāia tēnei arotake e Te Pou Mataaho, te rōpū arotake, rangahau hoki a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga me Te Uepū ā-Motu, te rōpū arotake ā-motu a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, ki te whakaputa i tētahi kohinga taunakitanga e kitea ai ngā pānga tōmua o te Mate Korona ki te rāngai mātauranga reo Māori, me ngā rautaki i whāia ai e taua rāngai.

Audience:
Early learning
Education
Māori-medium
Parents
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
COVID-19
Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Schools
Māori-medium
Te Pou Mataaho | Evaluation and Research Māori