The Professional Practice of Teaching in New Zealand,
6th Edition

Mary Hill, Martin Thrupp, Contributors

ISBN-13: 9780170416771 | ISBN-10: 0170416771

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 352 pages

List Price USD $82.50


The Professional Practice of Teaching in New Zealand contains information that will help you learn to teach effectively. Written specifically for the New Zealand setting, it highlights the range of knowledge and skills that you’ll need in order to make a positive difference to your students’ lives. This text includes the latest research and covers topics such as effective teaching in modern learning environments, Maori learners, and diverse learners. Case studies, activities and stories from real-life teachers and students help you to link theory to your classroom practices.

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Mary F. Hill is Associate Professor in Education at The University of Auckland and has worked for more than forty years in education, including more than twenty years in higher education. Her major professional and research interests revolve around issues of professional learning, educational assessment and practitioner research and inquiry. She has won two Faculty teaching excellence awards (2015, 2017) and has served as the President of NZARE and Chairperson of the New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

Martin Thrupp is Professor of Education at The University of Waikato, where he has worked since 1995, apart from a six-year stint working in London. His research interests are in education policy, especially the lived effects of policy across diverse schools and communities. He has undertaken related educational research in New Zealand as well as in England and across a number of other European countries and has won several awards for research and publications. His most recent project is a study of private organisations involved in public schooling in Finland, Sweden and New Zealand, funded by the Academy of Finland.

Jane Abbiss - The University of Canterbury, Graeme Aitken - The University of Auckland, Mere Berryman - The University of Waikato, Elizabeth Eley - The University of Waikato, Cathy Buntting - The University of Waikato, Kerry Earl Rinehart - The University of Waikato, Jenny Ferrier-Kerr - The University of Waikato, Annaline Flint - The University of Auckland, Dianne Forbes - The University of Waikato, Matt Kennedy - Golden Sands School, Annie Geurin - University of Canterbury, Carol Hamilton -The University of Waikato, Mary Hill - The University of Auckland, Letitia Hochstrasser Fickel - University of Canterbury, Maria Kecskemeti - The University of Waikato, Leon Benade - Auckland University of Technology, Lyn G. McDonald - The University of Auckland, John O’Neill - Massey University, Darren Powell - The University of Auckland, Christine M. Rubie-Davies - The University of Auckland, Susan Sandretto - University of Otago, Alison Sewell - Massey University, Claire Sinnema - The University of Auckland, John Smith - Russell Street School, Martin Thrupp - The University of Waikato

  • New chapter 11, Pedagogy in flexible learning spaces, addresses innovative learning environments and the principles of teaching within them, ensuring that readers can understand how to work effectively within the changing education landscape
  • Significant restructuring and update of the entire text to reflect the substantial amount of change in these important teaching areas in New Zealand, as listed below
  • New chapter 9, Policy and praxis: Maori learners’ experiences contributing understandings about identity, culture and effective pedagogy
  • NEW chapter 13 Revealing the privatisation of education considers the implications of private organisations within the New Zealand state school system
  • New first chapter, Becoming a Teacher, gives the reader background and context for what they are about to learn throughout the rest of the text
  • New chapter 10, Creating cultures of belonging: Engaging diversity to enhance learning, focusing especially on the priority learners identified by the Ministry of Education
  • Students identify the key concepts that the chapter will cover with the Starter Questions at the beginning of each chapter
  • Students test their knowledge and consolidate learning through the end of chapter Activities
  • A list of Weblinks at the end of every chapter prompts students to start their online reading and research
  • Examples from both primary and secondary teaching ensure the text is relevant for teachers across a range of school settings
  • Case studies present real-life situations that demonstrate concepts and theory in context
  • References relevant to each chapter help students to extend their understanding
  • Gives specific attention throughout to priority learner groups, the use of ICT, and the inclusion of parents and whanau
  • ‘Teacher’s voice’ and ‘Student’s voice’ boxes throughout prompt students to consider different personal views and perspectives
  • This wholly New Zealand text has been developed over many years to reflect the local education environment

Table of Contents

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1 Becoming a teacher
2 How do people learn? Understanding the learning experience
3 A community of learners: creating a culture of learning together
4 Engaging students in dialogue
5 Planning with high expectations
6 Using classroom assessment for effective learning and teaching
7 Teaching as inquiry
8 Managing relationships in learning environments
9 Policy and praxis: Māori learners’ experiences contributing understandings about identity, culture and effective pedagogy
10 Creating cultures of belonging: engaging diversity to enhance learning
11 Pedagogy in flexible learning spaces
12 Digital learning: critical perspectives and lifelong possibilities
13 Revealing the privatisation of education
14 Teachers and ethics
15 Raising our heads: keeping a critical eye on policy and research
16 Moving into the profession

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The Professional Practice of Teaching in New Zealand

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