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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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The influence of peer group response: building teacher and student expertise in the writing classroom

Stephanie Dix, Gail Cawkwell

In 2010–11 a small-scale New Zealand research project explored ways to develop teachers' skills, and the sense of their own efficacy, as writing instructors. The project involved six teachers from four secondary schools, eight teachers from four primary schools, and four academic researchers. The project was centred on a writing workshop: a five-day, intensive experience designed to establish a community of practice as a means to develop teachers as writers and to cultivate teachers' self-efficacy, or belief in their own effectiveness, as teachers of writing. This article describes one case study of one primary teacher. It relates her personal experiences of peer group response in the writing workshop and how she in turn implemented this approach in her own classroom.

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Professional development for technology-enhanced inquiry science

Libby Gerard, et al.

Analysing a range of studies, the authors examine the most effective ways to equip science teachers for inquiry-based learning in their classrooms – Review of Educational Research.

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Promoting high-quality PE and sport through school sport partnerships

Anne Flintoff, Rebecca Foster, Simon Wystawnoha

A study has examined England's Physical Education and School Sport (PESS) initiative – European Physical Education Review.

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Switching on and off in middle years' maths

Andrew Martin, Judy Anderson, et al.

A study of Catholic schools in Sydney examines factors affecting middle years' students engagement in maths, and their plans to study it in future – Journal of Educational Psychology.

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Fostering a lifelong love of music

Susan K Green, Connie L Hale

Students' participation in school music can be encouraged by promoting a learning, or mastery orientation to achievement, rather than by competition – Music Educators Journal.

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