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The following links to key agencies provide assessment information and professional support for teachers of psychology.
In 2007, ERO published reports on schools’ effectiveness in the collection and use of assessment:
The following references will help you to plan teaching and learning activities for this subject.
Over 500 000 items are available through the Schools Collection, including books, videos, and DVDs. Schools can also interloan music, books, and serials from the National Library’s general collections through their local curriculum information service centre.
Explore the themes and stories on this website.
The on disk library of audiovisual teaching resources for secondary schools includes over 40 titles covering a range of subjects, with more titles to be added.
This website contains over 3000 biographies of New Zealanders who have 'made their mark' on this country.
This site provides pages specific to the following senior subjects: business studies, classical studies, economics, geography, history, and social studies (see links under 'Senior secondary' on the landing page).
Social sciences online also provides PDFs of titles in the Ministry of Education series Building Conceptual Understandings in the Social Sciences (BCUSS). (These are listed in 'Featured content', right navigation.)
Although the BCUSS series is designed to help teachers of levels 1–5, it is strongly recommended to senior social science teachers.
Students can go to this website to find useful, accurate, online information. Librarians from all over New Zealand are available each weekday between 1 pm and 6 pm to help students search online. To use AnyQuestions, students must be attending a New Zealand primary, intermediate, or secondary school or being home-schooled.
Explores aspects of rights in New Zealand and provides resources for teachers. Particularly valuable to social sciences and provides topic plans using the social enquiry template.
As well as the HTML version of The New Zealand Curriculum, this interactive site offers a variety of support and strategies, news updates, digital stories of schools’ experiences, and archived material relating to development of the curriculum.
This site includes a translation into English of the main sections of the draft marautanga. Only learning levels 1, 4, and 6 have been translated in the learning areas.
This site is designed to assist secondary middle managers to work with their departments to implement The New Zealand Curriculum. It explores various aspects of effective pedagogy.
Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017 is a strategy to rapidly change how the education system performs so that all Māori students gain the skills, qualifications and knowledge they need to enjoy and achieve education success as Māori.
This Ministry of Education professional development strategy focuses on improving outcomes for Māori students in English-medium schools. This strategy supports four main projects: Te Kotahitanga, Te Kauhua, Ako Panuku, and Te Mana Kōrero.
This site takes a closer look at the Pasifika Education Plan and the Pasifika Education Implementation Plan. It offers reflective questions, ideas, stories, and resources to support and inspire schools to make a difference for all Pasifika students.
This section of New Zealand Curriculum online offers specific guidance to school leaders and teachers on integrating the key competencies into the daily activities of the school and its teaching and learning programmes.
BES is a collaborative knowledge-building strategy designed to strengthen the evidence base that informs education policy and practice in New Zealand. See in particular: Effective pedagogy in social sciences/tikanga ā iwi: Best evidence synthesis iteration [BES] (2008).
Last updated August 4, 2015