Secondary Case Studies

Find out how teachers and students are working with NZ Transport Agency curriculum resources.

Teachers discuss how they use authentic contexts to support secondary students 

Page 1 of secondary school case study collection.Read how New Zealand secondary school teachers work with road safety as an authentic context while meeting the expectations of the New Zealand Curriculum and NCEA. 
Teachers are adapting curriculum resources from the NZ Transport Agency Education Portal. 
NZCER chief researcher Rosemary Hipkins fronts this collection with an article.
She discusses the challenges and opportunities in using context effectively to enrich student learning.
This collection can also be viewed via the embed at page bottom.

Secondary school case studies collection(PDF, 2.53 MB)   


Quick-fire case studies

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Each of these articles is designed to be read in a minute.

See what other secondary teachers have done, then follow the links to downloadable curriculum resources.

Newsletters - secondary case studies 




NZ Curriculum Online case studies

NCEA English, Visual Arts (Design) Year 9 -10, Science Year 9, English Year 9 - 10 and Maths and Stats Year 10. The basis for these learning experiences were NZ Transport Agency curriculum resources. 

Road safety as context for the secondary curriculum (The New Zealand Curriculum Online)

Another case study appears as part of the Key Competencies and Effective Pedagogy project. Focus: using language, symbols and texts; participating and contributing.

In this story the teacher was keen for her year 10 students to experience a statistical inquiry that would really engage them in passionate discussions. She wanted their statistical inquiry to contribute to wider social outcomes in addition to the more immediate new mathematical knowledge being built.

Road safety as a context for statistical inquiry (NZC Online/Key Competencies website)

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  • Secondary Case Studies

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    Examples of secondary teachers using safer journeys as a learning area context.