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Innovative learning environments: where’s the evidence?

MARK OSBORNE suggests that when teacher pedagogy and physical learning environments are aligned there are significant gains to be made in achievement.

More action needed on balance between student well-being and learning: NZCER

A recent survey canvassing primary and intermediate schools demonstrates that the message is getting through: student well-being, behaviour, and learning are closely linked.

Sex too sensitive for Asian parents to talk about

Sex is too sensitive for Asian parents to talk about and they want schools to handle it, a new survey has found.

Is ‘mat time’ a waste of time?

ANITA MORTLOCK shares her research about the common practice of ‘mat time’ in New Zealand schools.

Treating vision conditions improves education in low decile schools: new research

The education and social development of many low decile school students is being impacted by their poor vision according to new Massey University research.

Wanted: ‘Ideal teachers’

Hana Turner's research reveals some interesting teacher and student perspectives about what qualities an 'ideal' teacher has for students of different ethnicities.

Procrastinating student publishes research on… procrastinating students

Rebecca Olsen, a PhD student at Victoria University, is investigating whether vividly visualising a future desired outcome could help people get to their goals, and control the urge to hit the couch rather than work on their dreams.

Tauranga council eyes sites for marine research centre

Two council-owned sites in Sulphur Pt have been shortlisted for the development of a world-class marine research and education institute in Tauranga.

Will a new School of Rural Medicine really meet rural health needs?

The Government says a new School of Rural Medicine will be established to produce more doctors for our rural communities. However, opponents question whether the new school will address urgent, longer-term rural health needs.

Values and beliefs

JAYLAN BOYLE dissects the ongoing debate over religious instruction, and whether it still has a place in New Zealand’s state schools.
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