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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.

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.

Research reveals importance of students learning from their mistakes

Having the confidence to try new things and admit when you don’t understand something is a vital part of learning, yet it is also one that many students struggle with. New research has revealed some of the reasons why students retreat from uncertainty, and how educators can help.

Local Focus: How much tech should there be in schools?

According to a recent international study, New Zealand teens are some of the highest users of digital technology.

Lessons in leadership: what can New Zealand learn from the International Successful School Principalship...

ROSS NOTMAN considers New Zealand research findings from an international educational leadership project and what they mean for the new leadership roles emerging from the Government’s $359m plan to help raise student achievement.

Inequality of school achievement: why the events of 2012 will not fix the problem

JOHN CLARK examines the long tail of underachievement through key events this year, including the class sizes controversy, charter schools debate, National Standards, and the Ministerial Cross-Sector Forum on Raising Achievement.

Maths report raises more questions than answers

A new report has revealed declining standards in children’s numeracy and sparked criticism and controversy about the way Kiwi kids are taught maths.

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.

Endeavour Fund to invest $248m in research

Funding has been awarded for 68 new science research projects that will benefit New Zealand environmentally, economically, and socially.

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.
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