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Auckland School gets on board Mastercard Girls4Tech to encourage STEM Education

As term four begins, an Auckland school is ramping up its focus on STEM with Girls4Tech™, a global Mastercard initiative, to encourage girls to get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Opinion: Graham McPhail – Approach MLEs with caution

University of Auckland's GRAHAM McPHAIL argues that while modern learning environments (MLEs) can help facilitate different pedagogical approaches there is no inherent link between classroom design and educational outcomes.

New method of measuring skills employers desire proves popular

A New Zealand company has adapted an American model of testing, aimed at measuring skills that employers find most useful.

Upskilling to lead students into digital revolution

School leaders are evolving to meet the changing needs of students in the future. Three deputy principals have stepped forward to upskill and transform their teaching practices by enrolling in The Mind Lab by Unitec’s Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning).

Global EdTech event set to inspire educators everywhere

EdTech entrepreneurs, policy makers and educators from around the world will descend on Helsinki, Finland for the Hundred Innovation Summit on October 4-6.

New Zealand ranked best in world at preparing students for the future

New Zealand has taken out the top spot in the new Worldwide Educating for the Future Index, ahead of Canada and Finland.

University challenge: Canterbury’s impressive redevelopment

The redevelopment of the University of Canterbury's buildings had to reflect modern ways of learning, while preserving the historical elements of the architecture.

Why teachers have 10 years before robots take over

Robots will begin replacing teachers in the classroom within the next 10 years as part of a revolution in one-to-one learning, a leading British educationist has predicted.

Computational kids

It seems computational thinking is a simple concept that can be taught in age-appropriate ways, and there are some compelling reasons for starting kids so young. 

Nayland College makes cloud savings

Nelson's Nayland College recently moved into the Microsoft cloud software ecosystem, and principal Daniel Wilson says the savings have been dramatic.
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