They create great learning environments these days says Matt Heath. Teaching is contextual. Supportive. Children are taught how to research information for themselves rather than just simply memorise what they're told.
Each generation of parents seems to be more conscientious than the last. That can be a mixed blessing for the children if it means the parents are so conscientious they feel an obligation to see the child is supervised and entertained every waking hour at home.
Schools needs to be more than tests and qualifications - NCEA is just one measure of success
When used correctly, in combination with other teaching methods such as group projects and presentations, exams are an extremely effective teaching tool. Dr Michael S. W. Lee explains.
There is a depressing aspect of this new government that highlights our sad approach to education in this country tells Peter Lyons
Evidence shows that National Standards have not improved achievement, however the new government should consider retaining some of the recent tools that focus on learning progress.
Dr Mohamed Alansari uncovers some uncomfortable truths about students' experiences of New Zealand's tertiary education system.