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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Opinion: Megan Clune – Thoughts on the DT|HM

With an impressive new ministerial line-up in education, the anticipation of teachers across the country is palpable. Megan Clune shares her thoughts on the new draft Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko (DT|HM) curriculum content.

Matt Heath: Feather in the cap of today’s teachers

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.

Editorial: Let children take more risks

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.

Mike’s Minute: NCEA is just one measure of success

Schools needs to be more than tests and qualifications - NCEA is just one measure of success

Michael Lee: Done properly, exams stimulate learning

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.

Opinion: Paul Heyward – Get up, stand up

The new code is entitled ‘Our Code Our Standards’. Paul Heyward discusses the new code & how it can be used to empower teachers to speak out on issues of educational and social importance.

Fighting anti-intellectualism

Professor Brian Cox argues that a lack of education and distrust of facts is the greatest threat to modern society.

Opinion: Peter Lyons – The Education Football keeps getting Booted Around

There is a depressing aspect of this new government that highlights our sad approach to education in this country tells Peter Lyons

Opinion: Kane Meissel – Replace National Standards with focus on learning progress

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.

Opinion: Dr Mohamed Alansari – Should lecturers care about how their students perceive their...

Dr Mohamed Alansari uncovers some uncomfortable truths about students' experiences of New Zealand's tertiary education system.

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Maths fall-out continues

The fall-out from this week’s Level 1 NCEA maths exam continues, with Minister of Education Chris Hipkins ordering a report from NZQA and an open letter being signed by maths teachers. Education Central talks to a student who took the exam.