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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Answering the call to early childhood education

Education Review finds two people who have changed tack in their careers to retrain as early childhood educators and have never looked back. 

Hitting the ground running: meeting the National Standards at age 5

Massey University doctoral student SARAH AIONO discusses the impact of National Standards on students in their first year of schooling.

Technology in early childhood education

FILIPE PRIETO shares his experience and findings on how technology can be used to great effect in early childhood education (ECE) settings.

Play based learning: producing critical, creative and innovative thinkers

STEPHANIE MENZIES enters a plea to bring play back into the classroom.

Making learning stories come alive with technology

Early childhood settings are embracing new software to share children’s portfolios with their families, but JUDE BARBACK asks whether people will mourn the inevitable loss of the printed learning journeys or embrace technological change?

The gender divide: men in ECE

KATE RUSSELL investigates why there are so few male early childhood education teachers in New Zealand.

iPads: do they have a place in ECE?

The debate continues on the use of ICT in early childhood education. JUDE BARBACK looks at the New Zealand stance.

The role of the ECE teacher

How can we do the best we can for young children in early childhood services?

Toddlers and technology

JUDE BARBACK looks at the arguments for technology in early childhood education.

Offshore opportunities: early childhood teaching abroad

KATE RUSSELL talks about what to expect teaching toddlers in other countries.

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Off the record: Sir Ken’s talk missed the mark

One teacher who attended Sir Ken Robinson’s talk on Monday, said although it was entertaining it left him feeling “unenlightened and disappointed”.