Science is not being taught enough in primary and intermediate schools - something House of Science founder Chris Duggan is working to change.
Education Review asks three leading international educationalists – Sugata Mitra, Sir John Jones and Frances Valintine – to respond to three big questions.
Will communities of online learning (CoOLs) provide the Virtual Learning Network with the resourcing it needs to be sustainable and continue to develop? Or will they unleash an open educational marketplace that has the potential to undermine public schooling? JUDE BARBACK looks at the most polarising element of the Education (Update) Amendment Bill.
JUDE BARBACK looks at the arguments for and against making te reo Māori compulsory in New Zealand schools.
JUDE BARBACK checks in on New Zealand’s first charter school nearly three years on to find out how it is progressing, in spite of ongoing opposition to the partnership schools model.
DR JOHN BOEREBOOM suggests that a school’s effectiveness should be judged on the basis of how much the students learned from the time they entered the school to the time they left rather than simply relying on a traditional ‘snapshot’ measure in the NCEA exams.
All schools strive to engage with their communities. Some do it better than others. Here, JUDE BARBACK looks at an outstanding example of school-iwi partnerships in Ruapehu.
The three yearly PISA cycle ranks 70 countries based on a one-day snapshot of 15 year olds across reading, mathematics and science. Each cycle focuses on a different area; the 2015 focus was on science.