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Education Leaders Forum kicks off today

Around 100 education leaders will meet at the annual Education Leaders Forum in Rotorua this week to better understand how to help positively shape the futures of children and young adults.

Opinion: Whetu Cormick – focusing on Māori achievement

President of New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF) WHETU CORMICK says Māori Achievement Collaborations (MACs) are proving to be highly effective.

Teacher in Whanganui to study restorative practices

Washington DC-based teacher Stephanie Beer was in Whanganui recently to learn about restorative practices.

Opinion: Briar Lipson – What is the evidence on Inquiry Learning?

Despite little evidence of impact, Inquiry Learning is at the heart of New Zealand’s curriculum. One of seven values it encourages in students, inquiry also crops up in the titles of six of the 25...

Art teachers about to descend on Whanganui

Art teachers from throughout New Zealand will descend on Whanganui for the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators' (ANZAAE) 2017 Conference.

Teachers’ PLD to become Education Council’s responsibility

Responsibility for teachers’ professional learning and development (PLD) will be transferred from the Ministry of Education to the Education Council.

Tom Nicholson: Phonics helps kids to crack code

Professor Tom Nicholson is a specialist in children's literacy at Massey University's Institute of Education, Auckland campus.

Watch NZH Local Focus: Science a sore point in the Bay of Plenty

Science is not being taught enough in primary and intermediate schools - something House of Science founder Chris Duggan is working to change.

How MACS are improving opportunities for Māori leaders

LIZ HAWES discusses how the Ministry of Education, the New Zealand Principals’ Federation and Te Akatea, the Māori Principals’ Association have worked together to develop a professional learning development programme for teachers of Māori learners.

RESEARCHING TEACHING: The importance of SoTL

The new director of Ako Aotearoa DR STANLEY FRIELICK discusses the evolution of research around the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and its importance to tertiary education.
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