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Celebrating world oceans day with a new educational resource

A new marine outreach educational resource has been launched across New Zealand today to mark World Oceans Day on the 8th June.

ADVENTUROUS LEARNING – Inside and Outside the classroom

MIKE BROWN and SIMON BEAMES discuss their new book, Adventurous Learning: A pedagogy for a changing world, which presents a framework for enhanced learning experiences.

New NZ sign language resources for NCEA

Education Minister Hekia Parata today welcomed the release of NCEA Level 3 achievement standards and assessment resources for New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Beyond the classroom – environmental education

Treemendous, Garden to Table and Enviroschools programmes are transforming schools around the country – and they’re providing much more than just aesthetic benefits.

New rugby league education programme launched

A new Rugby League education programme was launched today to help promote learning through rugby league.

Bringing sustainability into the classroom

A new programme for primary schools has been launched to assist in teaching the next generation about sustainability.

What’s happening to U? Making sense of puberty education

Teacher Toni Ferens helps align puberty education resources with The New Zealand Curriculum and classroom teaching.

Authentic learning trumps fear tactics

Innovative secondary teachers are using road safety as an authentic context for young people to apply curriculum learning, writes MARY CHAMBERLAIN.

A lesson in sneezing (safely)

Using glitter, bubbles, and water spray, children learn how far and fast untrapped sneeze droplets travel through the air for others to breathe.

Bringing the child abuse conversation into the classroom

JUDE BARBACK looks at the collaborative approach between schools, communities, police, CYF, the Ministry and child advocacy organisations to help ensure students are safe at school and at home.
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