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Friday, July 17, 2020

The Tomorrow’s Schools Review: The lack of debate

In the first of a four-part series, Professor Martin Thrupp and Dr Katrina McChesney from the University of Waikato analyse the Tomorrow's Schools Review Taskforce Report.

Dr Michelle Johansson: Supporting new teachers

ChalkTalks panellist Dr Michelle Johansson, Programme Director, Teach First NZ answers the big question: What is the biggest challenge facing teacher education in New Zealand?

Tomorrow’s School’s Review: Redesign or Restructure?

Graham Foster analyses the Tomorrow’s Schools Review report. He believes the direction of the TS Review must be altered to reduce the importance of how we administer education and give greater recognition to the importance of the curriculum, students and teachers.

Reimagining teacher training: fantasy or reality?

In a world where imagery increasingly dominates human communication, university education clings to its long-held use of language as the prime mode of thought and communication – verbal, which is good for describing. On...

The future of teacher education hinges on politics and the teaching profession

It became clear at Education Central’s ChalkTalks panel discussion on Reimagining Teacher Education that it was difficult for ITE (initial teacher education) providers to be truly innovative against a backdrop of constant political change and a sector that currently feels so under-valued.

Dr Mark Barrow: Attracting people to the profession

ChalkTalks panellist Associate Professor Mark Barrow, Dean, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland gives his thoughts on what are the biggest challenges facing teacher education in New Zealand.

Reimagining Teacher Education

In anticipation of Education Central’s next ChalkTalks panel discussion on Reimagining Teacher Education next week, Jude Barback looks at the direction initial teacher education (ITE) in New Zealand is taking.

Practicum vs theory: where does the balance lie?

One of the perennial questions faced by an initial teacher education (ITE) provider is what constitutes the right balance of practical and theoretical programme delivery. ChalkTalks panellists discussed this at the recent discussion on Reimagining Teacher Education.

The Tomorrow’s Schools Review: An opportunity missed

In the second part of a four-part series, Professor Martin Thrupp and Dr Katrina McChesney from the University of Waikato consider the 'framing' of the taskforce's report.

Chalktalks: Meet our new panellist, Dr Melinda Webber

Education Central is delighted to introduce Dr Melinda Webber as our newest panel member for our first ChalkTalks panel discussion, ‘Under the Microscope: The NCEA Review’.


PLD that works using CORE’s Theory of Action

Sponsored article  With a vision for “An equitable and thriving Aotearoa through learning”, CORE Education | Tātai Aho Rau is on a mission to push...