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Monday, November 30, 2020

Preparing teacher students for the realities of today’s classrooms

How much is it a teacher education provider’s responsibility to equip teacher students for teaching students with increasingly complex learning and behavioural needs? This was one of the questions the panel addressed at the ChalkTalks panel discussion on Reimagining Teacher Education.

Watch: ChalkTalks entire panel discussion

Here is the full and extended footage of Education Central's ChalkTalk panel discussion on the Tomorrow's Schools Review. (Approx. 2 hours)

Discussing the future of Kiwi education (in a very Kiwi setting, in a very...

Editor Jude Barback attended Nikki Kaye’s public meeting in Tauranga on the Tomorrow’s Schools Review.

The case for ‘anytime, anywhere’ learning

A submission to the Tomorrow’s Schools Review advocates for improvement in flexible learning experiences.

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.

Tomorrow’s Schools Issue 6: School leadership – Five year principal contracts

In an eight-part series, Education Central looks closely at the key issues addressed by the taskforce in the Tomorrow’s Schools Review report. The sixth issue is school leadership. What effect will five-year principal contracts have on schools? And is it a good idea to distance boards of trustees from principal appointments?

O’Connor: Tomorrow’s Schools reforms are about “bridging the divide”

At last week’s ChalkTalks panel discussion hosted by EducationCentral.co.nz, University of Auckland’s Professor Peter O’Connor was one of five panellists weighing up the relative merits of the Tomorrow’s Schools Review Taskforce’s report.

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.

Watch: ChalkTalks | Reimagining Teacher Education – full coverage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmO-hOlH7ec&feature=youtu.be Education Central’s Editor Jude Barback talks to panellists Pauline Barnes, Craig Holt, Dr Mark Barrow, Dr Michelle Johansson and Liam Cunningham at Education Central's ChalkTalks panel discussion on Reimagining Teacher Education. Thank you to The University of...

Education can no longer be a political football

Whatever changes the Tomorrow’s Schools reforms may bring, many in the sector agree that the most important thing is achieving cross-party consensus on a way to move forward. Jude Barback reports.


The Privacy Act 2020 was passed by Parliament on 26 June...

Notifiable privacy breaches The main thing to consider is that the legal requirements of responding to a privacy breach are changing. The new Act will...