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Monday, June 17, 2019

Learning through Play

Haeata Community Campus in Christchurch is seeing great results from its approach to play-based learning.

Learning how to learn – or how to learn if you have a lousy...

With a degree in Slavic languages, experience as a Russian translator and a degree in electrical engineering, polymath Professor Barbara Oakley has a lot of knowledge and experience in the different ways our brains can process information.

Using statistics to lift outcomes

We catch up with 2018 Bright Spots Award winner Darcy Fawcett, a science teacher at Gisborne Boys’ High School, to find out how he is using his statistical expertise to help teachers evaluate performance in a more accurate and meaningful way.

Shouting to be heard: the worrying effects of noise in early childhood education services

Susan Bates raises concerns about the potentially damaging effects of the high noise levels in many early childhood education centres in New Zealand and asks: what is being done about it?

New initiative fosters diversity in STEM

An innovative new pilot scheme at Taupo’s Tauhara College could see more Maori females pursuing successful careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

In defence of play: why imagination is key in early childhood education

ECE researcher Kelly Warren says the emphasis needs to change from focussing on young children acquiring formal learning behaviours to fostering social and emotional skills.

Students, secrets and staying safe on social media

As social media looms ever larger in our lives, so too does concern about its effects on young people. SOUMYA BHAMIDIPATI looks at how parents, students and teachers are keeping kids safe online.

Innovative assessment scheme enhances learning

Research into a ground-breaking new assessment scheme for high school students aims to boost achievement and help students and their families better understand the learning experience.

Modernising maths for a changing world

High school mathematics teacher Bernie Wills is revolutionising the way students learn maths, in a bid to better prepare them for the ever-changing workplace.

New research casts question marks over fees-free policy

New research shows that the fees-free policy is only influencing a small percentage of students’ decision to study, and these students are often more likely to struggle and drop out. But are we providing institutions with enough funding to adequately support these students?


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Hit or miss? A quick look at the fees-free policy

In the first of a two-part series on the fees-free policy, Roger Smyth crunches the numbers to look at whether the Government got it right or wrong with its fees-free policy.


Sponsored: How to choose a quality early learning centre for your...

Choosing an early childhood education centre is a big decision, and as new parents you might have many questions about it. By Michela Homer, BestStart Regional Education Leader.