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History curriculum ‘a major step in nation building’  

AUT History Professor Paul Moon says the Government release today of its proposed history curriculum for New Zealand schools is a substantial opportunity and a major step in nation building.

Opinion: Just like our health, IT networks need monitoring after COVID-19 too

Daniel Sultana, Asia Pacific Regional Director at Paessler, says New Zealand must continue to adapt, invest in robust technology and be willing to be both innovative and measured in these uncertain times.

‘The trend is of concern’ – School leavers with no qualifications rises

By John Gerritsen of RNZ The number of teenagers leaving school with no qualification rose for the second consecutive year in 2019 with boys and Māori worst affected, Education Ministry figures show. Twelve per cent of...

Opinion: Education must act on advances made during lockdowns

The Government must now focus on the opportunities the Covid-19 pandemic has provided our country, not just the threats, says Crimson Education founder Jamie Beaton.

More studying online, with education flexibility acknowledged

A prominent educationalist says with more Kiwi kids engaging in part-time online learning this summer, it’s positive that Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft has supported the flexibility online education can offer many young students. “It’s...

What makes a great leader in uncertain times?

Leading Powerful Professional Learning; responding to complexity with adaptive expertise by Deidre Le Fevre, Helen Timperley, Kaye Twyford and Fiona Ell from the University of Auckland is the result of extensive collaborative research in schools...

How we kill creativity in New Zealand schools

The Centre for Arts and Social Transformation at the University’s Faculty of Education and Social Work has released its first report on the state of creativity in New Zealand schools, Replanting Creativity During Post-Normal Times. Based...

Strong sense of self key to Pacific sexual health

Dr Analosa Veukiso-Ulugia has been awarded a Pacific Postdoctoral Fellowship for her project ‘Nesian Narratives – enhancing sexuality education for Pacific communities’. The three-year initiative will involve the development, pilot and evaluation of a Pacific...

Suspensions up over 25% – time to provide students online choice

Latest Ministry of Education figures, released under the Official Information Act, reveal the number of school students suspended increased by 25.4% - from 2,618 students in 2015 to 3,283 in 2019, with the current...

Vocational education sector in unique position to respond to changing workforce

The vocational education sector is the sector that can most meaningfully respond to the changing needs of the world’s workforce in this post-Covid environment. This was the key comment from Executive Director of the Global...
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