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Female and early-career academics feel like imposters in some disciplines

The more an academic discipline is perceived to require raw talent or ‘brilliance’, the more  women and early-career academics feel professionally inadequate—like ‘impostors’—finds a new study of United States academics by a team of psychology researchers.

Teachers share practice at PLD Expo

Around 400 teachers and school staff took part in a dynamic professional learning and development (PLD) event in Wellington in April, which included a kōrero from psychologist Nigel Latta about managing stress and workload.

Tourism but not as we know it: Ara makes a sustainable commitment

Ara Institute of Canterbury has just signed up to the Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) ‘Tourism Sustainability Commitment’, a publicly-declared commitment towards the active embrace of sustainable operations in New Zealand.

New urban cycleway sees increase in children biking to school

The opening of a new South Auckland cycling project designed to improve access for cyclists to public transport hubs has led to an immediate increase in children biking to school.

Silver linings in lockdown

Two thirds of New Zealanders believed there were ‘silver linings’ to the country’s Alert Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown imposed in March last year, a University of Otago survey has found.

Upcoming study: Does streaming before dreaming make for a worse night’s sleep? 

That’s the question University of Otago researchers are hoping to answer when they monitor young people’s screen-use at bedtime to see if it impacts sleep quality.

Riding Easy: Porirua Bikes in Schools Story

How did schools make biking the norm – and what has resulted? This story tells how Bikes in Schools has emerged and expanded in Porirua, focusing on three schools, deciles 1 to 4.

Te Rito Maioha welcomes new guidelines for child food safety

Te Rito Maioha (ECNZ) welcomes the Ministry of Health guidelines for child food safety provided as part of the Ministry of Education’s new requirements.

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...

Research finds impacts of games psychologically complex

University graduate Florian Flueggen’s research explores how people use games, and how gaming influences their wellbeing.

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