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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Māori students gain from different teaching style

Māori students do better in schools that teach in a different way - but the language by itself is not enough.

We need to talk about… lifelong learning

Roger Smyth discusses how micro-credentials will help resolve the emerging need for training but raises questions about how the government is going to effectively fund life-long learning.

Children reaping benefits of play-based learning at school

Learning through play is an integral part of child development and many schools have adopted it into their curriculum.   Play-based learning is a pedagogical approach where play is a valued method of learning, different types...

A Steiner education

No plastic toys, no TV, no reading until seven years old: Rudolf Steiner education is one of the most intriguing educational approaches around. JUDE BARBACK looks at the origins, methods, providers, and students of Steiner education.

“You’re about to go off the edge of a cliff” – UK expert fears...

Headmistress of a low-decile inner-city London school, Katharine Birbalsingh, believes traditional teaching methods and a curriculum driven by content are the hallmarks of a quality education. JUDE BARBACK was among those to attend her presentation last night.

Boarding school aimed at Māori boys has outdoor education emphasis

Taupo is to get a charter school - a boarding school aimed at Maori boys in Years 11 to 13 with an emphasis on outdoor education.

ERO, NZQA and intermediate schools could be disestablished under Tomorrow’s Schools Review

A new report recommending significant changes to education in New Zealand has just been released - its findings could mean the biggest changes in 30 years.

Opinion: Russell Bishop – Māori education needs more than task force has proposed

The members of the Independent Task Force to Review Tomorrow's Schools were given a hospital pass by the Government. They were asked to do the impossible writes Russell Bishop.

Online or onsite education: how do you choose?

There are so many reasons for choosing e-learning. You can study when and where you choose, thereby slotting it in around commitments of work and home. There is no cost attached to opening a...

Drastic changes for polytechs and ITOs

Today’s vocational education reform announcements spell major change and disruption for New Zealand’s Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and Industry Training Organisations (ITOs).

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