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‘Mainstream school is based on force’: A look into New Zealand’s first bush school

Imagine replacing the classroom with the outdoors, math with hunting and English with cooking. That's the new reality for children at New Zealand's first bush school.

Then and now: Te Kura online – a history of change

From 100 isolated primary kids in 1922 to over 23,000 enrolments today, Te Kura Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) - formerly The Correspondence School – has a long tradition of adapting to meet the changing needs of the New Zealand school system.

Addressing social challenges in education remains our biggest priority

Addressing the social and cultural challenges confronting our education system is still top of the list before any real traction can be made with other issues begging for educators’ attention. That was one of the main messages to emerge from the Education Leaders Forum in Rotorua this week.

Chalktalks: Meet our new panellist, Dr Melinda Webber

Education Central is delighted to introduce Dr Melinda Webber as our newest panel member for our first ChalkTalks panel discussion, ‘Under the Microscope: The NCEA Review’.

Vocational education ‘crisis’ as Manukau Institute of Technology plans to slash management jobs

Tertiary lecturers are warning of a "crisis point" in vocational education as proposed job cuts at Manukau follow Northtec's planned closure of two campuses in Northland.

“We intend to hold their feet to the fire” – new advisory group up...

The new group appointed to guide the reform of New Zealand’s education system has been given the brief to hold the government accountable to what people are saying.

ChalkTalks Panellist Q&A: Lynda Stuart

Education Central asks NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart about her views on the Tomorrow's Schools review in the run-up to the Chalk Talks panel discussion on the review.

Local Focus: Why a Whanganui kindergarten is teaching kids outdoors

A Whanganui based kindergarten is taking education into the great outdoors, with learning taking place under the watchful eye of Mother Nature.

Tumuaki building capability for educational success

A new leadership programme for new and aspiring tumuaki is delivered from a kaupapa Māori, indigenous world view.

Innovative Learning Environments – here’s the evidence

Educational Consultant and Director of Leading Learning Mark Osborne responds to two big questions: Why is the design of classrooms changing? And how can we be sure that ‘innovative learning environments’ are actually leading to better teaching and learning?

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