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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Tenacity, teamwork may replace rote learning in Kiwi schools

Rote learning may be finally on the way out of our schools, as 4000 Kiwi students try out a new system of measuring the skills that employers really want - such as tenacity and team work.

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’.

Will CoOLs give the virtual learning network a permanent home?

Will communities of online learning (CoOLs) provide the Virtual Learning Network with the resourcing it needs to be sustainable and continue to develop? Or will they unleash an open educational marketplace that has the potential to undermine public schooling? JUDE BARBACK looks at the most polarising element of the Education (Update) Amendment Bill.

Apprentices tackle the world of stigma, discrimination and harm reduction

Industry training organisation for the health and wellbeing sector, Careerforce, has taken on the challenge of supporting workers in this specific sector, via apprenticeships.

Promoting positive online experiences

Today at St Patrick’s Silverstream, 40 students from four Wellington high schools will join the first  Online Advocates workshop, part of a student-led programme from Facebook, Instagram and Sticks ‘n’ Stones to promote positive...

Tomorrow’s Schools meeting: Teachers speak out against Bali Haque’s plan

Teachers and principals have spoken out at an emotional public meeting against Government taskforce proposals which they say would move them around schools "like numbers in a spreadsheet".

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.

Why we need Critical Studies of Education now

Professor John Morgan argues that instead of searching for the 'magic bullet' to improve our education system, we should be looking to systematically critique the claims and ideas of educationalists and policy makers.

Former charter school’s ‘mammoth’ first year

Te Rangihakahaka Centre for Science and Technology has been open for just over a year.

Strong panel drives debate on Tomorrow’s Schools Review

Education Central ChalkTalks panel discussion on the Tomorrow’s Schools Review last night was one of the most robust debates on the proposed reforms to date.

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