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Friday, October 22, 2021

The benefits of problem-based learning

A mathematics and statistics facilitator with the University of Auckland’s Team Solutions, explains why problem-based learning is still one of his go-to techniques when working with schools on raising maths and science outcomes.

Global EdTech event set to inspire educators everywhere

EdTech entrepreneurs, policy makers and educators from around the world will descend on Helsinki, Finland for the Hundred Innovation Summit on October 4-6.

Response: a different take on the realities of teaching in Manurewa

Natasha Miller teaches children in a similar catchment as that described by Sam Oldham in his controversial opinion piece, What life looks like at NZ's largest decile one high school. Here, she presents a different view.

The future of learning

In this, the third article of a series by Mark Treadwell, we look further at the emerging model for how the brain learns. The implications of this model ensure that learners will have the capability sets that can empower them to take their place within their communities in this century and not last century.

Growing girl bosses

Inspired by her own experiences, Alexia Hilbertidou was 16 when she founded GirlBoss New Zealand as a way to empower young women and close the gender gap in STEM fields.

Kia ora te reo – Let the Māori language live

Te Reo Māori is the waka that carries the tikanga. It’s Te Wiki o te Reo Maori (Maori Language week). This year’s theme is Kia ora te reo - Let the Māori language live. Here JODY HOPKINSON looks at three education initiatives aimed at doing just that.

Opinion: Frances Valintine – Future-focused? Who are we fooling?

Frances Valintine, Founder The Mind Lab by Unitec & Tech Futures Lab, questions the recent global rankings that claimed New Zealand has the most future-focused education system in the world.

Taking the plunge

Would you consider doing volunteer work abroad? Teacher Christine Schmidli and her husband, Kurt, did and say they’ve reaped rich rewards through the experience, as DIONNE CHRISTIAN discovers.

Looking through the open doors of Hobsonville Point Secondary School

Dr Noeline Wright has observed the development of one of New Zealand’s most progressive high schools, Hobsonville Point Secondary School since the very beginning.

Could robots in schools help students with special educational needs?

A robot is being trialled in Australia to help children with special educational needs. But what do New Zealand schools think of the idea? Jody Hopkinson finds out.

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