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Tuesday, January 26, 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.

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.

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.

John Hattie – Too much discussion in the wrong places

Professor John Hattie returned to his old stomping ground on Monday night to challenge educators’ thinking around what really works in education.

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.

“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.

Research reveals importance of students learning from their mistakes

Having the confidence to try new things and admit when you don’t understand something is a vital part of learning, yet it is also one that many students struggle with. New research has revealed some of the reasons why students retreat from uncertainty, and how educators can help.

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.

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