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“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.

Rotorua student’s passion for Chinese culture pays off with national award

A Rotorua Boys' High School student's passion for learning Chinese has brought him national recognition.

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.

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.

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.

New tool recognises work-ready capabilities in secondary and tertiary students

Otago Polytechnic is introducing a tool that empowers learners to develop work-ready capabilities that employers are looking for – complementary to their academic achievements. Several schools, including Otago Girls’ High School, Otago Boys’ High School...

Open plan classrooms the way forward

Despite much debate, Innovative Learning Environments are becoming an increasingly growing trend among Hawke's Bay schools.

Boosting oracy at Burnside

With 70 per cent of their new entrants starting school lacking basic oracy skills, the teachers at Burnside Primary knew something had to be done.

Seven tips for surviving NZ’s toughest NCEA exam

Last year, a change of format to their first ever maths exam left some New Zealand high school students in tears and saw dozens of complaints laid with testing authorities.

Helping students deal with peer pressure to drink alcohol

A new, internationally acclaimed theatre-based education programme launched in Auckland this week, aimed at equipping year 9 students with the skills they need to counter peer pressure to drink alcohol.
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