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Monday, September 27, 2021

Universities NZ welcomes Ministerial appointments

University Vice-Chancellors today congratulated Chris Hipkins on his appointment as Minister of Education as well as Associate Ministers of Education Kelvin Davis, Jenny Salesa, and Tracey Martin, and Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, Dr Megan Woods.

Later bedtimes fine for pre-schoolers if they get enough sleep

Parents of pre-schoolers can take reassurance from new Otago research which shows early bedtimes aren’t vital for healthy development, as long as young children get enough sleep.

Low decile students need greater access to sporting events

The results of the University of Auckland and National Institute for Health Innovation research which analysed perceptual data from more than 2,400 New Zealand parents, found families from lower socio-economic areas were more likely...

Response: Stephen Newnham – in defence of 21st century learning

Head of Technology at Lawrence Area School Stephen Newnham encourages anyone to produce the evidence that modern learning environments, pedagogies, digital technologies and other hallmarks of 21st century learning are adversely affecting outcomes.

Global honour for Hawke’s Bay Longworth Education forest school

A family that has shown kids the joy of learning in the environment, and shared the value with thousands of teachers, has made a list of the world's most innovative educators.

The path to principalship

TRACEY GURNEY shares her path to a principal position at Ballance School, a small rural school in Pahiatua, Manawatū.

The quantum shift: preparing young people for the complexity of their world

The simple know-remember-recall learning process transformed into something more complex and continues to evolve. Mark Treadwell discusses these changes and how educators and parents need to embrace them.

New languages could be offered to all kids

Ex-education minister Nikki Kaye signs up sitting Minister Chris Hipkins to progress bill for teaching languages.

Opinion: Flying the nest – what kohanga taught me

Ngaa Rauuira Pumanawawhiti says kohanga reo taught him a way of seeing the world

Computational kids

It seems computational thinking is a simple concept that can be taught in age-appropriate ways, and there are some compelling reasons for starting kids so young. 
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