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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Kiwi PE teachers head to Japan

Ten New Zealand physical education teachers head to Tokyo later this month to attend the Japan Sports Forum and give them a deeper understanding of the sporting culture in Japan.

KERU symposium to focus on the ‘what’ and the ‘how’

Elizabeth Rata says with combined emphasis on curriculum and pedagogy, the Knowledge and Education Research Unit (KERU) 8th Annual Symposium will discuss both the ‘what’ and the ‘how’.

Overcoming barriers – Kiwi teachers recognised

Two New Zealand teachers have been recognised for their efforts in bringing a future-forward perspective to education in their schools.

Leveraging bright spots to drive system-wide innovation

Dr Nina Hood shares the launch of the Bright Spots Awards, which allow us to leverage and learn from the success of the schools, teachers and programmes that are providing innovative opportunities and achieving outstanding outcomes for learners.

Enhancing the relevance of new learning

Students learn most effectively when they understand what they are learning, why they are learning it, and how they will be able to use their new learning. Steve Mouldey digs deeper into the New Zealand Curriculum.

Bridging the gap between research and practice in education

Teachers’ access to reliable, relevant and actionable research will get a boost in February with the launch of a new digital platform offering free, easy-to-access resources that enhance their classroom practice.

Educating teachers for a complex world

Two recent reports focus on newly graduated teachers and how they fare in the classroom. MELISSA WASTNEY talks to two leaders of teacher education programmes about the consistency of teacher training across the country.

What every primary teacher should know about vocabulary

In Dr Jannie van Hees’ new book 'What every primary teacher should know about vocabulary' she discusses the importance of building word knowledge.

Opinion: Mayleen Gautusa – ‘Solution-itis’: No such thing as a quick fix

Mayleen Gautusa argues that there is no quick fix when it comes to improving our students' reading abilities.

Uniform rort? Crackdown on ‘covert’ school fundraising

The new Education Minister has planned action to stamp out "covert" fundraising by schools such as marking up uniforms to make a profit.
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