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We need to talk about… lifelong learning

Roger Smyth discusses how micro-credentials will help resolve the emerging need for training but raises questions about how the government is going to effectively fund life-long learning.

Disruptive changes in tertiary education: complementary or contentious?

From MOOCs to micro-credentials, tertiary education and training is adapting to keep pace with a changing world. But, asks Education Central, what might that mean for New Zealand institutions, and is the degree under threat?

NCEA: How does it stack up internationally?

As teaching experts thrash out what’s working and what’s not in NCEA, Anna Clements looks at how New Zealand’s high school qualification system compares with those in other countries.

Co-existing in harmony: combining qualification systems

Some New Zealand schools choose to combine NCEA with alternative qualifications, such as the IB Diploma. Education Central questions how this works in the day-to-day life of a school.

The big NCEA Review – is it heading down the right path?

JUDE BARBACK takes stock of what students, principals, unions and academics think of the six big opportunities on the table for the NCEA review – and the review itself.

Opinion: NCEA review from a student’s perspective

Year 13 student Sarah Bisacre-Peters supports many aspects of the Government’s NCEA Review and is pleased to see an emphasis on student consultation.

Revisiting NZ school qualifications 130 years on

Twenty years after NCEA was first mooted, New Zealand is once again revisiting its qualification system. FIONA CASSIE looks at the 130-year-plus history of our school qualification system.

Why should we reimagine qualifications?

JUDE BARBACK introduces Education Central’s special feature series ‘Reimagining Qualifications’ with a trip down memory lane.

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