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Saturday, September 25, 2021

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.

Why should we reimagine qualifications?

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

Job Currency: By Degrees? Without Qualifications? With Micro-credentials?

Speaking at the recent 12th annual Education Leaders Forum in Rotorua, Phil Ker, CE Otago Polytechnic generated interest with his presentation “Micro-credentials: an old dog with some new tricks!” ELF Convener Lyall Lukey explains why.

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?

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.

From early school leaver to essential service provider – young graduate becomes role model

In 2012, when Cori Pokotea left college without a NCEA qualification, she never thought that one day she would be providing an essential service through a global pandemic. Having graduated with a New Zealand Certificate...

Breath of Endeavour project for Māori along the Whanganui River

Tū te Ngana Hau – the Breath of Endeavour project is different from other initiatives introduced to Māori communities along the Whanganui River.

Free springboard to post-Covid IT careers now on offer

New Zealanders looking to retrain in the booming IT sector can now pivot for free thanks to the launch of a new vocational training provider, Aspire2 Education.
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