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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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