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Children with higher amounts of screen time have far worse cognitive skills

Children who spend more than two hours a day looking at a screen have worse memory, language skills and attention span, a landmark study has found.

New research shows boys do better at single-sex schools

New research shows that over the period from 2013 to 2016, young men from single sex boys’ schools have gained NCEA qualifications, University Entrance and New Zealand Scholarship passes in greater proportions than their counterparts at co-educational schools.

Schools need national health food policy, researchers say

Schools around the country should operate under a national health food policy to combat diet-related diseases, Otago researchers say.

Research shows fewer Kiwi men are reading

A new survey shows continued drop in New Zealanders' reading habits and fuels concerns about boys' reading.

Communities of Learning│Kāhui Ako: a vehicle for sustained, networked improvement?

Dr Nina Hood looks at the potential for Communities of Learning│Kāhui Ako (CoLs) to drive system-wide improvement and innovation.

The benefits of problem-based learning

A mathematics and statistics facilitator with the University of Auckland’s Team Solutions, explains why problem-based learning is still one of his go-to techniques when working with schools on raising maths and science outcomes.

Building a system’s capacity to improve: what does it take?

In this second article of a three-part series, Dr Nina Hood discusses the value and importance of improvement networks in driving innovation and improvement to learning experiences.

The Quest for Scale: the Holy Grail of education reform?

Next week, the Education Hub will be launching its latest research report - Quest for Scale: achieving system-wide innovation and improvement in education. This is the first of a three-part series based on the report. By Nina Hood.

Preventing teacher burnout: lessons learned from the Christchurch earthquakes

New research into the ability of teachers to regulate their emotions in a disaster has resulted in invaluable insights and practical recommendations for schools and teachers.

New research pushes for progress for Māori and Pacific students

Team Solutions facilitators do more than apply the latest research from the University of Auckland; in many cases they are researchers themselves. This week we explore the work of three facilitators who are currently undertaking research into raising Māori and Pacific student achievement in schools.
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