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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Kiwi kids at six years old: Thriving and happy, but with a few concerns

Latest findings from a major Government-backed study which tracks 7000 children to find out what is is like to grow up in New Zealand.

Research shows Kiwi kids benefiting from KickStart brekkies

New study shows that the KickStart Breakfast programme making a difference to children’s health.

Summer learning effect award

An award-winning University of Auckland paper on home literacy practices to prevent children’s learning dipping over summer has implications for New Zealand resourcing.

What makes Kiwi kids more likely to walk to school?

What makes Kiwi kids more likely to walk to school?

The skepticism threshold: is there any evidence for inquiry learning?

Tom Bennett of ResearchED is scathing when it comes to quality in education research, and our credulousness in leaving it unchallenged.

Gaming and learning – new research findings

Multiplayer games research aids in understanding future learners.

Poverty and underachievement – are we any closer to understanding our biggest problem in...

Damning research from the OECD tells us that New Zealand’s most disadvantaged students struggle academically more than their overseas counterparts. Why are we no closer to understanding the correlation between socio-economic status and student achievement? Is it time to stop labelling and comparing our tamariki? Is it time to shift our focus to the many unique stories of student success that look beyond mere test results? By JUDE BARBACK.

Teachers: $300m collaborative policy has flopped

Most teachers believe a $300 million initiative designed to increase collaboration between schools has flopped, a new survey has found.

International research will help disabled people into medicine

A University of Auckland student has co-authored a first-of-its-kind study into medical students with disabilities.

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.


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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Legal case over removing religion from high schools heads to High...

The fight to remove religion from public high schools in New Zealand is much closer to being heard.

The pedagogy of hope