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Play based learning: producing critical, creative and innovative thinkers

STEPHANIE MENZIES enters a plea to bring play back into the classroom.

Could robots in schools help students with special educational needs?

A robot is being trialled in Australia to help children with special educational needs. But what do New Zealand schools think of the idea? Jody Hopkinson finds out.

Education Matters to Me: detailed reports published

A series of six more detailed reports have been published following the release of Education Matters To Me, a study conducted jointly by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) and the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) which sought to examine how students feel about education in New Zealand.

Improving Māori student achievement through effective use of data

Research out of the University of Auckland highlights just how important the effective use of quality data in schools is in helping to raise Māori student achievement.

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.

What every primary teacher should know about vocabulary

In Dr Jannie van Hees’ new book 'What every primary teacher should know about vocabulary' she discusses the importance of building word knowledge.

Sex too sensitive for Asian parents to talk about

Sex is too sensitive for Asian parents to talk about and they want schools to handle it, a new survey has found.

Research reveals importance of students learning from their mistakes

Having the confidence to try new things and admit when you don’t understand something is a vital part of learning, yet it is also one that many students struggle with. New research has revealed some of the reasons why students retreat from uncertainty, and how educators can help.

Kiwi kids are starting school on the right foot

Most Kiwi children are starting school without any emotional or physical development delays. By Ruby Harfield

‘Role Model’ teachers are central to good character education

New research shows that when teachers view themselves as character educators it helps develop a shared "virtue literacy" with students.

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