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Friday, January 22, 2021

Finding the magic number

Education Review delves into at what is driving the push to increase class sizes and why the education sector is so opposed.

Significant psychological toll from COVID-19 lockdown

Research published today has confirmed the nationwide Alert Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown had a significant toll on New Zealanders’ wellbeing, especially for younger people – but the results were not all negative.

Teacher aides, trainees earn less than minimum wage, NZEI survey says

Some teacher aides and trainee teachers in early childhood centres are being paid less than the minimum wage, a 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.

Parents: more info needed about progress of non-National Standards subjects

A newly released NZCER survey shows parents are generally happy with the information they receive from schools, but reporting on achievement of subjects outside National Standards could be better.

Procrastinating student publishes research on… procrastinating students

Rebecca Olsen, a PhD student at Victoria University, is investigating whether vividly visualising a future desired outcome could help people get to their goals, and control the urge to hit the couch rather than work on their dreams.

School-based measures unlikely to halt childhood obesity

A British study has found no noticeable effects from a year-long school-based programme that aimed to improve the health of primary-aged children, leading to calls for evidence-based measures.

We need to talk about…life-long 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.

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.

Culturally sustaining online learning environments

More than 2,000 teachers tuned into a webinar held by Dr Ann Milne in April about how schools will develop critical, culturally sustaining content online.

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