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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

NZ parents concerned children could catch COVID-19 at school – Otago study

More than 60 per cent of parents were either ‘extremely’, ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ worried about their children catching COVID-19 at school, when surveyed just prior to schools reopening at Alert Level 2.

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.

Creative scheme enriches Banks Peninsula community

The Ministry of Education’s Creatives in Schools programme will result in a series of brochures for visitors to a remote but significant museum in Banks Peninsula.

Study investigates New Zealanders’ attitudes towards working from home

A University of Otago study of 2,595 New Zealanders working from home during lockdown suggests that most people were equally or more productive.

Aroha, clever Kiwi ingenuity to help young people cope with COVID-19 lockdown

Launched on Tuesday 7 April 2020, the ChatBot offers a free and easily accessible way for young adults to use talking therapies without added financial pressures. In 2018, 82% of secondary school students who wished...

How to keep your adult mind active in isolation

Isolation can be tedious, especially when you think you should be out exercising like the rest of the suburb but really – look at the weather. Grey skies, a bit of drizzle – there’s...

Supporting resilience in young people provides a better start

A Better Start National Science Challenge has awarded Dr Karolina Stasiak and Tania Cargo from the University of Auckland $1.4 million over 2 and a quarter years to pilot the implementation of tools into schools...

Low cost actions that may prevent disease in the flu season – and the...

By Alwyn Poole www.innovativeducation.co.nz One of my initial degree courses was looking at the development of health practices that lead to the increases in human life expectancy. While many people think that antibiotics and vaccines...

Excluded students need more support, say principals

By RNZ Some school principals are calling for more and consistent support when students are excluded. They say the way students are dealt with after being suspended will leave already at-risk students worse off. The Education Act is...

Vegan butchering and other future skills: what will you need?

How we work and what work looks like looks set to change markedly in the near future with five million jobs looking set to be lost to automation by 2025. This doesn’t mean we all...


PLD that works using CORE’s Theory of Action

Sponsored article  With a vision for “An equitable and thriving Aotearoa through learning”, CORE Education | Tātai Aho Rau is on a mission to push...