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Monday, August 19, 2019

The crucial ‘soft skills’: the role of the early childhood sector

The important social and emotional skills needed later in life have their grounding in early childhood education. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.

Smooth sailing from kindergarten to school

Emerging research led by Auckland Kindergarten Association teachers confirms just how important it is to get the transition to school right – and what an effective transition process looks like.

Building a strong bridge between home and school

Fostering strong relationships between home and school are vital in early childhood education. Rebekah Fraser speaks to educators leading the way in encouraging families to feel part of their children’s learning journeys.

When is your child ready to start learning?

Jaylan Boyle speaks to a Kiwi academic in Germany who says we need to recognise the importance of interaction and experience as the foundation of language and learning.

Surf’s up: community support comes in waves

A small-scale inter-school surfing competition in the Bay of Plenty has demonstrated the importance of involving the local community in school events. Jude Barback explains.

Keeping pace with industry: the importance of upskilling

Advancements in technology and changes in industry are driving home the importance of keeping skill sets relevant to meet the needs of ever-changing jobs. By Rebekah Fraser.

Sponsored: From Scrubbing Cages to Coding Languages: One Woman’s ICT Career Transformation

When Sarah Turner was working as a vet nurse, she never could have imagined life as a backend software developer on a multinational project.

What do employers really want?

Three Kiwi employers speak to Jody Hopkinson about their top requirements of the young people they employ fresh out of school, training or tertiary study.

Changing lanes: why one career for life is no longer the norm

Gone are the days when people stayed in one stable career for their entire working lives. While a career change can be daunting, it can also be incredibly rewarding. Rebekah Fraser spoke to three women who took the leap into new careers.

The levels are wrong

Josh Williams, CEO of the Industry Training Federation, wants to see the NZQF level descriptors reviewed so that industry and trades qualifications get the recognition they deserve.


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