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Tamariki and technology: Integrating tech into the ECE curriculum

The children at Botany Downs Kindergarten love Skyping their friends in the new entrant class at Botany Downs School, where many of them will start school in the coming weeks and months. As they prepare...

Modern learning environments – is the jury still out?

How are our children getting on in modern learning environments (MLEs)? Is the super-sleek architecture supporting or frustrating their learning? There seem to be two camps amongst parents and teachers: those who love MLEs and...

Make space for makerspaces

From 3D printers and lasers, to robotics and coding, as well as the more traditional activities like woodwork and art, the philosophy encompasses a wide array of skills and interests. MakerBox founder Jess Weichler says...

Kiwi students going to infinity and beyond

New Zealand schools are doing Elton John proud, bringing rocket technology into our classrooms at the speed of a 3D printer. Part of the push to enable schools to extend their students in this area...

Make a difference in the world: Be a change agent; shape great hearts and...

Grow as a leader and in your profession. Become a teacher, social worker or counsellor. Learn from international experts. Study onsite in Tauranga or by distance, from anywhere in New Zealand. Bethlehem Tertiary Institute (BTI)...

Apprenticeships: The key to owning your own home

Hairdressing apprentice Katie Syme, 20, and mechanical apprentice George Syme, 17, bought their first home last year, with help from their Dad for the deposit. As apprentices, Katie and George have constant income while they...

University rankings: How do they work and do they really matter?

Around the world, whenever university leaders meet, the shadow of rankings loom. Rankings are important because, as the Ministry of Education points out, people think they are important. Everyone laments the influence of rankings,...

From a distance: Learning from afar with the help of technology

Tertiary education providers have been using technology for years, but it is now at a stage where it is meeting the needs of a wide range of students. Students no longer have to attend classes...

Mini qualifications help keep education current for employers

The nature of the workplace has changed, with people acquiring skills that often are not recognised outside their employment. To counteract this, education facilities have begun to add in new qualifications such as micro-credentials, massive...

Spotlight on STEM: New and exciting courses on offer

There are few – if any – inventions on Time magazine’s 50 Best Inventions 2018 list that don’t have their roots in the STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and maths. Think on-demand eyes for...
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