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Play is learning: why playtime matters more than you think

It’s quite normal to worry whether your nearly five-year-old is ‘school ready’. Yet when the evidence is considered, it is apparent there is no better preparation for learning than play. By Anna Clements.

Auckland’s construction crunch

Diana Clement looks at the reasons behind Auckland’s construction industry skill shortage. New Zealand needs an extra 30,000 workers within two years to cope with a huge boom in the sector and any large construction...

Micro-credentials: a sea change for tertiary education

Annie Graham-Riley looks at the new bite-sized qualifications that look set to change the relationship between work and study.

Soft skills key

Lawrence Watt talks to EMA chief executive Kim Campbell about the skills shortage and what employers are looking for in candidates. How well do universities and polytechnics prepare graduates for the workplace? Will the jobs...

The degrees that count

Today is both an exciting and threatening time to begin to study for a degree. By Lawrence Watt On the one hand there are many skills shortages in professional areas. On the other, technology is...

Bridging the skills and generation gap

Kiwi Can Do transitions unemployed from benefit into the construction industry and there’s not a pen or pencil in sight. By Greg Fleming It’s so simple it’s a wonder it hasn’t been done before –...

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.

The trade advantage

There is a high expectation to attend university these days – but is it for everyone? And is the money better in a trade? By Lawrence Watt

Flexible learning – the new normal

Study when it suits you. By Raewyn Court.

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...
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