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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...

New curriculum a long time coming

The way technology is taught in New Zealand is changing, with most schools welcoming the new digital technologies curriculum. But some say it has been a long time coming. By Adam Gifford.

Bringing 21st-century teaching and learning to schools with cloud

Warwick Beban says moving to a full cloud model means schools can fully deliver and benefit from 21st-century teaching and learning, allowing staff and students to access school resources anywhere and at any time.

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...

What worries you most about becoming a student?

Bethlehem Tertiary Institute’s course helps prepare students for further study in a range of disciplines, including teaching, social work and counselling.

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...

Kiwi innovators compete with the world’s best

A team of New Zealand students reached the semi-finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup recently, among some of the best and brightest young tech innovators in the world vying for more than US$725,000 in...

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...

A digital game changer for the trades

09The construction industry is booming and needs around 30,000 qualified people in the next five years to meet demand. However, fewer than 1,500 school leavers are currently moving into BCITO apprenticeships each year. “Right now,...

Hon. James Shaw visits Ara Institute of Canterbury to talk sustainability

Ara Institute of Canterbury hosted the Hon. James Shaw yesterday in an open-forum discussion at Te Ōhaka with students, staff and a group of founders of associated ‘sustainable’ start-ups. 


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...