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Tertiary education and the real world

Gone are the days when just a handful of kids stayed on for ‘seventh form’; today it’s unusual for teens not to go all the way through to the end of Year 13.But how...

Fees-free – is it all it’s cracked up to be?

With the end of the year approaching, thousands of school leavers are planning their next steps. If you’re one of those planning to start tertiary study or training for the first time, you may...

The big vocational education shake-up

New Zealand’s eleven ITOs will soon be replaced with up to seven (or as few as four) industry-governed Workforce Development Councils, thanks to sweeping changes to New Zealand’s vocational education system. Over 2000 people tuned...

EOTC: broadening horizons

Education outside the classroom gives children new experiences, opens their minds and takes learning outside the classroom. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.

Why self-control is so important and how to develop it in kids

We know that children who exhibit self-control in early childhood are destined for better outcomes later in life. However, the good news is that self-control skills can be developed. Jude Barback looks at the research and interventions that could make a big difference.

Lifting the lid on lunchboxes

School lunchboxes are often seen as the basis of good nutrition for our children. However, as Rebekah Fraser discovered, a holistic approach to healthy eating can have more of an impact on our next generation.

In defence of play: why imagination is key in early learning

Early childhood education researcher Kelly Warren says the emphasis needs to change from focusing on young children acquiring formal learning behaviours to fostering social and emotional skills.

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.
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