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Friday, July 30, 2021

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...

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.

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.

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...

How to future-proof your career

One of the hardest things about choosing a potential career is knowing what industries and skills will be in demand by the time you’ve completed your tertiary studies. Raewyn Court reports. With the future of...

The new Digital Technologies curriculum – hit or miss?

The technology learning area in the curriculum has been revised to strengthen the positioning of digital technologies. It now includes two new key areas – ‘computational thinking’ and ‘designing and developing digital outcomes’. Schools and...

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...

Sparking a passion in girls for STEM

A new initiative is aiming to get more Kiwi girls interested in digital technology and ultimately challenge societal perceptions of women in STEM. By Raewyn Court.

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...

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


Tertiary education institutions are feeling the pressure to accelerate their digital...

The pandemic forced many tertiary education institutions in Australia and New Zealand to speed up their ongoing digital transformation efforts.