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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...

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.

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