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Thursday, July 29, 2021

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 –...

It’s all fun and games in schools today

Games have always had a place at school but are most often thought of as a pastime in the playground. However, game-based learning (using games) or gamification (turning the learning process into a game by...

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,...

The levels are wrong

Josh Williams, CEO of the Industry Training Federation, wants to see the NZQF level descriptors reviewed so that industry and trades qualifications get the recognition they deserve.

Earning, learning and having fun

Esmey Parata can’t speak highly enough about her plumbing apprenticeship.

24/7 education: BYOD means learning doesn’t have to stop at bell-time

Home-time was when school finished with the three o’clock bell. In today’s world of digital connectivity, class can continue well beyond the school gates. This is the age of the BYOD – bring your...

Moving learning from ‘teach to the test’ to real-world application

A desire to change the way students approach their learning saw the creation of QuickSense, a new learning tool that is set to make a difference for Kiwi secondary school students.

NCEA’s big revamp

A shake-up of New Zealand’s major school leaving qualification is underway. The government is making changes to the NCEA exam system, first introduced in 2002. The changes include strengthening literacy and numeracy requirements, having...

Getting on top of our big bullying problem

It started as a regular Tuesday at school for 15-year-old Sophia, but by 11.40am everything had changed. During maths a giggling classmate thrust a list at her, ‘Stuff We Hate About Sophia and Dylan’....

Apprenticeship kick-starts beautiful career

Machaela Robbins says her HITO beauty therapy apprenticeship has been “rewarding and fun”. Machaela Robbins’ boss was “blown away” when Machaela beat fierce competition from the hairdressing, barbering and beauty therapy sectors to emerge as...


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.