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Sunday, July 5, 2020

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...

Learning on beanbags

Are innovative learning environments really the way forward? 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.

Tomorrow’s skills now

As the world of work changes so are some of our long-held beliefs around skills and careers. By Donna McIntyre

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...

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’....

Smooth transitions

What does it take to make a good transition from early childhood education to school, and from primary to intermediate or secondary school? By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.

Aiming for the stars

A culture of high expectations is among the critical factors for Maori and Pacific secondary school students to go on to tertiary study and training, according to the latest research by the Starpath Project at the University of Auckland. Jude Barback reports.

Tips for first- year students

The first year at uni can be daunting, but it needn’t be – there are ways to ensure that when you get to class you're ready to learn. By Raewyn Court Summer’s over and the...


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...