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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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...

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...

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.

In pursuit of excellence: the rise of academies in high schools

The word ‘academy’ has two definitions – ‘a place of study or training in a special field’, and ‘a society or institution of distinguished scholars and artists or scientists that aims to promote and maintain...

Kiwi students take action on climate change

From meeting environmental activist Dame Jane Goodall to discussing marine protection in the Marlborough Sounds with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, teenagers here in Aotearoa are championing the environment with the support of some outstanding...

Learning life skills in school time prepares students for the real world

Writing CVs, applying for mortgages and enrolling to vote are all important life skills but most people have to learn how to do them on their own. However, students will now be able to learn...

2018 is the year of the apprentice

New government policy, a growing appreciation of apprenticeships and a serious skills shortage are leading Kiwi businesses to invest in on-the-job training and explore new ways to upskill their employees, writes Fiona Kingsford, chief executive of industry training organisation Competenz.

Skool Loop app fills gap in market

Back in the 2000s, when her children were in primary school, Kaikoura-based Sharlene Barnes realised that relying on her children to relay messages was perhaps not the best means of communication, and saw a...

New Zealand has a drowning problem

Water is an intrinsic part of life in New Zealand. From the waka that first crossed the ocean to Aotearoa to our childhood memories of endless summer holidays at the beach. It is part of our identity. We are surrounded by it. We live in it. It sustains us and energises us.

The BA A Bachelor of Bugger All?

It’s an urban myth that an arts degree leads nowhere, say leading humanities and social science academics. And that’s backed up by research from around the world. By Diana Clement.


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...