New Zealand has vocational training. But what happens in secondary school before students start a vocational programme matters. The difference between our system and Germany's systems was striking Martine Udahemuka writes.
Tracy Riley responds to Alwyn Poole’s opinion piece, Re-defining Genius, saying it is not the label of giftedness that is damaging, but a lack of professional engagement with theories, research and practices related to learning.
A recent survey by Child Forum found that 46 per cent of responding early childhood education (ECE) teachers suffered stress and work-related injuries. Here, an ECE teacher in the South Island shares some workplace truths.
If New Zealand’s universities partnered with industry and created STEAM courses reflecting the skills needed by industry, it would help close the digital skills gap.
Right now, we are in the calm eye of the storm when it comes to education policy in New Zealand. While some policies have been abruptly swept to the wall (such as National Standards, charter schools), others are still waiting to hatch writes Karen Spencer.
Lyall Lukey argues that if the Education Conversation is to be more than a tick-the-box consultation the dialogue needs to be anchored to a sound evidential foundation.
The review is about repurposing schools for the 21st century. Katie Fitzpatrick takes a closer look.