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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Michael Lee: Done properly, exams stimulate learning

When used correctly, in combination with other teaching methods such as group projects and presentations, exams are an extremely effective teaching tool. Dr Michael S. W. Lee explains.

Opinion: Camilla Highfield – Coalition agreements a signal of support for education sector

CAMILLA HIGHFIELD is encouraged by the new coalition government's move to reinstate Te Kotahitanga and other targeted programmes that will help ensure success for all New Zealand students on an individual level.

Opinion: should teachers pay registration fees under EDUCANZ

The PPTA is considering placing payment of professional certification fees by the Ministry of Education in the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement. By ANGELA ROBERTS.

Opinion: Gus Gilmore – Polytechs need to get people into better jobs

Polytechs need to improve their training courses for the disadvantaged says Gus Gilmore.

Opinion: James Bentley – Schools have more urgent needs than all these reviews

Schools need more teachers, better paid, more than content reviews says James Bentley.

Opinion: Malcolm Dixon – Time to discuss primary school education

Primary school education was seldom mentioned throughout the election campaign and yet for everyone with children or grandchildren education plays an extremely important part in their lives.

Opinion: Kathy Wolfe – it’s time to make every child matter!

Chief Executive of Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) Kathy Wolfe is calling on political parties to address key policies involving early childhood education.

Collaboration to “rebirth” NZ education

New Zealand is in a period of “educational rebirth” according to Visiting Fulbright Global Scholar Professor Alan J Daly

Response: Dr Michael Harvey – Are we on the edge of a cliff?

Dr Michael Harvey responds to visiting UK principal Katharine Birbalsingh's claims that educators should focus on teaching content, not skills. He argues that educators should be striving for a balance between both skills and content.

Why I left teaching

John Laing's teaching career spanned almost 40 years, a lot of that spent as a rural primary teaching principal. Last year, after weathering so many changes in the education landscape, he decided he couldn't see a way to stay in the profession until retirement and maintain what work/life balance he'd managed to hold onto. In this article John reflects on some of the reasons that stacked up behind his decision to leave education.  


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.