University of Auckland's GRAHAM McPHAIL argues that while modern learning environments (MLEs) can help facilitate different pedagogical approaches there is no inherent link between classroom design and educational outcomes.
The Tomorrow's Schools Independent Taskforce sees competition and self-governance as bad, collaboration and ministry management as good. It is seductive stuff, if a little Orwellian.
Peter Lyons says the corporatisation of childcare is fraught with contradictions.
Lukas Schroeter laments the Government's decision to end the Kura Hourua partnership school model.
Parent Kia King went on a quest to find robust evidence to support the benefits of innovative learning environments. Disillusioned by the lack of evidence forthcoming, she wrote the following submission to the Education Amendment Bill earlier this year.
Peter Lyons believes Communities of Learning (CoLs) are an ill-defined policy and a waste of money
King’s School headmaster Tony Sissons says flexible learning spaces should allow students to break out of their classroom and work both individually and in groups, but not at the expense of their relationship with their classroom teacher.
Recently I gave a talk to parents about phonics. It was called Zero to Hero, and I explained that phonics could help children who struggle with reading and writing by showing them how to crack the code.
Sex ed is one of those things that nearly everyone remembers.