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Friday, October 1, 2021

Polytech reform will see more foreign labour, says industry boss

An industry expert says trade organisations rely on Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) to ensure their training needs are up-to-date with international standards.

Opinion: Alwyn Poole – Treating all young people as having ability to develop has...

Alwyn Poole suggests schools could learn something from North Harbour Rugby Union’s decision to remove junior rep rugby.

Opinion: Dr Grant Davidson – We can keep the baby while we change the...

There are better options for vocational and tertiary education reform, says Skills Active Aotearoa CEO Dr Grant Davidson.

Opinion: Jane McCarroll – Putting trades on the table

Jane McCarroll offers a parent's perspective on why it's important to open kids' eyes to a wide range of post-school options.

Opinion: Piki Diamond – Mending the ITP waka

AUT Learning & Teaching Consultant and PhD candidate Piki Diamond believes the success of the vocational education reform proposals lies in the leadership.

Opinion: Peter Lyons – Teaching young people to appreciate new spuds

Peter Lyons says we need to teach our young people to appreciate what they can and can't control.

Opinion: Jean Andrews – calming the back-to-school jitters

School Counsellors representative on New Zealand Association of Counsellors Jean Andrews discusses managing back to school anxiety.

Response: Nicholas Pole – a system perspective on the current state of ECE

Education Review Office’s Chief Review Officer, Nicholas Pole, responds to recent articles about the early learning sector in New Zealand, emphasising ERO’s role in driving quality and integrity in the early childhood sector.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Why more and more younger people have an inability...

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) talks about why she is seeing an epidemic of younger and younger people with fatigue and an inability to cope with life.

Opinion: Peter Lyons – Tomorrow’s Schools reforms won’t work without the right resources

Peter Lyons says that without quality people in teaching and education the Tomorrow's Schools reforms are meaningless.


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.