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AUT wins acclaim for innovation in education

Auckland University of Technology wins Overall Excellence Award at Microsoft Tertiary ICT Innovation Awards

Play misunderstood: the divide between primary classroom

SARAH AIONO of Longworth Education suggests that a successful play-based learning environment requires a level of skill by teachers not easily understood by school management.

The big debate: should te reo be compulsory in our schools?

JUDE BARBACK looks at the arguments for and against making te reo Māori compulsory in New Zealand schools.

A day in the life of a secondary teacher

Wellington Girls' College teacher Cameron Stewart outlines what his day at work on Wednesday 15 May entailed, in an effort to demonstrate the complexities and workload of a typical day in the life of a teacher.

Warning against relying on Reading Recovery for struggling readers – ERO

Teachers are being warned not to rely on Reading Recovery for struggling young readers because it probably doesn't work, a new report says.

Shouting to be heard: the worrying effects of noise in early childhood education services

Susan Bates raises concerns about the potentially damaging effects of the high noise levels in many early childhood education centres in New Zealand and asks: what is being done about it?

SpeedMeets get students face to face with employers

In a series of SpeedMeets events students will have an opportunity to be interviewed by employers - speed-dating style.

We need to talk about… lifelong learning

Roger Smyth discusses how micro-credentials will help resolve the emerging need for training but raises questions about how the government is going to effectively fund life-long learning.

New dean ready for the challenges of the compulsory sector

Associate Professor Mark Barrow, incoming Dean of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland, talks about his vision for New Zealand’s largest provider of education and social work qualifications.

Can you have a life and be a primary teacher at the same time?

A large part of the reason behind tomorrow’s industrial action boils down to one big question: can you build a life and be a primary school teacher at the same time? The four people interviewed for this story, who are in and around the day-to-day of that life, say the answer, as matters stand, is categorically ‘no’. By JAYLAN BOYLE.

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