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Thursday, January 28, 2021

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.

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.

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.

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?

Opinion: Filip Vachuda – In defence of academic subjects

Year 13 student FILIP VACHUDA says assigning subjects like acting, building or painting a similar academic status as subjects like Calculus, Science or History "completely misses the mark".

Executive Director of NZ Institute of Skills & Technology announced

Murray Strong has been named the interim Executive Director of the New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology.

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.

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.

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.

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