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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Making the community a better place: One school’s approach to STEM learning

An innovative approach to STEM learning has seen Ormiston Junior College students working on some high-end projects that will have a real effect on their wider community.

Bridging the digital equity divide – providing home internet access for learners

A new pilot will see Year 5 and 6 students from Rata Street School to access the government-funded Managed Network from their home, so they can continue learning outside of school hours.

EduBits to take Dr Lance O’Sullivan’s iMOKO app to next level

A new partnership between Otago Polytechnic and Dr Lance O’Sullivan could help take O’Sullivan’s innovative digital health app iMOKO to the next level.

Putting arts at the heart of education design

J Craig Brown, Director of McIldowie Partners, says there is a great deal of merit in designing buildings for a specific purpose.

“You’re about to go off the edge of a cliff” – UK expert fears...

Headmistress of a low-decile inner-city London school, Katharine Birbalsingh, believes traditional teaching methods and a curriculum driven by content are the hallmarks of a quality education. JUDE BARBACK was among those to attend her presentation last night.

Opinion: Hillary Knowles – What the expertise of a librarian can do for students’...

When change is good: Hillary Knowles shares her perspective on the impact a librarian can have.

More young women in the tech sector please

It’s NZ Tech week, and the call has gone out for more girls and young women to both study and work, in our IT sector. What is being done to make that happen? By Jody Hopkinson.

It’s kids play for the AB Sevens

Facing throngs of fans isn’t unusual for the All Blacks Sevens. Training and running drills is all in a day’s work as well. But when it happens with 700 primary school kids we’re talking a whole different ballgame, reports Carrie Brown.

Global Citizenship Education winners announced

Patea Area School, Tiaki Early Learning Centre and Generation Zero were recognised today with a prestigious new award for their efforts in demonstrating active and responsible global citizenship.

Poverty and underachievement – US expert to address a big NZ problem

Former Manurewa High School principal SALVATORE GARGIULO has been inspired for years by the work of United States educationalist Dr Ruby K Payne whose mission is “to positively impact the education and lives of individuals in poverty throughout the world”. Now, he is delighted to announce Payne’s visit to Auckland in October.


Why should we reimagine qualifications?

JUDE BARBACK introduces Education Central’s special feature series ‘Reimagining Qualifications’ with a trip down memory lane.


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Are our schools preparing learners for 2030?

Mark Treadwell, author of ‘The Future of Learning’, contributes the first of a series of articles that looks at what schools are going to have to do to stay relevant and develop the necessary set of skills and capabilities required by our society and workplaces.