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Friday, October 19, 2018

The pedagogy of hope

The importance of drama as pedagogy and as a way of resisting threats to participatory democracy was affirmed by an international conference of drama educators and researchers in Auckland last week.

Technology hui for teachers, by teachers

Computing giant Microsoft to host technology hui for teachers this weekend.

The little school that’s STEAMing ahead

Elstow-Waihou Combined School in Te Aroha has launched STEAM HQ, a new classroom designed to ignite students’ curiosity, creativity and critical thinking.

School leadership legacy

The legacy of a University of Auckland academic who changed the way educators around the world view school leadership and improved outcomes for school students across the globe is being celebrated with the awarding of the title Distinguished Professor Emeritus.

Kiwi kids learn how to save lives

The ASB St John in Schools initiative has been rolled out to 400,000 New Zealand students

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.


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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The untold value of consistently effective teachers

Don't blame teachers for educational inequality; instead, believe that they can make a real difference, says Chief Executive of Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu Jay Allnutt.