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Leveraging bright spots to drive system-wide innovation

Dr Nina Hood shares the launch of the Bright Spots Awards, which allow us to leverage and learn from the success of the schools, teachers and programmes that are providing innovative opportunities and achieving outstanding outcomes for learners.

Enhancing the relevance of new learning

Students learn most effectively when they understand what they are learning, why they are learning it, and how they will be able to use their new learning. Steve Mouldey digs deeper into the New Zealand Curriculum.

Bridging the gap between research and practice in education

Teachers’ access to reliable, relevant and actionable research will get a boost in February with the launch of a new digital platform offering free, easy-to-access resources that enhance their classroom practice.

Educating teachers for a complex world

Two recent reports focus on newly graduated teachers and how they fare in the classroom. MELISSA WASTNEY talks to two leaders of teacher education programmes about the consistency of teacher training across the country.

What every primary teacher should know about vocabulary

In Dr Jannie van Hees’ new book 'What every primary teacher should know about vocabulary' she discusses the importance of building word knowledge.

Opinion: Mayleen Gautusa – ‘Solution-itis’: No such thing as a quick fix

Mayleen Gautusa argues that there is no quick fix when it comes to improving our students' reading abilities.

Improving Māori student achievement through effective use of data

Research out of the University of Auckland highlights just how important the effective use of quality data in schools is in helping to raise Māori student achievement.

Kaitao Intermediate ensuring positive behaviour in pupils

A Rotorua school principal believes schools nationwide need to adopt new ways of thinking to ensure they abide by the standards for physical restraint.

Doctorate meets career

It can sometimes be difficult to make the connection between doctorate-level qualifications and the world of work. However, Otago Polytechnic’s newly launched Doctor of Professional Practice is helping to join the dots.

Are our kids future fit? Building 21C skills for the new world of work

Auckland based start-up 21C Skills Lab is hosting a series of events in October to raise awareness of the challenge and opportunity around 21C skills.
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REIMAGINING QUALIFICATIONS

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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