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Editorial: Until te reo is in the core curriculum, progress will be slow

Is it time all New Zealanders learned Māori at school?

Play IS learning: why play-time matters more than you think

Anna Clements looks at a Bay of Plenty school that is experiencing the joys and benefits of implementing a play-based learning approach.

We need to talk about…life-long 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.

Demystifying the d-word: the need for death education in New Zealand schools

While attitudes are slowly changing, the subject of death is still cloaked in stigma and taboo. JUDE BARBACK examines calls to educate children about death, dying and ageing.

Transforming the curriculum for the technological age

Instead of focusing on the ‘piece of paper’ at the end, our education system should be geared to produce the skills needed by industry. By Meriana Johnsen.

Curriculum wars: coming to Aotearoa?

An unusual alliance, between a radical and polarising academic and a right-wing think tank, may drag New Zealand’s education system into the throes of a debate that’s been raging overseas, but has largely passed us by until now writes Tom Haig.

Life after National Standards: business as usual, or opportunity for change?

Rachel Helyer Donaldson talks to schools about finding the new normal now that National Standards are a thing of the past.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help with new DT curriculum, says Ministry

REBEKAH FRASER find schools and teachers are faring well with the implementation of the new digital technologies curriculum, but the Education Ministry urges those who are struggling to ask for help.

Do Cambridge exams plug an NCEA-shaped hole?

As NCEA comes under scrutiny, Education Review questions whether Cambridge exams do a better job than our national school qualification at preparing our students for university study.

How important are school pools?

MELISSA WASTNEY asks how the phasing out of swimming pools in our schools is affecting young New Zealanders, and what is involved in keeping school pools open.
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