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Innovative Learning Environments – where’s the evidence?

In an open letter to Education Minister Chris Hipkins, parent Kia King outlines her concerns that there is no evidence to show that innovative learning environments can support enhanced teaching and learning.

Innovative Learning Environments – here’s the evidence

Educational Consultant and Director of Leading Learning Mark Osborne responds to two big questions: Why is the design of classrooms changing? And how can we be sure that ‘innovative learning environments’ are actually leading to better teaching and learning?

O’Connor: Tomorrow’s Schools reforms are about “bridging the divide”

At last week’s ChalkTalks panel discussion hosted by EducationCentral.co.nz, University of Auckland’s Professor Peter O’Connor was one of five panellists weighing up the relative merits of the Tomorrow’s Schools Review Taskforce’s report.

Opinion: Russell Bishop – Māori education needs more than task force has proposed

The members of the Independent Task Force to Review Tomorrow's Schools were given a hospital pass by the Government. They were asked to do the impossible writes Russell Bishop.

Strong panel drives debate on Tomorrow’s Schools Review

Education Central ChalkTalks panel discussion on the Tomorrow’s Schools Review last night was one of the most robust debates on the proposed reforms to date.

Tomorrow’s Schools meeting: Teachers speak out against Bali Haque’s plan

Teachers and principals have spoken out at an emotional public meeting against Government taskforce proposals which they say would move them around schools "like numbers in a spreadsheet".

Former charter school’s ‘mammoth’ first year

Te Rangihakahaka Centre for Science and Technology has been open for just over a year.

Drastic changes for polytechs and ITOs

Today’s vocational education reform announcements spell major change and disruption for New Zealand’s Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and Industry Training Organisations (ITOs).

ChalkTalks Panellist Q&A: Lynda Stuart

Education Central asks NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart about her views on the Tomorrow's Schools review in the run-up to the Chalk Talks panel discussion on the review.

Battle over school reforms begins this week as 70 public meetings begin

A national battle over proposed radical changes to the school system kicks off this week with the first of more than 70 public meetings.
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