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