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Understanding the World of Adult Dyslexics

Jane Kjersten discusses what inspired a book on adult dyslexia.

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.

International students fail University Entrance; educators call for more intensive courses

Educators are calling for intensive English courses for foreign students who arrive in New Zealand schools with very little or no English, as statistics show that many fail to get University Entrance.

How to keep students safe online

While teachers do not need to be an expert on social media, being familiar with the technology that young people are using and the challenges they may experience can provide insight and prepare teachers to give students guidance when needed.

Simplifying PLD proposals lessens the workload

Professional learning and development (PLD) is an essential supporter and enabler of a system that learns. A new online process of applying for PLD is scheduled to be in place by term 3 this year.

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.

New funding for gifted children announced by Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin

The Government has announced a $1.27 million funding package for gifted children.
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