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Play-based therapy effective for Kiwi kids with autism

A form of play-based therapy may be effective for New Zealand children with autism, according to new research.

Children with higher amounts of screen time have far worse cognitive skills

Children who spend more than two hours a day looking at a screen have worse memory, language skills and attention span, a landmark study has found.

New research shows boys do better at single-sex schools

New research shows that over the period from 2013 to 2016, young men from single sex boys’ schools have gained NCEA qualifications, University Entrance and New Zealand Scholarship passes in greater proportions than their counterparts at co-educational schools.

Schools need national health food policy, researchers say

Schools around the country should operate under a national health food policy to combat diet-related diseases, Otago researchers say.

Research shows fewer Kiwi men are reading

A new survey shows continued drop in New Zealanders' reading habits and fuels concerns about boys' reading.

Communities of Learning│Kāhui Ako: a vehicle for sustained, networked improvement?

Dr Nina Hood looks at the potential for Communities of Learning│Kāhui Ako (CoLs) to drive system-wide improvement and innovation.

The benefits of problem-based learning

A mathematics and statistics facilitator with the University of Auckland’s Team Solutions, explains why problem-based learning is still one of his go-to techniques when working with schools on raising maths and science outcomes.

Faces and spaces: why good transitions matter for children

JUDE BARBACK catches up with Professor Aline-Wendy Dunlop during her visit to New Zealand to discuss her fascinating research project in which she has studied the lives of 150 children for over 14 years, making some compelling conclusions about the impact of early childhood education and transitions.

Building a system’s capacity to improve: what does it take?

In this second article of a three-part series, Dr Nina Hood discusses the value and importance of improvement networks in driving innovation and improvement to learning experiences.

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.
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