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October 2016
  • Jude Barback

    ED's Letter

    The Productivity Commission’s recently released draft report on its inquiry into new models of tertiary education tentatively raises the suggestion of Student Education Accounts, the idea being that the Government’s annual investment into tertiary tuition and training could instead be divvied up between every resident. The upshot would be every 16-year-old having access to $45,000 to spend on training of their choice, at a time that best suits them.

  • Top tertiary educators

    Recognising New Zealand’s top tertiary educators

    This year’s Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards saw a diverse range of tertiary educators recognised for their outstanding teaching efforts.

  • Jacinta Ruru

    Blazing the trail for future Māori lawyers

    Professor Jacinta Ruru (Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui, Pākehā) from the University of Otago’s Faculty of Law was presented with the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for Tertiary Teaching Excellence by Rt Hon John Key at this year’s Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards. Here, she shares her thoughts with Education Review on what makes an effective tertiary educator.

  • Research funding

    The link between research funding and rankings

    Universities New Zealand Executive Director CHRIS WHELAN says research funding levels go hand in hand with international university rankings.

  • Commission found

    What the Commission found

    The education sector has had much to say about the Productivity Commission’s eagerly anticipated draft report on its inquiry into new models of tertiary education.

  • Road less travelled

    The road less travelled: inspiring graduate journeys

    Education Review shares the compelling stories of nine determined graduates from around the country.

  • Silicon valley

    Connecting with Silicon Valley: masterclass for ICT Grad School students

    The first cohort of master’s students at Auckland ICT Graduate School had their eyes opened to all sorts of possibilities when they were treated to a masterclass from a Silicon Valley tech guru.

  • Gill dobbie

    Auckland ICT Grad School one year on

    As Auckland ICT Grad School approaches its first birthday, the school’s director PROFESSOR GILLIAN DOBBIE talks to Education Review about getting the new school off the ground and how it is well placed to help meet the needs of a rapidly growing IT sector.

  • John B

    University Entrance: always a bridesmaid?

    DR JOHN BOEREBOOM says University Entrance (UE) has always been the bridesmaid of the New Zealand secondary school qualifications. In this article he questions whether the present requirements for entry into universities are fair and valid.

  • Hitting the high notes 2

    Hitting the high notes: Cool new quals for 2017

    Education Review highlights a number of exciting new courses on offer for New Zealand postgrads next year, ranging from opera studies to disruptive technologies to community leadership.

  • Spec ed funding

    Special education funding: why we shouldn’t rob the secondary sector

    DR JUDITH SELVARAJ says we need to seriously consider whether pitting the compulsory sector against the non-compulsory sector is a good idea.

  • Policy pratice

    Inclusion in our secondary schools: is policy at odds with practice?

    With the Government poised to make dramatic changes to special education policy, Education Review looks at Dr Judith Selvaraj’s  recent research, which investigates the mismatch between policy and practice when it comes to implementing inclusion in New Zealand’s secondary schools.

  • Nicola barry

    Accessing New Zealand education from abroad: how easy is it?

    The New Zealand Productivity Commission says we need to continue to develop new models of tertiary education. Here, we look at examples of distance education that are crossing borders and challenging traditional tertiary education models.

  • Offshore

    Offshore delivery of education boosts economic growth

    A new report shows the revenue from New Zealand’s education services delivered offshore rose to $171 million last year, an increase from an estimated $104 million in 2012.

  • Bianca

    Turning research into real-world solutions

    Bianca Grizhar discusses how the Easy Access IP programme is helping overcome barriers to commercialising research.

  • Mind the gap

    The void between the PhD and an academic career

    Dr Inger Mewburn questions whether the modern PhD needs to be better aligned to the needs of an academic workplace.

  • Wolf in sheeps clothing

    NCEA pass rate targets: a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

    DR JOHN BOEREBOOM says the increasing pass rates are masking concerns around the quality of the mix of achievement standards taken by different students to achieve NCEA.  

  • Tertiary amedment bill

    What does the Tertiary Education Amendment Bill have in store?

    The proposed Education (Tertiary Education and other Matters) Amendment Bill is looking to make things fairer for private training establishments (PTEs). 

  • Stevie Noe

    Showcasing New Zealand’s best research

    Research symposia, postgraduate festivals, research awards, three-minute thesis competitions – and even a ‘dance your thesis’ event – are just a taste of some of the outstanding postgraduate and research events held across the country this year.

  • Stanley

    Researching teaching: the importance of Sotl

    The new director of Ako Aotearoa DR STANLEY FRIELICK discusses the evolution of research around the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and its importance to tertiary education.

  • MIT new CEO

    Meeting MIT’s new CEO

    Education Review asks the new CEO of Manakau Institute of Technology (MIT) GUS GILMORE about innovation, enhancing opportunities for Māori and Pasifika students, and what he hopes to achieve in his new role.

  • Tertiary edu models

    New tertiary education models around the globe: would they work in New Zealand?

    The New Zealand Productivity Commission’s 2016 tertiary education issues paper has highlighted several innovative new tertiary education models that are making an impact overseas.