Advertisement

Is ‘mat time’ a waste of time?

ANITA MORTLOCK shares her research about the common practice of ‘mat time’ in New Zealand schools.

The great outdoors

The physical environment plays an important role in children’s education and in shaping their development. Here, US teacher and Fulbright scholar LAUREN ZAPPONE MAPLES congratulates New Zealand for providing students with well-supported outdoor education opportunities.

Making learning visible: putting Hattie into practice

Professor John Hattie’s meta-analyses have helped to unveil effective teaching and learning practices. Here, LYNDA SHANKS shares how this research is being made accessible to schools and teachers through the popular Visible Learningplus programme.

Massey researchers find IES evidence doesn’t stack up

A team of Massey University education policy specialists has highlighted 11 areas of concern about the Government’s $359 million Investing in Educational Success (IES) programme.

Use it or lose it – countering the ‘summer reading drop’

KATE RUSSELL explores what is being done in several New Zealand schools to keep students motivated to read over summer – and term – holidays.

Research: the teacher expectation project

The Teacher Expectation Project arose from earlier work by CHRISTINE RUBIE-DAVIES. Here she discusses the research and how it reveals the impact that grouping students, class climate, and goal setting can have on achievement.

Reliability of National Standards assessments called into question

A recent report has cast doubts over the reliability of teachers’ National Standards assessments and rises in student achievement.

Collaboration = innovation: delivering education without borders

MARCI POWELL looks at the how digital and collaborative learning are transforming tertiary education in New Zealand and beyond.

Lessons in leadership: what can New Zealand learn from the international successful school principalship...

ROSS NOTMAN considers New Zealand research findings from an international educational leadership project and what they mean for the new leadership roles emerging from the Government’s $359m plan to help raise student achievement.

Education: Beeby’s, tomorrow’s and today’s

RENEE GERLICH’s research into the history of New Zealand education reveals how various policy decisions over the years have done little to fulfil early education director Clarence Beeby’s vision of equality in education.
Advertisement

LATEST

Poverty and underachievement – are we any closer to understanding our...

Damning research from the OECD tells us that New Zealand’s most disadvantaged students struggle academically more than their overseas counterparts. Is it time to shift our focus to the many unique stories of student success that look beyond mere test results? By JUDE BARBACK.