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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.

Phonics is the big debate

AGAINST: Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Otago. FOR: Massey University.

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.

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.

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.

Finding the magic number

Education Review delves into at what is driving the push to increase class sizes and why the education sector is so opposed.

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.

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.

Leadership that’s all about the students

Principals are finding Viviane Robinson’s book Student-Centered Leadership “invaluable” in guiding their leadership practices.

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.
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