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.

Disruptive changes in tertiary education: complementary or contentious?

From MOOCs to micro-credentials, tertiary education and training is adapting to keep pace with a changing world. But, asks Education Central, what might that mean for New Zealand institutions, and is the degree under threat?

Early Intervention – more than a funding injection needed

A $21.5 million funding boost for early intervention services can’t come soon enough for the early childhood education (ECE) sector, but is the current system in need of a shake-up too? JUDE BARBACK looks at what ECE centres need to see real change.

“If we wait until high school, it’s too late” – the urgent need for...

With an increasing number of Year 1 to 8 children with depression, severe anxiety and a tendency for self-harm, the need for counsellors in primary and intermediates schools has never been higher. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.

“We make our own light” – how one school is closing the gap

Massey High School principal Glen Denham talks to JUDE BARBACK about what it’s going to take to close the gap in our education system.

Life after National Standards: business as usual, or opportunity for change?

Rachel Helyer Donaldson talks to schools about finding the new normal now that National Standards are a thing of the past.

Is the grass really so much greener across the Tasman?

The latest edition of the OECD’s indicators collection, Education at a Glance, suggests that New Zealand’s higher education institutions are hard done by.  Per student, they spent only 83% of what Australian institutions had...

A balancing act: universities and their responsibilities to students

In light of recent troubles, Education Review asks: where do the boundaries lie when it comes to the actions of university students?

A helicopter view: a school with hope

COLIN DALE, principal of Onepoto Primary School in Northcote, reflects on how a willingness to embrace what is precious and make meaningful changes will bring hope to this decile 1 school and its community.

New NCEA report: “We should be weighing credits – not counting them”

The Ministry of Education says it will look closely at the New Zealand Initiative's suggestion of weighing NCEA credits, rather than simply counting credits, in order to effectively measure student and school performance.
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JUDE BARBACK accompanied eight primary school kids on a new school exchange programme to Korea and witnessed first-hand what an impact such experiences can have – not just on the students, but on the school and its wider community.

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