Kiwi kids are increasingly working on beanbags, but what is the impact on their bodies? And should schools be showing the same concern that employers are legally required to do, for their students? RACHEL HELYER DONALDSON looks at some of the effects of learning in a modern learning environment.
Head of Technology at Lawrence Area School Stephen Newnham encourages anyone to produce the evidence that modern learning environments, pedagogies, digital technologies and other hallmarks of 21st century learning are adversely affecting outcomes.
While attitudes are slowly changing, the subject of death is still cloaked in stigma and taboo. JUDE BARBACK examines calls to educate children about death, dying and ageing.
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.
Education leader says despite good use of 21st century learning concepts, he has concerns about extreme interpretation and the wholesale promotion of the 21st century learning movement, and the denigration of traditional practice. By Anna Clements.
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.
Headmistress of a low-decile inner-city London school, Katharine Birbalsingh, believes traditional teaching methods and a curriculum driven by content are the hallmarks of a quality education. JUDE BARBACK was among those to attend her presentation last night.
Our approach to reading in New Zealand assumes children come to school with “white, middle-class experiences” and we need to take a good hard look at how we structure literacy learning. By Anna Clements.
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.