Should we make way for the teacherbots?

Will teacherbots applied with artificial intelligence be doing our job one day? Will they do it better than us? JUDE BARBACK takes stock of some of the recent thinking around the future of education.

Future-focused spaces for future-focused learners

It was Socrates who said, “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel”.

The new technologies set to enter your classroom in 2018

From artificial intelligence to mixed reality, MEI LIN LOW shares the technologies we can expect to see more of in our classrooms this year.

Innovative learning environments: where’s the evidence?

MARK OSBORNE suggests that when teacher pedagogy and physical learning environments are aligned there are significant gains to be made in achievement.

Acceleration groups – finding the formula for success in maths

SUE TAYLOR discusses how priority learners can achieve better outcomes through focused, high-impact mathematics instruction from their own classroom teacher than from intervention programmes.

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.

Ten years of ten trends

As CORE Education’s influential Ten Trends initiative enters its 10th year, KAREN SPENCER looks back on the origins of the trends and what’s in store for 2016.

Cultivating a ‘maker culture’ in the classroom

The ‘Maker Culture’ ─ the general term given to inventors, designers and creative types ─ is gaining ground as a great tool to activate creative learning and innovation in the classroom.

Authentic learning trumps fear tactics

Innovative secondary teachers are using road safety as an authentic context for young people to apply curriculum learning, writes MARY CHAMBERLAIN

Selwyn College – school under transformation

Strong and unrelenting leadership and an effective professional learning programme have seen the once troubled Selwyn College achieve an astounding transformation.
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