Emerging from the mind lab

Kristin School teacher, NATHAN CALVERT was among the first 130 teachers to undertake The Mind Lab by Unitec’s Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital and Collaborative Learning). He was named as the winner of the NEXT Foundation Expert Teacher Award. Here, Education Review asks him about the award, the course and the future.

Answering the call to early childhood education

Education Review finds two people who have changed tack in their careers to retrain as early childhood educators and have never looked back.

Teacher education – should it be provider-led or school-led?

England’s teacher training situation is said to be heading for crisis as programmes move away from higher education providers to school-led programmes. How does New Zealand’s situation compare? By JUDE BARBACK.

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.

Faces of teacher education

Education Review asks VIVIENNE MACKISACK and TE MANAAROHA ROLLO how they found themselves in teacher education, and the joys and frustrations of working in this sector.

Teach First NZ – one teacher’s reflection

The Teach First NZ programme aims to tackle educational inequality by developing top graduates into educators who go on to teach in low decile schools. Teach First NZ teacher YOLANDE THOM reflects on her first year at a low decile Auckland secondary school.

Finding the best path to school-based teacher education

Teacher education providers are increasing their collaboration with schools in different ways, but all reporting success. While clearly the way to go, resourcing remains a concern and Education Review questions whether there is room for a more unified approach among providers.

Criminals in the classroom

Are teacher education providers selecting the right people? Student teachers who will ultimately be denied teacher registration are being accepted onto teacher education programmes, casting a question mark over the stringency and consistency of ITE provider selection processes. JUDE BARBACK investigates whether concerns are warranted and whether EDUCANZ might hold the cards for change.

The teacher supply and demand see-saw

JUDE BARBACK reviews the tricky business of managing teacher supply and demand.

Politics, the world and teacher education

Are the international and political contexts of education being adequately addressed in New Zealand teacher education programmes? JUDE BARBACK looks at what measures several schools of education are taking to ensure an outward-facing approach.
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