Curriculum

September 2017

  • Lifting and shifting

    Lifting and shifting: Careers NZ moves in with the TEC

    The recent ‘lift and shift’ of Careers NZ to the Tertiary Education Commision has generated ripples throughout the education sector. Jaylan Boyle spoke to two high school careers teachers to gauge the mood on education street.

August 2017

  • Te Kura online

    Then and now: Te Kura online – a history of change

    From 100 isolated primary kids to 23,000 enrolments, Te Kura Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) – formerly The Correspondence School – has a long tradition of adapting to meet the changing needs of the New Zealand school system.

  • Sister schools

    Sister schools: why are they are important?

    This year 10 Kiwi schools received funding to strengthen their China sister school relationships. Education Review looks at how these relationships were formed, how they have been nurtured, and the value they bring to the schools and their wider communities.

  • Little diplomats

    Little diplomats in action

    JUDE BARBACK talks to Oropi School principal Andrew King about the Little Diplomats programme, which has helped its students to build their intercultural competencies and the school to build its relationship with its sister school in China.

  • Asia ready

    Are our school leavers Asia-ready?

    A new report from the Asia New Zealand Foundation reveals that fewer school leavers think Asia-related skills and knowledge are important – a trend that experts describe as “alarming”.

  • International competencies

    Should we assess students’ international competencies?

    Growing good global citizens is becoming an increasingly important focus for schools. But how do schools know if they’re hitting the mark? JUDE BARBACK looks at the many ways in which schools are encouraging their students to be internationally capable and the scope for measuring this. 

  • Building bridges

    Building bridges and opening doors

    CHRIS HENDERSON believes global competencies are the foundations for our future.

  • ZERO to hero

    Zero to hero: why we need phonics more than ever in the digital age

    Massey University’s TOM NICHOLSON discusses the importance of phonics in helping children become better spellers – and why spelling is important.

June 2017

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    Maths + digital technology = opportunities: a complex and interesting equation

    Drs JO FLETCHER and KAREN NICHOLAS set out to discover how primary schools are using digital technologies in their year 7 and 8 mathematics classrooms. Their research uncovered some interesting findings from how equity and maintenance of devices was managed to the need for more professional development to the way ICT was used to support learning.

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    Forging better connections between secondary schools and higher education

    We are starting to think of education as more of a continuum, rather than segmented into separate stages. An increasing number of partnerships between secondary schools and tertiary education organisations have emerged in the last decade, signalling a more integrated and connected system. Here, Education Review looks at a recent example of secondary-tertiary collaboration. ara institute

February 2017

August 2016

  • Building digital technology

    Building digital technology into the curriculum: master stroke or missed opportunity?

    While the news that digital technologies is to be included in The New Zealand Curriculum has been broadly welcomed, many believe the announcement falls short in a number of ways. By JUDE BARBACK.

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    The rules of Code Club

    Young people are our most avid consumers of digital technology but increasingly they are learning how to go behind the screen and learn about coding and content creation. JUDE BARBACK looks at some initiatives beyond the curriculum that are designed to open teachers’ and students’ eyes to new opportunities.

  • Closing the rich poor

    Closing the rich-poor divide in literacy

    Massey University’s PROFESSOR TOM NICHOLSON says we need to redesign the literacy that is taught in our schools so that it works for those in lower socio-economic communities. 

  • Scholarships

    Scholarships a-plenty

    The good news for school leavers quietly freaking out about the costs involved with their next move – be it further study, training or diving into the workforce – is that there are literally thousands of scholarships, grants and awards out there to help ease the load.

  • Roboshops

    Roboshops: unlocking curious minds

    Two Waikato University academics have secured funding to support their popular Roboshops – school-based workshops that teach children the basics of coding and robotics.

  • JETmag

    Tackling the big and little issues for young people

    JUDE BARBACK catches up with JETmag editor Miah Kennett about the realities young people are facing as they transition from school to work, training or higher education.

April 2016

February 2016

October 2015

March 2014

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    The transition between ECE and school

    How well aligned are our ECE and school sectors? JUDE BARBACK looks closely at a child’s transition from early childhood education to school in New Zealand.

  • NZ flag

    Curriculum, the culprit?

    SHANE KENNEDY discusses why he believes rhetoric is masking poor education in New Zealand.

December 2013

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    Venturing into un’charter’ed territory

    The opposition to charter schools intensifies with the announcement of the first five partnership schools in New Zealand. JUDE BARBACK weighs up the arguments as the new schools prepare to open their doors.

January 2013

December 2012

September 2012

  • An international education

    JUDE BARBACK looks at some of the pros and cons of international schools.

  • League Tables: Learning from experience

    If there was a league table for international education systems, New Zealand would likely rank near the top. Will the introduction of primary school league tables see our ranking plummet?

February 2012

  • A Kiwi education: what our students really think

    Education Review asks six new student leaders to reflect on their New Zealand education as they approach the end of their secondary schooling.

  • Getting the best from National Standards

    Jenny Poskitt advises teachers how to get to grips with Overall Teacher Judgments, to help them get the best out of National Standards for their students.

  • A valued education

    Whose job is it to instil values in our young people? The family’s? The school’s? The teacher’s? Everyone’s? JUDE BARBACK spins the moral and ethical compass.

March 2010

March 2011