Adventurous learning – inside and outside the classroom
MIKE BROWN and SIMON BEAMES discuss their new book, Adventurous Learning: A pedagogy for a changing world, which presents a framework for enhanced learning experiences.
Beyond the classroom - environmental education
Treemendous, Garden to Table and Enviroschools programmes are transforming schools around the country – and they’re providing much more than just aesthetic benefits.
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
A lesson in sneezing (safely)
This May will mark the tenth year of Kleenex Tissues SneezeSafe, a lesson in flu-hygiene for primary and intermediate school kids throughout New Zealand. Using glitter, bubbles, and water spray, children learn how far and fast untrapped sneeze droplets travel through the air for others to breathe.
Bringing the child abuse conversation into the classroom
JUDE BARBACK looks at the collaborative approach between schools, communities, police, CYF, the Ministry and child advocacy organisations to help ensure students are safe at school and at home.
Since news of the Roast Busters scandal broke, there have been new threads emerging on an almost daily basis. Anguish and criticism has spilled over onto the police, radio talkshow hosts, and schools. But people’s disgust is generally directed at the handful of deplorable young men at the heart of this story.
Students encouraged to Be Healthy, Be Active
Teachers have welcomed a new resource for year 7 and 8 students, Be Healthy, Be Active – Kia Ora, Kia Korikori, as perfect for starting the school year, with its focus on making good choices around healthy eating and physical activity.
Playing at parenting: Plunket’s role in our schools
Plunket does more than provide check-ups for two-year-olds and playgroups for new mums. JUDE BARBACK looks at what Plunket is achieving through its Education in Schools programme.
Driving the road safety message home to students
New Zealand Transport Agency collaborates with schools to enable road-safety education.