Opinion: Linking STEM programme funding to tertiary teaching practice
PETER COOLBEAR, director of Ako Aotearoa, discusses incentivising established good tertiary teaching practice to help meet government targets for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.
Buzzing about differentiated learning
TRACY RILEY and ANNE NOBLE discuss how bees in schools can have a profound effect on integrated learning opportunities.* *
Plugging the skills gap
With all the talk about New Zealand’s growing skill shortages in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) areas, Education Review looks at two collaborative tertiary initiatives aimed to plug gaps in ICT and engineering.
The Primary Years – NZC, Cambridge or IB?
While the vast majority of New Zealand primary schools follow The New Zealand Curriculum, a small number favour the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme or the Cambridge International Primary Programme. Here, proponents of each system discuss the relative merits and weaknesses.
Sir Paul's great legacy
The late Sir Paul Callaghan was a world class scientist, great leader, and strong advocate for a more prosperous New Zealand. Education Review looks at the life and times of this great man and how his legacy continues.
Fact factory is not science
Studying science at a tertiary level should enhance learners’ abilities to think, act and engage with science as a scientist
KIRK SPRAGG plots his leap-frogging journey from Ngaruawahia to a French lab and back home again to research geology software
Kerr solution for Australian students
Black hole scientist inspires students to aim for the stars