Postgraduate

Teacher Education

April 2017

October 2016

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    Researching teaching: the importance of Sotl

    The new director of Ako Aotearoa DR STANLEY FRIELICK discusses the evolution of research around the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and its importance to tertiary education.

June 2016

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    Ed's Letter - The time is right

    Jude Barback Not long ago, I received a phone call from a researcher in the UK whose study focus was teacher workforce supply trends across the world. She was interested in why some countries are facing a shortage of teachers while others are faced with a situation where many applicants are after the same jobs. A quick check through the back issues of Education Review revealed that teacher workforce supply has been a problem for a while now in New Zealand.

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    The long and winding road to postgrad teacher education

    Many teacher education providers are pushing for a master’s level qualification to become the minimum requirement to become a teacher, while others think this approach will deter aspiring teachers. With the initial teacher education (ITE) postgraduate pilot now in its third year, the Ministry of Education is getting closer to making a decision on the future shape of ITE. Which way will it go and what impact will it have? asks JUDE BARBACK.

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    Meet the teachers of Aotearoa

    New Zealand’s teaching workforce comprises many different people – provisionally registered teachers, those who have come to teaching in a roundabout way, those who are opting for some teaching experience abroad, and those who are putting their teaching qualifications to innovative use. Here, we meet some of New Zealand’s newest and aspiring educators.

February 2016

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    First-hand from a first-year

    Provisionally registered teacher Carolyn Richardson shares lessons learned from her first year teaching at Tauranga Intermediate.

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    Starting out as a new teacher

    Associate professor SALLY HANSEN and Dr ALISON SEWELL give some advice to teachers embarking on their teaching journey.

October 2015

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    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.

June 2014

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    One year on: Tracking down our teacher students

    Last year Education Review profiled teacher students ANNIE RILEY and KELSIE DAVIE-MORLAND about their path to becoming teachers. One year on, we catch up with them to find out how they’re getting on.

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    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.

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    Turning his back on the law

    JUDE BARBACK talks to Derek Dallow about what inspired him to train as a teacher after over 30 years as a corporate lawyer.

December 2013

January 2013

December 2012

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    Failure to launch: postgraduate initial teacher education

    The Ministry of Education’s welcome u-turn in June on its policies concerning class sizes and teacher cuts had a knock-on effect for the proposal to move initial teacher education to postgraduate-level. Now confusion reigns among providers and prospecti

October 2012

  • A glimpse into the world of research

    Education Review looks at research in its many guises.

  • The focus of CPIT's research month: Practical research solutions

    CPIT’s research month in August highlighted the institute’s focus on practical research that can be applied in workplace settings across a range of sectors.

  • Gearing up for Postgraduate month

    The University of Waikato is preparing for its annual Postgraduate Month in October. With a new research director and its first PhD in te reo, there is much to celebrate.

  • Another successful GRM for Otago

    Tweet your Thesis, Chamber Debate, Supervisor of the Year and 3 Minute Thesis – it all happened at Otago University’s annual Graduate Research Month.

  • From a distance

    NZEI Study Award recipient BARBARA NELSON is completing a postgraduate diploma in educational administration and leadership via distance study. Education Review talks to the Massey student about the benefits and boundaries of distance learning.

  • PostGrad profiles

    Education Review finds out what postgraduate students from universities, polytechnics, wananga, and private training establishments from all around New Zealand are up to.

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    The Australian experience

    DIANE MAYER looks at the challenges with teacher education programmes in Australia.

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    Is the move to postgrad ITE any more than just a money grab?

    Teachers Council director, PETER LIND says we need to consider the international research first.

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    ITE issues sure to spark debate

    As the sector gears up for a major teacher education conference next month, experts give their opinions on some of the key issues facing initial teacher education in New Zealand. JOHN O’NELL says there are four key issues that constitute a major crisis

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    Celebrating our best tertiary teachers

    PETER COOLBEAR reflects on this year’s national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards – exploring how these exemplars of great teaching and learning can enhance the tertiary teaching profession in Aotearoa New Zealand.

September 2012

  • Global reach of tertiary schools of education

    Education Review looks at the different ways schools of education at various tertiary institutions are utilising their links with educators and institutions from other countries.

February 2012

  • The many faces of teaching

    Education Review peeks through the doors of New Zealand classrooms to discover the many different pathways to becoming a teacher.

  • New teachers, listen up

    An education lecturer, a researcher and a teacher who has recently completed her first year of teaching all give their tips on what new teachers should be prepared for in 2012.

  • Mentoring new teachers: putting the new guidelines into action

    The Teachers Council reports good feedback from the newly implemented Guidelines for Induction and Mentoring and Mentor Teachers and looks to the next steps.