Curriculum

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.

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    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