Sector Voices: the biggest challenge facing education
We asked prominent people from within the sector what they perceived to be the biggest challenge currently facing New Zealand education. Here is what they had to say.
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.
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.
Partnership model a huge success
A partnership between a teacher education provider and 21 local primary schools proves that effective leadership and mutual co-operation are the keys to success. By KIRSTY JONES, Eastern Institute of Technology.
Is ‘mat time’ a waste of time?
ANITA MORTLOCK shares her research about the common practice of ‘mat time’ in New Zealand schools.
Work of Teacher Education insights
DR ALEXANDRA GUNN discusses her recent TLRI study that scrutinises how initial teacher education is produced, maintained and practised in New Zealand and compares it with similar research carried out overseas.
Motivation in online education
DR MAGGIE HARTNETT draws from her new book Motivation in online education to discuss what drives people to pursue and persist with online learning.
Up close and personal with a distance learner
EVELYN LEWIS says distance learning allows her greater connectivity with peers and tutors compared with being one of many in a lecture room.
The Manaiakalani experience: changing teaching stances
NZCER researchers ROSEMARY HIPKINS, JENNY WHATMAN, and JO MacDONALD discuss the insights that emerged from the Manaiakalani Digital Teacher Academy (MDTA) initiative.
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.
New publications showcase excellence in tertiary teaching
JILL TANNER-LLOYD and DR PETER COOLBEAR introduce the new teaching excellence publications developed by Ako Aotearoa’s Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence. They explain how the two-volume set captures the essence of New Zealand’s top tertiary teachers and their practice, and how these publications can support reflective practice for others wanting to add further value for their learners.
“Heroes in our society”: singing the praises of excellent tertiary teachers
The recipients of the 2013 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards prove that teaching excellence can benefit learners and strengthen communities.
Secrets from the Thesis Whisperer
DR INGER MEWBURN, better known as the Thesis Whisperer, shares three common mistakes made by fledgling postgrads, and how to avoid them.
Politics, the world and teacher education
Are the international and political contexts of education being adequately addressed in New Zealand teacher education programmes? JUDE BARBACK looks at what measures several schools of education are taking to ensure an outward-facing approach.
Transitioning between class levels – a way for teachers to connect the dots
TRACEY CARLYON opens the door for discussion on teachers transitioning between different class levels.
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.
The Australian experience
DIANE MAYER looks at the challenges with teacher education programmes in Australia.
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.
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
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.
Qualifications necessary in ECE
A letter published in the New Zealand Herald some time ago conveyed the author’s sentiments effectively.
The role of the ECE teacher
How can we do the best we can for young children in early childhood services?
What it means to be an ECE student
NICOLA DUNHAM considers all angles in her research concerning the academic identity of field-based early childhood initial teacher education students.
Volunteer teachers: qualified vs unqualified
Qualified volunteer teachers are certainly preferred but many developing countries do not appear to have a choice.
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.
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.