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    Report compares NZ and European qualifications frameworks

    A new report comparing the qualifications frameworks, levels, and quality assurance arrangements will help support more transparent and consistent recognition of qualifications between European Union Member States and New Zealand.

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    More schools dive into the Pond

    *Network for Learning (N4L) has revealed some new features to its digital learning hub, Pond, today at the annual ULearn conference in Rotorua.*

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    From tweeting to meeting

    Members of a Twitter network for New Zealand educators, #edchatNZ, are preparing to meet face-to-face at the inaugural #edchatNZ conference in Auckland. Registrations have opened for the event, which will take place at the new Hobsonville Point Secondary School in Auckland over the 8-9th of August this year.

August 2017

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    Little diplomats in action

    JUDE BARBACK talks to Oropi School principal Andrew King about the Little Diplomats programme, which has helped its students to build their intercultural competencies and the school to build its relationship with its sister school in China.

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    Building bridges and opening doors

    CHRIS HENDERSON believes global competencies are the foundations for our future.

June 2017

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    Forging better connections between secondary schools and higher education

    We are starting to think of education as more of a continuum, rather than segmented into separate stages. An increasing number of partnerships between secondary schools and tertiary education organisations have emerged in the last decade, signalling a more integrated and connected system. Here, Education Review looks at a recent example of secondary-tertiary collaboration. ara institute

April 2017

February 2017

August 2016

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    EDs Letter

    I’m often guilty of compartmentalising. In following news of political unrest over Brexit, the Syrian crisis, climate change, the rise of Donald Trump, the turmoil of our housing and dairy industries, I often fail to connect the dots of what it all means for New Zealand education.

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    Caution needed over CoLs

    Following NZEI Te Riu Roa’s concerns about Education Review’s article ‘Communities of Learning – “game changing”’ that appeared in our last issue, Education Review extended the invitation to NZEI to contribute an article to give voice to the union’s concerns. Here, MELISSA SCHWALGER discusses some reservations around Communities of Learning (CoL) and how these are being addressed.

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    Online learning communities: COOL idea or not?

    The proposal for new online learning communities has sparked suggestions that we’re about to unleash online charter schools onto New Zealand education.

June 2016

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    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.

February 2016


    The sector speaks up: the future of New Zealand education

    Education Review’s outstanding ‘Sector Voices’ special e-edition was published at the end of 2015, bringing together the varied and considered opinions of leaders, principals and teachers to reveal the key issues New Zealand education faces going forward. Here is a taste of some of the topics and views that emerged.

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    The importance of parent voice

    With so much attention on teaching practice, policy decisions and student agency, it’s easy to forget one of the most influential stakeholders in a child’s schooling – the parents. JUDE BARBACK looks at the importance of making parents and whānau part of the education conversation.

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    The power of the IEP – getting parents on board

    Sharon Fuemana and children

October 2014

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    A pattern for success

    Fifteen fashion students prepare to depart for India to take part in a unique international fashion education project.

June 2014

May 2014

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.

December 2013

November 2013

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    Leading learning and change across the country

    JUDE BARBACK takes a closer look at the Learning and Change Networks initiative that is empowering New Zealand schools to raise achievement – and gaining global recognition.

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    PPP: behind the scenes

    Education Review asks Jason Wozniak of Aurecon about the decisions made and lessons learned from designing, building, and furnishing New Zealand’s first Public Private Partnership (PPP) schools at Hobsonville Point.

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    The Network is nigh

    JUDE BARBACK looks at why schools are in a rush to register their interest for the Network 4 Learning and what’s happening behind the scenes.

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    Take a virtual adventure: the future of school excursions

    From connecting students with subject-matter experts in Antarctica to meeting ‘face-to-face’ with other students in China, MARCI POWELL says video collaboration is breaking down the traditional boundaries of school excursions and transforming the way students learn and interact.

September 2013

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    Callaghan Innovation in its infancy

    JUDE BARBACK considers whether the broad support hailing from institutions and business leaders on the back of Callaghan Innovation’s Statement of Intent has allayed or deafened earlier concerns that the new agency would see an end to hands-on science and basic research.

January 2013

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    Careers education at a crossroads

    As schools eagerly await the outcome of last year’s CIAGE (Careers Information, Advice, Guidance and Education) review and what changes it might bring, Education Review takes a look at what tools and services are currently paving the way for students.

December 2012

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    Town & Gown

    COLIN BASS looks at the important relationship between industry and higher education and the example being set by AUT.

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.

  • Pathway of the poor

    JUDE BARBACK talks to Australian expert, Dr John Polesel, about the need for quality, structured, and well-resourced vocational education and training programmes at secondary schools.

February 2012

  • The Otorohanga model

    Through a number of initiatives Otorohanga district has successfully reduced youth unemployment. Believe the hype, says JUDE BARBACK.

December 2011

June 2010

  • Students link long distance

    An international teaching and learning conference provided the opportunity for a Wairarapa and a Singapore school to collaborate using multimedia technology

  • Pilot project measures student engagement

    Ako Aotearoa’s PETER COOLBEAR, and HAMISH COATES of the Australian Council for Educational Research are adapting a student engagement survey tool for the tertiary sector

March 2010

  • State of the relationship

    Relations between the Minister of Education and teachers do not appear to be good. JOHN GERRITSEN assesses the implications

  • On a collision course?

    JOHN GERRITSEN previews this year’s teacher pay talks

  • The year ahead

    Education Review asks education leaders to share their thoughts on the big issues looming for the school sector this year

March 2011

  • Pay packet parley

    DAVID CRAIG uses a question and answer format to review secondary school teachers’ industrial action.

  • Who’s who?

    Associations, unions and more – here’s a brief guide to the education sector.

  • Seeking the bigger debate

    PETER SIMPSON is the new president of the New Zealand Principals Federation.