Professional Development

September 2017

  • Doctorate meets career

    Doctorate meets career

    It can sometimes be difficult to make the connection between doctorate-level qualifications and the world of work. However, Otago Polytechnic’s newly launched Doctor of Professional Practice is helping to join the dots.

  • Upskilling to lead students into digital revolution

    Upskilling to lead students into digital revolution

    School leaders are evolving to meet the changing needs of students in the future. Three deputy principals have stepped forward to upskill and transform their teaching practices by enrolling in The Mind Lab by Unitec’s Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning). 

April 2017

February 2017

June 2016

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    South auckland pasifika principals pursue postgrad pd

    Karl Vasau Rowandale School principal KARL VASAU was one of four principals in the Pacific Island Manurewa Principals (PIMP) group to pursue a postgrad professional development opportunity. He believes professional development is “critical” for principals. 

February 2016

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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    MOOCs finding their place in New Zealand tertiary education

    Following the Innovations in Tertiary Education Delivery Summit, JUDE BARBACK reflects on how MOOCs fit in to the fabric of New Zealand tertiary education.

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    Finding the best path to school-based teacher education

    Teacher education providers are increasing their collaboration with schools in different ways, but all reporting success. While clearly the way to go, resourcing remains a concern and Education Review questions whether there is room for a more unified approach among providers.

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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

November 2013

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    Education Everywhere? More on MOOCs

    In our last issue, Dennis Viehland shared some compelling thoughts on the effect massive open online course (MOOCs) could have on the delivery of tertiary education. Here, student GERARD DUNNE gives an insightful perspective on what it is like to be one of thousands learning from the same course.

September 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.

  • 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.

  • Does a masters mean more money?

    JUDE BARBACK takes a closer look at whether postgraduate qualifications really increase students’ earning potential when they join the workforce.

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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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    Juggling the MBA with the job

    Most MBA students are in full-time employment, so how do they balance course work with the pressures of their job? Education Review asks current and former MBA students about their experiences.

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    Qualifications necessary in ECE

    A letter published in the New Zealand Herald some time ago conveyed the author’s sentiments effectively.

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    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.

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.

June 2010

March 2010

  • Educations' beginners

    STUART MIDDLETON considers parallels between the experiences of new teachers and new entrants

March 2011