Changes to initial teacher education announced in Budget
In the run up to Budget Day, Education Minister Nikki Kaye has announced a number of changes affecting initial teacher education (ITE) that are aimed to improve the supply and quality of teachers.
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
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).
Pathways to school leadership
Education Review asks a principal, a senior leader and a middle leader to share their thoughts on the opportunities and challenges at various levels of school leadership.
Principals: changing focus from management to leadership
MILLA INKILA says The Mind Lab by Unitec is helping principals to attain a shift in focus from management to leadership.
Could this be New Zealand’s most tech-savvy teacher town?
The remote and tiny East Coast town of Ruatoria has the highest per capita of Level 8 future-focused teachers in the country, says TIM GANDER, Gisborne Centre Director of The Mind Lab by Unitec.
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.
VET: no longer the poor relation
JUDE BARBACK talks to global Vocational Education and Training (VET) experts about why VET is starting to take centre stage.
Upskilling and opportunity: The Mind Lab
FEE HOLDSWORTH shares her journey of professional development in the area of digital and collaborative learning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The teacher supply and demand see-saw
JUDE BARBACK reviews the tricky business of managing teacher supply and demand.
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.
Welcome to the Worldwide Classroom
DENNIS VIEHLAND discusses the possible threats and opportunities MOOCs pose for the traditional tertiary institution.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Qualifications necessary in ECE
A letter published in the New Zealand Herald some time ago conveyed the author’s sentiments effectively.
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.
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.
Culture bonus for Australian teacher
KATE RUSSELL interviewed Australian teacher Amanda Pethybridge about working on this side of the ditch
STUART MIDDLETON considers parallels between the experiences of new teachers and new entrants