Controversial Education Amendment Bill passes its third reading
The legislation underpinning the new professional body for teachers, EDUCANZ (Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand) passed its third reading last night.
Future-focused initial teacher education: preparing teachers for changing demands
DR STUART WISE shares how the University of Canterbury (UC) is evolving its initial teacher education (ITE) programmes to keep pace with the ever-changing demands on teachers and learners.
Taking teachers out of the country to bring cultural responsiveness into the classroom
JUDE BARBACK talks to the University of Canterbury’s Tufulasi Taleni about how a week in a Samoan village has proven to have the most profound effect on student teachers’ understanding of the cultural and learning needs of students from different ethnic backgrounds.
Any initiative or policy that leverages the status of New Zealand’s teaching profession is a good thing, says ER editor Jude Barback.
Experts and naturals: should we make the move to universal postgraduate ITE?
As the Education Council prepares to take their pitch for a move to postgraduate ITE on the road, it seems inevitable that the proposal will get over the line.
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.
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.
Ed's Letter - The time is right
Jude Barback Not long ago, I received a phone call from a researcher in the UK whose study focus was teacher workforce supply trends across the world. She was interested in why some countries are facing a shortage of teachers while others are faced with a situation where many applicants are after the same jobs. A quick check through the back issues of Education Review revealed that teacher workforce supply has been a problem for a while now in New Zealand.
The long and winding road to postgrad teacher education
Many teacher education providers are pushing for a master’s level qualification to become the minimum requirement to become a teacher, while others think this approach will deter aspiring teachers. With the initial teacher education (ITE) postgraduate pilot now in its third year, the Ministry of Education is getting closer to making a decision on the future shape of ITE. Which way will it go and what impact will it have? asks JUDE BARBACK.
Meet the teachers of Aotearoa
New Zealand’s teaching workforce comprises many different people – provisionally registered teachers, those who have come to teaching in a roundabout way, those who are opting for some teaching experience abroad, and those who are putting their teaching qualifications to innovative use. Here, we meet some of New Zealand’s newest and aspiring educators.
First-hand from a first-year
Provisionally registered teacher Carolyn Richardson shares lessons learned from her first year teaching at Tauranga Intermediate.
Starting out as a new teacher
Associate professor SALLY HANSEN and Dr ALISON SEWELL give some advice to teachers embarking on their teaching journey.
Emerging from The Mind Lab
Kristin School teacher, NATHAN CALVERT was among the first 130 teachers to undertake The Mind Lab by Unitec’s Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital and Collaborative Learning). He was named as the winner of the NEXT Foundation Expert Teacher Award. Here, Education Review asks him about the award, the course and the future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Education Review finds out what postgraduate students from universities, polytechnics, wananga, and private training establishments from all around New Zealand are up to.
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.
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.
Mentoring new teachers: putting the new guidelines into action
The Teachers Council reports good feedback from the newly implemented Guidelines for Induction and Mentoring and Mentor Teachers and looks to the next steps.