Teacher Education

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    Research shows most kids have no screen-time limits

    Eight in 10 teens and six in 10 primary school children say there are no limits on their screen time out of school – whether that’s playing computer games, using their phones, or browsing the internet.

June 2017

April 2017

October 2016

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    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.

August 2016

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    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. 

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    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.

June 2016

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    Is ‘mat time’ a waste of time?

    ANITA MORTLOCK shares her research about the common practice of ‘mat time’ in New Zealand schools.

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    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. 

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    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.

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    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. 

February 2016

June 2014

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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.

May 2014

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    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.

September 2013

July 2013

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    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.

January 2013

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.

  • 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.

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    The Australian experience

    DIANE MAYER looks at the challenges with teacher education programmes in Australia.

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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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    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.

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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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    The role of the ECE teacher

    How can we do the best we can for young children in early childhood services?

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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.

September 2012

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.

  • 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.