Wednesday 17 May

Digital Inking could drive digital thinking

Hand gestures, stylus and touchscreen tech can bring the versatility of scribbling on something back to the tech-savvy classroom. Microsoft recently came across some independent research looking into digital inking, and how it can affect learning outcomes.

Learning and education starts before primary school.

Establishing communities of learning is part of the Government’s Investing in Educational Success initiative, which is aimed at lifting student achievement while providing new career opportunities for staff. It’s also focused on strengthening …

Government to fund more teachers in core subjects |

Goverment announces pre-Budget education sweetener, promising more money for teachers.

NZQA registration withdrawal proves it will not tolerate poor education provision

However, Deputy chief executive for Quality Assurance, Dr Grant Klinkum says NZQA has identified serious concerns at Linguis in relation to educational performance and compliance with NZQA rules, ultimately resulting in NZQA cancelling the registration …

Future in focus for learners and employers

Learners and employers are demanding more flexible learning and a combination of technical and life skills knowledge, according to feedback to the Tertiary Education Commission. The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has been travelling the country holding workshops to gain feedback from stakeholders on the future of career information ahead of the transition of Careers New Zealand to the TEC in July. …

Budget 2017 will include $5m for more teachers, $2m to keep departing teachers in work

The Government has committed $5.2 million to expand a fast-tracked teaching scheme which places top graduates in low decile schools. The Budget funding, announced by Education Minister Nikki Kaye today, will allow the Teach First…

NZ ranked near bottom on children’s rights

… negative comments on discrimination and the best interests of the child were about Māori and Pacific children, calling for “urgent measures to address disparities in access to education, health services and a minimum standard of living by Māori and …

NZQA taking tougher line on low quality

An umbrella group for private tertiary institutions is welcoming what it says is NZQA’s tougher stance on rooting out poor performers.

No Surprise 90,000 Young People Not Studying or Working

That nearly 90,000 young people are not in employment, education or training (NEET) is yet another symptom of rising living costs and insufficient government support for students, according to the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance. “For a decade, the …



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