Monday 19 June

Reports put value on reo adoption

The researcher on a seven year project aimed at identifying the value of Maori language says it will help with future decisions on where resources may be most effective. Te Kura Roa: Whaihua research project was commissioned by the Maori centre for research excellence, Nga Pae o te Maramatanga, and led by professors Rawinia Higgins and Poia Rewi.

New study prompts English learning at kura kaupapa

A new study says introducing English lessons to kura kaupapa students when they are 11 years old could stop the tide of students leaving kura for mainstream high schools.

Phys Ed school cuts plan

Staff in the University of Otago’s School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences are ”devastated” after a proposal to slash 13 full-time equivalent positions.

Shake-up of teacher training to smooth primary to secondary transition: Education Council

New teachers could soon be trained to teach at both primary and secondary levels to help smooth the transition between school levels for students. Education Minister Nikki Kaye was open to the idea – saying the proposal was part of “an important discussion about flexibility”.

Students keen to increase their environmental knowledge

Bream Bay College teachers Emma Scobie-Jennings and Tony Baker, front, with Cr Rick Stolwerk and local landowner Luana Pirihi at the site of the Takahiwai wetland restoration project. The project is one of more than 21 Northland school projects that will receive Environmental Leaders Fund backing this year.

From school leaver to business achiever

Creative HQ’s youth focused entrepreneurship accelerator Venture Up was the perfect environment for 18-year-old Rebecca Gidall to develop her online employment portal PartTimer.

You’re Invited: Conference explores games and learning

An exciting part of the edtech revolution happening in the education sector is the acceptance and implementation of gaming. Once held as a sign of the decline of civilisation and a pathway to delinquency, gaming is now being seen as the opportunity it is. TheNew Zealand Council for Educational Researchis hosting an exciting conference this year. They’re inviting educators and game developers alike to discuss the future of gaming at Games for Learning.

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