Wednesday 9 August

Wānanga fight for right to seek university status

All eight universities oppose the move, saying it would harm their international brands. Te Tauihu o nga Wānanga chairwoman Mereana Selby said the opposition was outrageous and unfair.

Weaving te reo into technology – Dr Te Taka Keegan wins top teaching honour

New Zealand’s top tertiary teaching excellence honour was awarded to Dr Te Taka Keegan, senior lecturer in the Computer Science Department at The University of Waikato.

Changing the hearts and minds of school leaders

Te Akatea Maori Principals’ Association president Hoana Pearson says the growing demand for Maori principals to share their cultural knowledge with non-Maori colleagues in New Zealand schools is hugely positive, and a step in the right direction in creating a truly bi-cultural country.

What Kiwi teens really think about sex education

The call for better and more comprehensive sex education in schools is growing louder and in recent months much of it has been coming from school students themselves. So in episode two of BANG!, teens get to talk about they’re being taught about sex and sexuality and whether it hits the mark.

Community Educator Recognised for Inspirational Teaching

Whanganui Learning Centre Trust manager and community educator, Gail Harrison has received a national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award (TTEA) for her sustained contribution to learners, communities and Aotearoa New Zealand. The Awards were presented at a celebration dinner at Parliament.





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