Does the development of arithmetical thinking require a large primate brain, or do other animals face similar problems that enable them to process arithmetic operations? We explored this using the honeybee.
The University of Auckland’s Wayne Smith argues it’s time to rid our schools of divisive competitive neoliberal governance
It’s about time the myth of free primary and secondary schooling is put to bed, writes Bryce Edwards.
If NZ’s colonial history was taught in schools in the 1970s, I wouldn’t have been bullied for my Māori background.
NZGovt: In a major economic speech delivered this morning Jacinda Ardern set out how the Government’s plans to build greater resilience in the economy in the face of global economic headwinds. Education Minister Chis Hipkins will make public soon options to reform polytechnics and the wider skills training sector to raise the status of vocational training as a career and ensure the sector is more aligned with and responsive to business and national and regional skills shortages.
TEU: In its report Changing Lives, the TEU emphasises that staff conditions of work are students’ conditions of learning. Unless the Minister puts the relationship between staff and students at the centre of a reformed ITP sector, his reforms are bound to fail. It was a timely reminder from the TEU, coming just one week before the Minister announces radical plans to restructure ITPs and change the vocational education and training system.