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Reflections on New Zealand’s Education Delusion

Exploring the key ideas in the recent New Zealand Initiative report on New Zealand's schooling system.

Beyond teaching philosophy: why memory is so important for all learning

Memory and memorisation get rather a bad rap in education. Memorisation frequently is associated with rote learning, students passively listening to lectures, and generally...

Muttonbirds and seven continents; the place of knowledge in the New Zealand Curriculum

Exploring issues and questions about the role of knowledge in the New Zealand Curriculum

Playing with knowledge: towards a broader conceptualisation of play in New Zealand schools

How can play support and enhance academic subjects and promote the types of deeper learning we want to develop in our schools?

A[nother] case for teaching knowledge: a book review

By Dr Nina Hood When I mention to people outside of education that the role of knowledge in education is something of a controversial topic,...

The importance of teacher knowledge for creating deeper learning

Part book review and part commentary on the skills, knowledge and mindsets that facilitate deeper teaching

Why the learning sciences also need curriculum design and deeper learning

Can focusing too intently on only one area of research unintentionally limit the richness of one's teaching practice?

A knowledge[able] conversation: three key ideas about knowledge in education

Recounts a conversation with Professor Anat Zohar on three ideas about knowledge that are particularly pertinent to education

Reflections on knowledge from and with an exceptional teacher

How a veteran teacher’s beliefs around knowledge have been challenged as a result of being part of a professional learning circle last year