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Latest reviews, opinion, news and more for schools

CURRICULUM

Problems of practice: The teaching and learning priorities of New Zealand school teachers

Summary of Education Hub research on what New Zealand teachers consider to be their greatest teaching and learning challenges.

What actually is happening in New Zealand schools?

Exploring whether there's enough empirical evidence demonstrating how New Zealand schools currently are implementing the Curriculum.

KNOWLEDGE

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...

INSTRUCTIONAL CORE

What actually is happening in New Zealand schools?

Exploring whether there's enough empirical evidence demonstrating how New Zealand schools currently are implementing the Curriculum.

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

RESEARCH USE

The unanswered questions of educational research

Exploring John Hattie's agenda for education research in New Zealand from 2002.

The role of research in professional learning – the Art and Science of Learning podcast

Nina discusses the importance and challenges of research informing professional development in schools.

CASE STUDIES OF PRACTICE

Deprivatising data; one school’s journey to use data more effectively in Years 0 to 6

Julie Gifkins, Head of Junior School at St Cuthbert’s College, discusses the journey her teachers have been on over the past 4 years to use data and evidence more effectively to inform their practice and identify areas they need to improve

A whole school approach to teaching as inquiry

Alison Taylor, Deputy Principal at Pakuranga College, discusses the six-year journey her school has been on to embed teaching as inquiry into the practice and mindset of teachers and the change in culture she has observed as teachers become more open to change and talking about their learning

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

The unanswered questions of educational research

Exploring John Hattie's agenda for education research in New Zealand from 2002.

How should we be approaching Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako and their role in school improvement moving forward?

How well are CoL currently working and what type of approach to innovation and improvement could replace them?

"The Hub articles have been really useful and provided conversations for staff meetings and provocations for teachers. Thank you – great work and food for thought."

Intermediate school teacher, Auckland

WEBINAR SUMMARIES

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HUB REPORTS

Problems of practice: The teaching and learning priorities of New Zealand school teachers

Summary of Education Hub research on what New Zealand teachers consider to be their greatest teaching and learning challenges.

Lessons from lockdown: Nine to noon interview

Listen to Dr Nina Hood interviewed by Kathryn Ryan about the key findings of the Lesson from Lockdown report.

Learning from Lockdown

The Education Hub’s exclusive research uncovers the experiences of teachers, students and parents while learning at home during school closures.

Learning from lockdown: Trying to understand the variations in student engagement

Exploring the factors that contributed to varying engagement levels among school students during lockdown.

BOOK REVIEWS

Being open to the possibility of different approaches in education

Why education requires nuance and an openness to the possibility that there is not just one way of doing things.

The Classroom Management Secret; lessons for starting a new school year

The start of a new school year is full of anticipation and hopefully enthusiasm. However, it also often prompts questions about what a teacher...

RESEARCH SUMMARIES

Why is literacy important?

Exploring the importance of literacy at school and in life beyond school.

What does the research say about the impact of streaming, setting and attainment grouping on students?

Digging into the research on the impact of streaming or grouping on student outcomes and equity in education.