Raising the Bar
What are the most in-demand events in Auckland at the moment? Katy Perry, Dire Straits? Try free university lectures.
What to use instead of plastic? It’s complicated
With a ban on single-use plastic bags looming Farah Hancock takes a look at environmental impact of some of the alternative ways to get groceries from the supermarket to the kitchen.
Comment: Reinvest in teachers, NZ
This teachers’ strike must be a circuit breaker for change if we are to turn around our teacher shortage crisis, writes Deputy Dean at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education.
Is digital technology hurting our kids?
Richard MacManus is wary of alarmist talk digital devices are completely ‘rewiring’ childrens’ brains.
Kids’ bond with nature might save the planet
Teaching young children to connect with nature may offer hope that the pillage of our planet might be reversed as they grow.
Closing NZ’s knowledge gap
Elizabeth Rata addresses the long-simmering conflict between ‘traditional’ and ‘progressive’ education.
Unitec’s transformation ‘failure’
A damning report on Unitec’s transformation project describes the process as an “onslaught of shock and awe”and created a “profound and damaging” effect on the institution.
Creationism taught in science class
A former student of a Villa Education Trust school claims creationism was taught as a preferred theory over evolution in science classes.