The number of organisations accepting IELTS (International English Language Testing System) results has reached 10,000, cementing the test's position as the world's leading English language test for education and global migration purposes. . . . more
The Better Public Service (BPS) goals of growing the number of children in Early Childhood Education, increasing the proportion of 18 year olds with NCEA Level 2 or equivalent, and increasing graduates of Level 4 or tertiary equivalents have all shown fantastic progress, say Education Minister Hekia Parata and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith. . . . more
Christ’s College is hosting the conference with the 12 speakers comprising a mix of positive education and psychology specialists. . . . more
Two New Zealand education companies, EdCorp International and Endeavour Education Services Ltd., have recently merged to provide a premium programme for introducing international talent into the NZ workforce and marketing tertiary institutes on a global scale. . . . more
A new interactive website makes it even easier for educators to help children learn about healthy eating. . . . more
Early childhood education is big business in New Zealand and right now it’s a seller’s market as developers and investors seek to capitalise on the surge in demand for places at childcare centres. . . . more
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority has shut down the Aotearoa Tertiary Institute (ATI), an Auckland company that had 200 foreign students enrolled . . . more
The building industry is set to trial a more flexible way of training apprentices in an effort to fill the growing gap in skilled workers. . . . more
So much information! But how do students discern what they need to know, and what a reliable source is? Two Massey education researchers have been awarded nearly half a million dollars to lead a project that aims to help secondary school and tertiary students learn to make the best use of digital information. . . . more
“When private entities and corporations are invited into the education sector they do what they are built to do; make profits for themselves. Privately owned online schools are akin to invasive species. They are introduced into a new setting where they thrive because they have no predators and no checks and balances," He says. . . . more
Maths and education researchers are blaming ability grouping - seating children together based on their academic ability - for New Zealand's poor performance in an international maths test. . . . more
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today announced a $440,000 funding package to promote international education and primary sector skill development in Southland. . . . more
There has been a growing educational focus in recent years on the critical relationship between STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects and educational outcomes for secondary students.
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The Talk With Me platform helps children learn cooperative skills through turn-taking conversations based on visual symbols, text and sound. It allows children to follow fundamental rules of social interaction and communicate with each other. . . . more
The New Zealand economy has added 35,000 more jobs in the last quarter alone,” says Mr Joyce. “We now have the second highest employment rate in the entire OECD. This gives us a great platform to work with employers and other stakeholders to lift employment for people of all ages to levels we haven’t seen before.” . . . more
A delegation of representatives from OECD countries including Ireland, Greece, Japan, Turkey and Mexico are holding their annual meeting in New Zealand this year, to share information on effective learning environments. . . . more
Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy has intervened in the debate about foreign students, warning Kiwis about showing "casual racism" towards them.
Dame Susan told Newshub she is concerned about the way some Kiwis are blaming the 125,000 students here for taking low-paid jobs off New Zealand's young people. . . . more
New Zealanders have scored highly in an international survey on financial knowledge, behaviours and attitudes.
The results were released on Wednesday at the Global Symposium on Financial Education in Auckland.
While the French scored highest for overall financial literacy (scoring 14.9 out of 21, compared to the OECD average of 13.7), New Zealanders placed at fifth equal with a score of 14 . . . more
The launch of two new fee-free qualifications in adult education by Open Polytechnic, New Zealand’s leading provider of online and distance learning, are aimed at helping educators lift the skills levels of adults in the workplaces and communities they teach in. . . . more
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today welcomed figures that show the impact of New Zealand’s academic research has been rising when compared with the rest of the world. . . . more