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Bright Spots Awards to drive in-school innovation

By EA Staff 12 April, 2018

While we have struggled to achieve system-wide innovation and transformation, there are pockets of innovation and educational success dotted around the country. Much of this innovation is taking place in individual schools, driven by school leaders and teachers who are creating new approaches, constructing new learning environments and providing novel opportunities for their learners in response to the challenges and new demands facing our school system. While effecting positive change in individual classrooms or schools, too often these innovative practices remain unknown and untested outside the school in which they were developed.

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New major sees physical education return to University of Canterbury

By EA Staff 30 October, 2017

Next year, 2018, will see Physical Education return to the University of Canterbury as one of a series of new majors within the popular Bachelor of Sport Coaching degree. UC has a long and proud history of developing highly respected PE teachers and this new major is an exciting initiative towards continuing that tradition.

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A day in the life of a TPLT in-school support facilitator

By EA Staff 30 October, 2017

Janelle Wood takes us through a typical day in her role as a TPLT facilitator. TPLT supports existing and new teachers of languages apply pedagogy that has a real and positive impact on student learning.

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Developing Literacy Skills through Learning Languages: Results from TPLT

By Silvia Insley 23 August, 2017

Effective literacy instruction incorporates specific teaching of the forms and meaning of language and of critical thinking skills. Students learning another language need to think critically to make connections between…

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