Autumn 2013

New Scientists – from e-waste to turbines

By Steven Sexton 6 April, 2013

Abstract This paper reports on a joint venture between the University of Otago’s Department of Applied Sciences and the College of Education which resulted in New Scientists: Educating the next…

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Obituary – Elwyn S Richardson QSO

By Michelle Nixon 6 April, 2013

Richardson is best known for his book In The Early World, published by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research in 1964. The book, an account of his experience developing…

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BYOD – the good oil plus useful links

By Diana Clement 6 April, 2013

More and more educators seeing the value in learners from pre-schoolers up being allowed to use their own tablets, smartphones, iPods and other electronic devices in class. Trying to pretend…

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Light inside the tunnel

By Michelle Nixon 6 April, 2013

Specialist education staff at the Ministry of Education, who work with some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable children, have settled their collective agreement after making a commitment to “work to…

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Citizen scientists

By Jane Blaikie 6 April, 2013

Teacher Rita Urry spent 2011 as a Royal Society Primary Science Teacher Fellow. For two terms she worked with a scientist from the Wellington Regional Council monitoring the environment. Back…

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Comeback kid

By Jane Blaikie 6 April, 2013

Her latest show, Agent Anna, “rated its little tits off” when it aired recently on TVNZ, Robyn told EA, sounding for a moment like her Cheryl West character from Outrageous…

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Unchartered waters

By Michelle Nixon 6 April, 2013

The original charter schools were started by teacher unions in the United States more than 20 years ago to enrich the public school system by trying out new ways of…

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Where have all the jobs gone?

By Michelle Nixon 5 April, 2013

In October last year a speaker contracted by the Ministry of Education caused a furore by telling a group of Victoria University primary teaching students they should go overseas after…

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