Primary teachers in Auckland attended a korero with scientists

Kōrero with Scientists: Quality PLD for early childhood and primary teachers

By Jane Blaikie 14 July, 2016

Abstract Efforts by a partnership between the MacDiarmid Institute and NZEI Te Riu Roa to develop more effective ways of delivering science professional learning to teachers have identified key issues.…

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School gardeners at work in the garden

Grow plants from seed in ECE and schools!

By EA Staff 13 July, 2016

Long time supporters of children gardening, Kings Seeds are the go-to gurus when it comes to growing a great garden from seed and after 17 years in the business they…

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‘Educators are driven by purpose’

By Jane Blaikie 17 November, 2015

A wealth of material flows in and out of the NZEI Information Centre. Recent highlights include: ♦ In the latest issue of NEA Today, the magazine of NZEI’s equivalent organisation…

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Lift the quality of ECE in your district

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2015

The Hutt Valley ECE network has become active over the last year, giving a boost to exhausted teachers and support staff. The network offers free professional development and networking to strengthen services in…

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The Purpose of Education – critical and creative thinking

By Cathy Wylie 7 July, 2014

It is important that all students learn certain basic skills. The 3Rs – reading, writing and arithmetic – are, as Dr Cathy Wylie describes, “the spine of publically funded education.”…

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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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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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How the eye works

By Jane Blaikie 23 October, 2010

Resources for teachers on how the eye works – including a cool ‘boxeye’ project for kids. >Download ‘boxeye’ project pdf >Download ‘how the eye works’ pdf >Download ‘recipe for clear…

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Languishing in the Lab

By Dave Hansford 21 September, 2009

This is no ordinary vege patch. For one thing, there’s no soil – just water bubbling through metres of hydroponic aquaduct. In fact, there’s no garden at all as such;…

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