Philosophy of Education

Joy Cowley pays tribute to Kiwi teachers

By Jane Blaikie 7 January, 2013

Speaking to thousands of bibliophiles at the world’s biggest book fair, Joy Cowley praised the work of New Zealand teachers who “do not sacrifice creativity on the altar of conformity”.…

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Forage and eat!

By Stephanie Mills 27 October, 2012

I loved school. I wasn’t a great scholar but I loved the camaraderie and the sports. My favourite time was morning tea and lunch. Looking back now I see how…

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What Standards?

By Jane Blaikie 23 October, 2010

About twelve years ago, I was at Grand Rapids University, Michigan, talking to a professor of early education who wanted to visit New Zealand. He said he needed to know…

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Boy

By Kirstin Marcon 19 July, 2010

Boy is the top-grossing New Zealand film of all time, the lightning in a bottle that is both a unique cinematic vision and a commercially successful movie. In June it…

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Joy Cowley would have been discouraged by National Standards

By EA Staff 18 July, 2010

[g1_quote author_name=”Joy Cowley (Autobiographical notes, 2010, para 2)” align=”center” size=”l” style=”solid” template=”01″] In the early years at school, I was a slow and struggling student and I could have added…

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The Place of Myth in Educational Change

By EA Staff 18 July, 2010

It has taken a long time for us to learn that no fundamental change can be brought about in schools on a national scale unless the average teacher understands the…

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"I would have been declared a bit of a loser" Margaret Mahy

By Jane Blaikie 14 April, 2010

“I think you have to be very careful – partly because of my own experience as a child. When I was in primary school I was sometimes in very low…

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Opinion: education, investment, productivity

By EA Staff 7 April, 2010

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was a young boy who stumbled into the study of economics. He found his venture into the field far…

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