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$30,000 award to support an innovative learning resource

Monday, 11 June 2018, 9:28 am | NZCER

People with a great idea for turning high-quality research into an innovative learning resource are invited to apply for the Beeby Award 2018. More >>

Supporting children with a parent in prison

Monday, 14 May 2018, 8:47 am | NZCER

How can early childhood teachers best support children who have a parent in prison? More >>

NZCER’s Cathy Wylie on ‘Tomorrow’s Schools’ taskforce

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 4:25 pm | NZCER

Dr Cathy Wylie, a Chief Researcher at the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER), has been appointed to the 5-member taskforce that will lead the review of Tomorrow’s Schools. More >>

School Newsletters & Visits Key Sources of Information

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 11:11 am | NZCER

Delving into the school bag for the newsletter remains a reality for parents and whānau of primary and intermediate students. School newsletters remain the main source of information about their child’s school for parents and whānau, although ... More >>

Few Schools Able to Develop Students’ Te Reo Māori Skills

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 11:09 am | NZCER

Students who start with high proficiency in te reo Māori are unlikely to be supported to further develop their reo Māori skills in English-medium schools. While many teachers think it is important students learn te reo Māori, very few are able to ... More >>

Supporting learners of te reo in tertiary organisations

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 1:15 pm | NZ Council for Educational Research

Te reo Māori learners need more support to realise their language aspirations at tertiary education organisations (TEOs). A recently published study shows that although te reo Māori is central to learners’ identity, support for learning and using ... More >>

School resources insufficient, regardless of decile

Monday, 6 November 2017, 1:31 pm | NZ Council for Educational Research

Only 8% of primary and intermediate principals found their school operational funding sufficient in 2016, and just under half reduced their spending. Principals’ views of the insufficiency of resources were unrelated to school decile. More >>

Teachers’ professional learning helps them meet needs

Monday, 6 November 2017, 1:31 pm | NZ Council for Educational Research

Many teachers are getting useful blocks of time for professional learning within schools and are getting practical help for teaching priority learners. Teachers also want more time to focus on doing their work well. More >>

Principals want to spend more time on educational leadership

Monday, 6 November 2017, 1:29 pm | NZ Council for Educational Research

Principals of primary and intermediate schools want to spend less time on administration and paperwork, and 75% of them want to spend more time on educational leadership, up from 59% in 2013. More >>

Benton reports on te reo Māori to be accessible to all online

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 1:27 pm | NZCER

Thursday 14 September 2017 - Between 1973-1979 Richard and Nena Benton led the first sociolinguistic survey of te reo Māori in New Zealand. Publications from the research include a set of 143 booklets that report on each community involved. Until now, ... More >>

Practical ideas to enhance student wellbeing

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:04 am | NZCER

15 August 2017 - Schools can get practical ideas to enhance student wellbeing and lower levels of aggressive and bullying behaviours from a report released today. More >>

School trustees focused on student progress and achievement

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 11:54 am | NZ Council for Educational Research

School trustees have a strong focus on strategy and most principals feel boards add value to schools. More >>

Award-winning game makers confirmed for Games for Learning

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 1:50 pm | NZCER

The key players in the development of BAFTA award winning game, Never Alone, will be speaking at Games for Learning, a conference hosted by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) in August. More >>

Teachers believe they can do more with digital technologies

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 10:48 am | NZ Council for Educational Research

Teachers believe digital technologies can have benefits for children’s learning, enabling deeper learning experiences and helping children with additional learning needs. But the use of digital technologies for learning varies across classrooms, ... More >>

Survey looks at National Standards in schools

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 11:30 am | NZ Council for Educational Research

A new survey looks at National Standards in primary and intermediate schools, almost seven years on from their introduction. More >>

Research on new Communities of Learning

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:36 pm | NZ Council for Educational Research

Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako: The Emergent stage is a report from the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER). It draws on data from a comprehensive survey of primary and intermediate schools conducted in August and September 2016. ... More >>

Beeby Fellowship to create mental health education resource

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 2:50 pm | NZCER

The Beeby Fellowship for 2016-2017 has been won by a university researcher and a secondary school teacher, who will collaborate on a mental health education teaching resource for students in Years 7-13. More >>

Comprehensive survey of New Zealand secondary schools

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 10:36 am | NZCER

A comprehensive new survey on current experiences and challenges for secondary schools in New Zealand has been released. More >>

Innovative maths resource promotes higher order thinking

Tuesday, 1 March 2016, 3:26 pm | NZCER

A new resource designed to empower secondary school students to use maths concepts in contexts within and beyond the subject has been published. The LEMMA series: Mathematics tasks that promote higher order thinking is a collection of booklets that contain ... More >>

Digital game plays with curriculum for the future

Friday, 26 February 2016, 4:43 pm | NZCER

NZCER has collaborated with Wellington-based game developers Gamelab in an exciting new venture to get people thinking about learning now and for the future. More >>

 

 

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