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Standardised testing in NZ schools

21 Jun, 2024
What do education academics have to say about the proposal to introduce "checkpoint" tests at the country's primary and secondary schools?
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Cellphone ban might be a distraction

21 Aug, 2023
Research suggests a blanket ban on cellphones in schools would make only a small difference to grades
Illustration by Pounamu Wharekawa

AUT student and alumni on 2023 Y25 list

26 Jul, 2023
Two AUT alumni and a current honours student are amongst the 25 trailblazers selected for this year’s Y25 List.
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School science and mātauranga Māori

17 Jul, 2023
There is a need for careful reading and thoughtfulness in the discussion over mātauranga Māori and school science, Professor Georgina Tuari Stewart says.
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How to fix alternative education in NZ

03 Jul, 2023
Beyond the immediate headlines that alternative education is failing students, an ERO report also reveals how successful the system has been.
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Keep the fun in reading for pleasure

09 Feb, 2023
Until now, the New Zealand Curriculum has focused on the development of technical reading skills. Simply reading for pleasure hasn’t been a priority.
Positive impact in education recognised

Positive impact in education recognised

13 Dec, 2022
Bachelor of Arts in Education student Emeline Latu was recently awarded The Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award for Education and Teaching.
New professors and associate professors

New professors and associate professors

17 Nov, 2022
AUT is delighted to announce the promotion of 15 of its academics to the position of Professor and 30 to Associate Professor.
Record ranking for AUT

Record ranking for AUT

12 Oct, 2022
AUT has claimed its highest-ever place among New Zealand universities in the latest global rankings.
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Taking care seriously in education

29 Sep, 2022
The government is in year three of a 10-year plan to build a ‘planned and coherent’ education ecosystem – but it has failed to make any tangible progress.


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