A number of NZCER researchers and resource developers will be presenting at ULearn15 from 7-9 October. We will also be exhibiting a range of new tools you can use in the classroom including: Spell-Write Online, our online assessments, surveys and services, a research-based game and our latest books.
This blog posts poses some questions about testing in term four.
Hospital play specialist Sarah Moore used her recent Margaret M Blackwell Travel Fellowship to investigate the application of a method known as Snoezelen, a purposefully controlled, multisensory approach that was originally developed in Holland in the 1970s for people with special needs. Her report covers her observations of its use in Korea, Japan and Europe in facilities such as hospitals, day care centres and centres for people with physical and cognitive disabilities.
"It was excellent and we are already planning to use some of the ideas and materials." That is one participant talking about the first NZCER/AUT workshop on thinking differently about the primary school curriculum. Now we're coming to a hall north of Auckland.