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Schooling for the future

Zooming in on learning in the digital age (ZILDA): Report 1: Zooming in on 'digital' age learners

Author(s): 
Rachel Bolstad, with Jane Gilbert, Karen Vaughan, Charles Darr, and Garrick Cooper
Year published: 
2006
Publication type: 
Research report
Publisher: 
NZCER
ISBN: 
1-877293-53-9
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What does the Climate Change Commission’s report say about education?

By Rachel Bolstad

This week the Climate Change Commission released a draft report to advise the Government about what New Zealand needs to do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and fulfil our international commitments to combatting climate change. 

I did a quick text search of “education” and other related terms to see what specific messages the Commission might have for our sector. Here’s what I found:

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Opportunities for education in a changing climate: Themes from key informant interviews

Author(s): 
Rachel Bolstad
Year published: 
2020
Publication type: 
Research report
Publisher: 
NZCER
ISBN: 
978-1-99-004003-0
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After the schooling reviews, what next??

“It ain’t what you do, it’s the way you do it.” Well, it’s both. 

Are our school students learning what they need to know and be able to do? Are they being taught in ways that motivate them to learn and do the hard yards when things are challenging?  What support do teachers and school leaders need so that we can answer yes to these questions? To me, these were the underlying questions behind the government’s set of educational reviews that were completed last year: The Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce; the Curriculum, Progress and Achievement Group; and the NCEA review.

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