WAPA is a network of West Auckland schools which have worked together since 2009. NZCER has worked alongside them to look at WAPA's progress and what supports it. The paper contains insights for the new Communities of Learning networks.
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SpringboardTrust is a non-profit organisation whose aim is to improve student outcomes through improving the effectiveness of principals. NZCER was asked to evaluate the short-term impact of its flagship programme, the Strategic Leadership for Principals Programme (SLPP).
This article argues that particular experiences in the workplace are more important than others and can lead to transformational learning. This may enable practitioners to cross ‘vocational thresholds’ to new ways of being. A notion of ‘vocational thresholds’ is developed, aiming to help build an understanding of the most powerful learning experiences of general practitioners (GPs).
A report to the Ministry of Education you can read on the Education Counts website.
In 2013 the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) was commissioned, in partnership with Associate Professor Roseanna Bourke from Victoria University of Wellington, to undertake an evaluation of My FRIENDS Youth in the New Zealand trial schools. This is the final evaluation report of the programme.
The term Education 3.0 is used to signal the shift from traditional schooling to models more appropriate for the 21st century. This work was carried out for Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu - the Correspondence School - to scope possible new metrics they could use to document student learning and teacher practice to support that learning.
The full report is available here.
Intensive Wraparound Service (IWS) is designed for children and young people with complex mental health, behavioural and special education needs. This evaluation was designed to contribute to the future development of the service.
The full report can be downloaded here.
This is the submission from NZCER's Research team on the Update of the Education Act. It draws on NZCER's deep expertise, particularly in curriculum and assessment, school leadership and governance, and future-focussed education, to respond to the discussion document.
This report is the second annual evaluation report for the Teach First NZ pilot programme. The first report focused on the programme’s first year, Cohort 13. This second report focuses on Year 2 for Cohort 13 and Year 1 for Cohort 14.
The full report can be found at: www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/schooling/2014-annual-evaluation-report-for-the-teach-first-nz-programme
How do people learn to become general practitioners, carpenters and engineering technicians? This report is based on the Knowing Practice project and explores practice-based learning (apprenticeship or vocational immersion) across three different fields. It is based on observations and interviews with 41 learner-practitioners and their workplace-based mentors, teachers, and advisors: