News - Pitopito Kōrero

  • Strike signals need to invest in teachers
    16 August 2018
    Associate Professor Wayne Smith, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Education and Social Work, says the teachers' strike sends an urgent signal that we need to reinvest in teachers. He proposes two initiatives to attract more people to the profession and retain them.
  • Teachers' strike prompts fun lesson
    15 August 2018
    A fun science lesson took place at Tai Tokerau when student teachers brought their children to the campus on the teachers' strike day.
  • The pros and cons of NCEA
    14 August 2018
    Professor Gavin Brown and Dr Maree Davies debate the case for and and against an exam-based secondary school system.
  • Māori for all
    13 August 2018
    Doctoral candidate John McCaffery reflects on the current buzz around learning te reo, and what's needed to meet the growing demand for te reo Māori.
  • Millions spent on Mates and Dates undermines teachers
    10 August 2018
    $18 million spent on a consent sex education programme in secondary schools would be better off going towards training teachers in sex education says Associate Professor Katie Fitzpatrick.
  • More resources needed for inclusive education
    09 August 2018
    It's time for New Zealand to tackle its neglect of inclusive education says Professor Missy Morton.
  • Sex education wasted
    09 August 2018
    Associate Professor Katie Fitzpatrick leads a group of sex education experts condemning ACC spending on an $18 million Mates and Dates programme.
  • Closing New Zealand's knowledge gap
    09 August 2018
    Professor Elizabeth Rata addresses myths in the debate between so-called "traditionalists" and "progressivists" about the way forward for New Zealand schools.
  • Closing NZ’s knowledge gap
    06 August 2018
    Professor Elizabeth Rata (EDSW) argues against an ‘empty national curriculum’ that is denying young people equal access to rich and valuable knowledge.
  • 'Māori has gone mainstream': the resurgence of New Zealand's te reo language
    28 July 2018
    John McCaffery (Te Puna Wānanga) and Arapera Bella Ngaha (Maori Studies) feature in the Guardian’s story 'Māori has gone mainstream': the resurgence of New Zealand's te reo language.
  • New research pushes for progress for Māori and Pacific students
    24 July 2018
    Team Solutions facilitators do more than apply the latest research from the University of Auckland; in many cases they are researchers themselves. This week we explore the work of three facilitators who are currently undertaking research into raising Māori and Pacific student achievement in schools.
  • Dullabh Education Scholars thank supporter
    23 July 2018
    Three recipients of the Dullabh Education Scholarships met with their benefactor this month to show their appreciation for his philanthropy.
  • Political courage needed to restore power to Iwi Māori
    17 July 2018
    Dr Ian Hyslop, senior lecturer in the School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work, says it is time to move on beyond the idea that a little bit of cultural tolerance within a liberal capitalist Pākehā world is all that is required to redress inequity in Aotearoa today.
  • Ethnic ‘mixedness’ on the rise
    17 July 2018
    Dr Melinda Webber (Te Puna Wānanga) believes the increase in people with multiple ethnicities means individuals will find their own way of ‘belonging’.
  • Five questions for Melinda Webber, co-editor of Mana Tangatarua
    13 July 2018
    A new book exploring mixed race identity, co-authored by Associate Professor Melinda Webber and Dr Zarine Rocha, will be celebrated during a Matariki Wānanga Kōrero (Book Symposium) at Epsom Campus.
  • Theatre for resistance
    10 July 2018
    The power of drama to create democratic participation, and its vital role in pedagogy, was affirmed at an international conference of drama educators and researchers hosted by the Faculty of Education and Social Work.
  • Associate Professor Melinda Webber elected to the Royal Society Te Apārangi Council
    10 July 2018
    As the first Maori to be elected into a council role in the society, Melinda brings a strong kaupapa Maori, education and community research background to the council.
  • Library closed weekend of 7 and 8 July
    06 July 2018
    The Sylvia Ashton-Warner Library is closed on Saturday 7 July and Sunday 8 July for urgent maintenance.
  • Distinguished educator retires
    29 June 2018
    The achievements of Distinguished Professor Viviane Robinson, an international pioneer of thinking on educational leadership, are celebrated as she retires.
  • Faculty hosts international Drama in Education conference
    28 June 2018
    The international world of drama in education practitioners and researchers will descend on Epsom in early July for the 9th International Drama in Education Research Institute conference.