News - Pitopito Kōrero

  • Swapping careers with a move into teaching
    26 September 2018
    Working with students in a communications and marketing role at an Auckland school proved a defining career experience for Kit Haines when he realised he was in the wrong job.
  • Making her daughters proud
    25 September 2018
    Graduate of the Master of Teaching (Primary) is delighted to be able to share her success with her daughters.
  • First ever Manukau teaching reunion
    21 September 2018
    A celebration of the University of Auckland partnership with Manukau took place on 20 September with the first ever reunion of Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary Specialisation students and staff from 19 years of the programme.
  • Chalk Talk with Dr Melinda Webber
    19 September 2018
    Associate Professor Dr Melinda Webber, panel member for a Chalk Talk panel discussion "Under the Microscope: The NCEA review" on 26 September, answers questions about what she hopes will emerge from the discussion around NCEA and our qualifications system.
  • Sonny and Mona Riini Memorial Scholarship winners
    17 September 2018
    The winnners of the 2018 Te Karahipi Whakamaumaharatanga ki a Sonny rāua ko Mona Riini (the Sonny and Mona Riini Memorial Scholarship) are Maxine Moeke and Heather Ruru.
  • Nanogirl inspires Tai Tokerau student teachers
    13 September 2018
    Nanotechnologist Dr Michelle Dickinson, known as nanogirl, showed second year Bachelor of Education (Teaching) students in Whangarei how easy and fun science can be.
  • Teachers' pets
    13 September 2018
    Llamas, ponies and farm animals came to Epsom Campus this week help students take their minds of end-of-year pressure as part of Stressless Week.
  • Professor Viviane Robinson: Global leader in education
    13 September 2018
    Distinguished Emeritus Professor Viviane Robinson talks to Kathryn Ryan about her 42-year career working with New Zealand's principals to improve student outcomes and influence education policy.
  • What would I like NCEA to look like?
    12 September 2018
    Team Solutions Director Dr Camilla Highfield argues we need an education system that recognises students' individual talents and attributes.
  • Why art shouldn’t just be a luxury in prison
    10 September 2018
    The arts are carriers of hope, a human right and as vital in prisons as they are everywhere else in our society argues Professor Peter O’Connor (CRISTIE).
  • Reflections from founding member of the Te Reo Māori Society
    03 September 2018
    Te Puna Wānanga PhD candidate John McCaffery writes about an important moment in NZ history when a brave group of people stood up for Te Reo Māori.
  • The art of achievement
    20 August 2018
    On the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage, Associate Professor Jill Smith reflects on her four decades of teaching art education and the changes it's brought for herself and other women.
  • 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.
  • Comment: Reinvest in teachers, NZ
    15 August 2018
    The teachers’ strike must be a circuit breaker to turn around New Zealand’s growing teacher shortage crisis, says Associate Professor Wayne Smith (C&P).
  • 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.
  • A case for, and against, NCEA exams
    14 August 2018
    NCEA exams – about equity and fairness according to Professor Gavin Brown (LDPP); stifle confidence, choices and deep thinking argues Dr Maree Davies (LDPP).
  • 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.