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The holistic, digitalists, and democracy

The holistic philosophy is about the interaction of the cognitive and the affective; the combination of knowledges – teacher and academic (also other); teaching and learning being organised by dynamic broad aims (assisted by criteria that can be seen as converted objectives); dynamic broad aims being an expression of the essence of curriculum areas; learning being meaningful, exploratory, and challenging (hence the attention to discovery learning and problem solving); learning experiences having shape extending from an introduction, to gaining information, to using that information flexibly, to a conclusion; learning being coherent and organic not fragmented and desultory; children having significant control over their learning; observational evaluation being central; and that philosophy being fundamental to school education in a democracy. 2,049 more words

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Is the Maori Party bonkers?

The article is headed ‘Can we trust the teachers?’

For some reason, Simon Collins, the Herald education reporter, decided to put trust in teachers under scrutiny not politicians and bureaucrats. 499 more words

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new BC government makes ABE tuition free again

Fantastic news for ABE students in British Columbia! ABE will be tuition free again starting September 1st:

The new NDP government in B.C. is eliminating tuition fees on adult basic education or English language learning programs, reversing a 2015 decision by the B.C.

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An evening with Lockwood

One of the marvels of contemporary political and education life is that Lockwood Smith was such a hopeless minister of education and such a good speaker of the house. 2,676 more words

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Labour’s primary school education policies hang in the balance (before they have even begun)

Is this going to be a bold Labour Party or a timorous one?

If the school review policy is not changed, that will dramatically reduce benefits from the abolition of national standards and other potentially positive changes. 1,369 more words

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Networkonnet and Kelvin Davis

About six months ago, I was frustrated with Chris Hipkins missing an opportunity to expose a serious fault in Hekia’s education system. The title of the posting was: If Chris Hipkins can’t do it give it to Kelvin Davis. 503 more words

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The moment it went wrong for being a principal

The idea in Tomorrow’s Schools was that if the government got the administration of education right, and principals followed suit with their schools, the appropriate curriculum implementation would devolve from that. 932 more words

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