Yesterday’s post on my social media page highlighted the issue of equity with e-learning models in electronic classrooms of the future developing their digital learning programmes based on the increasingly popular Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). With technology becoming key to education delivery, the Government has prioritised schools in its Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) and Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI),
A recent article in the NZ Herald got me pondering (http://bit.ly/Xjoq5R) and subsequently posting these musings to my Facebook page : As part of an Initial Teacher Education programme, should we be providing teachers with the skills and know-how to (a) be confident and competent in working with digital media and resources themselves, in
Traumatic experiences are confusing and frightening for young children. The experience is made all more confusing when the adults in their lives are not coping with the traumatic event, and may be behaving in a way that the child is not familiar with. Children will attempt to seek answers and reassurance from the caregivers
According to Ken Robinson (2009) standardizing assessment is not the answer to the question of how we can ensure quality assurance in education. Instead, we should be investing more in teachers and trusting their knowledge and expertise when it comes to teaching, learning and assessment. With regards to assessment, Robinson says that “education is being
If you are considering a mentorship programme, but have never previously engaged in the support of a mentor, you might be asking yourself: “What benefit will a mentor serve?” “What role does a mentor play in my professional or personal life?” “What is in it for me?”.