Thu, 04 Oct 2012 8:18a.m.
A visiting Finnish education expert says high-ranking education nations have followed a different path to the one New Zealand is following.
Read the full story »
Post a Comment
Before commenting, please take the time to read our moderation guide
(Won't be published)
9/10/2012 12:40:56 p.m.
I saw Pasi speak last week and I found his words inspirational and true to how children learn best. It was a constrast to listening to Hekia Parata the day before, who's speech I could poke holes in everything she said.
Since National came in they have done the opposite to everything Pasi tells us that Finland does.
The sad thing is that once upon a time Finland used to look to New Zealand for inspiration. Now NZ is infected with GERM we are too busy fighting to protect our quality public education system from a govt determined to impose right wing idealogy which as caused the US, UK and Australia to slip in world rankings of eduacation.
5/10/2012 3:14:28 p.m.
helen time wrote:
lets have the same for cabinet ministers and the prime minister , they preach at you to be self relient and to be accountable , yet they themselves are niether they are never accountable for their for what they do . and the onlt thing we can do is wate 3 years what a joke . they shoulkd be on preformance based pay .because you see these are the hypocrites who load others with burdens they would not carry themselves and would not lift a finger to lighten others .
5/10/2012 4:30:37 a.m.
It is unfortunate that many of the policies promoted by the government 'sound plausible'. However in education many things are counter intuitive. Finland recently met the challenge of a slight drop in achievement (can't recall which curriculum area) by reducing the amount of direct teaching time, releasing students to study and work more broadly on more practical activities!! Counter intuitive.
The four Christchurch schools that have been ordered to close and merge as one have had a message of reassurance.
A big protest is expected today as Christchurch's Phillipstown community fights the planned closure of their primary school.
Four Christchurch schools will merge into one 'super-school' under an interim decision announced by Hekia Parata.
Five Christchurch schools will today find out whether they have a future or whether they will be merged.
New research suggests that you're likely to do worse at university if you have an inflated view of what you deserve.
Nick Smith says the deal with Bathurst will see na...
Last weeks budget acknowledged there had been a te...
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is blaming ...
A Wellington man who says ACC owes him $4.6 millio...
Police Commissioner Peter Marshall says NZers woul...
Copyright © 2013 MediaWorks TV. All Rights Reserved.