Education and society
Rainbow youth still facing stigma and stress, but positive signs: new findings
16 April 2021
Despite progress, higher rates of stigma and discrimination, as well as mental health challenges, have been reported by New Zealand LGBTQ+ students, new analysis shows.
2021 Kupe Leadership Scholars announced
30 March 2021
Celebrating the 17 exceptional students awarded prestigious Kupe Scholarships.
Professor Carol Mutch: teaching by heart
25 March 2021
The vital role of schools in disaster response and recovery has been the research focus of Professor Carol Mutch, who gave her inaugural professorial lecture at Epsom this week.
A side of knowledge with your beer?
23 March 2021
Aucklanders wanting to make the most of Aotearoa New Zealand’s freedom to socialise and to keep abreast of the latest thinking from some of this country’s leading academics have their chance on 20 April.
Kupe Scholarship: mana and joy for student teacher and whānau
11 March 2021
A Kupe Scholarship worth over $22,000 is helping Tai Tokerau teaching student Keona Campbell fulfil her ultimate goals: to bring te ao Māori into the mainstream curriculum and to find ways to best support kids from low socio-economic groups.
Would you have been ready for a tsunami?
10 March 2021
Opinion: In an emergency we can't wait for civil defence to come to the rescue. It's important to have your own emergency plans in place, writes Carol Mutch.
City kids in urban nature: so much to teach and learn
3 March 2021
The widely held assumption that city children have lost their connection to nature is being challenged by experts in the field.
Before we introduce vaccine passports, we need to know how they'll be used
2 March 2021
Opinion: Air New Zealand is to trial digital 'vaccine passports' on trans-Tasman routes in April, but there are some serious things to consider before we adopt them, writes Tim Dare.
So we’re in lockdown again: pick up those needles
1 March 2021
Knitting isn’t just good for your wardrobe – student Mei Gillespie reckons it's a great distraction in lockdown.
Subversion from inside the closet: gay academics in China
23 February 2021
Gay male academics in China find ways of living authentically while also appearing to conform in a society often openly hostile to homosexuality, a new study has found.
What we’re teaching our children is ill-conceived
16 February 2021
Opinion: Covid has shown the value of an educated population that trusts science. Time now surely for a ‘knowledge restoration' in schools, writes Elizabeth Rata.
Lessons from lockdown: what could we do better?
9 February 2021
The 49 days of national lockdown in 2020 created stressful dilemmas between public compliance and personal responsibilities, a new study has found.