Education and society
We can’t sing redemption songs quietly
14 September 2020
Opinion: As the gale of global inequity gains strength, social workers need to hang onto a sense of individual and collective balance, writes Ian Hyslop.
One thing that does need community transmission
9 September 2020
Opinion: For Tongan Language Week, Dr Melenaite Taumoefolau explains 'voluntary language shift' and what that means for the Tongan language in Aotearoa.
Creative toolbox a tonic for anxious students
8 September 2020
Help is at hand for teachers who want to put a high priority on student wellbeing as children return to class.
Retirement village life: lonely for some
8 September 2020
Opinion: Living in a retirement village does not guarantee protection from loneliness. A study has revealed 39 percent of residents report some level of loneliness.
University of Auckland lecturer is supreme winner of 2020 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards
1 September 2020
University of Auckland's Dr Rhys Jones, (Ngāti Kahungunu), Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, is the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award in the 2020 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards.
Covid jobless doing better than main beneficiaries
27 August 2020
People on the Covid-19 Income Relief Payment, a new benefit for those made jobless by Covid-19, are faring better than those on main benefits, new survey data shows.
A loss for education
24 August 2020
Opinion: Peter O’Connor pays tribute to the late Sir Ken Robinson who championed the idea that schools might be better places if built on arts and creativity.
Urgent action needed to halt declining literacy
21 August 2020
Interventions across early childhood, primary and secondary education are urgently needed to address declining literacy levels and persistent inequality in New Zealand, according to a new report.
Bringing te ao Māori to the classics: teaching honour for Maxine Lewis
19 August 2020
A flair for bringing the Greco-Roman world to life and creating a strong sense of community and relevance in her classes has earned Dr Maxine Lewis from the Faculty of Arts top teaching honours.
New history fund will uncover more of our own stories
5 August 2020
A vision to stimulate world-class historical research is behind a $500,000 gift to establish a History Innovation Fund at the University of Auckland.
Addressing rangatahi education challenges after Covid-19
29 July 2020
Lockdown highlighted and exacerbated young Māori students’ life on the wrong side of the digital divide says a new report, which provides evidence and recommendations for how the disparities can be addressed.
Maths during lockdown: a testing time
27 July 2020
Parents' experiences of helping their children do maths at home during the Covid-19 lockdown varied widely depending on the school, a University of Auckland survey has found.