Education and society
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.
Making up is hard to do, new study finds
14 July 2020
The fun of making up is the theme of countless songs, movies but a new study has found that ‘make-up sex’ is less common and a good deal less exciting than popular culture would have us believe.
Innovation meets education
10 July 2020
A University of Auckland student group’s new idea for a digital learning platform could change the way children connect organically while distance learning.
Refugee research centre focused on impact in Pacific and Asia
9 July 2020
The issues facing people forced out of their homes due to conflict or climate change in Asia and the Pacific will be the focus of a new research centre at the University of Auckland.
Racism is next fight for Team of Five Million
8 July 2020
Opinion: The Team of Five Million must learn from Covid and now open its eyes to the value of lives of Māori, Pasifika and People of Colour, writes Karamia Müller.
Elizabeth Rata: NZ history - what to teach?
7 July 2020
Opinion: How will we agree on what history to teach young New Zealanders? Elizabeth Rata says what we teach is too important to leave to community preference.
Teacher aides: are we asking the wrong question?
22 June 2020
The recent teacher aide pay equity settlement is long overdue, but the wider issue of what inclusive education really means still needs to be addressed, says a University of Auckland expert.
To dethrone statues erases presence, not past
18 June 2020
Opinion: Despite strong instincts to preserve the past, Felicity Barnes explains why she won't be sad to see monuments to our colonial legacy removed.
Chance to make an impact for Indigenous communities
18 June 2020
A unique programme focused on positive change for Indigenous communities is calling for applicants for 2021.
The truth is not set in stone
16 June 2020
Opinion: Ancestors of present-day New Zealanders fought on both sides during the New Zealand Wars. And both sides should be remembered, writes Avril Bell.