Education and society
Tim Hazledine: 'Managerialism doesn't belong in universities'
2 August 2021
Opinion: Professor Tim Hazledine reflects on what he believes is wrong with modern New Zealand universities
Racism and arrogance in academia
1 August 2021
Opinion: Stephen May explains how mātauranga Māori is a complementary counterweight to the arrogance and insularity of so much European thought.
Teacher burnout study gets significant results
30 July 2021
Last year was particularly tough on teachers, who had to rapidly adapt to new technology and manage increased workloads, all while running their own lives from home.
Devices distract parents
26 July 2021
Parents who turn off the audible notifications on their mobile phones have the best chance of expanding their child’s vocabulary.
Pākehā identity in changing times
19 July 2021
In parts of the world, including New Zealand, a series of major social movements are confronting racism and challenging the sense that being white is normal and preferred.
Popularity and prettiness still the prize for high-achieving girls
19 July 2021
Approval on social media has a disproportionate impact on the self-esteem of high-achieving girls, a University of Auckland study has found.
A greater success than winning
17 July 2021
Opinion: In the wake of racist attacks on England players in the EURO 2020 final, Neal Curtis explains vindication of those players was a much more important victory.
Society’s problem with femininity
11 July 2021
Opinion: In a masculine-dominated society, masculinisation pays big dividends. Ciara Cremin explains why she thinks this has its origins in a psychological disorder.
Dr Ngāpare Hopa awarded Elsdon Best Memorial medal
9 July 2021
An eminent Māori scholar has been recognised for her outstanding career.
Helping children make sense of disaster
8 July 2021
In response to Covid-19 and other disasters, schools have an important role in helping children make sense of a changed world and they need resources to support them.
Data privacy skills needed to keep society safe
7 July 2021
A Business School symposium on Friday 9 July will hear from the Privacy Commissioner, Government Chief Privacy Officer and an industry panel that includes Facebook.
Open minds, changing worlds
30 June 2021
Opinion: Of all scholars, one supposes that philosophers would be the most open-minded. It is their job to think about all things under the sun, writes Professor Dame Anne Salmond.