Faculty of Education and Social Work
Manaakitanga at the heart of Askew social work mural
5 August 2021
Created by Kiwi artist Askew One, (aka Elliot O’Donnell), the ‘Manaakitanga mural’ was unveiled recently at Epsom Campus in celebration of our social work students and graduates.
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.
Top honour for physical education champion
29 July 2021
Associate Professor Alan Ovens has been awarded the highest honour from his peers – Physical Education New Zealand’s (PENZ) Sir Alexander Gillies Medal.
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.
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.
Deciphering the decline
30 June 2021
From the rise of social media to dramatic change in the education system, many reasons are offered to explain New Zealand’s decline in international iteracy assessments. Stuart McNaughton says a single cause is very unlikely.
Inside the Reading Wars
30 June 2021
There is a national debate about how best to teach children to read and write against the backdrop of international comparisons that show a decline in our children’s literacy.
Literacy needs a life course revolution
30 June 2021
Professor Stuart McNaughton on how a life course approach to literacy and learning would support our children to be confident readers, writers and critical thinkers.
Streaming in schools decides futures at age five
27 June 2021
Opinion: Ability streaming makes it impossible for those in lower groups to ever catch up and strips them of motivation and self-belief, writes Christine Rubie-Davies.
Aotearoa has plenty of room for more refugees
22 June 2021
Opinion: We are currently accepting a low number of refugees compared with other similar countries and could easily welcome many more, writes Jay Marlowe.
Treaty: how can it become more than a word?
15 June 2021
If ‘treaty’ is to be more than a word, what will need to happen? For Australia’s National Reconciliation Week 2021, the Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity (AFSE) invited a panel of leaders from Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand to discuss their respective treaty journeys.
University of Auckland community celebrates honours recipients
8 June 2021
Staff, former academics and alumni of the University of Auckland were acknowledged in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours.