Faculty of Education and Social Work
Education student's lockdown experience at Healthline
3 June 2020
Graduate Diploma in Teaching Student C.J. He gave us a glimpse at life as an essential service worker at Healthline | Ministry of Health NZ during lockdown.
Connecting to Samoan culture through song and language
2 June 2020
When Natasha Urale-Baker enrolled in a Bachelor of Social Work in 2010, she had a dream of completing her bachelors, masters and doctoral studies in ten years. Ten years later, Natasha has nearly completed her PhD, with Samoan language and culture at the heart of her journey.
Planting seeds in fertile soil
25 May 2020
Making the natural world the foundation of all school education systems has long been the ambition of the University of Auckland’s Dr Sally Birdsall, who recently had the chance to influence a global audience.
Lovable bear a social media star during lockdown
25 May 2020
A cheeky but lovable bear has attracted an international following since his adventures during lockdown have been shared daily on social media.
Why we need real life teachers
18 May 2020
Opinion: What is lost when teaching goes online, when the screen is everything? Alison Jones wonders about the risks to students of disembodied education.
Graduating in a bubble
15 May 2020
Last week was bittersweet for many graduates, with lockdown putting a stop to the big graduation celebrations they’d imagined. But that didn’t keep them from having a good time. We caught up with a few graduates to see how they celebrated in their bubbles.
The secret to getting through lockdown: helping others
8 May 2020
New York-born PhD candidate Kelly Misiti has been hit hard by the impact of Covid-19, awaiting news from her family while she watches the tragic events unfold from the other side of the world. But there’s one thing that gets her through – helping others.
Lockdown reveal about child abuse reporting
7 May 2020
Opinion: A drop in reports to Oranga Tamariki during lockdown reflects that often it is teachers who notice and report child abuse or neglect, writes Briar O’Connor.
The vā that binds: a Pasifika education story during Covid-19
3 May 2020
Opinion: As we rethink learning in light of Covid-19, any review must go wider than technology and inequity when it comes to Pasifika students, writes Jacoba Matapo.
Education after Covid-19
30 April 2020
As the trillions of dollars that have been miraculously conjured to bailout the economy have to be recouped, and as an over-heating world tries to get back to normal, we may well see the rise of alternative visions and models of schooling and education, argues Professor John Morgan.
Vanishing into the virtual realm: the teacher after Covid-19
30 April 2020
Opinion: Now, we professors are reduced to a form of teaching that is little more than teaching’s mechanics: finding (and sometimes producing) teaching material for ‘best outcomes’, argues Alison Jones.
Creative resource ready for teachers as schools go back
24 April 2020
In response to Covid-19, a project to support primary school teachers with a rich, arts-based set of resources when they return to school next week has been developed by a team at the University of Auckland.