Faculty of Education and Social Work
Serious scientific fun a winner at Velocity
29 October 2020
A clever and fun piece of technology that allows children to take scientific measurements of the world around them has won the Social Entrepreneurship Category of the Velocity $100k Challenge.
Empathy and connection: the foundations for teaching excellence
23 October 2020
Sustained Excellence in Teaching Award recipient, Dr Kelsey Deane, discusses her career as a youth worker, her current life as an academic, and the relationship-first approach she brings to teaching.
Multi-talented athlete, MVP and now a Major Māori Award winner
7 October 2020
Rugby, touch and rugby sevens star Isla Norman-Bell has been recognised for another fantastic year in sport, taking out the 2020 Māori Major Blues Award.
Our quiet, everyday heroes
5 October 2020
Opinion: On World Teachers’ Day, October 5, Carol Mutch urges us all to recognise what teachers do above and beyond every day.
South Auckland Campus director can't wait to show off more of Tai Tonga
1 October 2020
Covid-19 has made it somewhat challenging for South Campus director Rennie Atfield-Douglas to show the community all that the new facility can offer.
Environmental doom and 'eco-anxiety'
24 September 2020
News reports regularly remind us that the environment is under threat from a raft of climate change effects including loss of biodiversity, melting ice sheets and devastating ‘climate fires’.
The problem with the ‘vote ghost’ campaign
16 September 2020
Opinion: The ‘apathetic’ stereotype of young Kiwi voters is misplaced; the real reason why some young people don’t use their vote lies elsewhere, writes Carol Mutch.
Kia Kaha te reo Māori - Keeping te reo strong in Education and Social Work
15 September 2020
We caught up with a few students and graduates to find out what te reo Māori means to them, their favourite phrases and how they use te reo in their studies and work.
New centre to provide critical support for refugees
14 September 2020
A new centre has been established at the University of Auckland to undertake vital work to help refugees who are part of the 7.7 million displaced people in the Asia Pacific region.
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.
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.
Alison Jones: 'Pākehā shouldn't let our collective past be crippling'
2 September 2020
Educator and author Alison Jones has written a memoir that’s an insight into New Zealand’s social history and Māori and Pākehā relationships.