Summing up nine years of education property policy

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Property can sound like a dull topic, but New Zealand’s Fifth National Government (which has been in power with the support of coalition partners for nine years) has brought property to the fore. Around the country is growing evidence of its policy commitment to ensuring all New Zealand schools conform to a ‘modern learning environment’ … Continue reading Summing up nine years of education property policy

#ALTC 2017 presentation1: An Agile and Scalable Professional Development Strategy: The CMALT cMOOC Project [1618]

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An Agile and Scalable Professional Development Strategy: The CMALT cMOOC Project [1618] https://altc.alt.ac.uk/2017/sessions/an-agile-and-scalable-professional-development-strategy-the-cmalt-cmooc-project-1618/ Introduction Globally there is a shortage of higher education practitioners and researchers evidencing a critical engagement with the intersection between teaching, learning, and technology. We believe an open and agile approach to professional development (PD) will allow higher education practitioners and researchers … Continue reading #ALTC 2017 presentation1: An Agile and Scalable Professional Development Strategy: The CMALT cMOOC Project [1618]

‘There is no research’: Bringing balance to the Modern Learning Environment debate

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The reporting on Seven Sharp on Monday 7th August of developments in New Zealand schools around so-called ‘Modern Learning Environments’ (MLE) sensationalised these changes. The item, intended to be positive and balanced, was in fact presented in the skewed terms of ‘backlash’ and ‘dislike’, and the actual learning environments referred to as ‘open-plan mega classrooms’. … Continue reading ‘There is no research’: Bringing balance to the Modern Learning Environment debate