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iCubed: How design thinking develops lifelong learners

In an interview with Jesse Mulligan on RNZ in June, Kevin Kelly, founding editor of Wired magazine, said that we have to accept being “perpetual newbies” in this digital era. He argued that, “We’re going to have to become lifelong learners. I think this is the major meta-skill that needs to be taught in schools.”

Manaakitanga — The story of two schools

My family is made up of many legendary scone bakers and good old pikelet makers — sadly I am not one of them. Our whānau scones are so legendary, that we’ve been known to have scone bake-offs when we’re together on special occasions to see if there is actually one baker better than the other. Competition

Cook Islands language week

Kia orana. Aere mai, tapiri mai, i te ‘akaepaepaanga ite ‘Epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani. It’s winter. It’s cold. If you’re like me you were wishing you were in the islands. Welcome to Cook Islands Language week which runs from Sunday 30 July – Saturday 5 August 2017. The aim of Cook Islands

My reo journey continues

Caption: Andrew is continuing to create opportunities to include a greater range of kupu and kīwaha into the video and web conference resources he develops through LEARNZ virtual field trips. Image: LEARNZ. Over time, I have come to appreciate how the Māori language is intimately woven into the fabric of nature, history, customs, and beliefs.
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Hangarau Matihiko — E tipu e rea

E tipu e rea mō ngā rā o tō ao Ko tō ringa ki ngā rākau a te Pākehā Hei ora mō te tinana Ko tō ngākau ki ngā taonga a ō tīpuna Māori Hei tikitiki mō tō māhunga Ko tō wairua ki tō atua, nāna nei ngā mea katoa — Tā Apirana Ngata Grow
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Ten Trends in education 2017

CORE’s Ten Trends for 2017 are now available to view and use for personal reflection, research or as a catalyst for staff discussion. Every year our team at CORE invests time drawing together ideas from a range of areas to create our Ten Trends. There’s a lot of value for our staff in doing so
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Harmful Digital Communications and Schools – what does it all mean?

I loved those ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ books we read as kids – the best thing about those books was that once you made a choice, if it didn’t go as you intended, you could backtrack and pick another path. Life is a lot like those books, and we are often faced with moments where
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Learning in leaps and bounds — a different way of learning

Ko Aoraki ko tātou, ko tātou ko Aoraki This year I was presented with the opportunity to take part in Aoraki Bound. I grabbed the challenge with both hands, signed up, started training, and tried really hard not to think about the reality of what I was about to do! Aoraki Bound is a course
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Where do stories live?

‘Everything’ a story – you are a story – I am a story’ (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Stories make up our lives. As we talk about our day, our ideas, and our dreams, we’ll often talk through a story. These stories naturally flow from us in the form of our routine conversations. I have always loved

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