Award in Global Citizenship Education winners announced

Pātea Area School wins UNESCO award for growing global citizens

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO today announced the winners of its inaugural Award in Global Citizenship Education (GCED).

The recipients are: Patea Area School (Education Sector), Generation Zero (Community) and Tiaki Early Learning Centre (Innovation). St Johns College and UN Youth were also highly commended.

Each winner received a certificate and $3000.

The winners of the community award, Generation Zero developed the Zero Carbon Act blueprint, aimed at creating a thriving, zero carbon future in New Zealand.

Have your say on the future of education in New Zealand

Kōrero Mātauranga - let's talk about Education

The Government has launched the Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga and wants to hear the views of all New Zealanders who have an interest in education.

The conversation needs to hear voices from all parts of the community, including children, young people, adult learners and those with learning support needs, their parents, whānau, communities, Māori, Pasifika, teachers, researchers and education leaders at all levels, disability organisations, and employers and industry.

It closes May 31 2018.

Irish ACE on quality and learner voice

AONTAS Learner Publication 2017

If you are up for some serious reading about quality, the 2017 Irish Journal, The Adult Learner – the Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, has just been made available online.

OECD and National Skills Strategies

OECD Skills Strategy Diagnostic Report Netherlands

The OECD measures skills in student and adult populations and works with countries to develop skills strategies tailored to specific needs and contexts.

2017 World Internet Project New Zealand survey report

Device usage 2017 World Internet Project New Zealand survey report

In May 2018, the sixth edition of the biannual World Internet Project, New Zealand was released. This study focuses on the social impact of the internet on users exploring ideas towards the use of the internet, privacy and security issues, freedom of speech and social interactions. The New Zealand survey included questions focused on the potential for the identification of a digital divide, in either access or usage.