Tag Archives: Computers

What I want from Chris Hipkins (also Tracey Martin, Kelvin Davis, and Jenny Salesa)

First, I want to commend Chris on his brilliant ministerial beginning with the bold declaration of the abolition of national standards – followed up by the education comeback comment of the decade: It was Friday (I think) morning and TV1 … Continue reading

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Do you pass the test for a leader under Labour? Part 2: My response

New digital curriculum a corrupt education disaster Labour and the coalition have won the election, but now they need to act urgently to save our education system. The education system is on the brink of being snapped up by neoliberal … Continue reading

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The holistic, digitalists, and democracy

The holistic philosophy is about the interaction of the cognitive and the affective; the combination of knowledges – teacher and academic (also other); teaching and learning being organised by dynamic broad aims (assisted by criteria that can be seen as … Continue reading

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Bill writes to me: We are in the 21st century, get used to it

A very able teacher (we’ll call him Bill) from a South Auckland contributing school wrote to me saying: Sorry Kelvin I can’t agree with you on this one. We are in the 21st century, get used to it. The job … Continue reading

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NZEI betrayal again: this time computers

I was part way through a second posting alert about NZEI betrayal over CoLs and I said there was something sinister about NZEI and its behaviour generally. Then the computer madness struck. The following is written hastily and in a … Continue reading

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In which Pooh looks for a 21st Century Education Part 1

One day, when Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet were all talking together, Christopher Robin finished the mouthful he was eating and said carelessly: ‘I saw a 21st Century Education to-day, Piglet.’ ‘What was it doing?’ asked Piglet. ‘Just lumping … Continue reading

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Things are not OK

This is a quiet posting in response to a serious situation: the state of school education. I want the real state of school education to be recognised – recognised as an impetus to much needed fundamental change to the structure … Continue reading

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