Insights & News

Tue, 06/24/2014, Chris Sullivan
Cognition would like to congratulate the individuals and organisations who have been recognised as finalists in the 2014 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. The finalists come from different parts of the sector and different...
Tue, 06/24/2014, Chris Sullivan
Cognition would like to recognise the winners of the New Zealand Top Tech Talent Recognised in APAC Awards. They were announced on Monday June 23 at the APAC technology awards program, The Talent Unleashed Awards 2014.  The five regional...
Tue, 06/03/2014, Chris Sullivan
Cognition would like to acknowledge the educators from across New Zealand that were recognised in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours. These people came from across the profession and their contribution to education spans the compulsory...
Tue, 05/27/2014, Chris Sullivan
A group of New Zealand teachers and education leaders were honoured with National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA) last week by the Minister of Education, Hon. Hekia Parata.
Mon, 05/26/2014, Chris Sullivan
Highlights of the 2014 Festival of Education have been uploaded to
Tue, 05/13/2014, Chris Henderson
On March 23rd Christchurch hosted the Christchurch Festival of Education, which was led by Cognition Education in partnership with the Ministry of Education. As part of the event Cognition had an exhibition space where we ran a scavenger...
Wed, 05/07/2014, Therese Ireland-Smith
Cognition Education Ltd wishes to congratulate Eleitino (Paddy) Walker as the recent recipient and first Pasifika person in the world to receive the Distinguished Fellow award from the University of Auckland. Dr Airini and Dr Diane Mara...
Wed, 05/07/2014, Chris Henderson
National launch takes place in Jakarta with the premier of new promotional advertisements.
Wed, 05/07/2014, Chris Sullivan
A video showcasing highlights of the recent Festival of Education has been uploaded. Go to to view this video. There is also a wide range of stories that were collected before, during and after the Festival...
Tue, 05/06/2014, Chris Henderson
In recent years I have had the privilege of contributing to a number of global youth development and community participation initiatives. 
Thu, 04/03/2014, Chris Sullivan
Christian Long’s interview with Kathryn Ryan, Radio NZ Nine to Noon, Friday 28 March 2014
Congratulations to Dakota Fong Leat of Hingaia Peninsula School. 
Thu, 03/27/2014, Chris Sullivan
Over the last few months there has been an increased focus on education in the media. It is being discussed and debated in workplaces and around our communities more often. Often the focus has been on the use of evidence and data its...
Thu, 03/20/2014, Chris Sullivan
Highlights at the Festival of Education – Day 1!
Mon, 03/10/2014, Chris Sullivan
Programmes for the Festival of Education in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch are available. 
How up to date are you on the range of devices and software out there are you? Do you know all, or even some of their features? And most importantly, do you have any ideas as to how they can be deployed in the classroom in educationally...
Tue, 02/11/2014, Chris Sullivan
The Festivals of Education – free, open-to-the public events including inspiring speakers, interactive displays, activities, food and performance – will take place in Auckland 21-23 March at the Viaduct Events Centre, Christchurch 23...
Mon, 01/06/2014, Dr Brian Hinchco
The task of organisational reform currently required in our schools, is too monumental for a principal to undertake alone.
Mon, 01/06/2014, Chris Sullivan
The ‘Power of One’ by Bryce Courtney is a book that made a difference to me as a student when it came out in 1989. I remember how it opened my eyes to the different ways the world worked – in this case South Africa at that time.  I still...
Wed, 12/18/2013, Dr Brian Hinchco
In ground breaking research carried out in New Zealand by Professor  Russell Bishop,  he and his research team identified that Maori students placed a great deal of importance on the learning relationships they have  with their teachers....