Insights & News

Thu, 12/12/2013, Chris Sullivan
Over the last few months I have been lucky enough to have travelled around New Zealand talking with educators, community groups, businesses and not-for-profit organisations about education in New Zealand. I have been asking “How can we...
Wed, 12/11/2013, Dr Pam O'Connell
The investment that schools make in professional learning and development (PLD) – both in terms of money and time – is considerable. Yet sustaining the gains is often an article of faith as schools move onto the next “project”. Indeed,...
Cognition Education is delighted to announce their support for the upcoming  BYOD conference 'Towards a Redefined Classroom', presented in association with Orewa College.   
Fri, 11/29/2013, Dr Brian Hinchco
New Zealand and international research contends that Middle Schooling is the most effective form of educational pedagogy for students in years 7-10. Therefore, educators should be advocating for the adoption of middle schooling practices...
Mon, 11/18/2013, Chris Henderson
On the 13th of November, New Zealand’s education minister Hekia Parata announced the government’s timetable for its billion-dollar plan to rebuild or refurbish 115 Christchurch schools over the next 10 years. 
Fri, 11/15/2013, Chris Sullivan
The Liquid Learning Education Series is being held in Kuala Lumpur on 19 and 20 November 2013.
Thu, 11/14/2013, Dr Brian Hinchco
One of the crucial roles of a principal is the responsibility to develop effective leaders from inside their schools. The role of principal itself, however, has changed radically in recent times. How then do we prepare the future leaders...
Wed, 11/13/2013, Dr Brian Hinchco
Educators are being asked to focus their attention on priority learners, including indigenous, minoritised, and marginalised students in our classrooms.
Mon, 11/11/2013, Therese Ireland-Smith
You are invited to participate in an interagency stakeholder meeting to continue our discussions on how we can best collaborate to meet the needs of school communities.
eLearning in New Zealand. End of year review. As we move towards the end of the academic year it is a good opportunity to stop and take stock of the big developments in education - particularly in the digital space. We’ve talked for some...
The Modern Learning Environments PLG - What's it all about? The PLG started in 2011 as a place for teachers to talk to teachers about learning, teaching and collaboration in modern learning environments. With many schools investigating...
Thu, 11/07/2013, Chris Sullivan
Nga mihi nui kia kotou – tena tatou katoa, There is much to celebrate in New Zealand education’s system!
Tue, 11/05/2013, Chris Sullivan
Cognition Education would like to acknowledge the achievements of New Zealand teacher Chris Clay who has been recognised for his innovative teaching skills in a global competition for educators.
We are at that time of year when school leaderships around the country will be sitting down to consider their strategic and annual planning and in particular looking at ways to allocate funds and resources to best effect in order to...
Tue, 10/29/2013, Therese Ireland-Smith
You are invited to participate in a webinar to look at how Health Promoting Schools can best support existing efforts to combat Rheumatic fever.
Wed, 10/23/2013, Chris Henderson
For some time now the global economy has represented two key education and employment paradigms. Graduates in established or advanced economies, which are experiencing low rates of economic growth, are perceived to be well-skilled but...
As we head towards the end of the school year, I know many of you will be thinking of your programmes for next year and looking at your current offer for gifted students. In all of the schools we work with our first step is to review...
One of the key aspects of our work at Cognition is the use of up to date key pieces of research to create evidence based approaches to professional development. 
Measuring the impact of Visible Learning is very important, and we want to ensure that we are doing everything right to improve student outcomes with you!
If you’ve been following my blog for a little while then you will know earlier in the year I wrote an article titled ‘Which Ecosystem for Schools?’, in which I took a look at the Google Apps vs Microsoft debate. I recently had the...