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The long view on indigenous language preservation

The ANZSOG First Peoples Conference in Melbourne on the theme of the International Year of Indigenous Languages, was an opportunity to call on public servants and indigenous leaders in Australia and New Zealand to take the long view on indigenous language preservation. Indigenous languages need not one, or even five year plans; but uber long … Continue Reading →

Our stories

Keen to learn more about Aotearoa New Zealand’s history prior to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi? Take a look at our new app telling the story of Ngāti Whātua Ōrakei. Launched at the historic Mission Bay Stonehouse this month and available for free download this app covers the iwi’s story up until the … Continue Reading →

Digital Innovation Hub to be established at Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre  

The Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre in Port Hedland Australia has announced plans to become a Digital Innovation Hub, leading the way in using technology to communicate the importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal languages. The Centre is receiving a $200,000 Commonwealth Grant to establish the Digital Innovation Hub. The funding, just approved by … Continue Reading →

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Recent research

Support for gifted learners

New Zealand’s Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin has announced a million dollar package of support for gifted education. The Minister said restoring support and funding for gifted education is a priority. It is estimated that up to 40,000 learners are gifted in New Zealand. The new package will support gifted learners and those with exceptional … Continue Reading →

Official launch of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

The 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages was officially launched in Paris today (Monday, 28 January 2019 – 3:00pm ) The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages in order to raise global attention on the critical risks confronting indigenous language and its significance for sustainable development, reconciliation, good … Continue Reading →

Future Oriented Education -a four year study

While Hobsonville Point Secondary School (HPSS) was being built, ready for opening in 2014, a group of leaders designed its curriculum. Beginning with a blank canvas, they devised a learning design model suitable for 21st century students and aiming to produce critical thinkers and empowered, life-long learners. For its first four years, Dr Noeline Wright from … Continue Reading →

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