Posts by: Chris Sturgis

Making Connections Across the Curriculum at Hobsonville Point

The series on Aotearoa New Zealand continues here with the second article on Hobsonville Point Secondary School.

One of the three principles driving Hobsonville Point Secondary School (HPSS) curricular design is Connections. It starts with creating a culture, environment, and structure that strengthens relationships…… Read More

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Locations: New Zealand

Diplomas or Certificates of Achievement? A Look at NZ’s NCEA

The American high school diploma is a powerful benchmark, but a very weak credential. We want every teenager to walk across the stage to get their diploma. But what the diploma actually means is highly questionable. Some students receiving a diploma can barely read,….. Read More

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Locations: New Zealand

How Competency-Based is New Zealand?

This is the final article in the series Baskets of Knowledge from Aotearoa New Zealand, which highlights insights from a totally different education system about what is possible in transforming our education system. Read the first article here…… Read More

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Locations: New Zealand

Insights from Aotearoa New Zealand: Key Competencies

This is the tenth article in the series Baskets of Knowledge from Aotearoa New Zealand, which highlights insights from a totally different education system about what is possible in transforming our education system. Read the first article here.

Aotearoa New Zealand offers so many insights and inspirations in our work to forge a personalized,….. Read More

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Locations: New Zealand