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Friday, November 15 • 10:45am - 11:45am
How New Zealand’s Whole School System is Built for Student Centered Learning & iPads

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The iPad and the New Zealand education system are both personal devices. The entire NZ education system is designed to recognise the individual’s skills in different settings and environments. The iPad is having a big impact in New Zealand education because the flexibility of the device is matched by that of the system. I will explain how the New Zealand system can offer such flexibility whilst still maintaining standards. In fact, our students are recognised by success in what we call “Standards,” which indicate a level of understanding or skill in a specific area. How one gives evidence of an understanding is also flexible. In New Zealand we recognise that students’ talents for expression take many forms but that all can prove a deep understanding. Students can study at their learning level rather than being fixed within their school grade and use the iPad as best fits them in their assessments.

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Richard Wells

Head of Technology (Teaching), Orewa College
"Richard Wells is a Art & Design Graduate, Microsoft Certified Engineer turned Apple Fan, Head of Department & Teacher. Originally from England, he has been teaching for 10 years and is Head of Technology at a New Zealand high school. Richard is recognised in New Zealand and by... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
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