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A developmental perspective to examine key concepts and issues in educational psychology, catering for those who are planning to work with any age range from early childhood to adolescence and beyond.
Contemporary overview of teaching and learning in New Zealand. Addresses a broad range of themes and issues, including the practical challenges of teaching and learning, understanding curriculum and appreciating the broader social, historical and political contexts of education.
A book that focuses on the special aspects of being a teacher, focusing on exploring and developing the holistic dimensions of teaching and learning.


Also available in print


An online assessment tool, developed to assess students’ achievement and progress in reading, mathematics, writing, and in pānui, pāngarau, and tuhituhi. It is primarily developed to assess students in Years 5-10, but because curriculum levels 2–6 are also assessed, the assessments can be used for students in lower and higher year levels.
NCEA is New Zealand's main national qualification for secondary school students and part of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
Aims to get a broad picture of the achievements of representative samples of New Zealand school students at successive points in time.
The New Zealand Ministry of Education's Online Learning Centre for assessment. The information in this website helps school leaders and teachers in gathering, analysing, interpreting, and using information about students' progress and achievement. The emphasis is on the formative use of assessment to improve students’ learning and teachers’ teaching as both respond to the information it provides. Part of the TKI (Te Kete Ipurangi) Community.