The education system in Christchurch, New Zealand, is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their future careers. A combination of theory and practical work, as well as access to career advisors, allows students to gain the necessary understanding to make informed decisions about their future. At the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, students can choose from a wide range of traditional and non-traditional subjects, such as entrepreneurship and environmental tourism. The president of the New Zealand Professional Development Association, Jennie Miller, believes that New Zealand teenagers are not adequately prepared to make decisions about their future after high school.
This is why it is important for students to have access to career advisors who can provide guidance and advice. In order to better prepare students for their future careers, New Zealand has implemented open-plan or variable-space classrooms. This allows students to become more independent from the rigid seating structures and pedagogical practices that are often found in traditional single-teacher classrooms. A questionnaire was developed to sample the perceptions of New Zealand teaching students about recent changes in independent schools, especially with regard to teaching pedagogies and relationships between teachers and between teachers and students in these spaces.
Teaching students can study both on university campuses in large cities and remotely in different geographical locations in New Zealand. This means that internships at an ILE may be more limited in some areas. However, this does not mean that students cannot gain valuable experience. The current study focused on a cohort of teachers in training, many of whom were studying and teaching in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Psychology students are able to explore human thoughts, emotions and actions through experiments conducted in New Zealand high schools. This is in line with the conclusions of the Nelson and Johnson study about the fact that students of New Zealand teachers learn to teach on independent islands. Overall, the education system in Christchurch provides students with the skills they need to succeed in their future careers. Through a combination of theory and practical work, as well as access to career advisors, students are able to gain the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their future.