Our Story

About

The Mind Lab (including its subsidiary Tech Futures Lab) is a Private Training Establishment (PTE) registered by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) to deliver qualifications approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) under the provision of the Education Act 1989.
These qualifications include:
  • Master of Contemporary Education (Level 9)
  • Master of Technological Futures (Level 9)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Digital and Collaborative Learning (Level 8)
  • Master of Teaching and Education Leadership (Level 9). This is an Initial Teacher Education programme that is also accredited by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand

What we do

The Mind Lab is a specialist education provider dedicated to enhancing digital fluency across New Zealand. In particular, The Mind Lab is committed to helping implement contemporary practice in the teaching profession by reflecting new theoretical and practical frameworks of contemporary education.

Why we do it

Technology and the access to digital devices in every aspect of our lives has fundamentally changed how we communicate, share and teach.

The only constant in this digital revolution is the certainty of change, and the need for all people, in all industries and all sectors to embrace lifelong learning and knowledge advancement to reflect the world we live in.

As educators we need to prepare and teach students to be flexible, to be adaptable and to be technically skilled for a world that is increasingly digital, global and specialised. A deep understanding of collaborative environments, project-based work streams, design thinking, cultural awareness and global connectedness will arm students for the world ahead.

As teachers we want our students to make critical and meaningful connections with new knowledge, new concepts and new ideas. Contemporary teaching increasingly allows students to explore learning from their own personal perspective, bringing their world to the learning environment and their own experience to the process.

Ultimately facilitating change and activating progress requires teachers and students to learn the tools, gain the knowledge and be given the power to be bold, innovative, curious and flexible.