Accredited Provider of Professional Development for Teachers

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Cognition Education New Zealand, is a Ministry of Education accredited provider of Professional Learning and Development for teachers with a track record of developing cutting-edge solutions for schools.  

We work alongside you and your school or Kāhui Ako to develop customised and innovative learning pathways to suit your needs.

Cognition New Zealand is part of the Cognition Education Group, a global education provider. This means that Cognition NZ harnesses international expertise of what works best in education across public, private and not-for-profit sectors. The Group unleashes the power of education to transform the lives of children, young people and adults around the world.

We are on a mission to improve the lives of ākonga by inspiring educators and leaders to change the way they teach. Ready to join us?

Professional Development for Teachers

Learn more about the National Priorities here:

Cultural Capability


Local Curriculum Design


Assessment for Learning


Digital Fluency


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Growing knowledge through Te Pātaka.

Cognition’s number one goal is to fill the hearts and feed the minds of educators and learners. Through Te Pātaka, we’re growing collaborative best practice solutions for your school and Kāhui Ako from our storehouse of research based offerings.  

Online PLD Delivery
Face to Face PLD Delivery
Blended PLD Delivery

PLD Your Way

What PLD delivery method suits your school best? We offer online PLD, face to face PLD or a combination of both.

“We are thrilled that this work is starting to pay dividends for our learners and now that effective oral language pedagogy is embedded in our practice, it is time to let it grow.“

Shane Bailie

Principal, Hokitika Primary

“Our focus on Cognition Education’s Relationships First programme and observation experience has been positive for teachers, and for many it has shed a new light on a different way of teaching.” 

Daniel Wilson

Principal, Nayland College

“We are able to design a curriculum that allows all of us to have a say as to how it was driven. That gives more of a whānau feeling.”

Rosina Wikaira

Principal, Homai College