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Recent Vision 20/20 News

Scroll down to browse recent press coverage, event reports, and other Vision 20/20 project news.

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13 April 2021 - Viewable anytime

Available to view anytime: Join Karen Parker from Tahuna Normal Intermediate School and Greta Dromgool from the Science Learning Hub in a session that will introduce you to Vision 20/20.

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Improving vision screening for children

17 December 2020

Vision 2020 is now on Science Learning Hub

"We believe that, by designing in a collaborative and iterative way, this takes the guesswork away. We’re developing a toolkit that is truly user-friendly, educational, visually appealing and is scientifically valid."

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Project 20/20: STEAM learning in action

14 August 2020

Press coverage: Education Gazette, Tukutuku Kōrero

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the Year 7 students to be part of a real-life STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, maths) activity that sees their feedback being adapted in the subsequent iterations of the design process.”

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Designing together, Vision 2020: Co-Design Project

May 2020

Case Study: Health & Wellbeing

"Great ideas don't come from professors and teachers. They come from the people (and students) that we work with. And it's actually a joy when you can inspire students to be confident enough to come up with ideas like this that can morph into something bigger."

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Tahuna pupils trial eyesight testing kit

16 October 2019

Press coverage: Otago Daily Times

"So far the testing has found about 8% of the school's pupils have eyesight problems and need to visit an optometrist."

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Social innovation to improve vison screening for children in New Zealand

August 2019

Article: Mary Butler

"In 2019, 1000 years after spectacles were invented, it is still possible for New Zealand children to go without spectacles throughout their school years without anyone noticing."

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Vision problems found in pupils

5 September 2018

Press coverage: Otago Daily Times

"The sessions were part of a vision screening pilot programme involving the use of the ERT device, which is used by health professionals and lay people alike to screen for low vision."

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