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Ignite a global passion for learning

Founded in 1989, Cognition Education Group has grown from a service provider to New Zealand schools to become a leading global provider of choice for education consultancy, professional learning, early years and primary tutoring, teacher recruitment, e-learning and publishing services.

Working across our six international offices and three brands is a dynamic and multidisciplinary team who combine learning expertise with local knowledge to deliver services in over 26 countries. 

We’re passionate about helping our global clients to make informed decisions, understanding the full impact of their work. Using the very latest in global educational research, we equip clients from a wide range of sectors with the skills and knowledge to implement change. 

Developing & selling successful education company Visible Learningplus 

In 2012 Cognition Education saw the potential to partner with Melbourne University’s Professor John Hattie to co-develop Visible Learningplus – an educational change programme that can accelerate student achievement.

Visible Learningplus is a professional learning programme for educators based on the research of Melbourne University’s Professor John Hattie, a leading authority in global educational impact. Cognition went on to grow the programme via strategic licensed partners around the world and in 2018 announced the sale of this successful global education business, to international professional learning company, Corwin.

Our services

School Management

We deliver school management, infrastructure and education reform solutions that promise superior education and business performance for our clients. Our programmes have directly impacted more than 450 schools worldwide.

Blended learning and publishing

Our specialist team designs and delivers award-winning blended and interactive learning solutions, as well as traditional publishing products. We specalise in health and education publications, however our breadth of expertise allows us to deliver tailor-made solutions for clients across various sectors.

Early Childhood Education

Our early childhood education and primary tutoring franchise, Begin Bright, offers programmes that serve children of many ages and education levels. Each programme is uniquely designed to ensure national curriculum requirements are exceeded and children develop a positive attitude towards learning.

Government consultancy and support

As a trusted Government partner, we have provided more than 30 governments with educational support. This includes facilitating and managing contract delivery, system reform, curriculum development, and teacher recruitment. Cognition Education is a programme partner of the UK's Department for Education for the recruitment of teachers.

Professional Learning and Development

We are dedicated to providing world-class professional learning. Seeking out the very best in research, we collaborate with industry leaders to ensure we are responding to current and future challenges in education.

Our people

Our most important asset is our people. Our dynamic and multidisciplinary team is dedicated to igniting a global passion for learning.

What our clients say

  • “As one of EduMaxi’s strategic content partners, Cognition has provided outstanding experience, skills and insights which enabled us to develop innovative products. The EduMaxi team thoroughly enjoys working with the talented, competent and friendly team at Cognition and we place great value in our relationship.”

  • “We worked with Cognition to design and implement XL Future Leaders, the most innovative and impactful youth leadership development projects in Indonesia. Cognition worked with Indonesian concepts, people and institutions to design a creative and globally connected initiative. The project continues to grow as a result of Cognition’s work with our team.”

  • “Cognition were really positive from the first meeting, providing learnings from similar campaigns, accepting our budget and deadline restraints and shaping our broad concept into a resource that would fit into the NZ curriculum while meeting our needs. They offered a very professional, adaptable and supportive service and we would definitely recommend.”

Giving back

We’re committed to active philanthropy, supporting and investing in innovative educational initiatives.

Some organisations we've worked with

Questions? We’d love to hear from you.