Te Ara Whakamana: Pathways, transitions and bridges to tertiary education
Te Ara Whakamana: Pathways, transitions and bridges to tertiary education is a two-day event designed to explore a diverse range of topics related to the experience of transitioning from secondary to tertiary education. It will bring together educators, policymakers and researchers from both the tertiary and secondary sectors, and promote the sharing of information, knowledge, and practical experiences between attendees.
This event is co-hosted by Ako Aotearoa: National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence and The Centre for Studies in Multiple Pathways at Manukau Institute of Technology.
Te Ara Whakamana translates as 'The Empowering Path', and this name highlights our organisations’ shared belief that transitioning to tertiary study is not a single event, but rather an extended process or phase that is influenced by activities and structures in both secondary and tertiary education. Whichever pathway a student chooses to pursue – whether provider- or workplace-based; whether at degree, diploma, or certificate level – both these parts of our system must work together to ensure that they receive the tools, guidance and support they need to have the best possible chance of success.
We are pleased to announce that 2 internationally recognised experts will be providing keynote addresses.
Vocational Programs and Young People: The Australian experience
Education Policy and Leadership Unit, University of Melbourne
Click to find further information about Professor Polesel and Dr Hoachlander.
The event will cover a range of topics, including:
- vocational pathways and the Youth Guarantee
- effective careers education in both secondary and tertiary education
- working effectively across the secondary-tertiary divide
- supporting first-year tertiary students to transition into study
- lessons from research into young people’s transition experiences
- examples of successfully supporting transitions for Māori and Pacific young people
- priorities for the future.
Venue: Te Wharewaka o Poneke
Location: Click here for directions to the venue
|Wednesday 4 July||9:15am – 4:30pm, followed by networking function|
|Thursday 5 July||8:55am – 4:30pm|
Registration and coffee and tea will be available from 8:15am at the venue on both days.
Registrations are now open and close on 29 June 2012.
Please note that places for this event are strictly limited. Register early to avoid disappointment.
|Price (ex. GST)||Price (incl. GST)|
|Earlybird Rate (closes 25 May, 2012)||$280||$322|
|Full Rate (after 25 May, 2012)||$330||$380|
Ako Aotearoa and the Centre for Studies in Multiple Pathways would like to extend particular thanks to Careers New Zealand, our partner for this event, and our other supporters: the Ministry of Education, Cognition Education and Geon Print & Commuication Solutions.