The Resource Centre contains practical material about good teaching and learning in the tertiary sector. The Resources can come from the Communities and Project Groups on the site. The Resources are high-quality, well-presented, evidence-based, and relevant to New Zealand.
This section includes items relevant to the teaching of Education as a discipline.
The research cards, videos and accompanying report from this research project support the development of research skills in a range of teaching and learning contexts, including field-based and practice settings.
Goalposts is envisaged as a series of one-page primers introducing the key theories and current understandings about adult learning to new tertiary teachers, with particular relevance to ITPs, PTEs and Wānanga with programmes from Levels 1-5.
The Australian and New Zealand information literacy framework is derived, with permission, from the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Information literacy competency standards for higher education.
This project enlists the mentoring of an experienced researcher (Ruth Kane, Massey University) to support Te Wānanga o Aotearoa staff and their new graduates in a collaborative narrative enquiry into the lived experience of the first year of teaching.
This report, conducted by staff at Manukau Institute of Technology, will be of interest to providers and educators wishing to compare the value of field-based teacher education with programmes that are largely classroom-based.
This literature review is intended to address and support the use of technology in teaching and learning by identifying new and emerging pedagogies; determining what constitutes effective use of technology in teaching and learning.
The project goal was to examine the learning experience of student teachers and their mentors during practicum to enable the development of models for practicum appropriate for 21st century New Zealand teacher education programmes.
This one-year TLRI study aimed to investigate the development of teachers’ own mathematical knowledge for teaching. Seven secondary teachers from the Auckland region each developed some aspect of their mathematical knowledge.
Write Now focuses on the act of writing as a means of working through academic problems with the aim of fostering confident writers. It collaborates with students and staff to develop effective writing and assessment practice within the disciplines. Write Now initiatives are underpinned by research into their effectiveness.
A set of resources for tutors and students. Advice about developing the skills of storytelling and their transfer to disciplines such as education, media, marketing, leisure and tourism. Lists of stories to use and develop. Web links to e-stories.
Any contemporary look at e-learning must consider those applications that have the potential to transform teaching and learning beyond the class-centric confines of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This e-primer contextualises e-learning tools that are not usually a part of a VLE suite, and considers their application to formal education.
This project sought to discover to what extent teachers had access to suitable authentic materials to teach the important norms of pragmatics (socio-culturally appropriate use of language) in situations relevant to the personal and academic or employment lives of their students.
The aim of this study was to generate teaching practice narratives from stage one early childhood student teachers based on their experiences in a field-based teacher education programme. This research documents the experiences of first year students. It is important to acknowledge their limited and perhaps idealized view of their experiences to date.
ESCalate produces and disseminates resources for staff and students in Higher Education and Further Education involved in Education Studies, Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning and Initial Teacher Education.
The e-Learning Guidelines project has produced case studies showing effective e-learning practice in the New Zealand tertiary sector. These case studies below are ones that are relevant to education as a teaching discipline
Teaching profile from Nola Campbell, Merilyn Taylor, Bill Ussher, & Russell Yates (The Mixed Media Programme (MMP) team members, School of Education, University of Waikato) - Excellence in Innovation Award winners 2002
Teaching profile from Dale Sheehan & David Jansen (A Kona - Bicultural and Collaborative Teaching and Learning on the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching, Christchurch College of Education) - a Excellence in Innovation Award winner 2004
This paper discusses the results of the first comprehensive longitudinal study of qualification retention, completion and progression in tertiary education in New Zealand. Of the cohort of domestic students who started a qualification at a public tertiary education provider in 1998, 40 percent had gained a qualification by the end of 2002, 9 percent were still studying, and 51 percent had left without gaining a qualification.
Research on students' approaches to learning in higher education has consistently demonstrated a range of influencing factors. This Masters research used interviews on the basis of an investigation of the factors influencing learning from a sample of postgraduate students in a New Zealand university. The findings from this study showed that the influence of students' prior knowledge and learning orientations was important and this supports the literature in this field. The contextual factors, which include lecturers, choice and integration of courses, and assessments were found to affect students' approaches to learning and were responsible for the variability of learning orientations.
This study reports on students' and lecturers' perceptions of using wikis as a platform for conducting assessed group projects in two postgraduate Master's level university courses. The results highlight the fact that student attitudes to group work, in general, are mixed, and that the use of wikis per se is not enough to improve these attitudes. On the positive side, students found wikis useful for arranging information and sharing knowledge, while instructors thought wikis made managing and marking group work easier and more effective. Other issues related to using wikis as a collaborative learning tool in higher education are also considered.
Cooperative education, a form of experiential or work-integrated learning is common in tertiary educational institutions worldwide, but less so in New Zealand. How well do such programs work? What infrastructure is needed to ensure learning actually occurs? Are graduates of work-integrated learning programs able to satisfy employer needs? This chapter synthesizes decades of work around such issues, and details research initiatives that provide valuable insights into how students learn science on in the workplace, how their skill development matches that desired by employers, and best practice for management of work-integrated learning in science and engineering.
‘Student engagement’, defined as students’ involvement with activities and conditions likely to generate high-quality learning, is increasingly understood to be important for higher education quality. This report presents the first insights into students’ engagement in higher education in Australasia.
This study focuses on the 'assessing' aspect of tertiary teaching in a distance teacher education programme. It explores the perceptions of the role of written assessment feedback held by a cohort of students enrolled in The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education (a Level 7, distance teacher education programme using mixed delivery methods). The findings relate strategically and practically to other teacher education programmes—such as online programmes—by giving teacher educators a greater understanding of the nature and extent of written assessment feedback.