The purpose of this project is to help literacy and numeracy providers to understand how to better engage learners from various Pacific Island countries in literacy, numeracy and financial literacy training.
This research examined the importance of teacher-student relationships in the context of learning communities on teaching and learning in tertiary science and engineering. In particular, it examined the factors which impacted enabled these relationships to be constructed.
This research examines the ways in which a postmodernist context, coupled with performativity demands, shape teachers and teaching. In particular, it examines of these factors impact on the teaching practice of those who teach with a social justice orientation.
This project examines the potential value of a truck simulator as a tool for training in the heavy vehicle industry. It scopes the potential gains which could be made in terms of fuel economy, safety awareness, and reducing driver fatigue if this simulator was to be introduced into the New Zealand context.
This project examines best practice in horticulture businesses with respect to industry training. It seeks to investigate the training practices which are currently taking place, and to understand the facilitation practices provided by the New Zealand Horticulture Industry Training Organisation to assist these businesses with the provision of training.
This project investigated whether a distinct learning style preference existed amongst women working in the New Zealand dairy industry. It works within the context of equipping dairy workers through continuing education to work towards agricultural sustainability objectives.
Jonas, O., Carr, S., Hunia, R., King, N., Meha, M., & Ogilvie, B.
This project seeks to enhance the participation and success of Māori learners in agricultural training programmes. It will use an iwi-driven approach to enhancing the outcomes of these learners, through the trial of a new initiative. This approach sees the involvement of the community, hapu, iwi, and education providers as important components of learner success. The model will be used to support teaching and learning at two tertiary education providers, and it is envisaged that the findings can be exported to inform effective support for indigenous learners in vocational settings.
This study centres on how imperatives to keep costs low whilst optimising learner impact might be harmonised in the case of improving skills in the workplace. It proposes the use of "wrap around blended learning" as an approach which draws on digital technologies to work towards both imperatives.
Heather, C., Szabo, C., Thwaite, D., Varghese, N., Fraser, C., & Shepherd, A.
The rapid growth of dairy farming and corresponding demand for dairy farm workers has often been met by employing foreign workers from non-English speaking backgrounds. These workers are literate in their own language, but find adjusting to Kiwi and farming language challenging. When these workers are enrolled in industry training by the Agriculture ITO, they are at a considerable disadvantage for successfully completing the qualifications. This project will develop and trial using a language orientation module and a Working Glossary to assist these dairy farm workers to succeed in their agriculture training. The resulting tools can be adapted for use by other industries which have significant numbers of foreign employees involved in training.