Results for Education
Knowing Practice is a study of practice-based learning across different occupations. In the trades, practice-based learning is usually called “apprenticeship”. In information technology industries, it’s known as “cadetship”. In the later stages of formal learning in medicine, social work, and teaching, it’s “practicum” or vocational “immersion”.
The Student Voice: Effective Representation and Quality is a collaborative project between Ako Aoteaora and the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA), that will support tertiary organisations to effectively involve learners in building and ensuring high-quality provision.
Topics and modules currently under development are:
1.0 Laying OFDL foundations
1.1 Participants’ perspectives - An exploration of each participant’s understanding of OFDL, their role, their institutional context
1.2 Definitions and history - Focussing on DE, looking at foundations and the evolution of DE (include social justice); Perry’s Open University ‘opens’
1.3 The distance advantage - The diversity of DE students; no significant difference and meta-studies; inclusion
1.4 The diversity of distance - Case studies and examples
2.0 Key distance education concepts
2.1 The systems approach - Industrialisation; quality in DE
2.2 Modelling DE - Transactions; the Community of Inquiry; transactional distance; the guided didactic conversation
3.0 The effective distance educator
3.1 Understanding your role - Institutional context; examples – which represents you?; reflective questions; goals & outcomes; interactions; assessment; support; technologies
3.2 The role of the distance educator - Teaching presence; the role of the DE over time
3.3 What effective distance educators do - Interacting with students; written style; providing feedback
4.0 Successful distance learners
4.1 The student study cycle - Retention; completion; support services; preparedness
4.2 Student learning behaviours - Setting expectations; self-reflective learning; orientations to study; motivation
5.0 The OFDL community
5.1 Professional organisations - Links, overview
5.2 Publications - Books and journals, Websites
5.3 OFDL as a profession - Capstone Webinar or synchronous event
This web-resource provides an interactive system-wide view of what tertiary education might look like in New Zealand in 2016. Tertiary education managers and leaders can use these scenarios to plan future organisational and programme development.
This NPF research project examines good organisational practice that supports Pacific learners to succeed in tertiary education using the Kakala Research Framework. The research will enable tertiary institutions to understand what can be done in order to achieve, sustain and reproduce Pasifika student success. This research will have significant positive impacts on educational institutions and Pasifika learners:
1) By shifting attention from negative and deficit explanations of Pasifika student achievement to a focus on exemplars of success. The research will benefit Pasifika learners as there will be clear stories of success that will help to inform theory and practice.
2) As a result of reporting learning exemplars, institutions can be inspired to improve and strengthen their own policy frameworks, actions and practices. Consequently, learners will benefit from more exerted efforts from a strength-based approach to educational success.
3) The tertiary environment will gain a more in-depth insight into the realities and aspirations of Pasifika learners and their communities.
This National Project Fund project examines the effectiveness of enriched learning dialogues in field-based programmes.
This National Project Fund project examines bicultural competence in early childhood education.
The objective of this collaborative project is to provide community support for provisionally registered teachers (PRT'S) in the curriculum area of visual art.