This project focused on the identification of key tutor practices, in relation to delivery of content, student engagement, and cultural awareness, that correlated to successful outcomes for Māori students in a PTE. The results highlight the effectiveness of a bicultural approach to tutoring adult students.
This study examined differences between male and female experiences and perceptions of first year university study and found that young males have a greater struggle with transition to university than their female counterparts. The report includes suggestions to address this issue.
This paper explores the variables that may influence persistence or dropout of students at the Open Polytechnic. These include socio-demographic variables such as age, gender, ethnicity, education, work status, and disability as well as variables related to the study environment such as course faculty.
Understanding your learners is vital to good teaching practice. To ensure students are successful, the lessons you create must meet their needs. A learner profile is a good way of establishing the needs of your learners.
When it comes to acquiring knowledge and skills, there are a variety of techniques that students can try. Here are some useful methods for you to employ to ensure that you support your students to use a variety of learning styles.
This resource is a practical guide for tertiary institutions establishing a student peer-mentoring project. It focuses on the peer mentoring of at-distance students but is also relevant to on-campus student mentoring, and offers particular guidance in the mentoring of Māori students.
This research project was commissioned by the Joinery Industry Training Organisation (JITO) to understand learning on and off the job, the connections between them, and where learning support (specifically with literacy, language and numeracy) can be provided.