The design crit is a key part of design and architectural education, which involves students publicly presenting their design projects in front of critics, usually from academia and design practice. Working with architecture and design students, this project tested the validity of new types of design crits with the aim of improving learner outcomes.
The latest Regional Hub Funded Project, now available for download, is The Identification of Key Tutor Practices that are Positively Correlated with Successful Completion for Māori Students within a PTE Environment led by Anne Greenhalgh, Kare Tipa-Rogers and Rebecca Hunter at Workforce
This report, the second from research undertaken by a team from Workforce Development, reveals practices consistently demonstrated by tutors who have ongoing success in delivering courses to Māori learners. Recommendations will be used to drive professional development for tutors working in the PTE sector.
Rebecca Hunter (research assistant and foundation skills tutor, Workforce Development Ltd) reflects on a recent authentic learning workshop facilitated by Adrian Woodhouse, catering lecturer, Otago Polytechnic. Adrian received a national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award in 2008.