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.
Supporting Learners includes support services for learners, pastoral care, organisational responsiveness and culture, and student engagement.
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.
Women remain under-represented in leadership roles in New Zealand sport. This research examines the university learning experiences and career expectations and experiences of female sport management graduates and CEOs of New Zealand sports organisations. It concludes with implications for tertiary teaching and learning practices.
This report from Ako Aotearoa and the Australian Council for Educational Research analyses how students are engaging with their studies in Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) in New Zealand.
This research project tested the validity and reliability of the Clinical Learning Environment, Supervision, and Nurse Teacher (CLES+T) scale as a tool for assessing students' perception of the quality of their learning in hospital settings.
The full research report from this NPF project by Dr Elana Taipapaki Curtis, Erena Wikaire, Torise Lualua-Aati, Bridget Kool, William Nepia, Dr Myra Ruka, Michelle Honey, Fiona Kelly, and Associate Professor Phillippa Poole.
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 study looks at what matters for the success of first-time Māori students studying towards bachelor degrees. The purpose of this study is to build an understanding of how to increase the number of Māori attaining bachelor degrees or higher.
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 project investigated the causes of learners withdrawing or not completing courses of study in Kiwidotcom, a Northland PTE, and to identify those current practices which are working effectively in keeping at least 60% of learners engaged to completion.
This project identifies practical strategies for use by tertiary education institutions (TEIs) in New Zealand to improve student retention, persistence, and completion. It was designed to explore the experiences of students, teachers, and administrators in seven tertiary institutions.