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The Ako Aotearoa Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence is proud to present Talking Teaching, a two day conference on tertiary education practice and research.

27 - 28 November, St Margaret’s College at the University of Otago.

This is a conference for the whole tertiary sector, and will draw a diverse range of teachers and researchers from around New Zealand, leading to a stimulating exchange of ideas.

The report, Pacific Learner Success in Workplace Settings, focuses on exploring key links, barriers, and solutions leading to higher achievement for Pacific learners in the workplace and was launched at the 2017 Pacific Tertiary Education Forum in Auckland.

Tongan support worker Ainise Toupilo was one of several learners to share their experiences about learning as part of the project with The Aucklander and noted "Group study was really helpful for us Islander learners, especially because we could discuss the assessments in our own language and help support and motivate each other to keep going".

The research was undetaken by Pacific Perspectives Limited in association with four ITOs and received co-funding from the Ako Aotearoa National Project Fund.

You can find out more about the project, read more learner experience stories, and read the report here.

Purchase a printed copy of the report from our shop

This new digital flipbook contains video highlights from many of the presentations at the recent He Taunga Waka wānanga/fono. 

The wānanga/fono was created to support tertiary education organisations working to improve literacy and numeracy outcomes for Māori and Pasifika learners.

Find out more, or book a workshop for your organisation

The videos were recorded during the workshop at the Pasifika Community Centre, Manukau Institute of Technology in July of 2017. 

Lifting Our Game: Achieving greater success for learners in foundational tertiary education discusses how our education system can better serve the needs of Priority Learners – those who are studying at the lowest levels of our education system – and provides a set of recommendations for both tertiary providers and government agencies.

Buy an A4 printed copy of Lifting our game for just $5 per copy – including postage to anywhere in New Zealand.