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6–7 September 2016

Jointly hosted with the Association of Pacific Staff in Tertiary Education (APSTE), we are pleased to announce the date for the 2016 Pacific Tertiary Education Forum. 

The goal of this fono is both to initiate change processes and to provide a basis for development, discussion, and action. 

Ako Aotearoa and the Industry Training Federation will host the 2016 New Zealand Vocational Education and Training Research Forum in Wellington on 18 and 19 October. 

We are pleased to announce addresses from three keynote speakers.  

  • Professor Ewart Keep - Director, Centre for Skills, Knowledge, and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), University of Oxford and Cardiff University.
  • Professor Alison Fuller - Pro-Director: Research & Development, Institute of Education, University College London
  • Professor John Buchanan - Chair of Discipline, Business Analytics, University of Sydney Business School.

In addition, this year’s programme will include sessions exploring such topics as: Employer and learner perspectives on work-based learning, Use of new technologies to support learning and quality in vocational and professional education, Literacy and language issues and more. 

Registration for the Research Forum is now open, and closes Monday October 10.

Earlybird Rate (closes 9 September)              $330 (ex. GST)

Full Rate (after 9 September)                           $390 (ex. GST)

Ako Aotearoa has released two reports highlighting the diverse range of health and e-learning projects it has funded in recent years.

Educating health practitioners – what works? - highlighting 27 projects, was prepared for Ako Aotearoa by Anne Alkema, Heathrose Research Ltd.

e-Learning in tertiary education – covering 38 e-learning-related projects, was undertaken by Stephen Marshall and Deb Shepherd of Catch 22 Partnership.

The reports are available in PDF format for free download and can be purchased in print from the Ako Aotearoa website.

Partnering with the Ministry for Women, we are very pleased to announce the release of a new request for proposals (RFP).

We are looking to co-fund a project (or projects) that will explore new approaches and/or interventions that support the success of women in studying for and beginner their career in trades or STEM subjects where they are traditionally under-represented.

Through the National Project Fund, we are seeking to support applications that are innovative, inclusive and generalisable i.e. that have the potential for sharing successful work across organisations and, ideally, sub-sectors.