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In 2016, 12 teachers have received sustained excellence awards. The Prime Ministers Supreme Award went to Professor Jacinta Ruru, Faculty of Law, University of Otago.

The Awards celebrate New Zealand’s finest tertiary teachers as recognised by their organisations, colleagues, learners and broader communities.

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
  • Professor Alison Fuller
  • Professor John Buchanan

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.