Seven national projects celebrated
Celebration of seven recently completed national projects – 9 November, 4pm
Weaving our worlds
This work enhanced and then evaluated outcomes from a strengths-plus-evidence-based approach to increase the academic achievement of Māori Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) students at the University of Otago.
The overarching aim of the project was to support Māori apprentices in the work place by implementing both evidence driven best practice principles and by utilising impact evaluation position within a kaupapa Māori methodology. (Based on Te Ako Tiketike – Maori as successful workplace learners by Kerehoma et al).
Learning in undergraduate mathematics: The outcome spectrum (LUMOS)
A set of seven ‘how to’ guides was developed from this work to improve the tertiary education outcomes for mathematics learners.
A Pedagogy of Pacific learner success
This work explored the pedagogy of success that underpinned the Pacific Bachelor of Nursing and Social Work courses at Whitireia NZ (which achieves success rates on par with other non-Pacific courses nationally).
Language in the trades
The project aimed to provide a trade-specific description of language used in automotive technology, carpentry, fabrication and plumbing, and to describe how this language is taught and learnt at Institutes of technology and polytechnics in New Zealand.
Building an evidence-base for teaching and learning design using learning analytics data
Promoting positive changes to tertiary teaching and learning design practice was central to this project. The team have produced a comprehensive set of practical resources that are still in production.
Ka whanau mai te reo: Kei tua o te kura
This work explores the support offered to reo Māori learners and speakers as they move in and out of TEOs. A set of tools for TEOs and whānau was developed from the study findings. The tools work together to encourage increased levels of support for te reo Māori learners and speakers.