National Teaching and Learning Conference 2010 --Countdown to Conference
As a lead up to the National Teaching and Learning Conference September 29 - October 1, 2010, we will be featuring regular updates with details about the conference workshops for your review. Today's feature is:
(Session devised by the CAME team: David Clarke, Lee Baglow, Derrick Solomon, Sione Kavaliku, Nick Marsden)
David Clarke has worked in the Automotive Industry for the past 25 years and has been involved in various senior positions during his career. He has been with Unitec for the past 5 years in the Department of Transport and has held various leadership roles. He is currently the Curriculum Leader for the Certificate in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (CAME). He has been instrumental in the designing the architecture behind the CAME Programme and has a special interest in student - centred learning.
Lee Baglow is originally from Swansea in South Wales, UK, where he was employed as an Automotive Lecturer by Swansea College for thirteen years. One of his roles there was as an external moderator with EDEXCEL. He visited New Zealand in 2008 and fell in love with the country, and this led him to decide that New Zealand is where he wants to be. He arrived as a permanent resident January 2010 and now he is employed by Unitec as a lecturer in Transport Technology. He has retained his interests in both transport and automotive engineering.
“Using Laptops and Web 2 tools in the Certificate in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering Course (C.A.M.E.), UNITEC New Zealand”
On this new and experimental level three programme, the learners are in the driving seat in that they play an active part in negotiating content. The delivery style is one that promotes enquiry and one which turns the tables on the transmission model of teaching. This is so because all the learners use their own laptops to perform tasks such as accessing the net, devising presentations and blogging their assignments. The laptop – rather than the mechanic’s toolbox – is now the primary course tool. The tutors – as vocational experts – facilitate processes whereby the learners present and clarify content. This is done using multi-media, including the internet, and a number of Web 2 tools. If you walk into this class, you will see learners presenting Power-Point style, rather than the teachers:
• Engagement is very good, and attendance is high
• Learners collaborate more readily and lessons are inherently learner-centred
• Learners’ power-point presentations have been of a high quality
• Learners take fuller ownership of the learning
• Learners tend to write more
• ICT skills of the learners are developing well
• It has altered ‘lecturer’ views of their role as educators.
Presenters will show examples of learners‟ work, and there will be opportunities for discussion among participants.
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