This week! National Teaching and Learning Conference 2010
This week is the National Teaching and Learning Conference September 29 - October 1, 2010. Here are some final details about the conference workshops for your review. This feature is:
“At the Cutting Edge: Hairdressers as Researchers -
Effective Strategies to Support the Development of Students' Writing”
This action enquiry project looked at the impact of implementing an embedded approach to literacy and numeracy in a hairdressing programme. We looked specifically at the impact on students‟ written skills, and their success rates in written assessments.
Students on our Level 3 hairdressing programmes often find it difficult to demonstrate their understanding of concepts and processes through written work. In our experience, students demonstrate much clearer and deeper understandings through oral assessments such as question and answer. Verbal one-to-one reassessment, however, makes a substantial demand on teaching and tutorial time.
Effective written communication is an essential skill for professionals, not only in hairdressing, but in many other trades areas. It also builds a foundation for success in higher level programmes of study and enables full participation in the workplace and the wider community. The outcomes of this investigation would therefore be helpful to other trades-related programmes.
The presenters will discuss the action enquiry experience and results, and demonstrate some of the literacy strategies involved in the project. Participants will also be able to try out a range of the practical resources developed by the hairdressing team.
Annette Aubrey, Melissa Daniell and Jan Eyre
Annette has been living in New Zealand since October 2007 and has been working at UCOL, first as an Academic Advisor and more recently as Literacy and Numeracy Leader. Annette‟s current role is to lead an initiative to ensure that Literacy and Numeracy become integral to UCOL‟s teaching and learning strategies from 2009 until 2011 across identified certificate programmes at Levels 1 – 3.
At her previous college in the UK, Annette spent 10 years as Curriculum Leader for Foundation Studies, managing and delivering a range of educational programmes for adults with literacy, language, numeracy, learning and behavioural needs. For her last four years, she worked as Curriculum Leader for Teacher Education and Training, managing the development and delivery of a number of teacher education programmes including the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education/ Professional Certificate in Education (Post-compulsory) and a Bachelor of Educational Management (Honours) degree, validated by Lancaster University.
Melissa is a lecturer on the Certificate in Salon Support Level 3 programme at UCOL Wairarapa. Melissa has been involved in an Action Research Enquiry through Waikato University on how “Definite Acts of Teaching Can Aide in Embedding Comprehension in Written Assessment.” Melissa was an apprentice for 4 years before purchasing her own Salon in Martinborough and has been a hairdresser for 20 years. She sold that business in order to get into teaching.
Jan Eyre is a Literacy and Numeracy Advisor at the Universal College of Learning (UCOL), where she has also been an Academic Advisor for a number of years. She has a background in teacher education, primary and ESOL teaching, and educational publishing. Her particular interests include literacy issues in tertiary education
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