He Arotahi ki te Hui Whakaako me te Ako 2011 - Spotlight on Teaching and Learning Colloquium 2011
The Hub was pleased to sponsor this event in Dunedin at the end of August. Over two days the 151 participants were treated to parallel sessions consisting of panel discussions, paper sessions, café style swap-shops and a poster session where they were able to glean practical tips to enhance their own teaching. In his keynote address 2011 Ako Aotearoa Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award (TTEA) winner Tony Zaharic (University of Otago (UO)) explored the notion that Research into Teaching is Not Research-Informed Teaching. Five TTEA winners facilitated a workshop for those interested in the Otago and the national TTEA nomination process. Another session involved Helen Moriarty from UO’s Wellington campus introducing participants to the work from her Southern Hub project Learning to Portray Empathy that focused on the skills of Motivational Interviewing and Brief Intervention. The resource comprises a series of video clips that demonstrate good practice examples of counselling techniques that can help to portray empathy within an interaction between the health professional and client.
Image shows University of Otago's Ayalet Cohen, Rachel Spronken-Smith and Nicola Peart