Ako Aotearoa Northern Hub
Welcome to the Northern Hub page where you will find links and information to who we are, how we operate, the tertiary projects we are funding and how to contact us.
Professional development workshops
Ako Aotearoa's national Professional Development Programme is designed for educators and managers across the tertiary sector.
This years programme includes:
September 2015 - Professional Development Workshops
- Teaching Tips 2: Key principles that inform adult learning
- Co-operative learning: A teachers guide to working with groups
- Engage, enhance, enliven: Practical tips and techniques to enhance learner engagement
Book Your own event:
We welcome enquiries about offering these workshops at other times for specific groups or organisations, contact us to discuss a tailored workshop for your staff, group or organisation with special rates and time to suit.
Our Hub Advisory Group
During 2015, profiles of the Northern Hub’s Advisory Group whose role is to advise and guide operations in the Hub, will be rotated on this page. The members of the Advisory Group are representative of the whole tertiary education sector and greatly enhance the work done by staff in Ako Aotearoa. Scroll down to click on the link to read about them.
Liz Fitchett, Waiariki Institute of Technology:
Liz Fitchett is the Staff Educational Development Co-ordinator at Waiariki Institute of Technology. As a staff developer she is committed to ensuing professional development occurs as a result of critical reflective practice. Liz believes that when teachers identify what professional development would be helpful and decide how and when this will be completed it is more likely to result in improving student outcomes.
Alert online, our new e-newsletter includes information on Northern Hub activities and feedback thus far has been positive. If you would like to subscribe, please let us know by emailing Ruth Peterson and we will add you to our distribution list.
Research Register – search for Northern Hub projects
We are always happy to hear from colleagues in the tertiary sector. Contact Ruth Peterson if you have an enquiry about:
a project that aims to enhance teaching and educational outcomes for students within the tertiary sector
the Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards, or require assistance with the application process
how your organisation can arrange a visit to discuss how we can work together
information on this website.
Full contact details for the Northern Hub
Critical success factors in inter-institutional project collaborations
This report explores collaboration experiences within multi-organisation projects to determine factors that contribute to successful project teams and sustainable communities of practice. It will be of interest to collaborative research and project teams throughout the wider tertiary education community