In New Zealand alternative assessment arrangements for tests and examinations are offered to students with a disability-impairment studying at tertiary institutions. This project aims to clarify and analyse the different policies applied across new Zealand, and ultimately produce a model to standardise practice in relation to alternative assessment arrangements.
Montgomery, B., Whitehead, D., Bruce, S. & Blythe, J.
Developing a template for the creation of multimedia resources with an initial focus on literacy learning, that are also easy to customise for individuals and encourage increased learner autonomy. The template will provide files for PowerPoint and video editing software, step by step guides for their use and ideas for other applications. The template will be used to create multimedia short stories for NZ/Aotearoa adult Literacy learners that can be accessed independently or used with tutor support. These stories are age appropriate, culturally relevant and include pre-reading support.
Scarrow, S., Franken, M., Tuagalu, C. & McGirr, M.
The purpose of this project is to help literacy and numeracy providers to understand how to better engage learners from various Pacific Island countries in literacy, numeracy and financial literacy training.
The project team will explore the meaning of, the barriers to and potential strategies for promoting engagement practices in literacy and numeracy training in the workplace among Pacific learners. The project provides educators in New Zealand with a unique opportunity to research this topic with participants from various Pacific nations who have little or no experience in the New Zealand education system.
To illustrate the use of activity theory as a formative evaluation technique for the improvement of large academic writing courses supported through the web conferencing features of a course management system, Web Crossing.