Ako Aotearoa Good Practice Publication Grants
Information about the Ako Aotearoa Good Practice Publications Grants scheme and how to apply.
About the grants
The Good Practice Publication Grants (GPPG) scheme is a key mechanism through which good tertiary teaching and learning practice can be celebrated and promoted across the sector. Through the scheme, interesting and creative teaching and learning practice that has been shown to benefit learners is shared with educators so they might incorporate it into their practice.
The practices are shared either through a written summary or a multi-media presentation and are published on our website in the Ako Aotearoa Good Practice Publications e-Book.
Priorities for 2016
While we welcome applications in any aspect of tertiary education, there are three specific priority areas in which applications will be given special preference. These priorities include good practice that has been shown to benefit:
- Māori learners, their whānau, hapū, iwi and communities
- Pacific learners and their communities
- Under-25 learners in tertiary education.
- Whakamana - The teaching and learning practice is interesting, creative and empowering
- Whanaungatanga - The practice has the potential to influence other tertiary educators in a way that enhances relationships and practice
- Whakapapa - Where appropriate, the practice will make links with current research and/or literature on the subject. The development of the practice is recognised and celebrated.
- Taunaki - The practice is supported by robust evidence, particularly by demonstrating enhanced outcomes for learners
Particular weight will be given to the fourth criterion. Learner benefit may be evidenced for example through learner evaluations triangulated against data for learner achievement, student survey, evaluation, and/or systematic research.
There are two GPPG streams
Individuals or groups, e.g. practitioners or teaching teams, may submit a written or video publication:
- The maximum grant allocation for a written account of good practice, with suitable digital images, is $3,000
- The maximum grant allocation for a digital video or multi-media account of good practice, with a 150-500 word written summary, is $5,000. Videos must be of a professional standard.
Organisation applicants may submit a written or video publication. The maximum grant application is $10,000.
To meet the required scope of an organisation GPPG application:
- The good practice should involve either the whole organisation or, for larger organisations, an operational unit within that organisation that offers a portfolio of programmes or services
- Submitted evidence must include an independent evaluation.
The grants are open to all individuals, groups and organisations involved in tertiary education. The following eligibility conditions apply:
- Applications must relate to tertiary teaching and learning
- The described practice has been implemented for at least two years
- The practice must have been recognised within the applicant’s organisation and the applications must be endorsed by the employing organisation
- The applicant must not hold a current Good Practice Publication Grant.
This scheme does not support research into or evaluation of a current practice or a future planned project. Activities such as these that are focused on enhancing the educational outcomes for learners can be supported through the Ako Aotearoa Regional Hub Project Fund, National Project Fund or Hei Toko Project Fund schemes.
Applying for a grant
Applications are open throughout the year.
Please download and complete the application form: Ako Aotearoa Good Practice Publication Grants Application Form 2016 (102MB DOCX)
Read the Ako Aotearoa Good Practice Publication Grant Guidelines 2016 - 2017 (132kb PDF) for eligibility criteria.
Applications must be emailed as a PDF file to the Ako Aotearoa Project Funds Manager, Rhonda Thomson, R.Thomson@massey.ac.nz.
- Ako Aotearoa Good Practice Publication Grants Policy (104 KB PDF)
These following documents from Ako Aotearoa can help you to gather the evidence required for a Good Practice Publication or prepare for a funding application.