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Assessments are the primary means with which student academic success is measured, yet students transitioning from secondary school into large first-year classes often struggle to understand the assessment task and structures at university. This project aims to identify student assessment problems and introduce strategies to address these.
Led by Ako Aotearoa, with support from the Tertiary Education Commission and the Ministry of Education, this project resulted in advice and recommendations that will improve the outcomes and experiences of priority learners in our tertiary system.
The aim of the project was to identify, explore and share with the tertiary community, a variety of examples of inquiry-based learning at undergraduate level across a range of institutions and disciplines.
Alongside the development of a longitudinal programme to develop students information literacy and pre-writing skills, this work will explore with students methods of developing academic ‘voice’. A mixed method approach will be adopted; qualitative and quantitative data will be collected.
Ka Whānau Mai Te Reo: i roto i te wānanga is a three year (2012-2015) kaupapa Māori research project focusing on whānau experiences of reo Māori education in tertiary settings, with a specific focus on Te Wānanga o Raukawa. It sits within the kaupapa of reo Māori revitalisation, and contributes to ensuring te reo Māori remains a living spoken language.
Our congratulations go to Matiu Ratima who recently completed his PhD, one of three supported by Ako Aotearoa through the 2008 round of the National Project Fund. His thesis sought to answer the question: what factors help or hinder adult Māori second language learners to become proficient speakers of te reo Māori?
Knowing Practice is a study of practice-based learning across different occupations. In the trades, practice-based learning is usually called “apprenticeship”. In information technology industries, it’s known as “cadetship”. In the later stages of formal learning in medicine, social work, and teaching, it’s “practicum” or vocational “immersion”.
Our aim is to understand the way in which practice-based learning operates across three...