This project will explore high achieving university students’ conceptions of ‘good teaching’ and ‘effective learning’ in lecture and tutorial settings, using focus group discussions, critical incident technique and photovoice.
The overarching aim of the project is to understand first-year New Zealand students’ experience with assessment anxiety while organising plausible, research-based solutions that students and staff could implement for enhanced performance, quality assessment, and a supportive university climate.
“Be there with us”: An appreciative inquiry into supporting culturally diverse dementia-care workers as learners
Kia matatau ki te reo: Factors influencing the development of proficiency in te reo Māori with adult learners
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?