This research gave a wellbeing improvement programme to first-year students studying by distance at the Open Polytechnic. It then measured how that project affected the academic success of those students and discusses the results.
Two interactive learning resources were developed and trialled to gauge their effects on the learning of health science students. This will be of interest to those teachers planning the use of similar resources.
Women remain under-represented in leadership roles in New Zealand sport. This research examines the university learning experiences and career expectations and experiences of female sport management graduates and CEOs of New Zealand sports organisations. It concludes with implications for tertiary teaching and learning practices.
Simulations offer real experiences for learners. This project evaluates a simulation programme for mental health workers who interact with people who 'hear voices'. It will be helpful for tertiary teachers who want to use simulation in their courses.
This project studied the effects on undergraduate students of 3 self-assessment tasks that were part of their coursework. It discusses the results and makes recommendations about the place of self-assessment in tertiary education.
Researching the career pathways of women across different generations may help us to understand why women remain under-represented in leadership roles in New Zealand sport. The purpose of this inter-University research is to examine the university learning experience, career expectations and experiences of females in New Zealand sport organisations. The experiences of two groups of women will be examined. The first group will be recent female sport management graduates and the second will be female CEOs of New Zealand sport organisations.
Programme design includes decisions on what society finds valuable for people to learn, and how this should be organised. In this way it influences teaching and learning. Therefore understanding how and why programme design decisions are made is vital for the improvement of teaching and learning. Yet, tertiary education research providing this understanding is scarce. This project contributes to this understanding by developing a theory for design practice of certificate and diploma programmes in a polytechnic in Aotearoa/New Zealand. The project acknowledges both the complexity of programme design and the connections between design practice and ideological discourses in society.
This project sought to identify the information technology skills required by accounting graduates in New Zealand. It seeks to inform the development of information technology curricula in accounting programmes.
This project evaluated a curriculum redesign process undertaken at the Department of Nursing and Health Studies at the Manukau Institute of Technology. This process involved consultation and involvement from stakeholders in the healthcare sector.