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.
This project explores the role of an educator's interpretation in performing needs assessment to evaluate teaching curricula. It explores the possibilities and limitations associated with this process of interpretation.
This project aimed to measure the perceptions of business students towards the study of law as part of their business education. It postured this research in the context of anecdotal evidence suggesting that business studies found studying law difficult and irrelevant. As such, it hopes to contribute to understandings of how best to deliver law courses in non-vocational legal contexts.
This research evaluates the impact on practice and attitude in the workplace of an experiential learning approach in education. It uses mp3 technology to train mental health workers through a simulation of what it is like to hear distressing voices. A survey of mental health workers who have attended the training over the past two years is planned, aiming at 100 responses. Two focus groups will occur with students who attended the programme. It will interview a range of stakeholders including: workplace managers and tertiary training leaders. Finally, there is reflection about simulation training that is based upon consumer experience.