This project uncovers and documents the teaching strategies at Whitireia New Zealand which have been successful with Māori, Pacific and youth learners. It includes a full report and a resource booklet which will be useful for any tertiary teacher.
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.
Online learning and teaching is rapidly increasing worldwide, including in New Zealand’s schools, tertiary organisations and training companies. Extensive professional and organisational development is urgently needed to enable high quality education and training. We have evidence that our courses in best practices in online teaching and learning are impacting schools and tertiary education, including nurse education. This paper highlights aspects of our courses that appear to result in improvements in online and blended learning.
This project aims to collate “best practice” stories and exemplars that have enhanced successful learning experiences for Māori, Pacific and youth learners at Whitireia. These stories, strategies and exemplars will be sourced from Whitireia staff and used as a basis for establishing a foundation of success across Whitireia and its many staff and campuses to increase the prevalence of staff using successful teaching and learning strategies and ultimately producing a resource that can be used as a professional development reference tool.
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.
This project examined the health literacy skills of adult Māori compared with that of adult non-Māori. In particular, it examined the possible impacts of low health literacy skills in terms of the overall health status and the uptake of health services amongst different groups.
This project explores the question of who ought to take responsibility for ensuring that graduates possess the soft skills required for the workplace. It explores the case of Schools of Business, and examines evidence of a disconnect between what these Schools deliver in terms of graduate soft skills, and the expectations of employers.
Using a case study of accounting firms in the Hawkes Bay region, faculty at one New Zealand institute of technology explored issues of organisational equity from the perspective of prospective employers. In particular, it sought to ask employers of accounting graduates whether they perceived graduates of institutes of technology and polytechnics were considered to be on the same 'level' as graduates from universities.