Learner Access and Pathways
Results for Learner Access and Pathways
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.
This project aims to explore the factors that are associated with apprentices and industry trainees at levels 3 and 4 not completing their qualification.
Effective learner voice is central to a high-quality tertiary education system. New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has implemented a network of panels designed to gather direct learner input, feedback and commentary on education-related issues. The panels, known as the Learner Advisory Panel Project (LAPP), are conducted through an innovative online model designed to address some of the commonly reported barriers to learner participation in feedback systems.
This partnership project (NZUSA and Waiariki Institute of Technology) builds on work that NZUSA has been leading on utilising student voice. The project aims to produce a toolkit of methods to develop student representative systems amongst students who are in short-term and lower level courses.
This project will explore the experiences of young people on the Youth Guarantee Fees-Free (YGFF) programmes, and then their journeys after their programme. This will provide information on the effectiveness of the YGFF intervention and allow young people to share their perspectives on the variety of pathways and transitions they experience. We intend to use this data to improve educational provision and outcomes for this group.
Six New Zealand tertiary institutions are engaged in a collaborative network of practice around learners and mobile devices, examining the ways in mobility, social media and new approaches to learning and teaching are changing the landscape of education. The project will generate a range of practical strategies for students, teachers and leaders to utilise the affordances of mobile devices for pedagogical transformation and empowering learners.
Engaging learners effectively in science, technology and engineering: The pathway from secondary to university education
This project sought to help universities understand how to better engage learners in the sciences. Research compared the learning environments at secondary school and first year of university with the aim of developing a model for improved transition between the two.