Results for Quality Improvement
The project aims are to answer the research question, How useful is continuing professional development for experienced teachers in the tertiary vocational education sector in New Zealand? and to identify how PD might look like for them in an ideal world.
Assessments are the primary means with which student academic success is measured, yet students transitioning from secondary school into large first-year classes often struggle to understand the assessment task and structures at university. This project aims to identify student assessment problems and introduce strategies to address these.
Co-operative learning made easy
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.