The Resource Centre contains practical material about good teaching and learning in the tertiary sector. The Resources can come from the Communities and Project Groups on the site. The Resources are high-quality, well-presented, evidence-based, and relevant to New Zealand.
Supporting Staff includes professional development, support services for staff, and staff workload.
Goalposts is envisaged as a series of one-page primers introducing the key theories and current understandings about adult learning to new tertiary teachers, with particular relevance to ITPs, PTEs and Wānanga with programmes from Levels 1-5.
An initiative to help faculty and doctoral students develop effective online teaching practices within the context of Library and Information Science (LIS) education. WISE Pedagogy seeks to provide LIS instructors with resources and information on successful strategies and guide them through the process of developing their own sound pedagogical practices.
This report identifies effective methods for teaching large classes supported by limited hours of small group, face-to-face teaching. The report and adaptive good practice template will be of interest teachers of large classes.
A report examining the experiences of Early Career Academics. It identifies several processes that contribute to the induction, preparation and meaningful socialisation of ECAs who will be capable of enhancing their students’ educational outcomes and their own academic careers.
Charlotte Heather describes Tutor Hubs, where staff across the organisation meet to focus on a single area of training. This cross-organisation approach has been shown to improve quality and consistency.
This project identifies the success factors that help promote Pasifika student academic success from the perspectives of those most directly involved in the mentoring process - Pasifika students and their lecturers, and the Pasifika mentors themselves.
VOCEDplus is a free international research database containing over 44,000 English language records, many with links to full text documents. The particular focus of VOCEDplus is research and statistics as it relates to education for work and beyond.
Understanding your learners is vital to good teaching practice. To ensure students are successful, the lessons you create must meet their needs. A learner profile is a good way of establishing the needs of your learners.
When it comes to acquiring knowledge and skills, there are a variety of techniques that students can try. Here are some useful methods for you to employ to ensure that you support your students to use a variety of learning styles.
This goal of this project was to develop a set of guidelines for creating teaching portfolios for the Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards or for other purposes. It includes key pointers to “getting started”, collecting evidence, interrogating practice, editing, and protecting the unique “voice” of the nominee and their student body.
ATLAANZ is an association of professionals working in learning advisory roles in tertiary institutions in Aotearoa New Zealand, who are staff members (full- and part-time staff) of universities, polytechnics, wānanga, colleges of education, as well as private institutions providing tertiary training. Includes links to publications by members.
The [UK] Engineering Subject Centre has produced a series of peer-reviewed guides looking at various aspects of teaching and learning aimed at all those involved in engineering education. Includes topics such as teaching design, educational theories, enhancing first year student experience, teaching in labs, etc.
Faculty Focus is a free e-newsletter featuring innovative strategies, best practices and fresh perspectives on what works, and what doesn’t, when it comes to teaching, learning, and leading in tertiary education. Also includes some more in-depth reports.
This one-year TLRI study aimed to investigate the development of teachers’ own mathematical knowledge for teaching. Seven secondary teachers from the Auckland region each developed some aspect of their mathematical knowledge.
The New Zealand Educational Theses Database contains 9000 Doctoral, Masters and Diploma theses in education topics about New Zealand and by New Zealanders at a wide range of overseas tertiary institutions.
A study investigating the identity trajectory of established trades practitioners as they transition into teaching roles at ITPs, the relevance and effectiveness of initial tutor training programme/courses at ITPs, and issues of new tutor initiation into teaching practice as perceived by the tutors.
This guide for new tertiary teachers is a series of one-page 'Signposts' explaining key ideas of teaching and learning. It is the result of a project funded by the Ako Aotearoa Northern Hub.
This literature review focuses on the question “What professional development strategies are most effective in enhancing student performance outcomes within the Private Training Establishment (PTE) sector in New Zealand?”
These documents provide a framework for the training of mentors. They offer a range of information, ideas and activities to assist mentors develop mentoring knowledge and skills. They are offered as a resource from which others might develop, or begin to develop, training material relevant to their organisation.
The New Zealand Literacy Portal is a rich source of free online information for people interested in adult literacy. It is designed to provide a knowledge base of adult literacy information contributed by both New Zealand and international organisations.
Achieving the most effective, evidence-based science education (effective science education, backed by evidence). The Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative is a five-year, $12M project at The University of British Columbia aimed at dramatically improving undergraduate science education.
This pack includes a series of five short guides and a set of key messages postcards containing quotes from learners. The guides, written for different institutional roles, offer recommendations on how to better respond to learners’ expectations and uses of technology and offers practical guidance on how to embed the learners’ voice more effectively into processes and practice.
The website presents quality information and resources to support those engaged in strengthening the literacy and numeracy of adults in New Zealand. Created by the University of Waikato as part of its work to establish a National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults which is funded by the Tertiary Education Commission.
A UK website funded by JISC providing resources, training, advice and guidance to the education sector to help address growing concerns about plagiarism within the UK higher education and further education sectors. It provides a variety of resources and case studies.
The purpose of this annotated bibliography is to present a detailed summary of literature which will be used to underpin and support an investigation into the ways tertiary academic staff in New Zealand are prepared for eLearning.
Includes a snapshot of the current state of play in academic integrity in Australasia and elsewhere (as at 2005), and a web-based portal to the collected information, including resources/information on Policy, Practice, Good Ideas, and Links to more information
The Learning Center is a US web-based resource designed to help educators and students develop a better sense of what plagiarism means in the information age, and to teach the planning, organizational, and citation skills essential for producing quality writing and research.
Executive Summary for Developing research supervision skills: understanding and enhancing supervisor professional development practice in the Aotearoa New Zealand context - a project funded by the Ako Aotearoa Southern Regional Hub Project Fund
Case studies from Developing Research Supervision Skills: understanding and enhancing supervisor professional development practice in the Aotearoa New Zealand context - a project funded by the Ako Aotearoa Southern Regional Hub Project Fund.
Guidelines for professional development in the ACE sector as a whole, local networks and the work of individuals. The aim is not to be prescriptive, but to offer suggestions based on what has been seen to work well during the course of the research.
mathcentre is a UK on-line mathematics support centre which provides resources to help students make the transition from school-level to university-level mathematics. There are also resources and useful links for those who teach or support students.
Postgraduate education is seen as an essential component In the quest for professional status. Four strategies from the Ministry of Health, designed to facilitate changing nurse education, are discussed. The importance of Professional Development Recognition Programme is discussed along with the need for strong nursing leadership.
The Australian and New Zealand Institute for Information Literacy (ANZIIL) supports organisations, institutions and individuals in the promotion of information literacy and, in particular, the embedding of information literacy within the total educational process. Includes searchable resource database.
ESCalate produces and disseminates resources for staff and students in Higher Education and Further Education involved in Education Studies, Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning and Initial Teacher Education.
The e-Learning Guidelines project has produced case studies showing effective e-learning practice in the New Zealand tertiary sector. These case studies below are ones that are relevant to Professional Development
The SFEA, Scottish Further Education Association, was formed in 1966 to provide an independent voice for further education. The union stThe SFEA, Scottish Further Education Association, was formed in 1966 to provide an independent voice for further education. The union steadily grew in size and influence and in 1983, with a significant proportion of our membership engaged in higher education, the union changed its designation to the Scottish Further and Higher Education Association.eadily grew in size and influence and in 1983, with a significant proportion of our membership engaged in higher education, the union changed its designation to the Scottish Further and Higher Education Association.
Manu-Ao is a Māori academic networking initiative, supported by Te Kahui Amokura (a Māori Standing Committee of the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors Committee), TEC, and in association with all eight New Zealand Universities. This website is designed to provide a forum for panui, academic information, and Māori academic dialogue. The initiative is intended to support a culture of Māori scholarship within participating institutions. Each institution will have the opportunity to extend its own development programmes for Māori staff and on the basis of what needs are identified.
This working paper is part of a strategy to grow understanding about the use of Personal Development Planning (PDP) and the characteristics of effective practice. Earlier versions of the paper were peer reviewed by experienced practitioners and their views are included in the revised text.
This project researched the characteristics of academic staff development programmes and student support services offered in tertiary institutions that make a difference for undergraduate tertiary students in their studies. Student outcomes comprised achievement, participation, progression, retention and completion.