Three fascinating projects offer guidelines for teachers
The Northern Hub is proud to announce three exciting new project reports which have been added to the Ako Aotearoa website.
Go to the Northern Hub information page for more about the tertiary projects they are funding and how you can get in touch.
Supporting doctoral writing: A Guide for Supervisors/He ara tika mā ngā kaiārahi
This guide offers practical advice on how to give useful feedback on writing. In addition, it is informed by two hui (attended by Māori, Pasifika and international supervisors and students) and Māori and Pasifika colleagues.
It is grounded in understanding culturally sustaining practices such as whanaungatanga and va which underpin good supervisory feedback relationships with not only Māori and Pasifika, but all doctoral students in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Reflective practice strategies for clinical psychology students: Understanding and managing personal responses in professional roles
Dr. Claire Cartwright
The ability to engage in reflective practice is a core competency of psychologists and other professional groups.
This study introduced clinical psychology students to concepts used by experienced therapists in order to increase their awareness of their own responses and help them understand countertransference.
Academic staff and clinical psychology students from all five New Zealand universities took part in this project.
The project report, by Claire Cartwright, Nigel George and Sue Cowie, provides a guide for reflective practice which will be relevant to many professional groups, including teachers, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, massage therapists and those in the helping professions.
- Read more about the project: Reflective practice strategies for clinical psychology students: Understanding and managing personal responses in professional roles
Getting it right: Guidelines for Online Assessment
Online assessment in some form has become a mandatory component of tertiary teaching and is likely to increase in volume and significance.
Both the Online Assessment Tool Selector (OATS) and the guidelines were developed by a team from Massey University, AUT University and Unitec Institute of Technology.
The OATS supports tertiary teachers in New Zealand who may be grappling with assessing students using online tasks and tools, while the guidelines focus on Apps, Blogs, e-Portfolios, Forums, Gaming, Glossaries, Quizzes, Turnitin, Videos and Wikis. Both the OATS and the guidelines were extensively reviewed by tertiary teachers throughout New Zealand.