Engaging challenging learners
Half-day workshop | $165 + gst
About the workshop
What people are saying...
“…everything boils down to rapport and relationships with your students, so the strategies I have picked up in this discussion will be great!”
“[the] idea of a ‘living consensus’ – I do some of it with my students but I could do more.”
“I just so enjoyed this course, it was truly envigorating.”
“I had a very productive morning – what a fantastic, passionate and influencing workshop leader Julia is. Her passion for PD really shines through. Thanks! I can’t wait to put these ideas in to practice.“ Amanda Bullock, Hamilton workshop, Feb 2014
While of particular value to practitioners who are struggling to engage learners with challenging behaviours, it will also be relevant for those who seek to assist new staff in tertiary education.
The participants will be exploring the following questions:
- Who is responsible for managing learning behaviours?
- How can the responsibly be shifted?
- How can we actively engage all students in learning?
These questions will be addressed through examples of proven strategies from the facilitators teaching practice (developing and maintaining a living consensus), examples from the participants practice and examples from current literature.
Evaluation of the impact of the workshop will focus on evidence that:
Short term (on completion of workshop)
- Workshop participants have at least one new strategy to engage challenging learners that they wish to integrate into their practice.
- Workshop participants have shared at least one strategy from their own practice with at least one other participant.
Long term (one year after workshop completion)
- Workshop participants have integrated at least one new strategy to engage challenging learners into their practice
Participant’s student feedback indicates that they are engaged in learning when working with the new strategy/s
About the facilitator
After teaching hairdressing students for 13 years Julia received an Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award for Sustained Excellence in 2008. She has gone on to help others extend their teaching practices through roles in Capability Development and now a principal academic staff member at Wintec.
Her teaching philosophy of collaborative practice, authentic learning and flexible delivery is put into practice through project based learning. Julia is passionate about growing teaching practices through collaboration.
These workshops are part of Ako Aotearoa’s Professional Development Programme – an initiative to bring high quality, evidence-based and affordable professional development to educators and managers across New Zealand’s diverse tertiary education sector.
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