Pathways, Transitions and Working Across Boundaries: Te Ara Whakamana 2017
Manukau, 4-5 September
Please Note: Due to a large amount of requests and feedback from the sector concerning the timing of Te Ara Whakamana 2017, this forum has been rescheduled to Monday September 4th and Tuesday September 5th.
About the forum
Te Ara Whakamana is New Zealand’s largest forum dedicated to education and employment pathways and transitions.
Now in its seventh year, this event brings together educators, policymakers, and industry representatives to support the creation of learning environments that enable learners to progress successfully through education and on into high-quality careers.
Co-hosted by Ako Aotearoa and MIT’s Centre for Studies in Multiple Pathways, this year’s forum will have a significant focus on actions that can be taken in the upper secondary school and the management of career paths. Plenary and concurrent sessions will showcase current examples of innovative work, discuss tools that support both practitioners and learners, and identify how we can effectively share successes across the boundaries of school, tertiary education, and the workplace.
Ako Aotearoa and CSMP are particularly pleased to this year be partnering with the Industry Training Federation to bring you this forum.
Registrations are open now. To keep up to date with announcements and further developments bookmark this page, follow @ako_aotearoa and @EdTalkNZ on twitter, and sign up to Ako Aotearoa’s e-newsletter.
Speakers and programme
In this election year, we are pleased to be hosting a political panel in which Education spokespeople will discuss their party’s vision for transitions and pathways, followed by commentary from respected secondary, tertiary, and industry representatives. Speakers confirmed so far include:
Spokesperson for Education
NZ Labour Party
Spokesperson for Education
NZ First Party
Keynote Address: Developing Transition Pedagogies
Professor Sally Kift
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), James Cook University
Professor Sally Kift is currently President of the Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows (ALTF), and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at James Cook University. Prior to commencing at JCU in 2012, Sally was a Professor of Law at Queensland University of Technology, where she also served as Law Faculty Assistant Dean, Teaching & Learning (2001-2006) and QUT’s foundational Director, First Year Experience (2006-2007).
Professor Kift is a national Teaching Award winner (2003) and national Program Award winner (2007). She was awarded an inaugural Senior Fellowship by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) in 2006 to investigate the first year experience and is currently a Discipline Scholar in Law. Sally has published widely on issues including transition and curriculum design, with a particular focus on how pedagogy can support successful first year experiences. Discussion of the principles and evidence driving her work in this area can be found at http://transitionpedagogy.com/
In addition to our political panel and international keynote, we are pleased to be hosting a wide range of plenary speakers who will address the forum on issues including the new environment for careers development, using data to support success for young Māori, and building connections between schools and their communities. Confirmed speakers include:
- Paula Collins, Deputy Chief Executive Careers Transition, Tertiary Education Commission.
- Mike Fowler, Principal, Hagley Community College.
Kym Hamilton and Eruera Prendergast-Tarena, Te Tapuae o Rehua
Other sessions to be included in this year’s programme will cover a range of topics including:
- Practical examples of Vocational Pathways being used to support learner success, and discussion of how they may change in the future.
- The voices of learners reflecting on their education experiences and what did – and didn’t – work for them.
- How to incorporate New Zealand’s Employability Skills Framework into programme design.
- The nature of ‘core competencies’ and what they mean for education.
- Initiatives to support successful pathways for young Māori.
A full programme for the forum is available here:
Download the presentation from Te Ara Whakamana 2017 here.
Registrations are now open and close on 28 August 2017.
Please note that places for this event are strictly limited, and this event has sold out in previous years. Register early to avoid disappointment.
Price (ex. GST)
Price (incl. GST)
Earlybird Rate (closes 4 August, 2017)
Full Rate (after 4 August, 2017 until 28 August, 2017)
Group booking discount
Discounts are available for simultaneous bookings of two or more delegates from the same organisations.
- 2 Delegates: $100 off total registration price
- 3 Delegates: $200 off total registration price
- 4 Delegates: One registration is free
- 5 or more Delegates: Please contact us
To access these discount rates, please email Dimitri Frolov on firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2017 forum will be held at the MIT Manukau campus, located in the heart of the city directly above Manukau Station.
See the map below for the location of the MIT Manukau campus, or find more information on the MIT website.
Monday 4 September
9:15am – 4:45pm, followed by networking function (4:45pm – 6:30pm)
Tuesday 5 September
9:15am – 4:15pm
Registration and coffee and tea will be available from 8:15am at the venue on Day One and from 8:30 on Day Two.