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.
Learning Designs and Teaching Strategies includes teaching and learning resources/materials and teaching activities that seek to facilitate learning.
In this publication Professor Paul Dalziel describes an innovative approach to teaching introductory economics to students enrolled in resource degrees. It also demonstrates how student achievement data can inform course developments.
This publication describes how introducing team-based, creative learning exercises and assessments into a social science elective improved student retention, course pass rates, and improved socio-educational outcomes for both students and teachers.
This report documents the development of a training programme in co-operative learning (CL) for New Zealand tertiary lecturers. The results of the initial trials and pilot programmes for the proposed programme are documented and analysed, and a suggested final programme is presented.
This publication describes the development of digital literacy within an art school context. The publication identifies core principals and highlights the ethical, cultural, practical and technical implications of teaching and learning in a digital age.
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 Australian project developed an advanced immersive learning environment for engineering students to deepen and enhance their knowledge and understanding of the design, operations and risk management of complex process systems. The environment provides virtual access on the desktop to major industrial operations that serve also for improved industrial operator training.
This publication describes context based learning and the learner benefits associated with the practice, including capability building, increased creativity and skills of critical analysis as a professional.
This project developed a process to embed augmented reality targets into course materials and trialled the materials developed with a group of learners to see whether or not having access to the images improved their learning experience and helped them engage with the material.
This report presents the outcome of an experimental design to investigate the impact of persuasive and affective SMS text messages on students’ self-regulated learning strategies while attending an introductory information systems course, with a focus on supporting Māori and Pacific learners.
This literature review is intended to address and support the use of technology in teaching and learning by identifying new and emerging pedagogies; determining what constitutes effective use of technology in teaching and learning.
This project developed a suite of Excel spreadsheets to support the use of individualised, authentic assessed learning tasks with regular formative feedback to be used (as part of an integrated set of interventions) in undergraduate and MBA financial statements analysis courses.
This resource provides teachers with practical teaching ideas and the theoretical knowledge that will help them understand what is happening with their students' pronunciation and why. The electronic document contains embedded audio clips and printable form-like fields where you can enter responses to questions.
A set of sub-sites on which lecturers share teaching materials/open educational resources in fourteen specialist areas of Economics. More than three hundred resources are available through the sites, each of which is led by a senior academic in that field.
Teaching profile from Te Kahautu Maxwell, Senior Lecturer, Te Aka Tikanga, School of Māori and Pacific Development, The University of Waikato - a Sustained Excellence winner 2010 and inaugural recipient in the category Kaupapa Māori.
This toolkit was developed as part of the Studio Teaching Project with the aim of sharing ideas and practice about the learning and teaching of studio practice in Art, Architecture and Design disciplines. Includes information on studio models, effective strategies, assessment & feedback, student experience, and case studies.
A series of booklets offering a practical introduction to using drawing and other visual methods to support undergraduate and postgraduate learning and research in every discipline - not just those with which these activities are usually associated.
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.
Drawing on research into student learning these two articles provide a rationale for the introduction of reflection into programmes of learning in higher education, and some practical ways of supporting reflection by learners.
This project investigated exercise science curriculum content for physical education/teacher education (PETE) students and develops practical recommendations to assist tertiary organisations and their staff in the development of pedagogies suitable for the enhancement of learning in the exercise sciences.
Jorum provides access to free learning and teaching resources, created and contributed by teaching staff from UK Further and Higher Education Institutions. Open Education Resources (OER) are available in JorumOpen.
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.
The purpose of this project was to gather information to assist educators to actively connect teaching with workplace learning. The parameters of the project were confined to learners’ needs regarding child and youth health as that is a priority, high impact field of learning for practice nurses.
Write Now focuses on the act of writing as a means of working through academic problems with the aim of fostering confident writers. It collaborates with students and staff to develop effective writing and assessment practice within the disciplines. Write Now initiatives are underpinned by research into their effectiveness.
A set of resources for tutors and students. Advice about developing the skills of storytelling and their transfer to disciplines such as education, media, marketing, leisure and tourism. Lists of stories to use and develop. Web links to e-stories.
This project sought to evaluate the effectiveness of simulation in the teaching of clinical skills to Year One nursing students. The research demonstrated that simulation plays an important role in preparing students to competently measure blood pressure in real-world environments.
The Economics Network of the UK's Higher Education Academy provides publications and resources to support university teachers of economics. Resources include a Handbook for Economics Lecturers, case studies, teaching resources, journals, and more.
An interdisciplinary learning website that allows lecturers and students to view and assemble collections of exemplar works from the subject areas of dance, music, theatre, architecture & design, art and film in some of the influential art movements of the ‘modern’ period in Europe and the United States.
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.
Communication is at the very centre of education, so it’s not surprising that educators have rapidly adopted recent developments in ICT to improve the reach and effectiveness of their teaching. In this e-primer, you will discover both the promise of formal online discourse for education, and good practice.
Physclips is a multimedia introduction to mechanics and areas of electricity and magnetism suitable for use by teachers, while students may use the whole package for self instruction or for reference. The level is approximately that of introductory university or advanced high school (For some primary school resources,