This project aimed to understand the knowledge gaps between the work administrative professionals undertake in their workplace and the requirements of the National Diploma in Business Administration Level 5 (NDBA L5), how these gaps are filled now and how they might be filled in the future.
In this project, two methods for extending front-office students' understanding of real-world hospitality practice are undertaken. Firstly, the skill, knowledge and dispositional aspects of students who are learning reception duties are expanded by using video to collect the students' formative learning activities and encourage their reflective learning. Secondly, situated-learning alternatives to field trips to hospitality venues, currently unavailable in Christchurch due to the Canterbury earthquakes of 2011, will be found. Both of the above will be framed by contemporary learning theories.
This paper outlines an initiative to achieve systemic change in the teaching culture of a faculty through providing staff with teaching supports and resources embedded within the University’s reward and recognition processes. It explains why this initiative is important and describes the evaluation plan.
This project will provide an overview of current primary health care (PHC) clinical placements throughout New Zealand and identify barriers to, and opportunities for, providing PHC placements. Findings from the project will not only inform the development of PHC based clinical placements for nursing students but also, all healthcare students.
Researching the career pathways of women across different generations may help us to understand why women remain under-represented in leadership roles in New Zealand sport. The purpose of this inter-University research is to examine the university learning experience, career expectations and experiences of females in New Zealand sport organisations. The experiences of two groups of women will be examined. The first group will be recent female sport management graduates and the second will be female CEOs of New Zealand sport organisations.
This project explores the mentoring and coaching skills of newsrooms leaders, who are encountered by journalism school graduates as they enter the workforce. It examines the potential of training needs analysis to assist in their development of these skills.
This project trialled a mobile learning support intervention for scaffolding student nurses on clinical placements. It used the eTXTTM system with SMS facilities to manage the provision of m-support to these learners.
McDonald, S., Willis, G., Fourie, W., & Hedgecock, B.
This project evaluated the experiences of graduate nurses entering their first year of nursing practice, and simultaneously undertaking a Nursing Entry to Practice (NETP) programme, which may have an embedded postgraduate study programme.
This research evaluates the impact on practice and attitude in the workplace of an experiential learning approach in education. It uses mp3 technology to train mental health workers through a simulation of what it is like to hear distressing voices. A survey of mental health workers who have attended the training over the past two years is planned, aiming at 100 responses. Two focus groups will occur with students who attended the programme. It will interview a range of stakeholders including: workplace managers and tertiary training leaders. Finally, there is reflection about simulation training that is based upon consumer experience.