February 2011 Blog Posts (6)

Ongoing Teaching Workshops


It's the end of February, and we here at TPA have… Continue

Added by Edward Flagg on February 24, 2011 at 14:31 — No Comments

Embedding academic literacies: how to develop paraphrasing skills in your classroom

An element of academic literacies that often gets overlooked in classroom teaching is that of paraphrasing, or putting someone else's words or ideas into your own words. Next Wednesday March 2 from 9.30-11.30 Te Puna Ako Learning Centre staff are running a workshop for staff. It will focus on the key role of paraphrasing in academic reading and writing. We will look at the skills involved in paraphrasing and explore some ideas for activities which help students to develop paraphrasing…


Added by Margaret Wilson on February 24, 2011 at 12:08 — No Comments

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Added by Diana Ayling on February 21, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

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Added by Diana Ayling on February 14, 2011 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Do your students need help with reflective writing?


Here is a great resource to help students with reflective writing. Amber Lea Starfire, has a host of resources and support for journalling.  She points out that "The benefits of journaling are well-known and many, including lowered stress levels, enhanced sense of well-being, emotional and…


Added by Diana Ayling on February 11, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments

February is a good time to .....plan your professional development

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Added by Diana Ayling on February 1, 2011 at 17:30 — No Comments

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