May 2011 Blog Posts (15)

So you are wondering how to make your discipline more attractive to students?

I am sure you have not yet thought of this.  Mattel and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) released Architecture Barbie to inspire girls to pursue a career in architecture. The AIA will also sponsor a competition to design the next Barbie Dream House later this year. Any ideas that could beat this for raising interest in your discipline?

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Added by Diana Ayling on May 31, 2011 at 14:32 — No Comments

Do your graduates have the capabilities they need for early career success?

 

In my recent work with programme development team, a couple of key themes have emerged from discussions around graduate attributes. Over the next couple of weeks I will share those themes. Today the theme is early career success.

 

In 2002, some important research was undertaken at Sydney University of Technology. (…

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Added by Diana Ayling on May 27, 2011 at 6:30 — No Comments

Are you making the rules for your programme or committee?



From time to time programme committees and other academic committees are required to draft regulations and policies to govern their operations.  They are delegated this power under the Academic Statute.  The Academic Statute is required by S 194 of the Education Act 1989.  This can be a…

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Added by Diana Ayling on May 26, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

Developing our leaders of the future

 

In my recent work with programme development teams, a couple of key themes have emerged from discussions around graduate attributes.  Over the next couple of weeks I will share those themes.  Today the theme is leadership. Teachers have been discussing their students roles as future leaders at work, and in their communities. As we have been focusing on early career success for students,…

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Added by Diana Ayling on May 25, 2011 at 4:00 — No Comments

Actually, college is very much worth it?



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Added by Diana Ayling on May 24, 2011 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

The Ako Award Portfolio, part 1

 

 

The NZ National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards, managed and administrated by Ako Aotearoa, provide a forum for our best teachers to articulate and…

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Added by Edward Flagg on May 24, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments

Sharing practices: Conversation and enquiry in the Dept of Sport

The Setting: Our regular meeting of new(ish) teachers from the Department of Sport plus ourselves (Mark and Simon, academic advisors from Te Puna Ako).



The Topic: Designing Assessments. As usual, we’ve collectively decided in advance what we’ll focus on in this get-together, but we…

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Added by Simon Nash on May 24, 2011 at 7:30 — No Comments

Embedded Assessment

DGREE – Candace Thille from DGREE on Vimeo.

 

Candace Thille speak passionately to teachers on how to create an environment to support and independent learner to achieve learning outcome success.  She is a strong advocate of…

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Added by Diana Ayling on May 23, 2011 at 6:30 — No Comments

Workshop - Curriculum Design for the Living Curriculum

 

By the end of the workshop teachers will be able to:

  • Understand the concepts and principles of good curriculum design, and the principles of the Living Curriculum, inquiry, conversation, autonomy, collaboration.
  • Design and map a course to constructively align their course with a graduate profile.
  • Value integrated course design to achieve significant learning experiences for students.
  • Work both independently and within their teaching…
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Added by Edward Flagg on May 22, 2011 at 17:30 — 2 Comments

How will we work in the future with older staff and students?

The Business of Ageing: Realising the Economic Potential of Older People in New Zealand: 2011 - 2051 - Ministry of Social Development Report

Realising the Economic Potential of Older New Zealanders

In 2011 the first of the baby boomers have reached the age of 65. Baby boomers expect their later years to be very different to their parents' generation.  More are working into their 60s, they…

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Added by Diana Ayling on May 20, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments

Are you thinking of applying for promotion in 2011?

If you are considering making an application, then we would like to talk to you.  We can offer advice on the preparation of a teaching portfolio. We are happy to provide feedback on your existing portfolio, and make suggestions for items you may like to include.

As the Living Curriculum is rolling out into different departments teachers have great opportunities to demonstrate their skills in course design, assessment, teaching and learning activities and evaluation.

 

If…

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Added by Diana Ayling on May 16, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments

Upcoming Professional Development Workshops

Te Puna Ako have a number of workshops which will provide professional development for those leading or involved with curriculum renewal processes.

 

The events can be found at http://tlcommunityunitec.ning.com/events.  Details of what each session will cover are found in the following documents.

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Added by Diana Ayling on May 13, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

Monthly Digest - Week 8

 

Kia ora, clearly there is a great deal of interest in writing curriculum and evaluation of teaching and learning. Our activity for the last month indicates that our most popular blog post was on Designing, managing and evaluating assessment items. The Responsibility for programme design and an explanation of the evaluation processes have also featured. If there are other resources that you would like, we are happy to provide…

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Added by Diana Ayling on May 10, 2011 at 10:03 — No Comments

Australian Collaborative Education Network



 

 

I attended the ACEN forum on Work Integrated Learning and Graduate Attributes in May 2011.  The forum was held at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.  Seventeen Australian and New Zealand higher education institutions were…

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Added by Diana Ayling on May 2, 2011 at 18:30 — No Comments

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