July 2011 Blog Posts (18)

How 360 degree feedback can benefit training

http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/topic/strategy/how-360-degree-feedback-can-benefit-training/162041



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Added by Diana Ayling on July 31, 2011 at 7:30 — No Comments

6 Principles of Internships.

From http://tinyurl.com/3tbjwep

For those of you interested in workplace learnning, something from the UK.

From Martin Hagan, the former president of the Institute of…

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Added by Diana Ayling on July 29, 2011 at 23:11 — No Comments

Are students getting what they pay for?

Paying higher fees means students will demand more value for money. With complaints already rising, Jonathan Brown of the Independent in the UK looks at how universities are coping with being called to account http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/higher/are-students-getting-what-they-pay-for-2317769.html

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Added by Diana Ayling on July 28, 2011 at 8:30 — No Comments

New mentoring guidelines build confident teachers.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011, 12:48 pm Press Release: NZ Teachers Council

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1107/S00109/new-mentoring-guidelines-build-confident-teachers.htm

 

New mentoring guidelines build confident teachers and learners “New induction and mentoring guidelines will evolve how mentor teachers build the confidence, satisfaction and…

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Added by Diana Ayling on July 27, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments

Researching Higher Education: A symposium

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Added by Diana Ayling on July 23, 2011 at 8:30 — No Comments

The First Day of Class

 

Teachers generally agree that the first hours and the first few days of a class are crucial to the success of a course. Many of them are conscious that the first week must promise stimulating and effective learning so that students “trying out” the course remain enrolled. But what are the teacher’s underlying aims in those first few days?

Gross Davis (2002) suggests that in the…

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Added by Diana Ayling on July 21, 2011 at 8:30 — No Comments

More ladders, fewer snakes

Overview

Youth aged 15 to 19 in New Zealand are disadvantaged compared to youth in other OECD countries in nearly every way. Can New Zealand reduce the disadvantages suffered by young people in a way that contributes to New Zealand becoming a successful multi-cultural society? More ladders, fewer snakes proposes that accelerated roll-out of e-learning to low decile schools and improving the school-to-work transition will materially reduce youth unemployment and resulting social… Continue

Added by Diana Ayling on July 20, 2011 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

A lesson in retention

Lesson in retention

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/lesson-in-retention/story-e6frgcjx-1226093338370

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Added by Diana Ayling on July 17, 2011 at 7:00 — No Comments

Ako Aotearoa Website Bulletin - July 2011

Updates from National Project Fund

  • Enhancing Nursing Education through Dedicated Education Units (Williem Fourie, Manukau Institute of Technology, and Beverley McClelland, Counties Manukau District Health Board) - This report considers the benefits of a DEU model, and includes the following key findings:
    • The quality of the planning, welcome, and orientation are key factors influencing student…
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Added by Diana Ayling on July 12, 2011 at 8:00 — No Comments

How well do we address the needs of learners?

 

A workshop faciliatated at the Self- Assessment for Quality Conference 2010 Available from http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/saq-conference

 

Workshop 3: How well do we address the needs of learners?

Facilitators:…

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Added by Diana Ayling on July 10, 2011 at 8:30 — No Comments

Using self assessment to improve online teaching

A presentation given at the Self-Assesment for Quality Conference 2010.  Available from http://www.otagopolytechnic.ac.nz/fileadmin/Corporate/SAQ_conference/Papers/SleeSAQPPT.pdf

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Added by Diana Ayling on July 7, 2011 at 9:44 — No Comments

Peter Coolbear - Ako Aotearoa Reflects on Day One of Self-Assessment for Quality Conference 2010

Sourced from http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/saq-conference 

 

Reflections on Day One

Peter Coolbear (Ako Aotearoa)



First of all, it is great to see such a turn out to this conference. It is wonderful to be with such a wide range of participants. I would like to acknowledge Phil Ker and his team at…

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Added by Diana Ayling on July 7, 2011 at 8:00 — No Comments

Coffee break time

 

Yesterday, Ed and I attend an Ako Aotearoa function at the New Zealand Tertiary College in Greelane, Auckland, New Zealand. The forum was hosted by Paulene Crook, from WelTec and she provided the background and inspiration for the Coffee Break…

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Added by Diana Ayling on July 6, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments

New teachers workshops - Essentials of Teaching and Learning

 

We invite new teachers to join us for our semi-annual 'Essentials of Teaching & Learning' workshop series. These workshops are for new teachers or anyone who wants to touch base with the basics. The learning goals for our participants include:



The workshop curriculum

1. Knowledge: Explain the terminology,…

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Added by Diana Ayling on July 5, 2011 at 16:05 — No Comments

Monthly Digest - July 2011

Kia ora koutou,

 

We do hope you are all looking forward to a break.  It has been a busy semester and so the break offers a good time to take stock.  Our top blog posts show there is interest in the Living Curriculum project, and new curriculum design policy. However, technology, and engaging Maori, Pacific and Youth learners have also received good attention.  From 8-22 July we are offering everyone the opportunity to get started on a teaching…

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Added by Diana Ayling on July 4, 2011 at 9:00 — No Comments

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