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26 October 2011
Careers tool to help secondary students beat unemployment
A ground-breaking tool developed by Careers New Zealand is set to revolutionise the way we prepare secondary students for training, employment and life beyond school.
The Career Education benchmarks were launched today at Hornby High School in Christchurch by Education…Continue
Added by Diana Ayling on October 29, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments
28 October 2011
Workplace Literacy Courses Lead to Success
When Fonterra process worker Stephanie Viliamu signed up for a workplace literacy programme, she never expected it could help lead to a promotion. But that’s exactly what happened when she completed the free literacy course and shortly afterward,…Continue
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That was the question asked by Ksenija Napan, from the Department of Social Practice in her key note speech at the Unitec 2011 Teaching and Learning Symposium. She was referring to this video, and I am sure those who were present would like to see it again, and those that missed out would be interested in viewing.
Ksenija, is Unitec's Tertiary Teaching Excellence award winner. You can read more about her amazing award here.…Continue
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Former teacher an performance poet Taylor Mali has some great work online, and this one is a favolrite of mine. From his website:
'Mali is a vocal advocate of teachers and the nobility of teaching, having himself spent nine years in the classroom teaching everything from English and history to math and S.A.T. test preparation. He has performed and lectured for teachers all over the world, and his…Continue
Added by Edward Flagg on October 25, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments
As we all have had the chance to learn by having read Diana's blog post on NZACE, cooperative education has enormous benefits for employers, students and schools.
Cooperative education has been around for some time, but in the last few years in the UK. a small band of educators has taken it further.
Faced with a dissatisfied population of youth, who saw no connect between the chalkdust…Continue
Added by Edward Flagg on October 18, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments
How to Write an Effective & Powerful Self-Evaluation for a Performance Review —powered by eHow.com
It is October and time to start preparing for your annual performance review. We have a few tips and suggestions to make the process valuable…Continue
Added by Diana Ayling on October 11, 2011 at 9:19 — No Comments
Labour’s tertiary policy provides useful first steps
NZUSA believes Labour’s tertiary education policy, announced late last week, provides some useful first steps towards a better tertiary system that properly supports students and ensures high quality education. However, it is disappointing to the goal of a universal allowance…Continue
Added by Diana Ayling on October 10, 2011 at 15:19 — No Comments
As we are in a General Election phase I will post from Scoop stories relevant to higher education. I will post from all political parties as fairly as possible.
Added by Diana Ayling on October 7, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments
College students believe that technology…Continue
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"But Hennessy is a passionate advocate for an actual campus, especially in undergraduate education.…Continue
Added by Diana Ayling on October 4, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments
Here is an application specifically designed to improve student success and retention. It was designed by MAP-Works. Even if the software does not appeal to you, I am sure the ideas of connection will.
Added by Diana Ayling on October 4, 2011 at 11:14 — No Comments