November 2011 Blog Posts (14)

Teachers Praised For Innovative Use of ICT in the Classroom

 Monday, 28 November 2011, 11:27 am Press Release: Microsoft Corporation USA Teachers Praised For Innovative Use of ICT in Kiwi Classrooms

Innovative use of technology in the classroom has led to Julia Breen from Howick College being recognised as one of the most creative teachers in the country, winning the 2011 Microsoft Innovative Educators Award.

As part of the Microsoft’s global Partners in Learning programme, these Awards identify teachers who are using technology in…

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Added by Diana Ayling on November 28, 2011 at 18:09 — No Comments

You can't rote learn life

Cathy Sherry
November 18, 2011

Passing exams is important, but not at the expense of thinking for yourself. Photo: Sylvia Vincent

The whole point of exams is that alone at a desk, faced with a question they have never seen and…

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Added by Diana Ayling on November 22, 2011 at 13:13 — No Comments

How Steelcase is designing now for the future of work

 

 

More and more, big corporations are focusing on how to increase the interactions between employees, and look to coworking as a possible model. Steelcase, one of the largest designers of office furniture and workspace environments in the world, is definitely taking note of the growth of shared workspace formats like coworking and…

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Added by Diana Ayling on November 22, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

A Morning with Jean McNiff

A Morning with Jean McNiff

21 November 2011

 

We at Unitec were delighted today to be the most recent stop on educator Jean McNiff’s current tour of New Zealand. Focusing on portfolio development and using action research/action learning to help us explore and evidence our work, this morning’s participative session was highlighted by the insights we shared about our professional practices…

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Added by Edward Flagg on November 21, 2011 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Personalised lifelong learning and assessment: The future of training

Continuing our futuristic theme of the month, David Wortley looks at how new technologies can impact on the  future of assessment.

 

 

Imagine a world in which you could learn what most suited your talents and interests and have a career which fully developed your potential through jobs that were ideally…

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Added by Diana Ayling on November 18, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

A great tool to know more about international student migration

As you are all aware, international education is big business. This map gives great data on who moves where.  Have fun placing your mouse on different countries to see how they rank in terms of destination for overseas study.

 

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/student-migration-map

Added by Diana Ayling on November 18, 2011 at 10:08 — No Comments

Specifically Pacific Report

Young Pacific people are a growing proportion of the New Zealand workforce but very little is known about what helps them contribute fully at work. This Equal Employment Opportunities Trust research asked young Pacific people and their managers how workplaces can get the best from these talented young people. …

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Added by Diana Ayling on November 17, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

Literacy Training - What helps, what hinders?

Many employees benefit from literacy, language, and numeracy training at work. But how do employees transfer, use, and develop these skills in the workplace?

A new literature review,  The Transfer of Literacy, Language, and…

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Added by Diana Ayling on November 17, 2011 at 13:42 — No Comments

In the Global Competition for Students, a Country's Image Matters

 



Last year when reports about a possible tripling of tuition for British students were making headlines at home in England, they also became news around the world. International students began worrying that steep hikes were in store for them as well. Their concerns intensified when the British government said it was tightening student-visa rules and eliminating the right to work…

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Added by Diana Ayling on November 15, 2011 at 9:32 — No Comments

Students Push Their Facebook Use Further Into Course Work

From Wired Campus

October 27, 2011, 4:28 pm

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Added by Diana Ayling on November 11, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments

ACE cuts come home to roost

David Shearer

Tertiary Education Spokesperson

7 November 2011

ACE cuts come home to roost

With 3000 more people out of work since June, the folly of John Key’s cuts to adult education are now being felt by our most vulnerable jobseekers, says Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson David Shearer.

“Unemployment is up in regions…

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Added by Diana Ayling on November 8, 2011 at 9:28 — No Comments

Unitec asks Are you OK?

Unitec asks Are you OK?

 

Over 400 Unitec staff and students have shown their support for the *It*s Not OK* campaign by creating a photo mosaic, spelling out *R U OK?* Using photos submitted by staff and students, Unitec has created a visible symbol of the institute of technology*s support of the national *It*s Not OK* campaign.

Working with the Ministry of Social…

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Added by Diana Ayling on November 8, 2011 at 9:26 — No Comments

The new competency agenda



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Added by Diana Ayling on November 7, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments

Resources for Project-Based Learning

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Added by Diana Ayling on November 1, 2011 at 15:37 — 1 Comment

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