Nau Mai, Haere Mai!
On behalf of the Organising Committee, I’d like to wish you a warm welcome to our inaugural Teaching Excellence Symposium.
The idea for this event was sparked in September 2021, as I was preparing to present my doctoral research to the examination panel, and reflecting on what I hoped my next steps would be. For me, this event is not only an opportunity to hear some of the stories of national Tertiary Teaching Excellence awardees, but also an occasion for educators from across Aotearoa New Zealand to recognise and celebrate elements of our own practice which are making a difference for our learners.
I hope, too, that you will feel inspired and (re-)motivated by the ‘Keys to Teaching Excellence’ model. Use it to guide and reassure you in your day-to-day practice, in your Professional Development choices, and/or in your engagement with the scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Please take the opportunities that these two days provide to meet new people, have lively discussions, and build connections.
I’d like to thank Otago Polytechnic and Ako Aotearoa for their grants, enabling us to hold the event without charging a registration fee.
A huge thank you also goes to my colleagues on the Organising Committee:
and to Megan Kitching, Jo McDowell, and Trish Chaplin-Cheyne for their support.
Ngā mihi maioha,
BA (Hons), MA, D Prof Prac, PG Dip (Education), PG Dip (Business), LTCL Dip TESOL, PGCE, SFHEA
ICDE Ambassador (Oceania) for OER
ICDE OER Advocacy Committee
Read the book of abstracts here. The abstracts are copyright to the respective authors and are made available on a Creative Commons Attribution license 4.0 International.
View the slides using the links below. The slides are copyright to the respective authors and are made available on a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike license 4.0 International.
- KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Claire Goode - Excellence as a habit: Reflections on putting the ‘Keys to Teaching Excellence’ model into practice
- KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Megan Gibbons - Whakairohia he toki, tāraia te anamata | Learning with purpose, creating our futures
- KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Layelin Stewart and Richard Nyhof - Me hoake tāua | Let’s go together
- PANEL DISCUSSION
Facilitator: Jennifer Leahy, Ako Aotearoa - Journeys of excellence: Insights and inspiration from awardees
- Tania Allan-Ross - Ākonga as the focus
- Martin Andrew - What does excellence in doctoral mentoring look like?
- Marie-Louise Barry - A reflection on using groups to improve a Research Methods paper
- Rachel Byars and Caryn Hayes - Building connections and working together - A focus on ākonga engagement
- Kerryn Carson - Observations of excellence in action in Te Tiriti education
- Ursula Cheer and Lynne Taylor - Focusing on learners and reflecting on practice in New Zealand law schools
- Lynne Coker and Faye Wilson-Hill - Whiria te tākata: Weave the people together
- Josie Crawley - Share the gold: Purposeful use of practice stories to facilitate learning
- Georgia Cray - But how does it feel?:The use of simulation to develop insight and compassion in nursing students prior to their aged care placement
- Sundeep Daggubati, Kam Cheng and Kwame Otu-Danquah - Trialling collaborative teaching and learning strategies to establish a positive learning environment
- Kerry Davis - ‘Flipping bangers’: Creative pedagogy for sustainable teaching and learning
- Liz Ditzel - Facilitating learning through a low-technology interactive hands-on classroom activity
- Colleen Fay and Sarah McCallum - The critical voice
- Glenys Forsyth - From boardroom to ‘classroom’: Lessons from voluntary roles in shaping teaching excellence
- Amber Fraser-Smith - Strength through diversity: Encouraging cross-cultural best practice
- Kathiravelu Ganeshan - Making learning fun by taking risks and being authentic
- Kathiravelu Ganeshan and Farhad Mehdipour - From tutors and lecturers to facilitators of learning
- Tony Green and Adam Liberatore - Delivering jobs for our students through industry nights
- Kay-Lee Jones - Whaowhia te kete mātauranga, fill the basket of knowledge
- Glenys Ker and Rachel van Gorp - Effective facilitation: Ensuring success for neurodiverse learners
- Angela McLean and Sue Stephens - He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata
- Caro McCaw and Denise Narciso - Project-based learning as work-based learning
- John Milne - What is excellent teaching in the vocational sector?
- Lucy Moore and Sarah Eaton - Integrating industry into learning in a vocational training environment
- Robert Nelson - The development of a collaborative holistically integrated project as a facilitator of empowered learning experiences and teaching excellence
- Machiko Niimi, Caro McCaw, Angus Lewry and Inge Andrews - Making relationships: Collaborative online international learning journey
- Joelle Peters - Am I in the right room? – Creating inclusive and collaborative learning spaces
- Leigh Quadling-Miernik - Learnings from the first year of the online campus
- Ali Rasheed - Nurturing Pasifika learners through effective pedagogy: A case study of a program at Unitec/Te Pūkenga New Zealand
- Tracy Rogers - Fostering collegiality and enhancing teaching practice through Teaching and Learning Circles
- Tai Samaeli and Jennifer Leahy - Adult and Community Education teaching standards in action (and One Pager)
- Adrian Tetlow and Hana Cadzow - Implementing a degree apprenticeship delivery pathway for the Bachelor of Engineering Technology
- Yi Wang - Facilitating learning by focusing on the learner: Exploring work-integrated learning in an NZCEL employment programme
- Waruni Hewage, Farhad Mehdipour and Kathiravelu Ganeshan - Improving learner experience: Collaborative learning facilitation
- Ngaroma M. Williams - Ki te hoe: Journeying towards indigenising ECE practice