Monthly Archives: May 2011

Who wants to pay for higher education?

The silence is deafening…no one wants to pay, not the government, not students, and not their families. We have a big task ahead of us to show the value in learning and development. There is value, and we know that but the big challenge is to de… Continue reading

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Practice and professional portfolios for teachers

As part of my role as a performance developer, I encourage practictioners to create a practice portfolio to demonstrate their achievements. The practice portfolio is very similar to a learner’s portfolio as it captures, learning, acheivements, and… Continue reading

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A morning with Beverley Oliver

It was my good fortune to hear Bev speak at the Australian Collaborative Education Network forum in Sydney in May 2011. Here is a summary of Bev’s presentation, which includes some real challenges for modern educators. The purpose of higher educat… Continue reading

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Recent activity in Peer Observation of Teaching

Over the last few months I delivered Peer Observation of Teaching training for teachers in Te Puna Ako, Departments of Languages, and Sport. The training supports a Unitec pilot project which seeks to introduce Peer Observation of Teaching to teac… Continue reading

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Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) Forum – Work Integrated Learning and Graduate Attributes 2 May 2011

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 represented. … Continue reading

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