Monday, November 03, 2014

NZ vet research forum - presentations now online

The presentations from the recent NZ Vocational Education and Training (VET) research forum are now available online from Ako Aotearoa and the ITF websites.

I have updated the summaries from day 1 and day 2  blogs incorporating links to the presentations. Here are links to presentations I was not able to attend but are of interest to my projects.

- 'use of explanations and analogies in teaching physics concepts relevant to the trades' with Dr. James MacKay from Weltec.

- 'enabling self-regulated learning environments in a Masters programme: the development of an online training needs analysis tool' by Dr. John Clayton from Wintec.

- 'Many roads lead to Rome: trends in methodology and method in research into cooperative work-integrated education' with Katharine Hoskyn from AUT.

Also, a compilation of various Ako Aotearoa national and hub funded projects was launched at the networking event on day 1 of the forum. The publication ' learning in and for work' presents summaries through thematic collation around key findings (learning about the workplace, learning what to do and how to do it and learning to identify 'as') and the highlights from on-job learning, placements , practicums and work-integrated learning, assessments, mentoring and peer support and tables correlating the various features supporting workplace learning with each of the selected projects. The publication forms a corpus of work funded by Ako Aotearoa, now regularly cited amongst NZ researchers and contributing to better support for workplace based learners via ITO and government policy developments.

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