• Middle leaders matter. White paper 

    Robson, J.; Bassett, Martin (May, 2017-05)
    Middle leaders in Aotearoa New Zealand schools hold a pivotal role in leading the teaching and learning activities that determine the success of educational outcomes (Ministry of Education, 2012). Most middle leaders find ...
  • A whakapapa of technical, trade and vocational education in Aotearoa, New Zealand : origins of a hybrid VET system 

    Maurice-Takerei, Lisa (Unitec ePress, 2016-08-18)
    This monograph provides a short history that discusses some of the changes, transformations and tensions from which TVET and in particular trade-related education in New Zealand has arisen. The monograph is part of a broader ...
  • Chaos to Capability : Educating Professionals for the 21st Century 

    Hays, Jay (Unitec ePress, 2015-10-01)
    Built on two decades of research, thought, writing, and teaching, in Chaos to Capability: Educating Professionals for the 21st Century, Hays argues that a transformation in higher education teaching and learning is crucial ...
  • Supporting Language Learning on the Move. An evaluative framework for mobile language learning resources. 

    Reinders, Hayo; Pegrum, Mark (London: Taylor & Francis, 2015)
    Mobile learning is becoming increasingly common, and mobile learning resources for supporting the teaching and learning of language are now widely available (Pegrum, 2014). There is, however, little systematic research ...
  • Implementing mobile language learning with an augmented reality activity. 

    Lakarnchua, Onuma; Reinders, Hayo (Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd, 2014-04)
    The article looks at the use of Augemented Reality applications (apps) as a tool for a class project in English Language Teaching (ELT). It describes an activity in which students created a mobile tour for visitors to their ...
  • A trade-off in learning: Mobile augmented reality for language learning 

    Reinders, Hayo; Lakarnchua, Onuma; Pegrum, Mark (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014)
    Mobile learning offers great potential for language teachers to support practice beyond the classroom, to encourage anytime-anywhere learning and to facilitate situated learning (Pegrum, forthcoming). Augmented reality ...
  • Does ethnicity influence the choice of language learning strategies? 

    Mizutani, Satomi; Dallow, Tomoko (Independent Learning Association:, 2013)
    Introduction There has been very little research on learning strategies used by learners of Japanese as a foreign language (Grainger 2006). Furthermore, ethnicity has not attracted much attention as an influential variable ...
  • Adult education : New Zealand, to 2012 

    Benseman, John (Australian & New Zealand History of Education Society (ANZHES), 2013-11-07)
    Adult education, New Zealand, to 2012. In its broadest sense, adult education refers to the education of anyone beyond school-age. Historically, the sector has constantly evolved as elements of its provision have matured ...
  • Social cohesion and free home internet in New Zealand 

    Williams, Jocelyn (IGI Global, 2013)
    This chapter discusses community outcomes of free home Internet access. It draws on case study re-search on Computers in Homes (CIH), a scheme established in New Zealand in 2000 for the purpose of bridging the digital ...
  • Theory U and team performance: presence, participation, and productivity 

    Hays, Jay (IGI Global, 2014)
    This chapter applies Scharmer’s Theory U to team performance, productivity, and learning. Key topics covered include counterproductive thought patterns, or habits, and how they can be overcome; the complementary notions ...
  • Emerging technologies in New Zealand: A pedagogical framework for mobile social media 

    Cochrane, Thomas Donald; Narayan, Vickel; Oldfield, James (Routledge, 2015)
    In this chapter we critique three mlearning case studies in a variety of higher education contexts illustrating how mlearning can enable authentic learning. Drawing on these experiences we explore how collaborative curriculum ...
  • Akoaga : efficacy, agency, achievement and success in the tertiary sector : focus on students and parents from Pasifika communities 

    Marat, Deepa; Papoutsaki, Evangelia; Latu, Savae; Aumua, Linda; Talakai, Malia; Sun, Kang (Unitec ePress, 2011-01-01)
    The term akoaga has a pan-Polynesian origin and meaning. In the Samoan language, the term can be broken into two root words, ako and aga. Ako or ato means basket and aga means measurements associated with weaving.
  • Ngā Reanga Youth Development Māori Styles 

    Keelan, Josie (Unitec ePress, 2014-11-14)
    Using the stories of Māui to guide readers through the work, Keelan has authored a book that brings together ten years of experience and research in taiohinga Māori Development. Known to most New Zealanders, Māori and ...
  • Te Ako Whaiora - through learning is well-being 

    Penetito, Kim (2012)
    In 2009 Unitec and Te Rau Matatini entered into a partnership agreement to deliver the GDNFPM to scholarship recipients from the Māori Mental Health sector (as a separate stream from the generic course intake). Te Rau ...
  • Pacific peoples and tertiary education: issues of participation 

    Benseman, John; Anae, Melani; Anderson, Helen; Coxon, Eve (Wellington: Ministry of Education., 2002)
    The purpose of this research study was, therefore, to gather qualitative information on the actual and perceived barriers to participation in tertiary education and training for Pacific peoples. The study had a particular ...
  • Research-informed teaching of adults : a worthy alternative to old habits and hearsay? 

    Benseman, John (2013)
    How and why teachers teach the way they do is central to understanding the impact of education on learners. While many professions have integrated research findings into their practitioners’ practice, education’s record ...
  • OECD/CERI Formative assessment project background report : New Zealand 

    Benseman, John (2008)
    While there had been a community-based adult literacy movement active in New Zealand since the late 1970s (Hill, 1990), the sector’s provision and political presence was marginal at best. Its advocates struggled to establish ...
  • Case study : United States 

    Benseman, John; Comings, J. (OECD Publishing, 2008)
    As with many other OECD countries, the United States of America (U.S.) estimated the literacy skills of its adult population as part of the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). The U.S. published the results of its ...
  • Foundation learning in New Zealand: an overview 

    Benseman, John (2008)
    This book comes at a timely point in the development of the foundation skills sector in New Zealand. The purpose of this first chapter is to provide an overall context, by reviewing what is meant by the term foundation ...
  • Pedagogy in practice : an observational study of literacy, numeracy and language teachers. 

    Benseman, John; Lander, J.; Sutton, Alison (2005)
    The aim of this study was to gain an overview of how teachers teach literacy, numeracy and language (LNL) in New Zealand, by observing 15 literacy, language and numeracy teachers from tertiary institutions, community ...