• Activity-based teaching for Unitec New Zealand construction students 

      Harfield, Toby; Davies, Kathryn; Hede, Joseph; Panko, Mary; Kenley, Russell (2007)
      In 1993, Betts and Liow called for a shift from traditional ‘chalk and talk’ teaching methods to ‘active learning’ for construction students. However, this study appears to be the first to provide an active learning classroom ...
    • Communication styles of international students : teaching to their strengths 

      McAfee, Steven; Potangaroa, Regan; Panko, Mary (2015-02)
      Aim: To investigate whether the communication styles of the students were compatible with the nature of teaching they were receiving. • Identify the communication skills held by the programme participants • See ...
    • Community Engagement: Rebuilding Samoan Fale post 2009 Tsunami 

      Waqabaca, Fotu; Panko, Mary; Potangaroa, Regan (i-Rec 6th International Conference, 2013)
      A team of Unitec volunteers worked with Habitat for Humanity (HfH) in Samoa in early 2010, rebuilding fale (traditional houses) alongside the villagers, using collaborative techniques derived from Samoan cultural customs. ...
    • Community Engagement: Rebuilding Samoan fale post 2009 tsunami 

      Panko, Mary; Waqabaca, Jokatama (2013)
      This paper examines the factors underpinning the successes achieved by a team of Unitec volunteers that worked with Habitat for Humanity (HfH) in Samoa, rebuilding fales (traditional houses) in early 2010. This team built ...
    • A comparison of group learning-style profiles; construction students, law students & student teachers 

      Harfield, Toby; Kenley, Russell; Panko, Mary; Davies, Kathryn (2007)
      If the extent of the literature is an indicator, educationalists believe that student learning styles are important (see Coffield et al, 2005 for an extensive review). One stream of the literature argues that within all ...
    • Education for sustainability in technological vocational education 

      Panko, Mary; Sharma, Rashika (2014-11)
      Building capabilities for the technological world of tomorrow is the primary aim of vocational education. That includes developing the skills and technical knowledge to problem-solve unseen needs by being able to design ...
    • Game on : a future-proofing approach to programme redevelopment 

      Chand, Prabhat; Clarke, David; Moir, Rob; Panko, Mary (Bay of Plenty Polytechnic (Tauranga, N.Z.), 2015-02)
      Challenges of NCMI programme • Programme has more than 100 unit standards • On / Off job training and assessments • Rolling enrolments throughout the year • Each student has their own study plan • Results can be from ...
    • Integrating Sustainability into Business Courses 

      Panko, Mary (2013)
      What does sustainability mean? Why should any educator want to do this - and business educators in particular? Having decided it is important – what principles underpin the concept? How to go about integrating sustainability ...
    • Integrating waste management and pollution control in tertiary vocation education programmes : case studies 

      Panko, Mary; Sharma, Rashika (2014-11)
      Strategies to minimise pollution and environmental damage must start with the training of students ready to take their places in industry. These case studies show that by immersing students in the practicalities of ...
    • International outcomes of problem-based sustainability projects. 

      Panko, Mary; Kudin, Roman; Nderingo, Donald (2017-07)
      This case study examines the strengths and weaknesses of a Problem-based learning project conducted at a New Zealand Institute of Technology by international students researching the process and effects of converting a ...
    • International tertiary students in New Zealand : cold facts or warm people? 

      Panko, Mary (New Zealand Curriculum Design Institute & House of Montrose Education & Business Consultants, 2015)
      It is not difficult to uncover the statistics underpinning the numbers of international tertiary students who have opted to enrol in New Zealand polytechnics, universities and with Private Training Providers, starting with ...
    • Mentoring in language and culture on-line 

      Brown, T. Pascal; Panko, Mary (2000-06)
      A mentor can 'stimulate the construction of the student's autonomy' (Freire 1998), empower people to think more positively about themselves and increase their network of contacts (McKenzie 1995, Jeruchin and Shapiro 1992). ...
    • The seemingly simple? Community engagement and construction management in Samoa, post tsunami 2009 

      Waqabaca, Fotu; Panko, Mary; Potangaroa, Regan (Australasian Universities Building Education Association, 2013)
      Community Engagement and its associated community participation seem to be a key factor for “successful” post disaster reconstruction. Yet not much is understood on what happens in such an “engagement” and how it occurs. ...
    • Staff development needs on an international campus 

      Baker, Wendy; Panko, Mary (1998-07)
      Over the last decade academic staff at tertiary institutions have been confronted by increasing internationalisation of their classes. In an attempt to support staff development in this area a collaborative research project ...
    • Sustainability perceptions : views of international students at a New Zealand Institute 

      Panko, Mary; Sharma, Rashika (2016-10)
      A level-6 course as part of the Bachelor in Applied Technology. Has varied between optional and compulsory. Stress opportunities for individuals, their industries and global benefits. Highlights potential advantages for ...
    • Undergraduate research : a source for faculty publications? 

      Panko, Mary; Singh, Niranjan (Unitec ePress, 2014-04-14)
      Over the last two decades undergraduate students have been encouraged to problem solve in ‘the real world’ in order to construct their own subject knowledge. This generally means that students are required to carry out ...
    • Up-skilling the New Zealand construction industry: a critique of the learning options 

      Panko, Mary; Davies, Kathryn; Harfield, Toby; Kenley, Russell (2008)
      Education for the building and construction industry in New Zealand is facing a considerable shift in scale because of the requirement for builder licensing by 2010. The Department of Building and Housing has authorised ...
    • Waste not, want not : education for sustainability in the construction industry 

      Panko, Mary; Sharma, Rashika; Fuemana, Daniel (2014-09)
      Not teaching but transforming – an educational process which is easy to espouse but frequently hard to achieve in practice. This case study, set in the building technology environment of a tertiary institution, shows ...