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Learned Helplessness

Posted 20 Oct 2017 3:54pm

Learned helplessness is a condition that we may all suffer in one way or another.  I don't know where the wrenches are kept in the garage because I don't want to wrench anything.  It is a lot easier to ask my Dan to wrench things when they need wrenching, and then I don't have to do it.  But we can also become victims of learned helplessness if we fail to be able to seek out and find solutions for ourselves.

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Ontario Principals Exchange

Posted 21 Sep 2017 10:21am

The Institute of Professional Learning: Te Whai Toi Tangata (IPL) welcomed five school leaders from Ontario, Canada for a ten day reciprocal visit to New Zealand. This follows a successful exchange in 2016.  The highlight for the visitors was being welcomed onto Te Kohinga Marae University of Waikato. followed by a hangi lunch on the 23rd July.

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Vietnam Adventures - the full story

Posted 13 Sep 2017 11:30am

It all began in June 2016, when the Institute of Professional Learning and The University of Waikato collaborated on the provision of a professional development course for teachers and principals at Vinschool, Hanoi, Vietnam...

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Learning in and About Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh

Posted 11 Aug 2017 9:37am

This is the second post about a recent trip to Vietnam as part of ongoing professional development provided by the IPL, University of Waikato, for teachers from Vinschool.

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Learning In and About Vietnam in Hanoi

Posted 10 Aug 2017 11:19am

As part of ongoing professional development provided by the Institute of Professional Development, University of Waikato, for teachers from Vinschool I travelled to Vietnam in June with a colleague to facilitate 6 modules of work, firstly in Hanoi and then in Ho Chi Minh city. Mary and I were in Hanoi for two weeks and then Ho Chi Minh for two weeks, so a great chance to see a few sights and taste the culture of Vietnam, when our work allowed us time off

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Working in Vietnam with Teachers

Posted 11 Jul 2017 10:43am

I have been working with teachers in Vietnam on modern learning practices.  It has been a great experience, revising all of the principles of learning, assessment practices, student-centred learning, curriculum development, and ways of connecting your school with your community - local, national and global.

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