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Celebrating Teaching Day

Celebrating Teaching Day is the culmination of the teaching excellence awards process in the University, which is coordinated by the TDU. Each year, the TDU hosts the Celebrating Teaching Day, an inspiring morning of presentations by award-winning teachers at the University who share their philosophy and change strategies to approaches. Celebrating Teaching Day is an excellent opportunity to:

  • Profile the excellence in teaching throughout our campus
  • Recognise our teachers who have been awarded for their teaching excellence
  • Share ideas on teaching philosophy and practice
  • Celebrate the importance of teaching in the life of the university.

This is a positive and stimulating event and a great opportunity to network across disciplines.


2015 Celebrating Teaching Day guest speakers

hineiti clive pip donella hori

Hine-iti Moana Greensill

AProf Clive Pope

Dr Pip Wallace

Donella Cobb

Hori Manuirirangi


Hine-iti Moana Greensill, Lecturer, School of Maori and Pacific Development

Topic: Keeping It Real: Authentic Contexts for Language Learning


AProf Clive Pope, Faculty of Education

Topic: Never a Dull Moment: Teaching and Emotional Practice


Dr Pip Wallace, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Topic: Finding Bravery Through Experience: Is Experiential Learning Worse Than Eating Maggoty Road Kill?


Donella Cobb, Lecturer, Faculty of Education

Topic: Come Dine With Me


Hori Manuirirangi, Lecturer, School of Maori and Pacific Development

Topic: Hei Punga-Whakawhenua Te Reo (Grounding Oneself with Language)