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The Centre for Tertiary Teaching and Learning (CeTTL) warmly invites you to join us at LearnFest20: Te Puna Aurei, our annual symposium to share ideas related to tertiary teaching and learning.

When: Wednesday 11 November 9 am - 3 pm.

Where: MSB at our Hamilton campus and online via Zoom

Registrations will open in October.

Present at LearnFest

We are looking for people to give the following types of session: More info about session types

  • Hiko - Lightning talk (5 mins)
  • Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)
  • Kōrero - Discussion (5 minute introduction + 15 minutes for participant discussion)
  • Awheawhe - Workshop (50 minutes)
  • He Pānui Whakaahua - Poster

You can present in person (health and alert-level permitting) or online.

If you're planning to present in person, you will need to

  • be prepared to move to an online presentation if alert levels change.
  • be ready for some participants to join your session remotely. There will be a session chair in the physical room and an online facilitator to organise the Zoom room for you.

Remember that members of the CeTTL team are available to help you prepare and practise your session.

Submit your proposal here

If you have any questions, email Lissa Smith at [email protected]

The theme: What does Te Puna Aurei mean?

Te Puna Aurei is the name for LearnFest conference gifted by Associate Professor Tom Roa. It means a spring of intertwining knowledge. A puna is a spring of water and aurei is concept of threading things together. LearnFest is about threading together people, learning, research and current or emerging pedagogies.

This name also refers to the University's sculpture Aurei by Waikato Alumnus Rangi Kipa. The sculpture sews together the past to the future aspirations. At a deeper level Aurei was inspired by a whakataukī (Māori proverbial saying) from the first Māori king, Kīngi Pōtatau: Kotahi to kohao o te ngira e kuhuna ai te miro mā, te miro pango, te miro whero meaning there is but one eye of the needle which the white thread, black thread and red thread must pass.

What kind of sessions have been done before?

You can watch video recordings of selected sessions from previous symposiums run by the Centre for Tertirary Teaching and Learning and Waikato Centre for eLearning (WCEL).