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Te Puna Aurei LearnFest

Schedule and session details 2022

This year Te Puna Aurei LearnFest was a fully virtual (online) conference jointly delivered by Te Puna Ako/CeTTL (University of Waikato) and Cardiff University. Te Puna Aurei took place on Wednesday, 23 November 2022 and Thursday, 24 November 2022 (NZ time).

The theme for 2022 was Revitalisation

Please note: the explanation of the theme below alternates between English, Te Reo Māori, and Welsh.

The three streams

The sessions for LearnFest were held over across three streams. You can navigate between the two streams and the other sessions using the tabs above.

The complete conference schedule

You can download the full conference schedule (in .pdf form) here.

The details of the sessions

You can download the full description of all the conference sessions (in .pdf form) here.

Opening ceremony

08:30 - 10:00 NZT (23 Nov) / 19:30 - 21:00 GMT (22 Nov)

Karakia (prayer)

Welcome

Associate Professor Tracy Bowell, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) 

Opening remarks

Professor Neil Quigley, Vice Chancellor

Opening keynote

Dr Nick Munn '(Re?)Kindling Students' Desire to Learn'

The pandemic has been draining for all of us. Whether in roles as teachers or learners, our time, effort and attention has been stretched thin by the state of the world, and by considerations other than our academic success. This has resulted in overworked teachers, disengaged learners, and, where these two problems overlap, unsatisfactory outcomes for all concerned. As the world collectively decides to ignore the ongoing nature of the pandemic, our task is now to renew, or in some cases to build for the first time, a passion and desire for learning in our students. But many of these students have no experience of the way things were, pre-pandemic. So we cannot sell them on a 'return to normality', we must instead convince them of the value of how we teach - whatever that looks like now. What, then, should it look like?

Language revitalisation - 1

10:10 - 11:10 NZT (23 Nov) / 21:10 - 22:10 GMT (22 Nov)

Creating learner resources in a revitalisation context
Jonathan Morris, Iwan Wyn Rees, Leandro Beltrachini, Mara Cercignani, Andreas Papageorgiou, Ivor Simpson, Prifysgol Caerdydd / Cardiff University
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Motivation among adult learners of Welsh
Jonathan Morris & Charlotte Brookfield, Prifysgol Caerdydd / Cardiff University
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Language & pedagogy from a Welsh and Māori perspective
Angharad Naylor, Lowri Davies, Prifysgol Caerdydd / Cardiff University, and Sophie Nock, University of Waikato
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)


Language revitalisation - 2

10:10 - 11:10 NZT (23 Nov) / 21:10 - 22:10 GMT (22 Nov)

Indigenous Language Revitalisation: Māori, Mapuche, First Nations examples
Vicky Young, University of Waikato
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Anishinaabe Revitalization Via Vision Quest
Rick McLean, Professor of Indigenous Studies, Mohawk College
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Challenges in teaching Mapuzugun
Alina Namuncura Rodenkirchen, Catholic University of Temuco, Chile
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)


Cultural Consciousness in Education

14:40 - 15:40 NZT (23 Nov) / 01:40 - 02:40 GMT (23 Nov)

Cultural conscious awareness for our well-being of tauira and kaimahi in education
Hua Dai & Daisy Bentley- Gray, Unitec/Te Pūkenga
Matapakinga a te pae - Panel discussion - (40 minutes panel presentation and discussion + 15 minutes audience questions)


Picture books and pedagogy

15:50 - 16:50 NZT (23 Nov) / 02:50 - 03:50 GMT (23 Nov)

Using picture books in a second year cultural perspectives course to draw on and highlight the knowledge of cultural insiders
Julie Barbour and Nicola Daly, University of Waikato
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Children’s picture books in Fiji
Shailesh Lal, University of Waikato
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)


Malaysian perspectives

17:00 - 18:00 NZT (23 Nov) / 04:00 - 05:00 GMT (23 Nov)

Bold New Shift to Science and Technology Embrace in Educational Pedagogy
Collins Chong Yew Keat, Universiti Malaya
Kōrero - Discussion (20 minutes) - questions or stimulus for participant discussion

Humanity in Action: Service Learning International
Balakrishnan, Universiti Malaya
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)


Changing contexts

19:00 - 20:00 NZT (23 Nov) / 06:00 - 07:00 GMT (23 Nov)

New trends for HE in Australasia: Learning to be agile
Prof. Michael Sankey,  Charles Darwin University and ACODE
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Programmatic Pākeha Paralysis
Dan Weijers, University of Waikato
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

How do we revitalise our conceptions around what it means to be a graduate?
Prof. Andrew Roberts, Cardiff University
Kōrero - Discussion (20 minutes) - questions or stimulus for participant discussion


Sustainability and teaching

20:10 - 21:10 NZT (23 Nov) / 07:10 - 08:10 GMT (23 Nov)

Culture, denial, recycling, tree-hugging: The many registers of learning about the environment
Edgar Burns,  Waikato University
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

(Climate) Changing the Law: Mainstreaming Climate Change in the Law Curriculum
Jennifer Campion, University of Waikato
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

ESD as a catalyst for a revitalised HE Student Experience
Julie Gwilliam, Cardiff University
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)


Staff development

21:20 - 22:20 NZT (23 Nov) / 08:20 - 09:20 GMT (23 Nov)

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Am I supposed to be here? Do I fit?: Developing inclusive ways of working to enable Teaching and Scholarship colleagues to flourish for the benefit of all?
Emmajane Milton and Kathryn Jones,  Cardiff University
Kōrero - Discussion (20 minutes) - questions or stimulus for participant discussion

Revitalising staff digital skills through digital nuggets
Katy Mann Benn, Rowena Fuluifaga and Hamish Cosford, Unitec/Te Pūkenga
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Studiosity: benefits for staff
Maryam Mariya and David Farquar, University of Waikato
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)


Covid in China

22:30 - 23:30 NZT (23 Nov) / 09:30 - 10:30 GMT (23 Nov)

Teaching dispatches from China during Covid 19
Anthony Ryan and Nykki Lane, University of Waikato, and Patrick Johansson,  Renmin University of China
Matapakinga a te pae - Panel discussion - (40 minutes panel presentation and discussion + 15 minutes audience questions)


The Lightning Talks

07:00 - 08:00 NZT (24 Nov) / 18:00 - 19:00 GMT (23 Nov)

Reviving face-to-face learning: using face-to-face and online learning interactive activities to engage students in academic writing
Cindy Wee,  Unitec/Te Pūkenga
Hiko - Lightning talk (5 mins) - a brief presentation on a specific example of teaching practice or pedagogy

Bringing face-to-face pedagogies into the online environment
Gemma Piercy-Cameron and Clementine Annabell,  Waikato University
Hiko - Lightning talk (5 mins) - a brief presentation on a specific example of teaching practice or pedagogy

Flipping the Foundations
Robert Wilson,  Cardiff University
Hiko - Lightning talk (5 mins) - a brief presentation on a specific example of teaching practice or pedagogy

Favourite Moodle hacks
Stephanie Gibbons,  Waikato University
Hiko - Lightning talk (5 mins) - a brief presentation on a specific example of teaching practice or pedagogy

H5P essay tasks
Katherine Gilliver-Brown,  Waikato University
Hiko - Lightning talk (5 mins) - a brief presentation on a specific example of teaching practice or pedagogy

Conversation Circles at the University of Waikato
Menaka Ediriweera,  Waikato University
Hiko - Lightning talk (5 mins) - a brief presentation on a specific example of teaching practice or pedagogy

Food as a facilitator - connecting over kai
Cate Prestidge,  Waikato University
Hiko - Lightning talk (5 mins) - a brief presentation on a specific example of teaching practice or pedagogy


Space and place

08:10 - 09:10 NZT (24 Nov) / 19:10 - 20:10 GMT (23 Nov)

Pedagogies of language and place names
Dr Dylan Foster Evans,  Cardiff University
Kōrero - Discussion (20 minutes) - questions or stimulus for participant discussion

Aligning learning and space
Hiral Patel, Cardiff University
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Revitalizing Teaching-learning Space & Time
Suzette Dyer, Mary Simpson, and Monica Fa'asu, University of Waikato
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)


Tertiary education: challenges

09:20 - 10:20 NZT (24 Nov) / 20:20 - 21:20 GMT (23 Nov)

Trauma-informed practices for tertiary education: Considerations and Challenges
Bill Shaw,  Wintec
Kōrero - Discussion (20 minutes) - questions or stimulus for participant discussion

Doing a DMA by Distance: Challenges and Opportunities
Liam Wooding, University of Waikato
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Supporting off-campus doctoral students
Katrina McChesney, University of Waikato
Kōrero - Discussion (20 minutes) - questions or stimulus for participant discussion


Online education

10:10 - 11:10 NZT (23 Nov) / 21:10 - 22:10 GMT (22 Nov)

Developing online teaching in higher education
Dr Dianne Forbes, University of Waikato & Dr Richard Walker, University of York
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Pre-degree International Students’ Online Learning Experiences
Jieyan (Mera) Tan, The University of Waikato College
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Cross-disciplinary e-learning initiative to boost students' learning
Geeta Duppati & Annelore Spieker, University of Waikato
Matapakinga a te pae - Panel discussion - (40 minutes panel presentation and discussion + 15 minutes audience questions)


Automation and Artificial Intelligence

11:20 - 12:20 NZT (23 Nov) / 22:20 - 23:20 GMT (22 Nov)

Shaping the future of digital testing
Dr Chelsea Blickem, University of Waikato; James Holden, Dr Sarah Goodwin, Dr Geoff LaFlair & others, Duolingo
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Robots are coming for your Students' Feedback
Eden Poihipi & Dr Rahat Hasan, University of Waikato
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)


Tools for student engagement

14:40 - 15:40 NZT (23 Nov) / 01:40 - 02:40 GMT (23 Nov)

Using Panopto to encourage deeper learning and reflection in a writing paper
Lucy Campbell & Brendan Sheridan, University of Waikato
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Using Ziplet to engage students in large (and small) classes
Roy Larke, University of Waikato
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Pandemic pandemonium a ramping up of universal design for learning (UDL)
Rosario Iguin, Lisa Simpringham, Ruth Laing, Donna Cavell and Ash, Unitec/Te Pūkenga
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)


Digital games

15:50 - 16:50 NZT (23 Nov) / 02:50 - 03:50 GMT (23 Nov)

How employing Wordle embraces indigenous culture
Vida Botes, University of Waikato
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Localized Histories revitalized through Video Gaming: An Introduction into the representation of Medieval History through Multimodal Gameplay
Ben Redder, University of Waikato
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Peacemaker: using an online educational game on ME politics to teach complex causality in a MA Public Policy course
Anthony Richardson, University of Waikato
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)


Tabletop games

17:00 - 18:00 NZT (23 Nov) / 04:00 - 05:00 GMT (23 Nov)

Peace Project
Nykki Lane, University of Waikato
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Marae-opoly
Jordan Luttrell and Alex Fear, National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd (NIWA)
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Affordances and Challenges in Tertiary Learning Usage of Tabletop Roleplaying Games
Michael Shoenberger, University of Waikato
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)


Student experience

19:00 - 20:00 NZT (23 Nov) / 06:00 - 07:00 GMT (23 Nov)

Using student experiences to shape our future
Bryony Hawthorn & Kalehi Apete, University of Waikato
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

A Deeper Shade of Blue: Improving the Reporting of Evaluations Data
Emma-Leigh Hodge, University of Waikato
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

How does a student remain motivated when faced with multiple obstacles (academic and personal)?
Dr Nigel Gearing, University of Auckland
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)


Innovations in WIL

20:10 - 21:10 NZT (23 Nov) / 07:10 - 08:10 GMT (23 Nov)

The Impact Lab as a tool for revitalising communities of knowledge
Sandy Muller, Natasha Miller, Karsten Zegwaard, Gail Hutcheson, WILCU, University of Waikato
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Immersive simulations with the Wales Virtual Hospital
Owen Crawford, Cardiff University
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Authentic assessment in action
Jamie Emerson and Dr Leanna Brinkley, Cardiff University International Study Centre
Kōrero - Discussion (20 minutes) - questions or stimulus for participant discussion


Cardiff teaching excellence

07:00 - 08:00 NZT (24 Nov) / 18:00 - 19:00 GMT (23 Nov)

What now for Learning and Teaching CPD in a post-lockdown world?
Steve Rutherford, Cardiff University
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Cardiff, Covid and Clinics (but not of the medical variety!)
Julie Price and Jason Tucker, Cardiff University
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)


Strategies for revitalising teaching and learning 1

08:10 - 09:10 NZT (24 Nov) / 19:10 - 20:10 GMT (23 Nov)

Reenergising language learning through mentoring
Claire Gorrara and Lucy Jenkins, Cardiff University
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Revitalizing regular study groups and embedded workshops
Hua Dai, Unitec/Te Pūkenga
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Flip works!: Revitalise teaching of writing through flipped classroom approach
Dr. Lo Yueh Yea (Janice), Universiti Malaya
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)


Strategies for revitalising teaching and learning 2

09:20 - 10:20 NZT (24 Nov) / 20:20 - 21:20 GMT (23 Nov)

Students using Perusall as a planning tool
Lucy Campbell & Brendan Sheridan, University of Waikato
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Computer-aided second language learning
Penny Xie, University of Waikato
Whakaaturanga - Presentation (15 minutes + 5 mins Q & A)

Virtual writing clinics - could an online writing doctor triage plagiarism and academic writing headaches?
Lisa Simpringham, Unitec/Te Pūkenga
Kōrero - Discussion (20 minutes) - questions or stimulus for participant discussion


Māori language revitalisation

13:30 - 14:30 NZT (23 Nov) / 00:30 - 01:30 GMT (23 Nov)

Petition Mō Te Reo Tau 50

Prof. Tom Roa:

He whakaaturanga i te whakanuitanga o te Tau50 o muri mai o te kawenga e Ngā Tamatoa me  Te Rōpū o Te Reo Māori o te Petihana Mō Te Reo Māori ki te Pāremata i te tau 1972, me ngā whakarauoranga o te Reo mai i taua tīmatatanga.

Te Tohu Paetahi a Māori language revitalisation strategy

Assoc. Prof. Sophie Nock:

This presentation is a look at the contribution that Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao / The Faculty of Māori & Indigenous Studies here at the University of Waikato makes towards the revitalisation agenda of te reo Māori (the Māori language). In particular the unique programme offered by Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao for over thirty years, namely Te Tohu Paetahi (The First Degree). In 1991, this programme was first offered and the University of Waikato has been the only mainstream university to offer such a programme. What makes this programme still popular since its inception, I would argue, is the curriculum and how it is delivered, it is the conducive whānau (family) learning environment, it is the teaching expertise provided and it is the support that the programme receives. This presentation will also briefly talk about some of the developments over the last three years, such as the Diploma in Te Tohu Paetahi, the new curriculum and the Te Tohu Paetahi scholarship for staff.

Closing keynote

10:30 - 11:30 NZT (24 Nov) / 21:30 - 22:30 GMT (23 Nov)

Dr Nigel Francis: Perfecting* Practical Pandemic Pedagogy (*Possibly)

#DryLabsRealScience is a community of practice established to support life science educators with the provision of laboratory-based classes in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and restricted access to facilities. Four key approaches have emerged from the innovative work shared with the network: videos, simulations, virtual/augmented reality, and datasets, with each having strengths and weaknesses. Each strategy was used pre-COVID and has a sound theoretical underpinning; here, I explore how the pandemic has forced their adaptation and highlight novel utilisation to support student learning in the laboratory environment during the challenges faced by remote and blended teaching.


Closing remarks

11:30 NZT (24 Nov) - end / 22:30 GMT (23 Nov) - end

Assoc Prof Tracy Bowell, Pro Vice-Chancellor Teaching and Learning, The University of Waikato

Karakia (prayer)