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Te Puna Aurei LearnFest 21

Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1
10:10 - 10:30 am
TitlePresenter
Room 1 What students don't know about plagiarism. Stephanie Gibbons, (University of Waikato)
Room 2
Hiko (lightning) 5-min talks
1) Exploring sense of belonging
2) Back 2 School: Learnings from the school classroom back to teacher education
3) Experience Learning Description - A Swedish Method,
1) Dr Alison Jolley (University of Waikato)
2) Dr Claire Coleman (University of Waikato)
3) Kurt Cordice (University of Waikato)
Room 3 A New Direction: Our journey creating a chatbot Bryony Hawthorne, Peter Stone & Elsie Langdon (University of Waikato)
Room 4 What does it mean to BE an Engineer; Scientist, Economist… and how do we assess ‘being’. Andrew Roberts, (Cardiff University)  
Breakout 2
11:00 - 11:20 am
TitlePresenter
Room 1 Obstacles to studying online while working full time. Dr Nigel Gearing, (University of Auckland)
Room 2 Co-designing interdisciplinary teaching: What works! AProf Chris Eames, Dr Cathy Buntting, Dr Marcus Wilson, AProf Maurice Cheng, Judy Bailey, AProf Nigel Calder & AProf Wendy Fox, (University of Waikato)
Room 3 Initial investigation of online test practices: Using Moodle quizzes in a business school context. Victor Fester & Dr Karyn Rastrick, (University of Waikato)
Room 4 Bridging the learning divide. Ruth Laing & Katy Mann Benn,  (Unitec)
Breakout 3
11:30 - 11:50 am
TitlePresenter
Room 1 Using ePortfolios in the social work context: Theory and experience. Stephen Bright & Simon Lowe, (University of Waikato)
Room 2 Crossing into tertiary studies - 100 day journey. Katy Mann Benn, Yvonne Sang & Meenakshi Arora, (Unitec)
Room 3 Improving our flexibility: Lessons from Te Piringa’s transition to online teaching Jennifer Campion, (University of Waikato)
Room 4 Digital technologies in doctoral studies: An autoethnography of my technology-enhanced PhD journey amid Covid-19 - WITHDRAWN Zahra Mohammed, (University of Waikato)
Breakout 4
12:00 - 12:20 am
TitlePresenter
Room 1
Hiko (lightning) 5-min talks
1) How teaching (particularly te reo language instruction) adapted to COVID conditions. Hōri Manuirirangi, Dr Ēnoka Murphy, Beau Stowers & AProf Sophie Nock, (University of Waikato)
Room 2
Hiko (lightning) 5-min talks
1) Supporting an international student who is on Year Two in Bachelor of Nursing to cross over her fear and self-doubt to victory third time in placement after failing twice.
2)  Grammar sorted for study
3)  Vision: Creating a village, a space for students, support staff and lecturers.
1) Hua Dai, (Unitec)


2) Hamish Cosford & Katy Mann Benn, (Unitec)
3) Helen Luka, Unitec
Room 3 Engaging students in case-based virtual spaces AProf Eric Deakins, (University of Waikato)
Room 4 Integrating ETV into teaching and learning. Gretchen Badenhorst, (ETV)
Breakout 5
1:00 - 1:20 pm
TitlePresenter
Room 1 Transformative learning - The ‘Missing Link’ in water safety education Kurt Cordice, (University of Waikato)
Room 2 Place-based Education (PBE): The community and our environment as our classroom with interactive visual media. Dr Patricia Ong, (University of Waikato)
Room 3 Meeting them where they are: Supporting our RPGs  through online, self-paced tutorials Jess Howie, (University of Waikato)
Room 4 Partnering with students to create a digital capabilities self assessment tool. Dr Dara Tafazoli & Ruth Cameron, (University
of Newcastle)
Breakout 6
1:30 - 1:50 pm
TitlePresenter
Room 1 Meeting places and/as reclaiming the trans-indigenous teacher within - WITHDRAWN Sara Motta & Adam Manning, (University of Newcastle)
Room 2 Teaching climate change 101 - Crossing disciplinary bounds Martina Pietsch Brown & AProf Jo Lane, (University of Waikato)
Room 3 Crossing the globe: Teaching a MOOC for the first time AProf Nicola Daly & Dr Dianne Forbes, (University of Waikato)
Room 4
Hiko (lightning) 5-min talks
1) A philosophy that changed my thesis direction
2)  Methodological challenges  in collecting data with children on cultural representations in animated films
3) Crossing between quantities and orthographic view
1) Badhoora Naseer, (University of Auckland)
2) Annelore Spieker, (University of Waikato)
3) Dr Sr Kho Mei Ye, (University of Malaya)
Breakout 7
2:00 - 2:20 pm
TitlePresenter
Room 1 Indigenisation and justice in law curricula: How? Dr Marie Hadley & Dr Kevin Sobel-Read, (University of Newcastle)
Room 2
Hiko (lightning) 5-min talks
1) Exit cards for student and teacher feedback
2) Can you make explaining resource evaluation interesting?
3) Transcending disciplines to engage wicked problems.
1) AProf Maurice Cheng, (University of Waikato)
2) Nicole Gammie, (University of Newcastle)
3) Liam Phelan & Bonnie McBain, (University of Newcastle)
Room 3 Reimagining the next frontier of higher education: The impact of political framework  and technological innovation Collins Chong Yew Keat, (University of Malaya)
Room 4 Teaching engineering principles using animations and videos Dr Balaji Narayanaswamy (University of Waikato)
Breakout 8
2:30 - 2:50 pm
TitlePresenter
Room 1 [email protected] Learning Malaysia-University for Society: Towards multicultural inclusion AProf Dr Vishalache Balakrishnan, (University of Malaya)
Room 2 Using Jamboard in the flexi-classroom Dr Suzette Dyer & Monica Fa'Asu, (University  of Waikato)
Room 3
Hiko (lightning) 5-min talks
1) Digital lightboard: enhancing student engagement.
2) Help me Library Search, you’re my only hope!
3) Partnering to improve student success
1) Dr Melissa Tadros, (University of Newcastle)
2) Sally Turbitt, Tracey Cox & Michael Paver, University of Newcastle
3)  Dr Maryam Mariya, (University of Waikato), & Tasha Le, (Studiosity)
Room 4
Liberating Structure: Impromptu Networking

Clementine Annabell & Stephen Harlow (University of Waikato)

Breakout 9
3:20 - 4:00 pm
TitlePresenter
Room 1 Grounding our shared talanoa through vā Dr Keakaokawai Varner Hemi, Dr David Taufui Mikato Fa'avae & Dr Apo Aporosa, (University of Waikato)
Room 2 All above board: Play the Academic Integrity board game online Katherine Gilliver-Brown, (University of Waikato)
Room 3 Pathways Awarua – Free online self-paced interactive Literacy & Numeracy Support for Learners, Educators and Whānau Michael Grawe & Angelina Thompson (Te Wānanga o Aotearoa)

9:45 - 10:00 am NZT

Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/tahi

Karakia

Welcome

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

Opening remarks

Professor Neil Quigley, Vice Chancellor

10:10 - 10:30 am NZT

Room 1: What students don’t know about plagiarism

Stephanie Gibbons, University of Waikato

10:10–10.30am   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/tahi
Description

One of our large first year papers has been running a plagiarism module for the last two years. Students are asked questions about what's acceptable and what isn't. From the hundreds of student responses we can note some interesting trends about what students do and don't know about plagiarism.

Room 2:  Hiko (Lightning) 5-minute talks

Exploring sense of belonging in field experiences

Dr Alison Jolley, University of Waikato

10:10–10.30am   Zoom link:  waikato.ac.nz/go/rua
Description

Field experiences often represent a significant and transformative 'crossing' for STEM undergraduates. Students build transferable skills and connect content knowledge learned in the classroom to authentic contexts. They develop disciplinary identity and start to feel 'like a scientist'. One additional hypothesised outcome of field experiences is developing student sense of belonging, or the feeling of being included, accepted and valued. In this talk, participants will be introduced to research findings that identify the unique role that sense of belonging has in field environments when compared to similar on campus papers. Implications for supporting more inclusive teaching practices will be discussed.

Back 2 School: Learnings from the school classroom back to teacher education

Dr Claire Coleman, University of Waikato

10:10–10.30am   Zoom link:  waikato.ac.nz/go/rua
Description

Participants will reflect on their own experiences as educators in relation to understandings that might be gained from school settings and pedagogies.

Experience Learning Description - A Swedish Method

Kurt Cordice, University of Waikato

10:10–10.30am   Zoom link:  waikato.ac.nz/go/rua
Description

This will be a quick talk about the Experience - Learning - Description (ELD) from Sweden.

As an authorised ELD mentor and mentor-trainer since 2009, I have used EDL in Korea and here in New Zealand to help young (and not-so-young) adults reflect on and document what they have learned during experiential programs. The talk will include a short history of and introduction to ELD, how it works, my impressions of the program, and how it might be relevant here in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Room 3: A New Direction: Our journey creating a chatbot

Bryony Hawthorne, Peter Stone & Elsie Langdon, University of Waikato

10:10–10.30am   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/toru
Description

Join us on a journey of discovery as we reflect on the experience of creating a chatbot for the University of Waikato Library. Experience the highs and lows, the road blocks, failures and successes. We will discuss why we chose to create a chatbot, the particular platform we used and why we haven’t implemented full AI capabilities. By the end of our journey we hope participants will have gained insight into how a chatbot might work for them, what to focus on and what to avoid, as well as be inspired to follow a similar path.

Room 4: What does it mean to BE an Engineer, Scientist, Economist… and how do we assess ‘being’

Andrew Roberts, Cardiff University

10:10–10.30am   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/whaa
Description

Our programmes and courses are typically defined by a series of learning outcomes but these rarely define what it means to BE an Engineer, Economist, Historian or whatever subject we choose.  Little has been written on how we might assess concepts of being or indeed define learning-outcomes that expressly promote a student's becoming.  Is it indeed possible to measure to provide a mark for someone's being or becoming? Can we reasonably give students useful feedback on their being?  This workshop will propose a conceptual framework which can be used to develop a broader view of assessment.

11:00 - 11.20 am NZT

Room 1: Obstacles to studying online while working full time

Dr Nigel Gearing, University of Auckland

11:00–11.20am   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/tahi
Description

Drawing on contemporary literature and a one-year longitudinal study of factors that motivate/demotivate language learners, this presentation will reflect on how internal and external factors affected the outcome of one American English teacher's attempt to study Korean online while living in her host country. Many of the challenges she was faced with are transferable to a myriad of online learning environments and I will briefly touch on these and put out to attendees the question: How can teachers, curriculum & learning designers improve the distance learning experience of particularly adult learners?

Room 2: Co-designing interdisciplinary teaching: What works!

AProf Chris Eames, Dr Cathy Buntting, Dr Marcus Wilson, AProf Maurice Cheng, Judy Bailey, AProf Nigel Calder & AProf Wendy Fox, University of Waikato

11:00–11.20am   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/rua
Description

Furthermore, it will be explained how these methodologies might be utilised to better study children's perceptions of ethnic portrayals in animated media.

Room 3:  Initial investigation of online test practices: Using Moodle quizzes in a business school context

Victor Fester & Dr Karyn Rastrick, University of Waikato

11:00–11.20am   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/toru
Description

Moodle quizzes are useful for formative assessment, but have increasingly been used for summative assessment, especially since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, academic staff have had to rapidly pivot from face-to-face tests to online tests.

This presentation will share a case study of Moodle quiz use in undergraduate papers in 2020 in the management discipline in a New Zealand business school, followed by suggestions for enhanced use of the Moodle quiz activity for summative assessment.

Room 4:  Bridging the learning divide

Ruth Laing & Katy Mann Benn, Unitec

11:00–11.20am   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/whaa
Description

This presentation will look at the strategies available to teachers and learning advisors to facilitate their support of students with learning impairments. It will focus on the advantages of a holistic and joined up approach (Learning advisors and Access for Success team) in helping students fulfil their potential and achieve their aims.

We will look at two key case studies from Unitec to shine a light on these strategies, evaluating the factors which contribute to their effectiveness. The student will be present, either in person or online to answer questions.

11:30 - 11.50am NZT

Room 1: Using ePortfolios in the social work context: Theory and experience

Stephen Bright & Simon Lowe, University of Waikato

11:30–11.50am   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/tahi
Description

ePortfolios have long been recognised as a key tool for Work Integrated Learning. There are pedagogical reasons for this, in terms of the ways ePortfolios enable experiential learning and allow continuous feedback to students on work placement. Does the theory match the practice? The Social Work programme at the university outlines their experiences using ePortfolios.

Room 2: Crossing into tertiary studies - 100 day journey

Katy Mann Benn, Yvonne Sang & Meenakshi Arora, Unitec

11:30–11.50am   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/rua
Description

Equipping students with the tools and academic skills they need to successfully navigate the tertiary terrain has been shown to take 100 days (McInnis, James, McNaught, 1995; Tinto, 1989). At Unitec we have over 8000 students ranging from level 3-9 in 10 different academic schools. In 2021 we delivered 100 Skill Workshops in the first 100 days of each semester employing a spiral curriculum and flipped methodology. To reach our students spread across two sites and those off campus on placements we taught concurrently face to face and on-line employed Zoom and Mentimeter to maximise interactivity.To date we have had 1500 registrations for the workshops and evaluations have been very positive.

Room 3: Improving our flexibility: Lessons from Te Piringa’s transition to online teaching

Jennifer Campion, University of Waikato

11:30–11.50am   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/toru
Description

Participants will learn about the challenges and successes of Te Piringa's 2020 move to online teaching, including the strategies that worked well for us and our students.  Participants will be invited to share their own experiences as part of a group discussion.

Room 4: Digital technologies in doctoral studies: An autoethnography of my technology-enhanced PhD journey amid Covid-19 - WITHDRAWN

Zahra Mohammed, University of Waikato

11:30–11.50am
Description

Participants will gain insights into how digital technologies could enhance doctoral studies. The presentation also has implications for e-supervision of postgraduate students during Covid-19 lockdown situations.

12:00 - 12.20pm NZT

Room 1:  Hiko (Lightning) 5-minute talks

How teaching (particularly te reo language instruction) adapted to COVID conditions

Hōri Manuirirangi, Dr Ēnoka Murphy, Beau Stowers & AProf Sophie Nock, University of Waikato

12:00–12.20pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/tahi
Description

This presentation will focus on the educational environment and the impact of a pandemic on ‘four’ experienced and traditionally kanohi ki te kanohi or face to face (F2F) kaiwhakaako reo Māori, Māori language teachers.  The challenges of online teaching have been diverse and numerous, we will share our experiences and our coping mechanisms such as; adapting to the use of technology and the redesign of the delivery of our lessons. What were successful strategies? What was not so successful? What does future online teaching look like for those of us as F2F traditionalists?

Room 2:  Hiko (Lightning) 5-minute talks

Supporting an international student who is on Year Two in Bachelor of Nursing to cross over her fear and self-doubt to victory third time in placement after failing twice

Hua Dai, Unitec

12:00–12.20pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/rua
Description

Using my skills as a trained Psychosynthesis counsellor, I walked with this international student who failed twice her placement and has tried different ways to overcome language barrier after the first failure, but failed the second placement due to the underlying fear and lack of self-confidence in interpersonal communication, on her journey to victory the third attempt at placement.

Outcome of session is that participants will learn about how a psychosynthesis bi-focal vision and a psychosynthesis body-feelings-mind map can support students to move into their strength and empowered to achieve their goals.

Grammar sorted for study

Hamish Cosford & Katy Mann Benn, Unitec

12:00–12.20pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/rua
Description

Participants will learn how Unitec rolled out 1200 Grammarly licences and enabled students to autonomously  edit the grammatical and style errors out of their work prior to submission. All developed resources will be shared so that participants could replicate this pilot should they wish to.

Participants will reflect on the usefulness of this approach at a cost of $4 per student, students are correcting 70% error in assignments and evaluations by staff and students have been overwhelmingly positive.

Vision: Creating a village, a space for students, support staff and lecturers

Helen Luka, Unitec

12:00–12.20pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/rua
Description

Participants will reflect on the importance of creating a safe space for priority students. A village concept can be such a space where students, support staff and lecturers intermingle each day. A space where the energy is vibrant yet conducive for private or group study.

Room 3: Engaging students in case-based virtual spaces

AProf Eric Deakins, University of Waikato

12:00–12.20pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/toru
Description

Harvard University created the Perusall app, which it touts as being a ‘truly social e-reader’. One of its main virtues is using artificial intelligence (AI) to assess individual reading performance automatically, award a mark, and offer feedback (students comment on readings within the app).

Participants will learn what lies behind Perusall and reflect on the main advantages and challenges from the educator and student viewpoints. They will learn how to access Perusall, configure an assignment, and interpret the results. Finally, participants will reflect on the efficacy of having AI assign individual students a mark for a shared discussion and how they can add value via a subsequent classroom discussion.

Room 4: Integrating ETV into teaching and learning

Gretchen Badenhorst, ETV

12:00–12.20pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/whaa
Description

Clipping videos, creating interactive videos, creating resource sets to integrate into their institutional LMS.

1:00 - 1.20pm NZT

Room 1: Transformative learning - The ‘Missing Link’ in water safety education

Kurt Cordice, University of Waikato

1:00–1.20pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/tahi
Description

Water-related accidents and drowning is a significant problem in Aotearoa New Zealand, rating at the 4th most common cause of death.  ‘Could a lack of focus on, and support for, transformative learning be the missing link to creating more effective water safety and aquatic education programs?’.

This talk will report the preliminary results of a directed study and initial research related to this question.  The role of transformative learning as part of The Global Swim Project will be highlighted.  Additionally, a discussion with and among audience members will be encouraged as a critical part of the presentation.

Room 2: Place-based Education (PBE): The community and our environment as our classroom with interactive visual media

Dr Patricia Ong, University of Waikato

1:00–1.20pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/rua
Description

Participants will:

  • Learn about the features of place-based and experiential educational approaches.
  • Be familiarize with a few digital learning supports that can help with the experience through timeline, story and cultural mapping.
  • Be able to conduct action research based on a place-based education framework.

Room 3: Meeting them where they are: Supporting our RPGs  through online, self-paced tutorials

Jess Howie, University of Waikato

1:00–1.20pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/toru
Description

By the end of the 2020 lockdown, the library had spent some time offering research workshops both face to face and online, but the time had come to ask, could we do more?

In the months that followed, we developed a suite of online, self-paced tutorials to complement our workshop offerings. This opened up new opportunities for enhanced learning and engagement.

I will present this session as it's own online, self-paced tutorial, which I will take the participants through live. In this way, attendees will get a sense of the user experience we have created. In the process, I will briefly outline our rationale, our process and anticipated outcomes.

Room 4: Partnering with students to create a digital capabilities self assessment tool

Dr Dara Tafazoli & Ruth Cameron, University of Newcastle

1:00–1.20pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/whaa
Description

Participants will learn about the process of creating and validating a digital capabilities self-assessment tool for students. Students answer survey questions and their responses are translated into a personalised report of their strengths and weaknesses in respect of the different digital capabilities.  They can use this as a reflective tool to build their skills using linked resources.  The first part of the project was the creation of a valid, reliable survey instrument. Learn about our journey, challenges and outcomes.

1:30 - 1.50pm NZT

Room 1: Meeting places and/as reclaiming the trans-indigenous teacher within - WITHDRAWN

Sara Motta & Adam Manning, University of Newcastle

1:30–1.50pm
Description

In this session we will share our stories of reclaiming our (Trans) Indigenous Teacher within and reflect on its contribution to our healing liberations and the project of decolonising the University. Our session emerges out of a multiple year journey, itself a meeting place in form, content and process between two educators who are reclaiming their Indigenous heritages (Kamilaroi and Muisca/Chibcha respectively) as a way of meaning-making, healing and renewal. We will share our stories through a dialogue weaved with multiple tongues; narrative, improvised sonic yarning, poetry, ritual and contemporary aboriginal art. We also invite others to share their stories to create a weave of plurality across our lineages.

Room 2: Teaching climate change 101 - Crossing disciplinary bounds

Martina Pietsch Brown & AProf Jo Lane, University of Waikato

1:30–1.50pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/rua
Description

Climate change is a broad, multidisciplinary issue that affects every facet of the world around us. We describe the innovative approach that was used to develop and deliver CLIMT101 - Introduction to Climate Change Science. The paper was designed to showcase the breadth and interrelated nature of climate change. Students and staff alike had to cross many disciplinary bounds, with an unprecedented number of 17 academic staff contributing their expertise to the paper.

Room 3: Crossing the globe: Teaching a MOOC for the first time

APro Nicola Daly & Dr Dianne Forbes, University of Waikato

1:30–1.50pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/toru
Description

Participants will learn about the experiences of the authors and participants in the first iteration of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled ‘The Power of Picturebooks’ with the digital platform FutureLearn. We will reflect on what we have learned from our participants about teaching on a global digital platform and invite discussion on the challenges of teaching a MOOC.

Room 4: Hiko (Lightning) 5-minute talks

A philosophy that changed my thesis direction

Badhoora Naseer, University of Auckland

1:30–1.50pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/whaa
Description

In preparation for my PhD proposal, I was reading broadly on literature around teacher education for inclusive education when my eyes caught concepts such as ‘becoming-teacher’, ‘rhizome’ and ‘assemblage’ by Deleuze and Guattari. Given the complex nature of teaching and teacher becoming, I saw how this philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari is more appropriate for my study. I also saw how their philosophy offers an alternative vocabulary for conceptualizing teachers becoming beyond the limitations of ‘to be’ and ‘being’ an inclusive educator, which is the focus of the current literature.

Methodological challenges in collecting data with children on cultural representations in animated films

Annelore Spieker, University of Waikato

1:30–1.50pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/whaa
Description

Participants will reflect about the challenges of the uses and applications of methodologies to understand how primary school children in Aotearoa New Zealand perceive cultures represented in mass media productions, such as in Disney and Pixar animated films.

This research will look at how kids identify twenty-four primary characters in terms of self-identification and cultural perceptions towards others.

This work will compare several methods applied in two data collections: workgroup, focus group, costumes, play activity with dolls and action figures, one-on-one online interviews, and survey with visual methods.

Furthermore, it will be explained how these methodologies might be utilised to better study children's perceptions of ethnic portrayals in animated media.

Crossing between quantities and orthographic view

Dr Sr Kho Mei Ye, University of Malaya

1:30–1.50pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/whaa
Description

Participants will be able to learn on the uniqueness to blend arts and scientific resources to develop a quantifiable output.

2:00 - 2.20pm NZT

Room 1: Indigenisation and justice in law curricula: How?

Dr Marie Hadley & Dr Kevin Sobel-Read, University of Newcastle

2:00–2.20pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/tahi
Description

We interpret this year’s LearnFest theme of ‘crossings’ as, among others, a space of intersection where multiple knowledges and experiences can overlap and inspire. In this light – in the crossings of pedagogy and practice, of Indigenous and non-Indigenous – we propose to discuss avenues for achieving a sustainable framework for increasing curricular justice within a law school curriculum. More specifically, we will describe our current efforts to implement a long-term strategy at the Newcastle Law School for recognising, respecting and valuing Indigenous peoples’ legal systems, knowledges, and experiences; we do so through a lens of reciprocity, synthesising four approaches that draw on content, context, collaboration and classroom pedagogy.

Room 2: Hiko (Lightning) 5-minute talks

Exit cards for student and teacher feedback

AProf Maurice Cheng, University of Waikato

2:00–2.20pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/rua
Description

Participants will be able to use exit cards to make their teaching more responsive to student needs and concerns.

Can you make explaining resource evaluation interesting?

Nicole Gammie, University of Newcastle

2:00–2.20pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/rua
Description

Participants will learn about how University of Newcastle is developing some new learning objects to assist students with their assessment tasks that are engaging.

Transcending disciplines to engage wicked problems

Liam Phelan & Bonnie McBain, University of Newcastle

2:00–2.20pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/rua
Description

This work will compare several methods applied in two data collections: workgroup, focus group, costumes, play activity with dolls and action figures, one-on-one online interviews, and survey with visual methods.

Room 3: Reimagining the next frontier of higher education:  The impact of political framework and technological innovation

Collins Chong Yew Keat, University of Malaya

2:00–2.20pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/toru
Description

Participants will discuss future-driven parameters and factors of growth, outcome, influence and impact of critical trends and changes driven by a holistic spectrum of tangible and intangible indicators. They will learn and reflect on the vast openings and challenges in the teaching and learning system in particular and the impact and role of higher education in general, stemming from the influence of the different factors and how well-suited the community in the industry can absorb and spearhead the necessary agility and leadership in maximising the impact and outcome.

Room 4: Teaching engineering principles using animations and videos

Dr Balaji Narayanaswamy, University of Waikato

2:00–2.20pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/whaa
Description

This research will look at how kids identify twenty-four primary characters in terms of self-identification and cultural perceptions towards others.

2:30 - 2.50pm NZT

Room 1:  [email protected] Learning Malaysia-University for Society: Towards multicultural inclusion

AProf Vishalache Balakrishnan, University of Malaya

2:30–2.50pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/tahi
Description

Through this sharing, participants would understand the true essence of Service Learning Malaysia and have the opportunity to collaborate with Malaysia for internationalization of [email protected] Learning Malaysia. Participants can reflect and innovate new ways of service learning for the 21st century.

Room 2: Using Jamboard in the flexi-classroom

Dr Suzette Dyer & Monica Fa'Asu, University of Waikato

2:30–2.50pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/rua
Description

Participants will learn about our experiences of using Jamboard for the first time in the context of a synchronised flexi-class. Students attended lectures in person or via zoom, including some dropping in from China, Hamilton, and other locales across New Zealand. We discuss how Jamboard enabled us to engage students in the lectures, and some of the highs and lows of integrating Jamboard in to the synchronised flexi-classroom setting.

Room 3: Hiko (Lightning) 5-minute talks

Digital lightboard: enhancing student engagement

Dr Melissa Tadros, University of Newcastle

2:30–2.50pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/toru
Description

Enlighten teaching academics to exciting opportunities for enhancing student engagement in pre-recorded lectures, by utilising a digital lightboard configuration where high quality video of instructors can be embedded within powerpoint recordings. This configuration includes opportunities for whiteboard-style instructions within a traditional powerpoint, providing a much more interactive and engaging pre-recorded lecture, thereby helping to cross the bridge between online and in person learning.

Help me Library Search, you’re my only hope!

Sally Turbitt, Tracey Cox & Michael Paver, University of Newcastle

2:30–2.50pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/toru
Description

The University of Newcastle Library Service's “Help me Library Search! You’re my only hope!” search strategies workshop is a cross-team training collaboration by Academic Engagement and Client Services staff. The aim of the workshop is the professional development of the staff from both teams, with frontline Client Services staff reinforcing and developing their knowledge of search concepts such as Boolean and truncation, filters, scholarly resources and identifying and solving common search issues; and for the session facilitators from Academic Engagement, the sessions were used to build skills and experience which included developing lesson plans, content delivery, road testing different methods of collecting feedback and using interactive teaching tools.

Partnering to improve student success

Dr Maryam Mariya, University of Waikato, & Tasha Le, Studiosity

2:30–2.50pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/toru
Description

The University of Waikato supports student learning through the provision of online systems such as one-on-one sessions with the Student Learning team and on-demand study help with Studiosity. Our university has partnered with Studiosity to find ways to further improve student retention and academic success. The partnership between the university and Studiosity provides a mutual benefit to both organisations. Students can access online support and feedback from the Student Learning team when they need it the most and Studiosity completes our student support ecosystem with 24/7 on demand online study help. How does Studiosity work?

Room 4: Liberating structure:  impromptu networking

Clementine Annabell & Stephen Harlow, University of Waikato

2:30–2.50pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/whaa

Join our session to meet other attendees and experience the liberating structure 'impromptu networking'. Liberating structures are a set of formats for facilitating groups which encourage high levels of participation and engagement. You will meet several attendees for a short structured conversation. Please have a microphone ready for participation, and if possible, a camera.

3:20 - 4.00pm NZT

Room 1:  Grounding our shared talanoa through vā

Dr Keakaokawai Varner Hemi, Dr David Taufui Mikato Fa'avae & Dr Apo Aporosa, University of Waikato

3:20–4.00pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/tahi
Description

For Pacific learners to succeed as Pacific, it requires approaches that can capitalise on their indigenous Pacific knowledge and practices. How Pacific approaches can strengthen educators’ cultural capabilities within teaching and learning in higher education requires learning and practices that appreciate and embrace their grounded Pacific diversities and specificities. Participants will learn about what this looks, sounds, and feels like.

Room 2: All above board: Play the Academic Integrity board game online

Katherine Gilliver-Brown, University of Waikato

3:20–4.00pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/rua
Description

Participants in this session will play the Academic Integrity Board Game in teams. The purpose is to use the activity to stimulate reflection on approaches to academic integrity instruction in tertiary institutions. The session will finish with discussion about how our own personal intertextual practices and academic integrity schema became embedded, and the way this process might lead to assumptions about what students know. We will share what institutions are doing to provide safe, culturally appropriate, non-judgemental and effective opportunities for academic integrity learning.

Room 3: Pathways Awarua – Free online self-paced interactive Literacy & Numeracy Support for Learners, Educators and Whānau

Michael Grawe & Angelina Thompson, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

3:20–4.00pm   Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/toru
Description

Pathways Awarua (www.pathwaysawarua.com) is a free online, interactive learning platform designed to strengthen literacy and numeracy skills in contexts that are relevant to New Zealanders. Developed by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and supported by the Ministry of Education (MoE), Pathways Awarua is for adult and young adult learners wanting to improve their reading, writing and maths skills for work and for life.

Part #1 (Michael) of the presentation will explain navigation and functionality of the tool and introduce attendees to the different pathways/modules available to learners and educators.

Part #2 (Angelina) will showcase strategies and resources specifically designed to encourage and support the use of Pathways Awarua in class and at home.

4:10 - 4:30pm NZT

Closing Keynote:  Enhancing cultural consciousness

Associate Professor Sandy Morrison

Acting Dean, Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Studies, University of Waikato

Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/tahi

With significant cultural and structural shifts in education, we as educators must build our critical consciousness to advance Māori success. As a Te Tiriti educator, I will be sharing reflections as I have juggled (sometimes clumsily) to reposition and embrace this new reality in the classroom.

4:30 - 4:45 pm NZT

Zoom link: waikato.ac.nz/go/tahi

Closing remarks

Professor Robyn Longhurst, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Karakia

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