Making a difference: An extended conversation about learning

Date / Time: 5 November 2010, 9am – 4pm
Venue: WEL Energy Trust Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato


In November the University of Waikato’s Faculty of Education formally celebrates 50 years of teacher education. This symposium is one of several events on campus during November highlighting teaching and learning.

The New Zealand Curriculum raised new questions and challenges to do with what counts as learning, how learning takes place and how it might be sustained over time. This symposium builds on the interests and collaborations of Faculty staff around learning across the life-span. Staff will contribute to a conversation about learning by sharing research findings across early years, primary, secondary and tertiary settings.

The keynote speaker, Professor Guy Claxton, is Co-Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning at the University of Winchester. The well-known author and initiator of the Building Learning Power programme has a long relationship with the University of Waikato. Guy will set the scene for the day’s conversation about learning across the life-span.

The symposium is intended for teachers, school leaders and researchers as part of the continues conversation between the Faculty of Education and other sectors within education.