Ako Aotearoa leads New Zealand's tertiary sector in building educational capability for learner success.

Summary report

A training programme for New Zealand Sign Language tutors that teaches about Deaf identity, culture and language

A summary report of a project that aimed to develop a training programme to teach about Deaf identity, culture and language. 

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Online workshop, ALNACC

Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool

This course presents an introduction to the National Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Tool and the related Learning Progressions framework.

Online workshop, ALNACC

Enhancing Pacific Cultural Capability

This interactive course builds on the learning in Introduction to the Pacific Cultural Centredness Pathway to lift the gaze above just greetings and pronunciations, to help align your approaches to each Pacific island group. 

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Rhys news item


Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for leading lecturer in Māori public health

During the online Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards ceremony yesterday, Dr Rhys Jones from The University of Auckland’s Te Kupenga Hauora Māori was announced this year’s recipient of the top tertiary teaching accolade.

Learner agency in adult foundation level education


Learner agency in the age of Covid

A report on ‘Learner Agency’ that was launched as part of the celebrations of UNESCO’s International Literacy Day.

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Ako Talks

Ako Talks, launched in May 2020, is a series of short topical presentations that connect you with leading tertiary educators and their valuable learnings, insights and resources developed through our co-funded projects. 



tertiary resources in our Knowledge Centre


active research projects


professional development events this year


co-funding opportunities and partnerships