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


Initial Teacher Education (ITE) students’ perceptions of typical engineers: Assessing potential for bias in the formative career decision years

This study contributes to understanding the gender imbalance in engineering by highlighting soon-to-be teachers’ views of the profession and the people who are working within it. 

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ePosts online | Enhancing tertiary learning and teaching through technology

Explore and assess technology solutions, along with resources to facilitate technology enhanced learning, to enhance learning engagement and add value to the teaching and learning experience across different contexts.

Online workshop

Keep learners engaged: plan great lessons online and offline

This is a three week online workshop where participants will plan an engaging, learner-centred session for either online or face-to-face learning environments, that aims to meet SMART learning outcomes. 

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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.

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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. 



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