Ako-overview | Associate Professor Diane Ruwhiu

Supporting learners, Educational outcomes, Teaching strategies
Published: 24 October 2023

Associate Professor Diane Ruwhiu weaves her teaching practice the learning process around Ako (learning and teaching). She sees this as the core from which the other principles arise.

Associate Professor Diane Ruwhiu - Recipient of a 2021 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award.


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