Know your learners - Ako Explored Principle 1 | Dr Cami Sawyer

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

The foundation of effective ako (learning and teaching) is in knowing ākonga (learners), the strengths they bring, and the challenges they face in learning.

Teaching a demanding topic with a very diverse cohort of students encourages Dr Cami Sawyer to understand her students, what they bring, and the challenges they face. This is the platform on which she builds a connectionist approach to teaching.

Dr Cami Sawyer - Recipient of a 2019 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award.


Ako Explored – Six principles for enhancing learner outcomes in tertiary education

Ako Explored addresses the urgent and persistent need to improve learning and teaching in the tertiary sector in Aotearoa. It outlines six principles and indicative practices directly applicable to educators across this diverse sector.

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