Workshop Details

Formerly known as Teaching tips 2: Key Principles that inform adult learning. This interactive half-day in-house workshop will assist practitioners in linking teaching and learning theory to their practice; introducing key theories and current understandings about adult learning.

The workshop will be a valuable addition to staff professional development and will prove particularly useful during induction of new staff, or as a ‘next stage’ for those who have attended our popular Developing practices for new tertiary teachers workshop.

Linking Theory and Practice for Effective Student-centred Teaching has been developed from the Ako Aotearoa-funded project Goalposts by Judith Honeyfield and Cath Fraser from Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.


Facilitators Judith and Cath will assist participants to achieve the following:

  • Gain an overview of some of the key principles and theories about adult learning to expand understanding and practice.
  • Apply relevant theories to their particular context to create interesting and engaging teaching delivery.

Judith and Cath are also the leaders of the team that developed the PD resource Signposts - explored in our Teaching tips and strategies workshop.

This event can be run in conjunction with Developing practices for new tertiary teachers as a full day event. 

Contact your local hub to book an in-house workshop on this topic. 

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We offer three main ways to learn and develop with us.

  1. In-house Learning and Development
    We can come to you to deliver in-house professional development. Contact us to discuss your needs and budget or download our in-house PLD flyer.
  2. Public Workshops
    Register for one of our public workshops scheduled throughout the year. 
  3. Ako Talks and webinars
    These online sessions deliver bite-sized information about current topics of interest to educators. Dates and topics are announced on social media and in our Community section and monthly e-news.