Workshop Details

This course builds on our previous Engaging Challenging Learners workshop and What are we going to learn? Writing SMART learning outcomes workshop.

Topics covered

The course covers:

  • lesson planning  and parts of a plan 
  • student-centred learning  
  • SMART learning outcomes  
  • including the diverse learner groups in every class.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course participants will be able to: 

  • use Bloom's Taxonomy to write a set of SMART learning outcomes as goals for a teaching and learning session 
  • plan an engaging, learner-centred teaching and learning session that helps learners meet a set of SMART learning outcomes
  • peer-review lesson plans so they are ready for online or face-to-face delivery.


This course can be run online or face-to-face.

Online version: The course will be run over a three-week period. Participants are expected to complete a minimum of three hours of work each week at times suitable to them.

Face-to-face version: A full day workshop from 9.00am - 4.00pm.

Who is this in-house course for?

This course will be of value to practitioners who wish to plan engaging student-centred learning sessions. It will be of interest to new staff in tertiary education and workplace training, and all teachers who are new to planning for online learning.  

About the facilitator

Julia Bruce-Mayne gained her Adult Education degree and then her Master of Education (hons) while teaching hairdressing students for 13 years.

She received an Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award for Sustained Excellence in 2008 and went on to help others extend their teaching practices through roles in Capability Development in the School of Education at Wintec.

She is currently an independent consultant who is passionate about developing teaching and learning through reflective, collaborative and holistic practice.

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

Upcoming public workshops on this topic

Taking that next step in your professional learning and development is easy with Ako Aotearoa. Everything we do is evidence-based. Everything you’ll learn is practical, high-quality, effective and sustainable.

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.