Workshop Details

This is a two-week online course.

Participants will complete a series of activities, contribute to group discussions, and give peer feedback through an online forum.

Facilitator Julia Bruce will be monitoring the discussions, commenting on contributions, and asking additional questions to facilitate the discussion.

It is expected the activities will take 3-4 hours per week. 

This course uses Blooms Taxonomy to help participants write SMART learning outcomes.

By the end if the session participants will be able to:

  • Explain what the acronym SMART stands for in relation to writing learning outcomes
  • Use Bloom's Taxonomy to write at least one SMART learning outcome for one specific teaching and learning session
  • Align the learning outcomes that you write with the appropriate NZQA Level Descriptors.

Note: Depending on the needs of the participants and/or organisations involved, more or different outcomes may be included.

Who is this in-house course for? 

This course will be of value to practitioners who are wanting to make a shift to student-led learning and teaching, plus those who are struggling with planning and evaluating student-centred learning sessions. It will also be of interest to new staff in tertiary education and workplace training.

About the facilitator

While teaching hairdressing students for 13 years Julia gained her Adult Education degree and then her Master of Education (hons). She received an Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award for Sustained Excellence in 2008. She has gone on to help others extend their teaching practices through roles in Capability Development and in the School of Education at Wintec. She is currently operating as an independent consultant.

Julia 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. 



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