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PLD developing practices

Developing practices for new tertiary teachers

Learn how to facilitate learning, introduce co-operative and inquiry-based learning and explore new practices relevant to your subject and context to create interesting and engaging teaching delivery.

ITO numeracy PLD

Linking Theory and Practice for Effective Student-centred Teaching 

Learn to link teaching and learning theory to practice: consider the key theories and current understandings about adult learning and then apply these to create interesting and engaging teaching delivery.

problem based learning PLD

Problem-based learning: Creating student-led activities for work-ready outcomes

Learn about problem-based learning: an approach designed to help students develop effective problem solving skills, self-directed learning, effective collaboration skills and intrinsic motivation.

curriculum design PLD v3

Curriculum design for learning and teaching

Consider the wide range of interrelated aspects of designing curricula that effectively enhance student learning. Take part in learning and teaching activities; tools and resource development and assessment criteria and tasks.

under 25 learners

Improving outcomes for under 25-year-old learners

Examine how to improve learning and teaching experiences for under-25 learners. Explore an evidence-based model for professional development decision-making and an exciting new range of related resources.

dyslexia PLD

Supporting adults with dyslexia in tertiary education and training: an introduction

Get hands on exposure to the latest dyslexia screening tools; examine the additional challenges that learners face beyond phonological decoding and find out the latest thinking on Positive Dyslexia and some of the new technological aids.

collecting evidence of learner benefit mc

The process of collecting evidence of learner Benefit

Get practical information on the importance of evidence-based education and how to integrate evidence collection into day-to-day practice. Clarify the practices that work best for learners and learn how to use professional, reflective practice.

PLD student engagement

Co-operative learning – a teacher’s guide to working with groups

Discover the essential elements of effective group work through practical exercises. Consider assessment design, assessment methods and effective monitoring of groups to promote participation, accountability and fair outcomes for students.

reflective practice PLD

Thoughtful teaching: Using reflective practice tools for enhancing teaching, learning and professional development

Examine the purpose, benefits, methods and skills of reflective practice. Explore key concepts and models of reflective practice and how to use or adapt them to another context. Experience reflective practice first-hand.

Growing numeracy Building confidence with numbers

Growing numeracy: Building confidence with numbers

Discover skills and resources to improve numeracy instruction and help learners increase their confidence and competency with numbers.

This workshop is tailored to tutors delivering foundation courses and tutors who cover numeracy skills as part of vocational courses.

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 & Development
    We can come to you to deliver in-house professional development. Contact us to discuss your needs and budget.
  2. Public Workshops
    Come to one of our half-day or full-day public workshops taking place throughout the year in different parts of the country.
  3. Online learning courses
    Our online courses use a combination of  synchronous and asynchronous, facilitated learning and incorporate time for practical application. 

See the full range available: Professional Learning and Development Flyer (PDF, 400 KB)