Workshop Details

A full-day workshop designed as a “how to get it right” guide for tertiary lecturers and tutors working with student groups. 

Facilitators Jill Clark and Trish Baker will take workshop participants through the essential elements of effective group work with practical exercises in the morning. The afternoon session focuses on the issues of appropriate assessment design and methods, as well as effective monitoring of groups to promote participation, accountability and fairer outcomes for students.

This PD workshop is developed from their Ako Aotearoa project, Co-operative learning lecturer training programme, funded through Ako Aotearoa’s Central Regional Hub.

Who should attend? 

It will have broad appeal and value to practitioners across the tertiary education sector – anywhere students are encouraged to work in groups.

About the facilitators

Trish Baker and Jill Clark are both honorary research associates at the Wellington Institute of Technology, and have been involved in research into cooperative learning (group work) in the diverse New Zealand tertiary environment for the past 10 years.

They have presented numerous workshops and conference papers on Co-operative Learning, and have published at national and international level.

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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.
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    Our online courses use a combination of  synchronous and asynchronous, facilitated learning and incorporate time for practical application. 

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