Workshop Details

Formerly known as Teaching tips 2: Key Principles that inform adult learning. This interactive half day 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. Please contact your Regional Hub for further information.

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
    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 of public workshops available in the Northern, Central and Southern regions.