Selena Chan

Prime Minister’s Supreme Award recipient 2007

Also award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching

Principal Academic Staff Member, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT)

"In baking, many skills and attitudes pertinent to teaching and research are practiced on a daily basis. The most important is that one must continually work at producing a good product."

Selena is a dedicated scholar baker who has worked at CPIT since 1980. She is an outstanding professional teacher with a wide range of experience and talents including the ability to develop programmes of study that are heavily focussed on learning outcomes.

Selena’s skills in curriculum development were invaluable in creating online courses that had teacher, student, and cognitive presence in the Blackboard learning management system.

An overriding element of Selena’s approach is a determination to build both confidence and capability. Selena has also worked in partnership with industry to complete the reviews and development of the new In-Store/Franchise Qualification. She is a skilled assessor who employs a range of formative and summative assessment techniques.