NTLTC 2011 regional collaboration to develop a degree preparation programme

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Liz Chinlund - Victoria University of Wellington, Kate Messent - Weltec & Peter Appleby - Whitireia Polytechnic

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  • Process: Identified need- regional, context (funding shift), student centred.Reviewed existing coursesConsulted with providersDeveloped draft Course OutlinesExpanded consultationRe-developed and submitted for review- Doc soon to be published on Ako Aotearoa websitePriority Learners ForumInvite to get involved in the discussion!
  • HIGH standards- Consistent learner demands- based on developed and available Course Outlines & learner objectives
  • Lit Review Findings-Maintain institutional autonomy and flexibility in deliveryPossibility that Academic Comms course could be available as a supplement for other programmes- explore utility for other providersDrafted course outlines available onlineCollaboration to enable:Institutional and credit transfer?Shared resources and/or funding/services?Flexible enrolments?Course portability?Ad eundem statum? Clear articulations?Explore the future of bridging education within the changing contextNZQATRoQNational Qualification optionPolicy, funding and institutional support
  • Challenging perceptions of Removing elitism between colleagues, learners, whānau, communities, society, industry???Common skills and expectations of degreesReinforce expectations of the disciple and institution that student will transition toProvide opportunities for enculturationEnabling readinessCognitive strategiesContent knowledgeSelf-managementContextual or institutional awarenessFactors required for effective bridging & preparationLearner engagementPsychological & social readinessCourse contentPedagogical recommendations
  • NTLTC 2011 regional collaboration to develop a degree preparation programme

    1. 1. Regional Collaboration to Develop a Degree Preparation Programme<br />Haere Mai, <br />Warm Pacific Greetings, <br />Welcome! <br />
    2. 2. Certificate of Degree Preparation<br />Our plan today: <br /><ul><li>Introduce collaborative Certificate of Degree Preparation programme development
    3. 3. Discuss the concept of ‘preparing learners for multiple contexts’</li></li></ul><li>Overview:<br />Ako Aotearoa funded<br />Regional Programme Development Initiative:<br />Certificate of Degree Preparation<br />Level 4, 60 credits<br />
    4. 4. Certificate of Degree Preparation<br />Learning-Centred: <br /><ul><li>a holistic approach to prepare learners for higher study, integrating:
    5. 5. skills & knowledge,
    6. 6. cognitive problem solving,
    7. 7. critical self-reflection, &
    8. 8. reinforcing autonomy.</li></li></ul><li>Certificate of Degree Preparation structure<br />One required 20 credit course:<br /><ul><li>Academic Communication (Theory & Practice)</li></ul>and two electives (20 credits each), from the following:<br /><ul><li>Business
    9. 9. Humanities
    10. 10. Social Sciences
    11. 11. Science
    12. 12. Mathematics</li></li></ul><li>Certificate of Degree Preparation<br />Preparing learners for degrees at a variety of contexts and institutions<br />Insights<br />Challenges<br />Strengths<br />
    13. 13. Certificate of Degree Preparation<br />Discussion<br />Q1: How do the concepts of academic, applied, vocational, etc. serve learners?<br />Q2: What is the difference between degrees at different providers (uni, poly, wānanga, etc.)? How do you prepare learners?<br />Q3:  How do you challenge the perception of elitism across different providers?<br />
    14. 14. Certificate of Degree Preparation<br />ANY QUESTIONS?<br />
    15. 15. Contact: <br />For a copy of the report or to participate in the discussion, please email: Liz.Chinlund@vuw.ac.nz<br />OR go to: www.akoaotearoa.ac.nz<br />http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/priority-learners<br />Kia ora!<br />

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