Education

education.jpg In our commitment to finding the most creative approach to teaching, at Massey we’re blending the best of established approaches with new online technologies so that learning is an engaging, interactive and transformative experience.

In 2009 Massey introduced Stream, a new online learning environment designed to make the transfer of knowledge and ideas more accessible and relevant to modern learners. It’s just one of the creative innovations made possible by new digital technologies designed to build communities of learners wherever they are.

The world is now more digitally connected than ever. New high-tech, high-touch learning environments make it possible for Massey to extend our commitment to the provision of a high-quality university education to a geographically dispersed and culturally diverse population. We have the opportunity to contribute to innovation and knowledge transfer on a global scale. Our use of contemporary technology is leading edge as we seek to prepare graduates to be work-ready. Scenario-based learning is among these innovative teaching initiatives, using technology to create situations in a real context where there are real consequences for the students’ chosen courses of action.

Our virtual veterinary clinic is a further creative solution in which students are confronted with diagnosing, treating and caring for scenario-based animals. Ethics and budgetary considerations are factored in. This process takes learning out of the textbook, from a purely scientific context to one that is social, with very real implications and consequences for the decisions students make.

Learning doesn’t stop at graduation. At Massey we understand that education is a life-long and life-wide process. That’s why we offer courses and qualifications directed towards students of all ages and cultures and at all stages of their learning pathways, in this country as well as students from overseas.

Massey’s Institute of Education has pioneered a programme of inquiry-based and interdisciplinary learning for primary-level teaching. This creativity-centred approach to learning covers the full range of New Zealand curriculum subjects, including dance, drama, music and the visual arts. A fundamental requirement of the programme is for teachers to draw on a range of their own experiences to help inform their teaching.

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