Chinese academics learn New Zealand teaching methods

Academics sponsored by the China Scholarship Council arrived in Palmerston North in 2015 to complete an intensive 12-week customised course on how subjects are taught in New Zealand and to learn new methods of teaching they can use in their classes in China.

The course was put together and managed by the Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) and overseen by Programme Co-ordinator for Professional Education, Danette Whitehouse.

The group of business academics, including management and economics teachers, and agriculture academic staff spent the first three weeks honing their English language skills with PaCE. The remaining nine weeks were hosted by the head of the Institute of Agriculture and Environment and by the Institute of Education.

While in Manawatá¿¡, the participants met with Palmerston North’s mayor and visited industry-related sites such as stockyards and a farm. They enjoyed day trips to the regional business hubs of Hawke’s Bay and Wellington, the capital city.

The leader of the first cohort, Professor Zhongwen Huang, was very happy with the quality of the programme and plans to return to New Zealand and Massey University. "We have learnt many teaching methods at the Institute of Agriculture, and we had an enjoyable stay in Palmerston North."

The relationship and professional development programme with the China Scholarship Council has been so successful that a new group of 78 academics is coming to New Zealand in 2016 and the course has evolved from 12 weeks to 24 weeks based at the Manawatá¿¡ campus.

The academic focus for the 2016 group will be auditing Massey courses on agriculture and animal science plus learning new methods of teaching with the Institute of Education and enhancing their English language skills with PaCE.

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