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Theme: Teaching for tomorrow, today

 

A defining feature of Massey University is its commitment to excellence and innovation in research-based teaching. This passion for excellence is clearly seen in our success at winning national awards in teaching, and through our culture of embracing and celebrating student diversity as part of a vibrant learning environment.

  • Massey University has won 11 national awards in all disciplines since 2002, including the Prime minister’s Supreme Teaching award in 2008
  • x awards for sustained excellence were given in 2008
  • Our commitment to research-driven pedagogy as a primary driver for teaching in all disciplines
  • Multi-mode teaching and learning opportunities which ensure we engage students in diverse locations and with diverse skills
  • Our record of innovation in elearning and online delivery


The Vice Chancellor’s Symposium, 2008, is an opportunity to celebrate our achievements, our commitment and our passion for student learning, and to vision a way forward for the future. The theme "Teaching tomorrow, today" reflects the Vice Chancellor Designate, Mr Steve Maharey’s vision for Massey University as New Zealand’s defining university and is of major importance to the University. (Need a link here to the defining Massey presentations and/or a photo of Steve Maharey).

Features of the Symposium include:

Keynote speakers.

Professor Diana Laurillard is Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies at the London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education. Current research is in two related areas: developing an interactive learning design tool to support teachers moving to blended learning, and working with SEN teachers to investigate the design of software interventions for learners with dyscalculia and low numeracy. In both cases the intention is to bridge the gap between teaching and educational research.

Previous appointments include Head of the e-Learning Strategy Unit at the UK Government’s Department for Education and Skills, the Visiting Committee on IT at Harvard University, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for learning technologies and teaching at The Open University. Her research is the substance of her book Rethinking University Teaching: A conversational framework for the effective use of learning technology. She is currently on the Boards of the Observatory for Borderless HE, the Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies at the University of Cambridge, and the Council for FernUniversit√§t in Hagen, and is an external examiner at the University of Oxford.

 

Symposium workshops and Roundtable Discussion

Academic staff will showcase excellent and innovative practice occurring at Massey University. Join one of the streams on:

  • Teaching innovations
  • Future-focused teaching
  • Teaching Excellence
  • Tackling the big teaching questions

 

These workshops will lead to round table discussions about learning and teaching for our future.


The Debate

Prepare to be entertained as well as informed! The Debate is a key feature of our Vice Chancellor’s Symposium and will feature some of the University’s best known raconteurs. The title of this year’s Debate: That knowledge is a verb, not a noun".

 

Teaching @Massey

We will be unveiling our new website, showcasing best teaching practice at Massey University. This is an invaluable resource for research-based teachers - you’re invited to the launch!

Above all, though, this is an opportunity to spend time with colleagues, discussing ideas about teaching, sharing in our successes, and creating our visions for the future. You’ll come away from this important day in our University’s calendar energised, enthused, challenged and engaged - and looking to the future.

 

Mediasite recording of the 2007 VC Symposium can be viewed HERE!

 

VC Symposium 2008


An online Moodle environment is now available to all Massey staff following the successful 2008 Vice Chancellor’s Symposia.

The site contains the speech notes and presentation slides from the main speakers along with links to a number of resources mentioned over the course of the symposia. There is space to continue discussion on the big questions posed by the Vice Chancellor and further audio and video clips of the presentations will be added over the next week or so, including highlights from the Great Debate. Participants are also invited to provide feedback and complete an online evaluation, so we can make next year’s event even better.

You can access the VC’s Symposium site from the following URL:

http://moodle.massey.ac.nz

Staff will receive login details in due course or contact:

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Wednesday 12th November, Albany - Study Centre Auditorium
Thursday 13th November, Wellington - 4B06
Friday 14th November, Palmerston North - SSLB1


VC Symposium Draft Programme 2008 (147 KB)


Workshop details for each campus are now available HERE

Theme: Teaching for tomorrow, today

A defining feature of Massey University is its commitment to excellence and innovation in research-based teaching. This passion for excellence is clearly seen in our success at winning national awards in teaching, and through our culture of embracing and celebrating student diversity as part of a vibrant learning environment.

  • Massey University has won 11 national awards in all disciplines since 2002, including the Prime minister’s Supreme Teaching award in 2008
  • 6 awards for sustained excellence were given in 2008
  • Our commitment to research-driven pedagogy as a primary driver for teaching in all disciplines
  • Multi-mode teaching and learning opportunities which ensure we engage students in diverse locations and with diverse skills
  • Our record of innovation in elearning and online delivery


The Vice Chancellor’s Symposium, 2008, is an opportunity to celebrate our achievements, our commitment and our passion for student learning, and to vision a way forward for the future. The theme "Teaching tomorrow, today" reflects the Vice Chancellor Designate, Mr Steve Maharey’s vision for Massey University as New Zealand’s defining university and is of major importance to the University.

Features of the Symposium include:

Keynote speakers.

Professor Diana Laurillard

Professor Diana Laurillard is Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies at the London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education. Current research is in two related areas: developing an interactive learning design tool to support teachers moving to blended learning, and working with SEN teachers to investigate the design of software interventions for learners with dyscalculia and low numeracy. In both cases the intention is to bridge the gap between teaching and educational research.

Previous appointments include Head of the e-Learning Strategy Unit at the UK Government’s Department for Education and Skills, the Visiting Committee on IT at Harvard University, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for learning technologies and teaching at The Open University. Her research is the substance of her book Rethinking University Teaching: A conversational framework for the effective use of learning technology. She is currently on the Boards of the Observatory for Borderless HE, the Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies at the University of Cambridge, and the Council for FernUniversit√§t in Hagen, and is an external examiner at the University of Oxford.

Symposium workshops and Roundtable Discussion

Academic staff will showcase excellent and innovative practice occurring at Massey University. Join one of the streams on:

  • Teaching innovations
  • Future-focused teaching
  • Teaching Excellence
  • Tackling the big teaching questions

 

These workshops will lead to round table discussions about learning and teaching for our future.


The Debate

Prepare to be entertained as well as informed! The Debate is a key feature of our Vice Chancellor’s Symposium and will feature some of the University’s best known raconteurs. The title of this year’s Debate: Lectures have no place in 21st century university education.

 

Teaching @Massey

We will be unveiling our new website, showcasing best teaching practice at Massey University. This is an invaluable resource for research-based teachers - you’re invited to the launch!

Above all, though, this is an opportunity to spend time with colleagues, discussing ideas about teaching, sharing in our successes, and creating our visions for the future. You’ll come away from this important day in our University’s calendar energised, enthused, challenged and engaged - and looking to the future.

Mediasite recording of the 2007 VC Symposium can be viewed HERE!


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