What if 5 year olds wrote the reading syllabus?
A primary school education is not what it used to be. Today's new entrants are tech-savvy, self-directed learners. They're learning to read and write in new ways - even taking part in self-assessments that can be used to write personalised reading lessons. Arguably, an average day in the classroom has never been more exciting. Canterbury University's PhD student Karyn Carson thinks so.
What if Gears of War 4 was your next assignment?
Sorada Wattana, a researcher from UC Education, is investigating the effects of online computer games on language learning. Her research will assist language teachers to incorporate computer games as part of their curriculum.
What if playing made earthquakes go away?
Junita Nawai, University of Canterbury PhD (Health Sciences) student explains that when a child experiences an adverse event such as an earthquake, play helps the child make sense of it.Read More
New Health Sciences Degree in 2013
The College of Arts has established a new scholarship programme to provide an enhanced learning experience for high achieving students majoring in subjects taught in the College of Arts. These scholarships are available both to school leavers and previously enrolled students returning to study any undergraduate or honours degree in the College of Arts.Read More
International Experience Adds to the Students’ Portfolios
UC Education has recently added to their students practical experience with options to experience teaching in Japan, Rarotonga and Australia. (Read article)
There are some awesome courses available at UC which are very much worth taking...
Louisa Vickers Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning (Secondary)
Why Are We Here? Competing Conceptions of Tertiary Education
4-5pm, 27 May 2013, Lecture Theatre 1
Professor Peter Roberts
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Disability Studies in Education International Conference 2013
(Re)imagining and (Re)building education for all
7 - 9 June 2013
The themes for the 2013 Disability Studies in Education Conference address the many challenges to education for all in the current neo-liberal climate of individualism, competition and audit. Holding the conference in Aotearoa/New Zealand provides opportunities to contextualise disability within political and social spheres informed, contested and shaped by biculturalism and indigenous understandings. Holding the conference in Christchurch provides opportunity to think about possibilities in a city seeking to rebuild both infrastructure and community in education. What needs (re)storing? What needs (re)storying?
The Gathering 2013
Saturday 15th June, 9am–4pm Otakaro Level 2, College of Education, Christchurch
We invite teachers from primary junior school and early childhood services to come together to network, and discuss research and best practice across the education sectors. More than ever, this Gathering will provide early years professionals with a chance to come together to build professional dialogue, links, and great ideas.
Join us for the day, putting aside the difficulties of the year, and share this wonderful professional opportunity.
Register now for a unique opportunity to engage in dialogue with early childhood teachers around research and pedagogy.
Cost is $60 (incl gst) and includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and attendance certificate. Click Here for more information