Schools in Partnership - College of Education, Health and Human Development - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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UC Partnership with Schools/EC Settings

Our College of Education, Health and Human Development, University of Canterbury is keen to advance partnerships with selected schools/EC settings so that we can jointly enhance the development of future generations of teachers. We highly value the skills and knowledge of teachers who mentor our students while they are on Professional Practice. We would like to reward your efforts and work together to enhance the teaching profession.

There are mutual benefits of working collaboratively. We want our students to have exemplary experiences on professional practices and to strengthen the support and guidance they receive to help ensure New Zealand has highly capable, reflective beginning teachers.

We want to work with teachers who are willing to sustain continued mentoring of our students. I would like to invite your school to consider engaging in further discussions with us about being part of this exciting initiative.

Professor Gail Gillon
Pro Vice-Chancellor

The UC school/EC settings partnership programme aims to:

  • Challenge ourselves to provide world class student learning experiences
  • Concentrate on strengthening and enhancing relationships amongst educators who are committed to reflective practice and ongoing professional renewal
  • Connect those in education communities to promote and co-construct shared values, goals and aspirations for teaching and learning.

How can you be involved?

Schools/EC settings are invited to send us their expression of interest. Please contact Lynda Boyd (phone 03-345-8804), Manager of the Centre of Professional Practice and Partnerships, if you would like further information.