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Director joins new Australasian Strategic Advisory Board

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 9:36 am | Ako Aotearoa

The director of New Zealand’s National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence , Dr Stanley Frielick, was recently confirmed to a new board that is working with the UK’s Higher Education Academy (HEA) to enhance teaching practice in tertiary ... More >>

Ako Aotearoa says Commission report will promote debate

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 9:13 am | Ako Aotearoa

Ako Aotearoa, New Zealand’s Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence , welcomed today’s release of the Productivity Commission’s draft report into new models of tertiary education, saying it provides the opportunity for a national conversation ... More >>

New scholarship fund aims to develop Pacific leaders

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 10:10 am | Ako Aotearoa

Ako Aotearoa – National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence - is launching a new initiative this week, the Pacific Professional Development Fund , to support emerging Pacific leaders in tertiary education. More >>

Leading law professor blazes the trail

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 11:56 am | Ako Aotearoa

Professor Jacinta Ruru (Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui, Pākehā) from the University of Otago’s Faculty of Law, received New Zealand’s highest accolade for tertiary teaching at parliament tonight. More >>

Sell-out conference to look at getting better job

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 3:43 pm | Ako Aotearoa

Sell-out conference to look at getting better job and study outcomes for secondary school students More >>

New Deputy Director Maori for Ako Aotearoa

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 11:44 am | Ako Aotearoa

Ako Aotearoa is delighted and excited to announce the appointment of Dr Joseph (Joe) Te Rito as our new Kaihautū Mātauranga Māori (Deputy Director Māori). He replaces Ngahiwi Apanui who has taken up the role of CE at Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, ... More >>

Pacific forum advocates whole-sector tertiary approach

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 5:26 pm | Ako Aotearoa

With ongoing inequity between Pacific and non-Pacific learners in tertiary education, the entire sector needs to take greater responsibility for Pacific success. This is the key message being delivered this week in Auckland at the inaugural Pacific ... More >>

Forum focuses on educating health professionals

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 1:29 pm | Ako Aotearoa

How New Zealand’s education and training system can support a strong, sustainable health workforce is the focus of a forum being held in Wellington today. More >>

Workplace learning the focus of new report

Monday, 20 October 2014, 3:19 pm | Ako Aotearoa

Supporting high quality learning in the workplace is the focus of a report launched today by Ako Aotearoa, the National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. More >>

Forum focuses on work and education

Monday, 20 October 2014, 8:29 am | Ako Aotearoa

Improving the quality of work-related education is the aim of New Zealand’s largest forum on vocational, professional, and skills-focused education - opening in Wellington today. More >>

Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 10:50 am | Ako Aotearoa

The Prime Minister presented his 2014 Supreme Award for Tertiary Teaching Excellence to Dr Karyn Paringatai (Ngāti Porou), lecturer at Te Tumu – School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, University of Otago. More >>

Forum aims at the right pathway to suit learner needs

Monday, 30 June 2014, 2:15 pm | Ako Aotearoa

New Zealand’s largest forum on supporting pathways, transitions and bridges for learners to tertiary education opens today (Day 1) with a joint ministerial address from the Minister of Education, Hon Hekia Parata and the Hon Steven Joyce – Minister ... More >>

akeover for New Zealand’s eLearning Guidelines

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 10:41 am | Ako Aotearoa

Makeover for New Zealand’s eLearning Guidelines offers better support for tertiary online teaching and learning More >>

New contract great news for Ako Aotearoa

Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 9:19 am | Ako Aotearoa

A formal signing ceremony today involving a further five-year funding agreement confirms strong support from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) for Ako Aotearoa – The National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. More >>

Forum connects education and work

Wednesday, 14 August 2013, 4:44 pm | Ako Aotearoa

The importance of creating good connections between education providers and workplaces is the key focus of the Education and Work Settings strategic forum in Wellington tomorrow. More >>

Ophthalmologist awarded PM's top prize for tertiary teaching

Wednesday, 10 July 2013, 1:06 pm | Ako Aotearoa

Tonight, the Prime Minister awarded his Supreme Award for Tertiary Teaching Excellence to Associate Professor Gordon Sanderson, leading ophthalmologist from the School of Medicine, University of Otago. More >>

Ako Aotearoa welcomes new board members

Friday, 5 October 2012, 12:00 pm | Ako Aotearoa

Four new members were welcomed recently to the Ako Aotearoa Board following a very competitive application round that attracted a total of 56 applicants from across the tertiary sector. More >>

Excellence in pharmacy teaching leads to award

Tuesday, 17 July 2012, 8:47 pm | Ako Aotearoa

Media Release: Ako Aotearoa – The national centre for tertiary teaching excellence Tuesday 17 July 2012 Excellence in pharmacy teaching leads to top national tertiary award Dr Rhiannon Braund’s dedication to both her learners and profession has led ... More >>

Need for more connected support for foundation learners

Thursday, 5 July 2012, 9:15 am | Ako Aotearoa

A report released today calls for government agencies and tertiary providers to work more closely together to lift the success rates for foundational learners. More >>

Promoting agreements between tertiary student and providers

Tuesday, 13 March 2012, 1:41 pm | Ako Aotearoa

The enrolment process for domestic tertiary students in New Zealand involves a considerable contractual obligation that often goes well beyond course commitment. More >>



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