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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 >>

Indigenous Tertiary Hui Unites Māori Educators

Monday, 12 March 2012, 10:25 am | Ako Aotearoa

New Zealand’s Māori tertiary whānau and iwi leaders will unite to discuss and debate issues impacting on the success of learners at a two-day national conference at the end of this month (March). More >>

Ako Aotearoa receives award

Thursday, 18 August 2011, 1:19 pm | Ako Aotearoa

Ako Aotearoa – The National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence – is the first group recipient of the Arthur (Art) R King Jr. Award for Curriculum Innovation, for its contribution to teaching and learning in tertiary education. More >>

Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards

Wednesday, 22 July 2009, 1:30 pm | Ako Aotearoa

Passionate commitment to teaching and years of hard work have been celebrated tonight as New Zealand’s ten top tertiary teachers receive their awards at a parliamentary ceremony hosted by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Hon Anne Tolley. More >>

New Chair of Tertiary Teaching Awards Committee

Monday, 30 March 2009, 4:49 pm | Ako Aotearoa

Emeritus Professor Noeline Alcorn has been appointed as the new chair of the panel that selects New Zealand’s top tertiary teachers in the annual national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards. More >>

Ako Aotearoa Announces National Project Funding

Tuesday, 3 February 2009, 2:00 pm | Ako Aotearoa

This week, Ako Aotearoa, The National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence, announced its commitment of over $1.3 million dollars (including GST) to support projects that strategically improve tertiary teaching and learning. More >>

Launch of Ako Aotearoa for teacher excellence

Tuesday, 23 October 2007, 11:03 am | Ako Aotearoa

Better outcomes for all learners is the focus of a new centre for teaching excellence to be launched next month. More >>