Annual Symposium 2016
Thanks to everyone that attended the 2016 Symposium held on 24 & 25 November at the Brentwood. Special thanks to our keynote speaker and international guest Dr. W. Alan Wright and to all of the presenters who shared a wide range of exciting presentations with the delegation.
Dr. W. Alan Wright, Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Presentation: Teaching Excellence Is...Engaging Conversations
Bio: Alan Wright is currently serving his second term as Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning, at the University of Windsor. The most southerly of Canadian universities, UWindsor is located on the Detroit River in the province of Ontario. Dr. Wright directs the institution’s highly-regarded Centre for Teaching and Learning and oversees the growing Office of Open Learning. Alan has had a rich and varied career in education, as he has held leadership positions with teachers’ unions and in government as well as in academic institutions in three different provinces in Canada. He has worked for many years in both the French-language and English-language environments, and has extensive research and presentation experience with both of Canada’s major linguistic groups.
Dale Sheehan, UNITEC
Presentation: Proving that teaching has improved outcomes not for learners but for organisations and their clients as end users
Dr Azra Moeed, Victoria University of Wellington
Presentation: Exploring the disciplinary connectedness of science
Selena Chan PhD
Presentation: Judging the ‘invisible’: Connecting with the socio-materiality aspects of learning
Richard Nyhof, Otago Polytechnic
Presentation: Redesigning every course! Why, how and why?
Dr Jane Venis, Otago Polytechnic
Presentation: The Power of Visual Humour to Provoke Debate