Category Archives: Cultural inclusiveness

A confession, a smartphone, and Māori Language Week

    A confession…about a year ago I bought a smartphone (Samsung Galaxy), and I have found it really useful. I must admit, until the point where I had my very own smartphone…and for probably the first couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Culturally responsive design: Pacific peoples

I would like to thank Diana Ayling who put together these suggestions and links to resources (the original from which the below has been adapted can be accessed here), which are a great start to thinking about the enhancement of existing courses, or … Continue reading

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Appropriate education performance indicators for ODL organisations

This was the first keynote to open the second day of the DEANZ conference 2012, in Wellington, NZ. Caroline Seelig is Chief Executive of the Open Polytechnic of NZ. Not everything that can be counted counts, not everything that counts … Continue reading

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Inspiration, skills, and feedback via video: Introducing Russell Stannard

Have you come across Russell Stannard? He has been doing some really interesting things around recording video feedback for students, as well as creating (free) videos for teacher professional development. It is well worth checking him out, especially if you teach … Continue reading

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Relationships, literacy and team spirit: Janey Nolan talks about her work with Te Kura (guest blogger August 2011)

August’s guest blogger, Janey Nolan, has crafted a wonderfully engaging read that looks into the importance of building relationships, how animals can help build trust, literacy, and the essential ingredient – team spirit. Please leave Janey questions and comments below … Continue reading

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Listening and Respecting: A Culturally Responsive Pedagogy of Relations

I have just been participating in a thought provoking webinar entitled Te Kotahitanga PD including Culturally Responsive Pedagogy of Relations, and facilitated by Mere Berryman. It was Mere’s first time facilitating in a Webinar environment, and she faced all the … Continue reading

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What does culturally responsive facilitation look like? A reflection

I have been delaying writing up this reflection for a long time…more than a couple of months in fact – the notes I took during the session have sat in draft format and I have ‘mulled’ over what happened and … Continue reading

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Technology for Emirati teacher trainees: Thoughts and opinions (Guest Blogger – April 2011)

This blog post was written by Glenys Henry (whose bio is below). Glenys is currently working with Emirati women who are enrolled on the Bachelor of Education Programme at Dubai Women’s College in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai Women’s College … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Video conferencing with Social Studies Students in Calgary, Canada

Image source If you feel your learners would like the opportunity of making connections and working with social studies students in Canada (14–17 years of age), this could be what you have been looking for!! Art Koop has sent out … Continue reading

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Links to ideas, resources, and tools for learning and teaching Te Reo Māori

  Image via Wikipedia Kia ora koutou katoa. Ideas for communication around and through Web 2.0 can be in a vast array of languages. Language learners and teachers are increasingly recognising computer mediated communication and multimedia as key factors in … Continue reading

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