What's your philosophy of teaching?
Hi colleagues, I thought it would be interesting to share and make explicit our teaching philosophies. I heard through the grapevine than some of my students ‘complained’ that my teaching was ten years ahead… Ahead of what I’m not quite sure. My philosophy hasn’t changed much since I first wrote it in 1987, when I first began a university teaching career. Examining...
My teaching philosophy (1997)
I seek to develop graduates who will make a significant, positive impact on New Zealand’s managerial, economic, and social performance. My role is to [realise] the vision for [my courses] through practical, challenging, and exciting [learning processes] that also meet the requirements of the … [university’s] enterprise development programme. Once the course begins, my role...
BBC News - Private universities 'to expand' to... →
A university leader is forecasting an expansion in private universities, as students face a shortage of places.
So, should a prospective student worry about a faculty’s research prowess when...– Business-school research: Ideas that work | The Economist Business-school research: Should MBA students care about their professors’ research? (2010, June 7). The Economist. Retrieved June 10, 2010, from http://www.economist.com/node/16291542
A Simple Request of the 2010 Graduating Class
summerlisting: INVENT THE FLYING HOVERBOARD. Yes. That’s right. You heard me. Invent it. Right now. Don’t look so gung ho about taking on life NOW, do you? Not when someone has given you actual work to do. There isn’t a man on Earth who doesn’t wish he could hop on a hoverboard and McFly 1,000 feet in the air to a floating 23rd century taco stand. Hundreds of graduating classes have come and...
Have a good day, Ma'am [Relationship selling 101]
I landed a new job as a Bunnings’ greeter. The job is a good find for many retirees. However, I lasted less than a day… About two hours into my first day on the job a very loud, unattractive, mean-acting woman walked into the store with her two kids, yelling obscenities at them all the way through the entrance. As I had been instructed, I said pleasantly, “Good morning and...
A substantial gap is opening up between business faculties and leading edge...– Anna Smith, Business Education Quarterly Review, 1996 Anna’s article had a profound impact on my approach to teaching … leading me towards developing the notions of: “Teaching-led research” - in contrast to ‘research-led teaching; “Practice-based...
Diana Ayling Academic Portfolio - An overview... →
I admire greatly Diana’s work as a colleague and curriculum innovator full of positivity and practical advice. Diana is a useful foil to my more bizarre learning adventures! I recall Diana is to lead a workshop on teaching portfolios. However, I can’t recall the specific details. Through my web-surfing I have found Diana’s own Teaching Portfolio. Consequently, I intend to offer...
Ako Aotearoa Good Practice Publication Grant... →
It would be interesting to get together with these two people and share my experinces working with entrepreneurs. Tracy Riley, Massey University. Viewing giftedness through different lenses. - $ 2,105.00 Valerie Weir, YMCA Education Centre. Working with young people with dyslexia, dyspraxia, and other learning disorders. - $ 3,000.00
Je récompense l’excéllence. Je récompense l’echec attroce. Mais je...– “I reward excellence. I reward outrageous failure. But I do not reward mediocrity.” Jean-Pierre MELLALIEU (1998) I invented this credo to achieve two goals in my teaching: To discorage students from ‘probing’ activity: activity that seeks to deliver ‘just good...
Engaging the 'living curricula': Reflections from... →
This seminar is motivated in response to the question: How do teachers empower their students to engage actively in learning centred directly on students’ own needs, requirements, talents, and capabilities? Strengths-based formal education and training was first introduced for business students at Unitec Institute of Technology’s international business school programmes in New Zealand from 2001. ...
Design, enterprise, and visual arts management... →
A bibliographic database (using Zotero) I have created for sharing with my colleagues interested in design and visual arts education. The specific focus of the bibliography responds to this question: How do visual artists and designers create their career upon nearing the conclusion of their professional studies? Resources compiled in preparation for launching a new course at a tertiary...
A day in the life of Poguss Pogussovich -...
Image via Wikipedia (With acknowledgements to Ivan Ivanovich and Alexander Solzinitzen (?)) 0640 Alarm 0658 Birdsong - RNZ Concert Programme 0700 News report - RNZ New Programme 0710 Exercise, ablutions and breakfast (porridge and fruit) 0810 Check diary and cellphone for messages, events 0820 Respond to revised meeting time 0825 Reconfigure internet cloud in preparation for 2nd semester...
The call to a learning adventure
About two months ago, a friend and former colleague at local university advised me to apply for the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Tertiary Education [sic]. My friend discussed her own application, and the great professional advantages that had subsequently ensued. Peer esteem. Invitations to apply for research grants. Academic promotion. Offers of new furniture and computers from...
Home -> Fellowships Fellowships The HERDSA Recognition and Development...– Herdsa » Fellowships “Herdsa Fellowships,” n.d., http://www.herdsa.org.au/?page_id=5.