Fruit of the Vine: Change, Challenge, and Opportunity for LearningApril 16-18, 2018 | Waiheke Island, Auckland, NZ
Waiheke Island was the perfect location for the 2018 annual conference. Our keynote speaker, Robert Oliver, set the tone for us to challenge ourselves in finding new opportunities for learning. All three days offered exceptional talks and networking.
Renowned New Zealand chef, author and TV celebrity, Robert Oliver, has achieved many accolades in recognition for his exceptional work in the cuisine industry. He is the author of two award-winning cookbooks which have highlighted the value of indigenous Pacific food and inspired locals and restaurants to create food using local produce.
Day 1 | April 16th, 2018
Registration and networking with old friends.
Welcome & Lunch
Official welcome to this year’s conference, special announcements and lunch to start the day.
Conference planning, schedule announcements, dinner information, and other important notes. Welcome the keynote speaker.
Keynote Address &
The story of the food is the story of the people: The value of identity in the
Oh goodness! Who are you again and what do you do? Field educator, practice teacher, supervisor, mentor … who are these people and what are they supposed to do? Social work practicum
Teaching strategies for enhancing employability skills in learners. This twenty-minute presentation will outline an Ako Aotearoa Regional Hub funded collaborative research project undertaken by a dozen educational developers from seven Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs). The project team sought to identify ‘where and how’ excellent teachers in their ITPs currently enhance their learners’ skills for employability, life-long learning and contributing to society. The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and other stakeholders seek evidence of the effectiveness of programmes of study in preparing graduates for industry. Inspired by Australian research on university preparation for employability, the project team wondered how it might assist teachers in New Zealand ITPs to design teaching and learning strategies for embedding skills that enhance employability.
gone full circle…
Andrew Martin, Malcolm Rees, Jenny Fleming, Karsten Zegwaard and Karen Vaughan
Where do we think you are?…
Sarah Snell and Catherine Snell-Siddle
Where do we think you are?: Tracking the elusive alumni. As is the case for all tertiary education providers, remaining connected with graduates through alumni initiatives is essential for a variety of reasons, many of which are driven by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). These include answering key evaluation questions as part of self-assessment evaluation and review, consistency reviews and to inform ongoing curriculum development and improvements. Institutions are required to provide documented evidence of graduation destination data so being able to access up-to-date information and track graduate’s career pathways is crucial. The institution under discussion in this paper delivers its programmes solely through an Online Distance Flexible Learning (ODFL)
Improving student employability.
Improving student employability. The EIT School of Business (SoB) currently teaches a new
The shifting perception…
Karsten Zeqwaard, Elaine Khoo, Amina Adam and Mira Peter
The shifting perceptions of science and engineering employer desirable graduate competencies: Comparing now to 15 years ago. Work-ready graduates is a commonly used phrase,
Closing remarks for day one, and announcements for
Day 2 | April 17th, 2018
Welcoming attendees and special announcements.
The good, the challenging and the missing…
The good, the challenging and the missing: A personal reflection on what can be
The professional development needs…
Katharine Hoskyn, Karsten Zegwaard, Sonia Ferns, Judie Kay, Kristina Johansson and Norah McRae
The professional development needs of the New Zealand work-integrated learning community in comparison to international perceptions. Cooperative education (Co-op) and work-integrated learning (WIL) have been established in New Zealand for some time. However, recently tertiary institutions have expanded their WIL offerings largely in response to international trends and increasing pressure from
Brenda Lloyd, Susan Chard
Internships paid/unpaid legal or not. We have been running Internships for two years both for Domestic and International Students within our own campus and also for the Wellington ICT Grad School (
App development and pilot testing…
Yvonne Wood, Megan Roberts
App development and pilot testing – not for the faint-hearted. Work-integrated learning (WIL) programmes are an integral part of undergraduate degrees within the Faculty of Culture and Society at AUT. A WIL working group, as part of a faculty-wide curriculum review, found that there was a need for students to construct knowledge over the course of their degree with the expectation that they would apply this learning to their final capstone paper – WIL. To address this need and to provide coordinated interdisciplinary communication we designed a resource in the format of a mobile phone application (App).
International work-integrated learning collaboration:…
Deborah Agnew, Elizabeth Abery and Kimberly Park
International work-integrated learning collaboration: pre-departure preparation across two countries. As a result of past NZACE conference presentations discussing international work-integrated learning (WIL) placements undertaken by Bachelor of
Annual NZACE AGM (
Mahara: Engage in learning through e-portfolios.
Mahara: Engage in learning through
Utilising e-portfolios to develop great graduates
The Applied Management Review:…
Reza Yaghoubi and Anne Morrison
The Applied Management Review: From cooperative education project to academic publication. The Applied Management Review (AMR) is a peer-reviewed journal published by Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) that presents original research in applied business and management. The research presented by the AMR focus on assisting a variety of companies across several industries through offering viable solutions to practical problems and addressing real-world questions. Consistent with this vision, the AMR encourages submissions that address specific practical problems or make methodological advancements in applied research in all areas of business and management.
A classification framework…
Megan Roberts and Yvonne Wood
A classification framework to make sense of industry placements. The necessity for students to secure their own industry placement is a key component of Cooperative education on the Bachelor of International Hospitality Management (
Researching the design and development of a work-integrated learning paper…
Elaine Khoo, Alvin Yeo, Arezou Zalipour and Dilani Gedera
Researching the design and development of a work-integrated learning paper to prepare ICT students for their internships. The internship is a vital component of the
Internship at undergraduate and postgraduate studies…
Internship at undergraduate and postgraduate studies at a polytechnic. Internships are part of many programmes taught in universities and polytechnics. The academic credits for undertaking these projects may differ in different programmes. The intention is to introduce students to the application of theoretical knowledge from the classrooms to related work in the industry. It gives the students a foot in the door to their career.
Training restaurants – developing an activity framework…
Training restaurants – developing an activity framework to align capability and learning outcomes to meet
Maraea Nikora and Nima Riini
Balancing expectations. As the tertiary sector continue to explore how we merge theoretical knowledge gained in academic studies to workplace experiences we have the delicate balance of managing expectations of students, academic supervisors
The added value of work-integrated learning
The added value of work-integrated learning. Whilst the focus of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and University strategy has increasingly been on developing
Day 3 | April 18th, 2018
Opening message for the last day and special announcements.
International work-integrated learning placements:…
Elizabeth Abery and Deborah Agnew
International work-integrated learning placements: When things go wrong! There is an abundance of literature supporting the benefits of work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities in international destinations, for students and host organizations. In addition, pre-placement preparation models have been developed to prepare students professionally and practically. However, while good in theory, in practice things do not always go to plan no matter how much pre-preparation is in place. This presentation reflects on experiences of university facilitators of international WIL placements “when things go wrong”.
The seven wonders of employability
Denisa Hebblethwaite and Diana Ayling
The seven wonders of employability. The growing importance of students’ possessing employability skills in preparation for the workplace is well evidenced in the literature and on Government websites. The Tertiary Education Commission’s Careers Directorate (Careers NZ) currently offers advice on their website on seven skills employers look for namely, “positive attitude, communication, teamwork, self- management, willingness to learn, thinking skills and resilience”.
Managing expectations during internship matching
Tom Hartley and Kathryn MacCallum
Managing expectations during internship matching. The management of expectations by our stakeholders at EIT within the School of Computing Internship Programme is a complex process. Due to factors, such as an expanded sponsorship base, growing student numbers and the need to ensure that we are providing maximum value for all involved has meant that managing the diverse needs of our stakeholders has become highly complex and fast moving.
Benefits of work experience for women…
Benefits of work experience for women interested in male-dominated trades. This presentation will report on one output from research conducted by a collaboration between a range of trade-focused ITOs, Training Providers and Pre-trade facilitators. This three-year research programme focuses on increasing the participation and success of women in trades where they have been historically underrepresented.
Utilising existing frameworks and models for evaluating the relationships…
David Skelton and Tina Blumenthal
Utilising existing frameworks and models for evaluating the relationships between a tertiary provider and the Information Technology industry in the Tairāwhiti region. The success of any applied degree programme relies heavily on the relationships with industry stakeholders for input and interaction during a students’ study period. For a provincial tertiary provider, internship facilitation is able to build and support business relationship networks and also support students transitioning from
Teaching, travel & triathlon: A career of experiential learning- Professorial Address
Teaching, travel & triathlon: A career of experiential learning. Andy’s first presentation at an NZACE conference was in Palmerston North, 2004. Over the past 15
Future Events and other Announcements
Future Events for NZACE, and other announcements by Ako Aotearoa, VET Research/Industry Training Federation and the NZACE Allister McLay Best Paper Award.
Thanks to our sponsors for supporting the 2018 NZACE Annual Conference