The third international Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines (CEAD) hui has been announced. The conference CEAD 2014: Sensual Landscapes of Ethnography will take place from 25-28 November 2014 and will return to the beautiful campus of the University of Waikato in Hamilton in Aotearoa New Zealand. The CEAD, an international ethnography conference and hui, welcomes all forms of engagement in ethnographic disciplinary practice, and aims to stimulate rich intellectual discourse. As a Southern Hemisphere conference, it offers a richness of perspective that is slightly counter to the dominant, hegemonic worldview of many ethnographic pieces; for example, informed by a Kaupapa Māori wordview of “research,” discussions of participant/researcher “ethics” take on a decidedly-richer, more nuanced, view. Researchers and practitioners from across the disciplines of law, anthropology, arts & letters, education, geography, health, management, business, psychology, sociology, cultural, and ethnic and gender studies - and any other discipline where ethnography advances scholarship and public understanding of the way groups and individuals interact and live their lives into being - are invited to share in the rich diversity that the conference and hui provides.
Information and registration can be found here.
From simple sound bits to sophisticated 3D imaging technology, New Zeland educators are increasingly using digital and web-based resources to support training. This conference brings together experts and practitioners from all areas of this field to explore the latest and best practice in using and reunsing these instructional tools. Case studeies, demonstrations of new tools and technology, and thought-provoking discussions on the merits of the tried and true versus the wholly innovative will inspire and stimulate attendees.
ISO/IEC JTCI SC36 PLENARY
We are proud to announce that Standards New Zealand and premier sponsor Ministry of Education will host the SC36 Plenary taking place in Wellington from 21 - 26 March 2009.
Skilling NZ's Recovery is ITP New Zealand's 2009 conference theme. It perfectly reflects the challenge facing the ITP sector in 2009. See here for registration and more information HERE
This year’s PENZ conference aims to stimulate your thinking and reinvigorate your practice in physical education. Whether you teach in primary, secondary or tertiary, PENZ conference aims to provide you with new ideas about teaching and learning, and opportunities to network with colleagues in the profession from across New Zealand. For registration and more information see HERE
We invite all participants to DEMONSTRATE the value of research work, no matter where and how you work – in as many ways as we can see fit into the programme, the time and the venue. You may be an academic who needs or wants a presentation forum and a published paper, or you may desire an interactive workshop to further develop your thinking. You may be a practitioner who gathers information and learning as part of your work. You may be an artist, film-maker or musician who, as part of your creativity, researches themes, tones, colours, patterns, and energies of all forms expressed in communities. We invite you all! Demonstrate your research ideas, your proposals, your processes, your findings, and your influence in whatever way you think will make a splash! We invite you to join three days of forums, workshops, plenary sessions, visual displays, creative think-tanks, covering three themes:
Responsibilities and Rights for Wellbeing of People and Planet
Organisation, Governance, Management in the Third Sector
Public Private Partnerships, Corporate Social Responsibilities & Social Enterprise.
Hosted by Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics New Zealand, eFest 2008 Connected Learning is for people exploring the use of technology in teaching and learning, including teaching staff, course designers and developers, technologists, policymakers, decision-makers and those engaged in learning and training. eFest remains a significant event for those across the tertiary, corporate and secondary education sector. The three-day conference was organised around four main themes:
This conference addressed stakeholder needs within the current political atmosphere to build skilled communities for the improvement of ITP results and to also celebrate continuing ITP successes. The two-day conference included international and NZ keynote speakers, plenary sessions and conference workshops and breakout sessions.
What is the importance of adopting sustainable practices in New Zealand companies today and what are the associated opportunities and costs? NZTE hosted Towards Sustainability: A Roadmap to Business Success workshop in Wellington on 28 May. The workshop addressed how to adapt and adopt internationally credible knowledge and practice into an organisation, including the emerging International Standard for Sustainability (ISO 26000) or the United Nations Global Compact. Workshops covered the following aspects of sustainability:
Community and social involvement
Fair operating practices
Whole of organisation strategies to improving teaching and learning was the theme of the series of regional seminars for 2008. The seminars were being held in Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington and were been designed to bring together senior executives of institutions,as well as the academic managers and practitioners, to discuss thedevelopment of strategies to enhance the quality of teaching andlearning in New Zealand’s tertiary sector.