I hope you enjoyed the Global conference session "Bringing the learning to you: Virtual Professional Development Communities".If you would like to access the Prezi that accompanied the session,…Continue
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Hazel received her MLITT from the University of Birmingham in 1996, and MA First class hons) in Applied Linguistics from the University of Waikato In 2003. She is Director, and education consultant with Ethos Consultancy NZ. Hazel has been recognised for her work in education in New Zealand and the Middle East and is a recipient of several awards and nominations for programme design, research, and teaching practice. She has had more than 13 years experience working with e-Learning in a range of institutions, and has managed and developed projects, as well as designing and facilitating innovative professional development initiatives. Furthermore, she has conducted a number of related research studies into the efficacy of education technology and has presented and published the results internationally.
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I believe that by helping students and teachers keep alive their joy of learning we can contribute to the important cultural work of challenging the current status quo in results-driven education.
Through mentoring and coaching, I support people to recognise how collaboration and co-construction can help them on their journey to transformation. I am ardent about working with people to encourage them to rethink what education could be, so that it meets the needs of all our learners, any place, any time - no matter what the age of the learner. I feel it’s also about recognising everyone as being both learners and teachers, with something to contribute..
If you are involved in facilitating an online community, are thinking of initiating one, or are working with, for example, students who would like to get one going...these guidelines may serve as a 'quick guide' of things to think about in advance.
The recommendations and guidelines are based on the findings from the research study associated with the Virtual Professional…Continue
In this podcast (that was shared by Mike Preece), some key points arise about providing learning opportunities across all sociocultural groups in New Zealand...in particular those who are facing socio-economic disadvantages. The link between provision of professional development and shifts in student achievement are discussed, and it was recognised that it is tough to demonstrate this shift…Continue
I am often asked - what is a mentor? Or, what is the difference between a mentor and a coach...and does it matter?
Conor Neill, in the video below, outlines his thoughts about what a mentor comprises, and why we might need them in our lives.
Conor suggest that there are 3 types of mentor:
He goes on to describe 5 types of role that…Continue