Share Paper: Converging Offerings of Teacher Education in Times of Austerity: Transforming Spaces, Places and Roles.

  1. Niki Davis, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  2. Nicky Dabner, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  3. Julie Mackey, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  4. Lawrence Walker, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  5. Anne-Marie Hunt, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  6. Des Breeze, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  7. Donna. Morrow, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  8. Chris Astall, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  9. Jackie Cowan, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Wednesday, March 9 2:45 PM-3:45 PM Hermitage D

Abstract: This panel debates effective strategies in web-enhanced and online teaching and learning in 2010 adopted by the University of Canterbury degree programme to prepare teachers for primary schools in our bi-cultural nation of Aotearoa New Zealand at a time of austerity worldwide. Students have the choice of three modes of study: on campus in Christchurch, nationwide distance study, and culturally sensitive regional blends including one with a strong indigenous focus in Rotorua. In 2010 over 700 students studied within the same set of online courses in the university’s LMS, regardless of the mode. Complementary blended learning transformations included merging lecture ...