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dc.contributor.authorLorimer, Naomi
dc.contributor.authorHurst, Nikki
dc.contributor.authorRowe, Courtney
dc.contributor.authorPatston, Lucy
dc.description.abstractFor students entering public service fields, such as healthcare and social services, a key skill is the ability to both learn and understand the theoretical underpinnings of their profession and to apply them appropriately in practice (Wrenn & Wrenn, 2009). The Human Development course described in this article is taught using a highly‐blended model, with limited face‐to‐face time, where most feedback is provided online in written format. The students are from programmes as diverse as medical imaging, nursing, coaching and social practice, with a range of educational backgrounds, expectations, and future goals. This paper outlines the process of transitioning this course from a generic, theory‐based course, to one where students create connections between their lived experience and theory, and between theory and professional practice. This was achieved through a combination of innovative teaching practices, drawing on the experiences of students and current practitioners, and creating connections between historical and more recent theories of human developmenten_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjecttertiary educationen_NZ
dc.subjectcurriculum content and practiceen_NZ
dc.titleCreating connections between theory and practice for diverse learnersen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130103 Higher Educationen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Developmenten_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationLorimer, N. G., Hurst, N. A., Rowe, C. J., & Patston, L. L.M. (2016, October). Creating Connections Between Theory and Practice for Diverse Learners. Toiohomai (Ed.), National Tertiary Learning and Teaching Conference (pp.30-36).en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleNational Teaching and Learning Symposium : making connections - whanautanga. Waiariki Polytechnic, Rotorua, New Zealand.en_NZ
unitec.conference.titleNational Tertiary Learning and Teaching Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgAko Aotearoa Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationWaiariki, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Rotorua, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ

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