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Conference 2016 - University of Otago - 30 November - 2 December


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 Summary Programme

Wednesday 30th November

1:00-2:00pm Afternoon tea available and Registration opens
2:00-5:00 pm Workshop/SIG - Future Ready Graduates
5:00-6:00 pm Poster evening with drinks and nibbles


Thursday 1st December

8:00-9:00am Registration opens
9:00-9:30 am Conference opening 
9:30-10:30am First parallel session
10:30-11:00am Morning Tea
11:00-12:00pm Host group (1)
12:00pm-1:00pm Second parallel session
1:00-2:00pm Lunch
2:00-3:00pm Host group (2)
3:00-3:30pm Afternoon tea
3:30-4:30pm Third parallel session
4:30-5:30pm Host group (3)
6:30pm Conference dinner


Friday 2nd December

8:30-9:30am Fourth parallel session
9:30-10:30am Host group (4)
10:30-11:00am Morning tea
11:00-12:00pm Fifth parallel session
12:00-12:15pm Plenary - Director Ako, Stanley Frielick "Professional recognition and the scholarship of teaching and learning"
12:15-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-2:00pm Sixth parallel session
2:00-3:00pm Host group (5)
3:00-4:00pm Host group reports and conference close


Conference closes by 4:00pm Friday 2nd December


Future Ready Graduates

This workshop is to be delivered by a team who are about to begin an AKO funded project. The project investigates means of developing employability capabilities within degree programmes. 

Research tells us that to effectively prepare our graduates for their futures we should be developing ‘soft skills’ and generic and portable attributes to an advanced level. We know that this can only be achieved through deep and long learning. The workshop explores how this is and could be done within our existing resources and qualification constraints.

The aims of the pre-conference workshop are:

For participants to have an opportunity to:

  • Develop their views on the standard and scope of employability capabilities graduates need
  • Consider alternative means of teaching and assessing for employability
  • Share good practices
  • Reflect on their own courses in terms of employability capability development

Maximum numbers: 35 PAX


  • Susan Geertshuis
  • Rob Wass
  • Narissa Lewis





The organisers gratefully acknowledge the generous support of
Ako Aotearoa in making the conference more accessible to delegates.


  • Convenor:
    Dr Rob Wass
    University of Otago

  • Organising Committee:

  • Tony Harland, Candi Young, Stew Hibbert, Joanne Smith
  • For all enquiries please contact: ternz2016@gmail.com

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