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NZ e-Learning pedagogy: What does a New Zealand student in 2014 look like?

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Started by Nathaniel Louwrens 27 Aug 2014 1:37pm () Replies (7)

There have been some conversations in Enabling e-Learning recently that have brought up the topic of teaching practices and what is required in the 21st century. There are, understandably a range of opinions on this.

Over the next few weeks it might be interesting to have a discussion focusing on a New Zealand e-Learning pedagogy. These will focus on:

  1. What does a New Zealand student in 2014 look like?

  2. What does a New Zealand teacher in 2014 and beyond need to look like?

  3. Can we develop an e-Learning pedagogy or a list of teaching practices that are specific to teaching in New Zealand’s multi-cultural, ever-changing society in 2014 and beyond?


In this first discussion the focus is on the student.

Many of us know what the research/experts say, so… From your own observations:

  • What does a New Zealand student in 2014 look like?

  • What do they want from school?

  • What do they actually need from school?

If you can, include examples/stories from your experiences.

Here’s a short video clip to start your thinking:


  • Are New Zealand students the same? Different? In what ways?

There are also a range of resources about pedagogy and future-focused learning available on the Enabling e-Learning website.


  • MeganCroll1 (View all users posts) 31 Aug 2014 3:14pm ()

    An interesting discussion that I will follow, and contribute towards, with interest.  

    I'm currently supporting a bunch of fantastic Year 5&6 learners and have been slowly developing their awareness of self-direction, motivation and problem-solving - especially with the increased emphasis on eLearning.   I'm finding this shift in learning will take time.  Some are running with it, others are needing more support to identify where they are at - what their next steps are, rather than leaps.  

    I feel the relationship between parent and student has an impact on their ability to collaborate, communicate and self-direct their own learning.  If they are not given a chance to make decisions, be accountable for their actions and take risks at home, then it becomes a whole new learning arena in a MLE.

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