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dc.contributor.authorMarshall, Steven
dc.description.abstractUnitec New Zealand’s ‘Living Curricula’ is both an Academic Strategy and an aspiration for a unique institutional culture. The Department of Performing and Screen Arts has developed course curriculum that crosses discipline boundaries and exploits collaborative opportunity to leverage economical solutions to ever-growing sector and system constrains. A living curriculum is defined not as the information content of a program, but rather as the programs’ learning experience (Unitec, 2010). Living curricula learning experiences emphasize the links and application of theory/knowledge and work experience/practice. Knowledge is both applied in practice and drawn from practice. Therefore the process of developing a living curricula involves ‘conversations’ about enquiry, knowledge, practice, learning and teaching approaches which focus on engagement between and among learners, teachers, practitioners, communities, scholars, and with self and texts. Embedded within a ‘living curricula’ is the concept of Ako, a Maori word which means to learn, study, instruct, teach or advise. Ako describes a teaching and learning relationship where the educator is also learning from the student and where educators’ practices are informed by the latest research and are both deliberate and reflective.en_NZ
dc.publisherCanadian Association for University Continuing Educationen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectstudent-centred learningen_NZ
dc.subjectcollaborative learningen_NZ
dc.subjectperforming and screen arts educationen_NZ
dc.subjectcurriculum developmenten_NZ
dc.titleA living curricula: Conversations about learning and teachingen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Developmenten_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMarshall, S. (2011, June). A living curricula: Conversations about learning and teaching. Paper presented at the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education Conference, Toronto. Slides of the presentation available from
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleProceedings, Canadian Association for University Continuing Education Conference 2011en_NZ
unitec.conference.titleCanadian Association for University Continuing Education Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgCanadian Association for University Continuing Educationen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationToronto, Canadaen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaPerforming and Screen Arts

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