Online Short Courses

In partnership with Education New Zealand, Teach for Indonesia and Teach for the Philippines

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UC - Preparing future-focused leaders, locally, nationally and internationally

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | The University of Canterbury (UC) is a prestigious destination that is ranked in the world’s top 250 universities, with a number of subjects ranked in the world’s top 200 (QS World University Rankings). What’s more, UC has been awarded with a 5-star ranking for research and teaching excellence by the QS World University Rankings.

Te Kaupeka Ako | Faculty of Education is a centre of excellence, leadership, and innovation with a reputation for preparing and supporting educational leaders, high-quality teachers, counsellors, sport coaches, nurses and other public health professionals. We equip our graduates to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and adults, and their communities. Our staff are leaders in their fields and our graduates are sought after nationally and internationally.

The Faculty is a specialised educator training institution and has been a leader in this field in New Zealand for decades. Our staff are well-known for delivering high-quality, practical and focused leadership courses and programmes to representatives and groups from around the world. Educational courses can be tailor-made to address a specific area of development and delivered either in-person in Christchurch, NZ, or online through digital technologies and our e-Learning education experts. This means the Faculty can cater to almost any requests from anywhere in the world.

Working in partnership

As part of UC’s internationalisation strategy, the Faculty and the International Relationships Office (IRO) is working in partnership with Education New ZealandTeach for Indonesia and Teach for the Philippines. Expert educators from the Faculty will work online with more than 100 education practitioners and administrators to explore new ideas in Early Childhood Education, English Language teaching and Educational Management and Leadership.

Adapting rapidly to the demands of an online world the Faculty has created new models of online engagement to add to its existing extensive portfolio of in-country Professional Development education short courses that have been delivered to partners from throughout Asia for the last 20 years. The College will continue to develop and offer these online courses to all interested parties as well as look to continue to strengthen relationships with partners throughout the region in anticipation of a return to on campus delivery at the University of Canterbury as travel restrictions allow.

The feedback from our course participants is exemplary. They appreciate our ability to specifically address their needs and provide insights, tools and systems that improve their practice. Above all, they appreciate the collegial, insightful and friendly approach our experts take while leading the courses. It creates a stimulating and enjoyable experience that has our participants keen to return for future courses.

We are able to tailor a short course specific to your needs. Previous programmes we have run include:

Indonesian Ministry of Education Teacher Development course 2 weeks
Jiangxi Provincial Education Department Leadership in Higher Education 3 weeks
Bangladesh Ministry of Education Theory and Practice of Secondary Teacher Education 8 weeks
Bangladesh Ministry of Education School Leadership 4 weeks
Vietnam Ministry of Education Teacher Development Programme 2 weeks
Ulsan (Korea) Ministry of Education English Language Teacher Development Programme
Timetable 1 or Timetable 2
4 weeks
Jeolloabukdo (Korea) Ministry of Education English Language Teacher Development Programme
Timetable 1 or Timetable 2
4 weeks
Daejeon Education Training Institute Specialised EFL teachers course 4 weeks
Tokyo City University Early Childhood Teacher Education 3 weeks
Stuart wise

'The College of Education, Health and Development at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch NZ is delighted  to support this initiative sponsored by Education New Zealand. We are very keen to support our colleagues at Teach for Indonesia and Teach for Philippines are looking forward to the opportunity to engage with course participants and share some of our expertise with them.'

Dr Stuart Wise

Adjunct - Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora | College of Education, Health and Human Development

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