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Keep ahead of 21st century learning

28 August 2023

The latest insights into cognitive research inform our teaching at UC's School of Education. We create active learning situations so you can contribute to the wider learning experience with your specialist skills. Learning this way filters down to your classroom so you can actively engage the children you teach. Keep learning with UC Education.

Modern learning

The latest in cognitive research informs our teaching. We create active learning situations where teams create knowledge among people. This means that you can bring your specialist skills to the table to contribute to the wider learning experience. Learning this way will filter down to your classroom where you can actively engage the children that you teach.


Distance learning

Living too far away from campus? Too busy to study fulltime? UC Education’s distance learning allows you to incorporate learning into your busy life. Or you can study the Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary) in our centre in Whakatū Nelson.

We also have a number of eresources that allows you to study some qualifications parttime or fulltime
from home. These distance programmes include onsite learning intensives in Ōtautahi Christchurch, usually twice a year.

The Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership can also be studied by distance.

When UC Education moved into Rehua in 2018, the distance student experience was elevated by the latest technologies. The ability to connect online students in real-time enables greater synergies between campus and distance students, and the design of the teaching rooms, high-spec wi-fi, and multiple AV screens supports students to work digitally in collaborative ways.

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Georgia Guilford

Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary)
2017 TeachNZ Technology Scholarship awardee
Teacher, Timaru Girls’ High School

With technology, we make a point of teaching the fundamental skills behind what kids are learning. It’s about encouraging innovation, creativity, and critical thinking — the life skills that underpin whatever particular technology might be in use at the time. The key skill is building relationships. If you can get on with the kids and nurture relationships with them, you can get them onboard with what you’re teaching. It’s more about facilitating their learning and getting them excited about what they’re doing.

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