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    Ethos Consultancy NZ


    We believe that by helping learners and education practitioners keep alive their joy of learning we can contribute to the important cultural work of challenging the current status quo in results-driven education.

    With its flexibility and rich wealth of resources, technology (when informed by education principles that recognise human learning as social and contextualised), can empower learners to collaborate fruitfully, using new information and ideas to build on what they already know.

    In turn, education practitioners can use rich multimedia resources to create opportunities for transformative learning experiences, to give learners of diverse needs, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds a voice, to enable students with various life commitments to study, and to find new ways of enabling learners to reach their desired goals.

    The aim of this site is to share effective practice, resources and ideas by encouraging discussion around the design, facilitation, assessment and evaluation of online communities and how they impact learning in all education sectors. We are also sharing resources and ideas around ePortfolios and Green ICT in Education.

    Because collaboration and openness are two of our guiding principles, we choose to use this Ning as the forum for projects in which we are involved.

    Blog Posts

    What are you looking for: Coaching or consultancy?

    Posted by Hazel Owen on November 25, 2015 at 19:00 0 Comments

    There are many differences between a coach and a consultant, although, at first glance some of them may not be obvious, especially in the context of business. One way of thinking about it is to compare the following scenarios where the goal is to integrate horse riding into your life / business:

    Working with a coach would support you to identify…

    What is a 'culture of coaching'?

    Posted by Hazel Owen on November 23, 2015 at 18:30 0 Comments

    Globally, a wide range of organisations and businesses are developing a coaching culture (Weekes, 2008), in the hope of realising a wide range of benefits, that include personal and professional growth (Hay, 1995), resilience in the face of change, business development, talent management, and the fostering of leadership and personal effectiveness. Coaching, when…


    That Teenage Feeling: Social Media in 2015

    Posted by Andrew Cowie on November 23, 2015 at 15:30 0 Comments

    From the beginning, some relationships are wrought with contradictions and ambiguities. They never quite find a secure foothold in our lives, and yet they can linger in the background and exist in ways we may celebrate one moment and take for granted in the next.  If they survive long enough, these relationships form an arc that evolves with us over time to reflect who we are as individuals and in the context of our communities.

    So goes my relationship with social media.



    Taking action against online bullying - what can you do?

    Posted by Hazel Owen on November 23, 2015 at 13:30 0 Comments

    English: Bullying on IRFE in March 5, 2007, th...
    Bullying on IRFE…


    Does ESOL teaching pay?

    Started by Adon Kumar in Learning (e.g. preferences, styles, requirements). Last reply by Lorraine Makutu Jun 10. 1 Reply

    I want to share my exciting…Continue

    Tags: PrivateTutor, Sociolinguistics, ESOL

    Online glossary

    Started by Sylvia Hach in Tips and Tools. Last reply by Allanah King May 1. 7 Replies

    Hi everybody,I teach a first year blended, flipped Anatomy & Physiology paper at a tertiary institution in Auckland, New Zealand and we have struggled to find a good platform for an online…Continue

    Tags: Glossary

    Ethos and exploitation

    Started by Adon Kumar in Theories and principles. Last reply by Hazel Owen May 1. 4 Replies

    I recently attended a meeting where the key topic of discussion was the exploitation of migrant workers by their migrant employers. The plight of some migrants both on shore and on the oceans was…Continue

    Tags: Exploitation, Students, International, Migrants

    E-Learning: It's Not Just About Technology!

    Started by Kamal Bouskri in Theories and principles Aug 8, 2014. 0 Replies

    As a technology-integration-in-education advocate and co-founder of learning management system, I had the opportunity during the past few years to research the main hindrances to e-learning…Continue

    Tags: LMS, e-learning



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