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Workshop Name Graduate Attributes Series: How can we foster students’ cultural understanding?
About Workshop ‘Cultural understanding’ is a graduate attribute at the University of Otago, but how can we foster it, in practice? In New Zealand, a first step is to develop students’ “knowledge and appreciation of biculturalism within the framework of the Treaty of Waitangi” (Otago Teaching and Learning Plan 2013-2020). In this workshop, we will explore what this means from a teaching/learning perspective. We will begin with a brief introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi and its relevance to learning and teaching and cultural understanding in New Zealand. Then, we will facilitate a panel discussion with university teachers from across the academic divisions who have sought to foster students’ cultural understanding through their teaching programmes.

Learning outcomes
By the end of this workshop you will have:
1. gained a basic understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and its relevance to learning and teaching.
2. explored some ways of developing students’ cultural understanding within a Treaty framework.
3. identified what you are already doing to develop students’ cultural understanding in your teaching programmes, and/or what you might do differently in future.

Our HEDC seminar room is up a flight of stairs. If this is going to create accessibility issues for you, please contact Candi Young at or on 471 6385.
Who Should Attend University of Otago teaching staff
Date & Time
12/10/2017 Thursday 01:00PM - 02:30PM
HEDC Seminar Room, Level 1, HEDC, 65/75 Union Place West, Dunedin

HEDC Seminar Room
Facilitators Mark Brunton and Vivienne Anderson, Office for Māori Development and Higher Education Development Centre
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