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EIT is the hub of educational leadership in the Hawke’s Bay. If you are interested in studying to strive for excellence in education, take a look at the teaching and education programmes on offer.

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Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)

With this degree you'll gain comprehensive knowledge of New Zealand's school curriculum and the skills required to manage students in a range of socially diverse settings, while adhering to the policies and procedures of the education system.

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Rochelle Frame

Rochelle Frame, Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) Student

"EIT has an easy going atmosphere, small classes where the teacher actually make and effort to get to know their students.  My qualification means that I am pretty much guaranteed a job when I am out.  I can use it all over New Zealand and the world".

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Deb Stewart

Deb currently teaches on two programmes here at EIT Taradale  - Certificate in Introduction to Social Services and Diploma of Tertiary Learning and Teaching, and is programme co-ordinator of the latter. Passionate about teaching and learning, Deb brings  a wealth of experience in community, secondary and tertiary education, and in community-based social services to her teaching practice.

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Student mentoring programmes to support the learning development of all students.

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Mantle of the Expert 

EIT Public Lecture


Viv Aitken is newly appointed Associate Professor and programme co-ordinator for the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) at EIT.  Prior to this appointment she was senior lectuer in Arts and Language Education at Waikato University, where she specialised in Drama Education.  Viv’s research has focussed on how drama can be used to engage learners and foster learning across the curriculum – in setting ranging from early childhood and primary to tertiary, special needs and community education.  Her particular passion is working with a dramatic inquiry approach known as Mantle of the Expert, developed from the work of Dorothy Heathcote.

In this lively, interactive presentation, Viv will introduce the core elements and underlying principles of Mantle of the Expert.  As well as involving the audience in an imagined adventure of their own, Viv will illustrate her lecture with examples from classroom practice and findings from her research.

Please arrive early to secure seating.  Any enquiries to 06 974 8000 ext 5023

Date: Thursday 23rd April 2015
Time: 4pm
Venue: EIT Lecture Theatre 1


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