Adie Haultain

Adie Haultain

M Ed (Tertiary) Dist. PG Dip Ed (Adult Ed) Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Adult Ed) Grad Dip TESOL.

Team Manager and Academic Leader -Wintec


Location Hamilton, New Zealand


  • You are more than welcome David. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  • Thanks for sharing Grecia. Really interesting.

  • Good point David. Sometimes we are very restricted by our institutions.

  • Yah! Go the women!!

  • Great to involve your learners like this!

  • Thanks for that feedback David. Great that you know what to do in practice!

  • Great point Katarina. Finding out your participants'/learners' existing knowledge is very important.

  • Great to hear Simara!

  • Too true David!

  • It's very much a New Zealand indigenous pedagogy that is embedded in everything we do.

  • Some great discussion. It's neat to see how each of you has chosen principles that resonate with you and have explained ways you can see this in your own practice.

  • You're welcome!

  • You have some great challenges there Katarina. Encouraging empathy and problem-solving skills in your learners can be a challenge but very rewarding when you see it in action.

  • That's a great observation Simara.

  • Yes! Games can be great tools to use in the classroom...I guess the trick is to plan games that combine the content with a bit of competition.

  • Hi Katarina!

  • Welcome SImara!

  • Welcome Natalia!

  • Good point Sarah. It would be great to hear from others who have taught large classes before.

  • Yes. Acknowledging our students existing knowledge and building on that is really important.

  • Great. Bloom's taxonomy is a great tool that can be used in many ways. Good luck with using it to help stretch your learners.

  • That's great Sarah. Welcome to this Expert Track course.

  • Fantastic to see all the input and different contexts and strategies where IBL can be applied

  • That's a really interesting reflection Raul. We really need to modify and adjust our content and delivery to respond to the requirements of our learners.

  • Adie Haultain made a comment

    Really great to see the discussion around scaffolding - and how this strategy resonates with so many of you. Having supports in place as students work through their ZPD's is the basis for student engagement and success. I'm sure many of us can recall a programme of learning designed to provide a balance between support and challenge, enabling each person to...

  • Good to see the discussion around how you would use different questions to encourage learning and inquiry - plus collaboration and even formative assessment.

  • Gosh what a wide range of topic areas you are working within. It's really pleasing to see you all thinking about and applying IBL approaches in those different context and sharing your examples of good practice. Sharing in this way also exemplifies the principles of co-operative and/or collaborative learning. Great work

  • The advantages of group work far outweigh the disadvantages and really pleased to hear the advantages surfacing throughout the discussion. The group size is also pivotal - if it's too large it will naturally split - and a small group could become pair work where the interaction and peer learning might be diluted. What do you think the optimum learning group...

  • And to you too Mohammed. We're happy you enjoyed your time with us.

  • Vinaka Kitty. We're glad you enjoyed this short course!

  • It made me laugh!

  • Thanks Kitty. That's fantastic to hear.

  • Great to hear!

  • That's fantastic!

  • If you press the 'Launch' button above Kellie-Jane it should take you to a Padlet where you can pin your post.

  • Would love to hear how it goes for you!

  • Yes it is difficult to find the time sometimes. I guess this is where careful planning comes in so that you can scaffold the learning for everyone. Breaking the learning into chunks is definitely a form of scaffolding.

  • This sounds like a great strategy Conrad. Using scenarios or case studies really help to make the learning meaningful.

  • That's great Carrie!

  • Absolutely. I think it's all about the balance.

  • So true!

  • Yes. It is great when you can have a balance of synchronous and asynchronous lessons with your online delivery. I think it works well and certainly gives you more flexibility.

  • I think it is something that you have to keep trying Oscar. If your students are shy then it will take them a little while to get used to being actively involved. Sometimes asking them to work together in small groups can be useful as they feel safe and are more willing to participate. Good luck!

  • That's a really interesting reflection Wendy. It's great to hear that your love of learning has endured!

  • Great description Carline. I think my childhood was also about 'staying within the lines'!

  • That's a good question Sany. I guess that building rapport and trust with you learners is the best place to start. If they feel that they are in a safe environment and feel comfortable in that environment they may be more inclined to turn their camera's on. I wonder what other people's experiences have been with this?