LearnFest20: Te Puna Aurei

LearnFest19 final keynote
Date Wednesday 11 November 2020
Time 9am - 3pm
Where University of Waikato, Hamilton Campus, Management Studies Building (MSB), Hillcrest Road, Hamilton
Presenter various guest speakers and presenters
Contact Lissa Smith
Contact email
Admission Cost Free

The Centre for Tertiary Teaching and Learning (CeTTL) warmly invites you to join us at LearnFest20: Te Puna Aurei, our annual symposium to share ideas related to tertiary teaching and learning.

The theme: What does Te Puna Aurei mean?

Te Puna Aurei is the name for LearnFest conference gifted by Associate Professor Tom Roa. It means a spring of intertwining knowledge. A puna is a spring of water and aurei is concept of threading things together. LearnFest is about threading together people, learning, research and current or emerging pedagogies.

This name also refers to the University's sculpture Aurei by Waikato Alumnus Rangi Kipa. The sculpture sews together the past to the future aspirations. At a deeper level Aurei was inspired by a whakataukī (Māori proverbial saying) from the first Māori king, Kīngi Pōtatau: Kotahi to kohao o te ngira e kuhuna ai te miro mā, te miro pango, te miro whero meaning there is but one eye of the needle which the white thread, black thread and red thread must pass.

Please refer to the LearnFest web page for the closing date for RSVP.