The Mind Lab by Unitec is a unique education collaboration between a public education provider and a specialist education lab dedicated to enhancing digital literacy capability and the implementation of contemporary practice in the teaching profession.
The Mind Lab is a pioneer in digital and collaborative learning reflecting the new theoretical and practical frameworks of contemporary education. Unitec is a leader in applied vocational education with a long history in education from preschool teacher training through to postgraduate education leadership.
Together The Mind Lab and Unitec is redefining professional development for teachers through the offering of an applied, progressive and blended postgraduate qualification specialising in digital and collaborative learning. This programme of study introduces new teaching methodologies for active class engagement, practical knowledge of digital tools and exposure to emerging pedagogical practices that enhance the learning experience for today’s learner.
The Mind Lab and Unitec
This partnership is the first of its kind in New Zealand, blending highly practical postgraduate knowledge taught in The Mind Lab’s purpose built creative learning environment together with classroom-based applied practice and online learning.
“Education doesn’t need to be reformed- it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardise education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.”
Ken Robinson, 2009
The digital landscape
The only constant in this digital revolution is the certainty of change, and the need for all people, in all industries and all sectors to embrace lifelong learning and knowledge advancement to reflect the world we live in.
A new generation of learners
“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”
As a teacher we want our students to make critical and meaningful connections with new knowledge, new concepts and new ideas. Contemporary teaching increasingly allows students’ to explore learning from their own personal perspective, bringing their world to the learning environment and their experience to the learning process.
Ultimately to facilitate change and to activate progress requires teachers and students to learn the tools, gain the knowledge and to be given the power to be bold, innovative, curious and flexible.
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The Mind Lab Key Contacts – Whangarei & South Auckland
Join the team
Vacancies and open applications
Know someone with bags of energy, a soft spot for kids and an unbridled passion for creative/digital technologies? Are they fresh out of Uni or Tech? They sound like just our cuppa tea! We have three roles going in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch so send them our way… email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.