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.
The Mind Lab Key Contacts – Auckland
Chair & Founder
National Postgraduate Director
Postgraduate Director – Auckland
Education Director – Auckland
Accounts and Administration Manager
National Portal Manager
National Portal Assistant
Front of house
The Mind Lab Key Contacts – Wellington
School Liaison Manager
The Mind Lab Key Contacts – Gisborne
The Mind Lab Key Contacts – Christchurch
The Mind Lab Key Contact – Rotorua & Tauranga
The Mind Lab Key Contact – Whanganui
The Mind Lab Key Contacts – Whangarei & Auckland
Join the team
Vacancies and open applications
We’re always looking for great talent to join our team. At the moment, we have these opportunities available:
National Portal Assistant – Auckland
Our Auckland Newmarket lab is on the hunt for a National Portal Assistant to support other team members with the smooth running of the Postgraduate Programme’s online portal.
For more information and details on how to apply for this opening, click here.
Last day to apply is 16 September.
Postgraduate Facilitator – Otago / Southland (Contract Role)
We are seeking a passionate 21st century educator for the contract role of Postgraduate Facilitator based in the lower South Island to deliver our Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning) later this year. For more information contact Michael Campbell.
If these opportunities are not for you, but you are someone with bags of energy and an unbridled passion for creative/digital technologies then please send us a little blurb about yourself along with your CV to email@example.com for us to keep on our files for future opportunities.