27 October 2022 at 11:00 am

Inviting feedback on the Capability Toolkit project

A new Capability Toolkit for practitioners working with international learners is being developed by ISANA NZ with support from Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao, to support the international education sector. 

Capability toolkit

More than 36 pages of tips, guidelines, tools, case studies and scenarios have been developed for the online resource, and ISANA NZ is seeking your feedback. 

Material is grouped around key themes that include wraparound tailored support, intercultural competence in education contexts, and student experience information for agents and offshore partners. The toolkit will be published early in 2023.  

“This is all about delivering an excellent student experience,” says Chris Beard, ISANA’s Executive Director. 

“The toolkit will promote evidence-based practice that supports innovation, nimbleness and risk mitigation, and aligns with the Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021, which came into effect this year.”  

To browse selected draft pages and provide feedback, go to the ISANA NZ website, and select ‘Toolkit’. To share your reflections, ideas and suggestions, please email content@isana.nz  with the header 'Capability Toolkit feedback'. 

You may also be interested in the following video presentation about the new toolkit, which was delivered for NZIEC KI TUA 2022: KT004 Student Experience Chris Beard Friederike Tegge - YouTube 

The next in-person presentation about the toolkit will be held at Victoria University of Wellington-Te Herenga Waka on 2 December, 10.30 – 12pm, AM106 (Alan MacDiarmid). Please contact chris.beard@isana.nz to register your interest.  

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