Kay Giles is the Chief Executive of Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT). Previously, she was Institute Director at SkillsTech Australia, the trades and technician institute in the Brisbane metropolitan area. Also in Australia, she has held management and directorship positions at the Department of Employment and Training; the Open Learning Institute; the Wide Bay Institute of TAFE and Wide Bay/Sunshine Coast Region TAFE; Training and Employment Queensland (TAFETEQ). Kay holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and a Master of Social Planning and Development from the University of Queensland.
Giving us an insight into the difference between studying and doing! Why have we got a system that makes people feel they are not smart.
What is our view of 'smart'?
Focus on the energy that an intrinsic part of what you are.
Make sure SMART is not an exclusive place.
Think of SMART as a swanky department store - education as the escalator that gets us where we need to be.
We have moved beyond the era where SMART, academic, professional all equal successful.
What SMART skills do we need - doing, experiencing, problem finding, problem solving...
Tailor assessment to meet the needs of the learners!
Celebrate success for all - using any teaching and learning strategies that works where each learner is right now!
Let's make sure we are celebrating the genius in all!