Literacies & Arts in Education

School of Literacies and Arts in Educations

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Part of the College of Education, our school offers initial teacher education and professional development courses related to literacies and arts.  This includes literacy and English education, children's literature, music, visual arts, performing arts, dance, information and communication technologies in education. In addition, we offer e-Learning and professional development for distance education.      

Our staff are experienced educators with a passion for their subject areas. They have strong links to the school and education sector, and to their relevant cultural and arts communities. Many are national leaders in curriculum and assessment and their research interests embrace many facets of education. Please see our People page for details and links to staff profiles.

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School of Literacies and Arts in Education, College of Education,
University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140

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Funding to improve NZ students' e-learning levels (12 December 2012)
Two UC education experts have received a $130,000 grant to look at how school principals can effectively lead e-learning to improve student success.

Improving childhood speech disorders (10 December 2012)
 A University of Canterbury study is looking at how best to improve the literacy and education achievements of New Zealand children who struggle with speech disorders.

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Dr Elaine HoterDr Elaine Hoter, from the Mofet Institute and Talpiot College of Education, Israel, is a visiting lecturer during May for the School of Literacies and Arts in Education. Dr Elaine Hoter (pictured centre) received her doctorate from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, in 2001 in the field of online learning in teacher education. She is a senior lecturer at Talpiot college of Technology. She taught the first online course in Israel in 1995 and co-chaired the first online conference for teacher educators. Elaine is a Fulbright scholar and co-founder of the Center for Technology and Multiculturalism. She has led workshops in South Africa and Rome to help teachers integrate technology into the field of Jewish studies.