Research from Glenys KerDepartments: Capable NZ, Auckland International Campus
Glenys is the Programme Leader of the undergrad qualifications on offer through Capable NZ and works as a facilitator of learning, an academic mentor, and assessor at Capable NZ. Glenys supports learners to articulate their skills, knowledge and attitudes gained from their work-based learning experiences, as well as undertaking new learning to gain a degree qualification through Capable NZs independent learning pathways. Glenys runs her own business, Career Fit, specializing in worklife coaching and all aspects of career planning. She brings a diverse employment background to her career practice, with significant experience in teaching at secondary school, polytechnic and university level, as well as roles in senior management. Glenys works with elite athletes, people in transition (redundancies, career change, back to work and personal development) and organisations. She supports and coaches people in personal effectiveness, worklife balance, 360 reviews and professional development planning. Glenys also teaches in the School of Social Services in the Career Practice stream. She is the local Chairperson for the OtagoSouthland Career Development Association of NZ and enjoys speaking at events about transition, leadership, elite performance and adult learning. Her recent research is in adult learning and independent learning pathways and professional practice qualifications.Field(s) of ExpertiseEducation, Management and Leadership, Elite Sports Performance, Career Development, Assessment of Prior Learning, Work-Based Learning, Adult LearningQualificationsDoctorate in Prof Studies (Adult Learning) Middlesex University, completion 2017, Master of Career Development Edith Cowan University, Australia, Bachelor Applied Management (Strategic Management) Otago Polytechnic, Graduate Diploma in Career Development, Graduate Certificate in Teacher Education both AUT, Graduate Certificate in Elite Performance Victoria University of Wellington, Dip Tchg, Diploma in Commerce Christchurch College of Education.
Conference Contribution - Published Paper
Mann, S., Eden-Mann, P., Smith, L., Ker, G., Osborne, P, Alexander Crawford, P. (2017) A transformation mindset as the basis for sustainable community development. Resilience 2017, Stockholm, August http://resilience2017.org/
Conference Contribution - Other
Ker, G & Forsyth, G. (2017) Assessment for Transformation-giving primacy to the learner voice. Assessing Learning Conference, Otago Polytechnic, 29 Nov - 1 Dec. Dunedin, New Zealand
Mann, S., Allen, E., Ker, G., Byars, R., Thompson, M., Jenkins, H. (2014) Mobile devices to increase student engagement in constructivist tertiary vocational education during #NPF14LMD ASCILITE Conference, Dunedin, November. http://ascilite2014.otago.ac.nz/posters/
Carpenter, H. & Ker, G. (2017) Learning from Experience: Exploring professional identity growth through work based learning processes. Scope Contemporary Research Topics, Flexible Learning 2, December. www.thescopes.org
Mann, S., Ker, G. Eden-Mann, P., & O'Brien, R. (2017) Qualified to surf chaos: A self-determined degree. Scope Contemporary Research Topics, Flexible Learning, 2, December. www.thescopes.org
Mann, S. Ker, G., Eden-Mann, P. & O'Brien, R. (2017) Designing for Heutagogy: Case Study of an Independent Learning Pathway Approach. Scope contemporary Research Topics, Flexible Learning 2. www.thescopes.org
Tyler-Smith, K., Day, R., Bennett, K., Morriss, P. & Ker, G. (2012) Workplace-Based Learning: Introducing a New Applied Degree Paradigm. Research Report for Ako Aotearoa, Southern Regional Hub Project Fund,New Zealand.