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Igniting tutor potential: creating a higher standard of quality tutoring

Welsh Kylie, A
Fields of Research
ANZSRC::130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education , ANZSRC::130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
The most telling measure of effectiveness as a tutor is the quality of a students learning. In recent years on average only 37% of Agriculture ITO trainees are actually completing their qualifications. There seems to be some potential barriers around a lack of emphasis being put on tutors capability or technique to deliver information. There is no formal evaluation process in place that focuses on accelerated learning and deliverance of that technique. There also appears to be no national facilitation for tutor improvement that delivers professional and personal development. This issue needs to be addressed if New Zealand agriculture wants to secure the future of their industry by attracting and developing highly skilled and motivated people.