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Find out the highlights of the Kohia Centre's professional development programme.

Kohia shop is closed from Tuesday 10 December 2019 until Monday 13 January 2020. Our online store is still available with orders placed after 13 December 2019 processed and sent out in the new year.

Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year from Kohia Centre. We look forward to seeing you in 2020.

2020 Provisionally Certificated Teacher and Mentor teacher programmes - enrol now

Kohia supports a provisionally certificated teachers programme that responds to need; facilitators and participants identify and access the expertise that supports their professional learning. The programmes engage with the standards of the teaching profession to support teaching inquiry, reflection and the gathering of evidence for personal portfolios in preparation for full registration.

Strengthening self-efficacy in the classroom for both teachers and students with Chris Wall

Self-efficacy and Collective Teacher Efficacy (CTE) has become increasingly prominent in educational parlance. This has been reinforced by recent research presented by John Hattie that promotes CTE and self-efficacy as having substantial effect sizes on student achievement. 
This will be a two-session workshop that seeks to explore the following questions: 
What is self-efficacy, and what is collective teacher efficacy? What influences both student and teacher perceptions of efficacy? How can I strengthen efficacy beliefs in my students, colleagues and staff?
Chris Wall will share current educational research on self-efficacy, findings from his own research and possible interventions and strategies that can be used to promote positive self-efficacy beliefs in the classroom. Self-efficacy is a complex and multifaceted construct, but Chris will highlight that with increased understanding it is possible to support both students and teachers to develop their beliefs of efficacy. At the end of the first session resources will be introduced to support schools to measure self-efficacy and collective teacher efficacy. Chris will collect this data prior to the second session and analyse it.
The second session we will review the results from these measurements and look to co-construct interventions that could be used to strengthen self-efficacy and collective teacher efficacy in individual contexts.