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LENScience


Professional Learning & Development


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About LENScience PLD


LENScience offers professional learning and development (PLD) for teachers, scientists and health professionals. 

Our PLD courses examine effective strategies to advance interdisciplinary collaborations that facilitate empowerment of adolescents as agents of positive action in relation to complex social issues. 

PLD themes include:

  • Adolescence as a life-stage in which education can support improved future health
  • Facilitating transformative learnning 
  • School-university partnership models
  • Recent advances in research from the Liggins Institute
  • Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
  • The noncommunicable disease epidemic
  • Pedagogies to enable curriculum-embedded learning that examines complex social issues and promotes teenagers to act on their learning

Workshops, courses and seminars are either Face-to-Face or via the LENScience Connect platform. LENScience Connect is a blended e-learning platform that enables courses that are not restricted by geography and time BUT encourage a mix of in-person and out-of-time interactions.

Courses that use our project-based PLD model encourage participants to engage in determining and testing new or enhanced strategies in their professional practice. These courses are supported by ongoing interactions within a community of practice. 

Funding


LENScience PLD courses and programmes are funded through public good grants, philanthropic donations, and course fees.

We acknowledge here grants and donations that are have made substantial contributions to enabling our PLD programme (current and past). 

The Norman F. Barry Foundation (2017 - present)

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Partnerships for International Development Fund (2013 - 2017)

The Dick Roberts Community Trust (2013 - 2015)

Te Puni Kōkiri (2010 - 2012)

LENScience offers professional learning and development for teachers, scientists and health professionals.

Courses focus on strategies required to implement and evaluate programmes that promote knowledge translation within adolescent populations. 

Courses for Teachers


Open for Enrolment


  • GutBugs@School

    A PLD course for Year 7 - 13 teachers interested in using the Liggins Institute's Gut Bugs Trial to stimulate learning.

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Teens Taking Action

PLD for teachers exploring learning that engages teens in exploration of current socio-scientific issues and results in action-taking. 

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DOHaD for non-science teachers

An introduction to the science of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease for teachers of specialities other than science. 

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DOHaD for science teachers

An introduction to the science of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease for science teachers

Closed Group Courses


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Pacific Science for Health Literacy Project
Cook Islands

Integrating health and educational goals to support learning programmes that promotes scientific and health literacy. 

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RISE Above | Tamaki College 

Developing context-embedded integrated learning programmes that promote health and education goals at Tamaki College 

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Pacific Science for Health Literacy Project | Tonga

Integrating health and educational goals to support learning programmes that promotes scientific and health literacy. 

Courses for Scientists & Health Professionals


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