Research Staff Profiles

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Nick Chater

Position:

Academic Lead for Adventure Tourism

Qualifications:

Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching

Profile:

"I am an outdoor professional, having been involved with whitewater rafting, rock-climbing, mountain biking and other outdoor activities for over 25 years. Having previously worked in the United States, Australia, Japan and Costa Rica, I have spent 15 years solely dedicated to Outdoor Education in New Zealand, and have been the successful owner of Multi-Day Adventures."

In 2015 Nick completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching, and in 2016 decided to further his studies towards a master's degree. Stepping out of his comfort zone, Nick has presented research at many conferences. This move into the research area has enriched his teaching practice and provided him with an opportunity to share his thoughts and passion around engaging youth.

Research Interests:

  • Outdoor activities to engage students
  • The effects of positive teaching methods to connect with and create positive change with our at risk youth
  • Guided risk taking and the positive effect it has on students

Research Publications and Outputs:

  • Chater, N. (2015). Guided Risk Taking – Teaching Theory to Very Practical Learners.Published Abstract, National Tertiary Learning and Teaching Conference, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Tauranga, New Zealand.
  • Chater, N. (2015, September). Guided Risk Taking – Adventure-based Activity to Enrich the Lives, Learning and Educational Outcomes for Students by Creating Opportunities for Deeper Thinking. Published Abstract, International Adventure Conference, Sheffield, England.
  • Chater, N., & Prebble, S. (2014, September). Assessment for Learning: Supporting our Learners in the Assessment Process. TDU Talk, (2), 12-15.

Conference Presentations

  • Chater, N. (2015, September). Guided Risk Taking – Adventure-based Activity to Enrich the Lives, Learning and Educational Outcomes for Students by Creating Opportunities for Deeper Thinking. Published Abstract, International Adventure Conference, Sheffield, England.
  • Chater, N. (2015). Guided Risk Taking – Teaching Theory to Very Practical Learners.Published Abstract, National Tertiary Learning and Teaching Conference, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Tauranga, New Zealand.
  • Chater, N., & Prebble, S. (2015, February). Designing Assessment Tasks to Promote Learning. Co-presenter, Teaching Development Unit (TDU), The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
  • Chater, N., & Prebble, S. (2014). Reflecting on Your Teaching - Why and How? - Sharing Different Approaches. Co-presenter, The University of Waikato Teaching Network, Hamilton, New Zealand.
  • Chater, N., & Prebble, S. (2014). Getting Practical Learners to Embrace Theoretical Assessment. Co-presenter, Waiariki Institute of Technology Teaching and Learning Symposium, Rotorua, New Zealand.
  • Engaging Active Learners in the Classroom Environment.Waiariki Institute of Technology Teaching Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand.

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