Teaching and Supervision Portfolio

Welcome to the Teaching and Supervision Portfolio of Associate Professor Janet Grace Sayers

This portfolio provides my teaching and learning philosophy, examples of how I turn philosophy into reality, and reflections on my practice.

I am influenced by educators and writers such as Paulo Freire and bell hooks, and in practice I enact my own spin on their philosophies by working ceaselessly to remove constraints to participation in education, and enable all learners - no matter the perceptions of their capacities and abilities - to express themselves in ways that help them achieve personal growth. Creativity, innovation, critical thinking, and doing business education differently, are all hallmarks of how I do teaching and learning.

In this portfolio you will find my personal teaching and learning story, including my reflections, as I have expressed my own unique signature in what I do. Specifically I:

  • articulate my personal philosophy and explain how I turn philosophy into practice;

  • speak about my relationship to Te Tiriti;

  • introduce some of my postgraduate student projects;

  • provide key examples of resources I have co-developed with students to make their amazing work available to others to co-create knowledge and practice in classrooms and curriculums;

  • showcase my students' work to show how I promote innovative and creative assignments, tasks and curriculums;

  • provide examples of business cases developed to bring the real world of business into flipped classrooms;

  • showcase research articles and other material about my teaching praxis published in international well-regarded journals and books;

  • provide free the books I have written for and with students in my courses to show examples of how I decrease the constraint of cost.

I also provide written reflections on my practice throughout this portfolio. These are honest assessments of what has gone well, what I have struggled with, and what I intend to develop in the future based on what I have learnt.

This web site in a personal site of Janet Sayers. Only those with the link can currently access this site.

Please go here for my official website hosted at Massey University, Aotearoa New Zealand. You can contact me through Massey's portal.

All examples of student work are shared with their permission.

Images are public domain from Wikimedia unless otherwise indicated.