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Andrew Howell

Andrew Howell

Senior Academic Staff Member – Outdoor Education and Sports Psychology

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What do you love about your job?

I love the mixture of academic study and practical activities. The opportunity to be in both the classroom and enjoying the outdoors is awesome!

How would you describe your approach to teaching?

For me, education is about choice. At the end of their time with Wintec, I want students to feel in control of their destiny – inspired about where they are going next. 

What do you love about the outdoors?

The outdoors is all about personal transformation, sharing the journey with others.

What is your experience in the industry? 

  • 20 years in the primary education sector
  • 7 years as an outdoor education facilitator
  • Member of New Zealand Curriculum writing team (technology and science)
  • Member of New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association
  • Project Adventure – Advanced skills and standards, 2015

What are your qualifications and educational background?

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Diploma of Teaching
  • Diploma of Sport and Recreation
  • Certificate in Adult Teaching and Education

    What is your greatest achievement? 

    My greatest achievement is making a difference in someone's life, creating a moment they see as pivotal in the person they have become. Measured in conversations, often years later.

    What are some of your hobbies and interests? 

    • Outdoors
    • Reading
    • Football
    • Computer games
    • Gardening




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