Faculty of Education

Research Projects and Reports

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Significant Research Projects to date:

  • Longitudinal research on the impact of New Zealand's standards-based NCEA on student motivation.
  • An investigation of factors associated with undergraduate study as part of international student exchange agreements.
  • Tertiary assessment policy and practices including student experiences and programme approaches to assessment.
  • Educational strategies to support evidence-based numeracy policy and practice related to positive student outcomes.
  • Effective interventions to address behavioural challenges at all levels of schooling.
  • Research on autism and on alternative augmentations communication development.
  • Investigations of effective professional development and teacher practices in gifted education, early childhood education, secondary assessment, intercultural language teaching, Māori education, and e-learning teaching and assessment.
  • An investigation into Asian dimensions in New Zealand's initial teacher education programmes.
  • Evaluation research on effective professional development for teachers to engage in culturally responsive pedagogy.
  • International research on Global - Mindedness among undergraduates across the disciplines in four countries.
  • Research to discover if there is a need for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) among adults with intellectual disability.
  • Investigations into quality provisions for infants and toddlers in early childhood education and care settings.
  • Commissioned literature reviews on a range of topics including the involvement of children in educational research and what counts for quality for under-three year olds in early childhood settings.

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Ongoing externally-funded grants our academic staff have received:

Averill, Robin: Learning the Work of Ambitious Mathematics Teaching
Bourke, Roseanna: Self Assessment in Tertiary Education
Chu, Cherie: Pasifika Learners and Success in Tertiary Education
Chu, Cherie:An Analysis of Recent Pasifika Education Research Literature to Inform Improved Outcomes for Pasifika Learners
Hynds, Anne: National Evaluation of He Kākano, Professional Development for Leaders in Secondary Schools
Meyer, Luanna: Longitudinal Evaluation of NCEA Course Endorsements
Sheehan, Mark: Motivating Secondary School History Students
Sigafoos, Jeff:Enhancing Communication Intervention for Children with Autism