Symposiums and seminars archive

Institute for Early Childhood Studies Autumn Research Seminar - Relationships: People, places and thingsNN

The IECS Autumn Research Seminar was held on Saturday 10th May 2014 at the Karori Campus, Donald Street, Karori, Wellington. The theme for this seminar was Relationships: People, places and things with two keynote speakers – Anita Mortlock and A/Prof. Vanessa Green – and a very interesting selection of workshops and papers to choose from.

For full programme details, please see the IECS Autumn Research Seminar programme. In addition to the two keynote addresses, there are two concurrent sessions with workshops/papers for participants to select from.

Early Childhood – Winter Research Seminar

Early Childhood professional learning: Growing the profession/Growing the community

Whakarongo mai e nga rangatitira
He tono tenei kia koutou
Naumai, haere mai ki ta tatou wananga

The 2013 Winter Research Seminar was held on Saturday, 22nd June 2013. The theme of this year’s research hui was Professional Learning. This encompassed a wide range of topics for example policy, pedagogy, curriculum and teaching practices, what they mean and how they make a difference to learning and teaching.

We had two keynote speakers: Dr Sue Cherrington and Associate Professor Joce Nuttall who framed the conceptual ideas around Professional Learning and we held 15 workshop/presentation sessions throughout the day.

Workshops and papers

View the workshops and papers.

Information on workshops, speakers and registration:

Winter Research Seminar 2013pdf129KB

Registration form, programme, workshop and papers

The Registration Form, Programme, Workshop and Papers to be presented can be found in the pdf below. To register, print the pdf, fill in and return by email or post. The last day for registration is Friday 7 June 2013.

Registration Form 2013pdf270KB

Institute for Early Childhood Studies Autumn Research Seminar 2012

The Institute for Early Childhood Studies hosts the Spring and Autumn research seminars aimed at early childhood practitioners working in centres and services. These seminars are designed to make current research in early childhood settings accessible to teachers and educators. Our aim is to strengthen the connections between research and practice in early childhood education. Information (including registration forms) for upcoming seminars are posted on this website.

Our theme for the 2012 Autumn Research Seminar is Living and Learning in a Multi-modal World. The keynote presentation, papers and workshops on offer draw on current research in this area.

Autumn Research Seminar 2012pdf159KB

Registration form, programme, workshop and papers

Registration closed. Seminar is now fully subscribed.

The Registration Form, Programme, Workshop and Papers to be presented can be found in the pdf below. To register, print the pdf, fill in and return by email or post. The last day for registration is Friday 18 May 2012.

Registration Form 2012pdf114KB

Institute for Early Childhood Studies Spring Research Seminar 2011

Our theme for the 2011 Spring Research Seminar is Challenge, Change, Choice. The keynote presentation, papers and workshops on offer draw on current research to challenge our thinking as ECE teachers and educators, to consider how we might draw on this research to change and enhance our practices, and to offer choices in practices.

Seminar information including the programme, workshops and topics.

Spring Research Seminar 2011pdf252KB

Registration closed. Seminar is now fully subscribed.

Symposium on Assessment and Learner Outcomes

1–3 September 2011, Rutherford House, Wellington, New Zealand

This international symposium will highlight research, policy development, challenges and evidence-based practice in the assessment of learner outcomes with an emphasis on issues related to the measurement of learners’ progress in education and of the value added by educational settings.

The major strands for this symposium are:

  1. Secondary Assessment and the NCEA
  2. Assessment and the National Standards
  3. Aromatawai me ngā Whanaketanga in Māori Medium Education
  4. Value-added Modelling
  5. Student-led Assessment
  6. Advances in Measurement

Presentations for this symposium have resulted from an international call for papers. All papers accepted at the symposium have gone through a blind review process.

To view the symposium programme go to the Programme of Presentations page.

The proceedings of the symposium on Assessment and Learner Outcomes 2011

Assessment and Learner Outcomes-Symposium Proceedings1pdf5MB

Distinguished keynote speakers

The Symposium includes international and national keynote speakers addressing major issues relevant to assessment. For information on who will be speaking, go to the Keynote Speakers page.

Who should attend the symposium?

The Symposium is designed for: researchers; academic leaders; teachers; school leaders; assessment developers; quality assurance specialists; government agency policy makers and programme directors (including the MOE, NZQA and ERO); educational evaluators; and others from early childhood centres, schools, and tertiary educational institutions including wānanga, universities and polytechnics.

Sponsors of the symposium

This Symposium on Assessment and Learner Outcomes is hosted by Victoria University of Wellington and co-sponsored by The University of Auckland, Victoria University, the New Zealand Ministry of Education, and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

University of AucklandNZQA logo

Contact us

For more information, contact the conference organiser Dr Mimi Hodis