FHSS and Education summer scholarships projects

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School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies

309 Conal McCarthy: Building the evidence base for heritage

A partnership of WCC Heritage Unit, Heritage New Zealand and Victoria University’s Creative Encounters project is seeking a student who can research and write content on modernist heritage buildings for two digital platforms (the mobile app STQRY and the CMS Omeka), and scope out a proposal to create an inventory of modernist architecture in Wellington. The successful applicant will have: demonstrated research and writing experience; knowledge and understanding of the NZ heritage sector including modernist architecture; and familiarity with storytelling on digital platforms. The Scholar will gain further research, writing and analysis skills, along with experience in heritage interpretation, planning and digital storytelling. The student will be based at VUW but will visit WCC and do site visits to buildings.

310 Conal McCarthy: A history of Pacific art exhibitions in New Zealand

Te Papa is keen to work with a summer scholar to assist our Art and Pacific Cultures curatorial staff to undertake research into the history of Pacific art exhibitions in New Zealand museums and galleries as part of our commitment to increasing the profile of Pacific arts in New Zealand.

318 Raymond Spiteri: Len Lye's sources: An analysis of his reading habits

The archive at the Len Lye Centre contains a collection of around fifty library slips from the libraries of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum, which provide a record of Lye’s reading during the 1930s. This project will use these library slips to research Lye’s reading habits, particular his interest in non-western art and prehistoric art, as well as his engagement with contemporary artistic tendencies.

321  Conal McCarthy: Research on the repatriation of human remains from New Zealand museums

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage is looking for two summer interns to work on a project concerning the repatriation of human remains from New Zealand museums and other institutions to source communities.  The Ministry would like a report prepared on best practice overseas in this area, together with a literature review of important writing on the topic.  We are particularly interested in how Australia and the UK approach the issue of repatriation of human remains.  The student would produce a report with recommendations for next steps.

323 Conal McCarthy: Web curator for the Creative Encounters project

A partnership of Museums Wellington and Victoria University’s Creative Encounters project is seeking a web curator who can research, write, manage, upload, evaluate, and promote content on museum objects and collections in two digital platforms—the mobile app STQRY and the CMS Omeka.

324 Christina Barton: Colin McCahon Online Catalogue research project

The Colin McCahon Online Catalogue is an online catalogue raisonné that provides a comprehensive, searchable list of all artworks by significant New Zealand artist Colin McCahon. The Online Catalogue is administered by the Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust, which comprises members of the McCahon family, staff from Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, and staff from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.   We are seeking the assistance of a researcher to continue the ongoing task of compiling information and images to add to the Online Catalogue. This would include working with an archive of material related to Colin McCahon recently provided to the Trust, email notifications of artworks not currently on the site, notifications of recent and upcoming sales of Colin McCahon's artworks and information about current and upcoming exhibitions featuring artworks by Colin McCahon.   In addition, the researcher would be responsible for compiling information about upcoming events related to the centenary of Colin McCahon's birth, for display on the website.

346 Conal McCarthy: Museum collection management and rationalisation project

Pātaka Museum + Art in Porirua have a large and diverse collection and is seeking two scholars to help the registrar with an ongoing project in collection management, documentation and rationalisation. The project will result in enhanced collection storage, information, interpretation and use for Pātaka and its audiences. Applicants should have:

  • Demonstrated research, IT and writing experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of the New Zealand museum sector and collection management principles and processes
  • Familiarity with Vernon CMS

Scholars will gain the following while working on the project:

  • Research, collection management, professional museum practice experience
  • Work experience with museum collections, object handling and cataloguing/data

The Scholars will be based at Pātaka with input from the Museum & Heritage Studies programme

School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies

335 Thierry Jutel: Illness, diagnosis and uncertainty in film and television

Imagining ourselves in the world implies telling stories about compelling transformative moments. The diagnostic moment, when a simple utterance cleaves life indelibly into “before” and “after", provides ready-made and compelling inciting narrative events in popular media. This device is used in films such as Still Alice (2014) and television programmes such as Breaking Bad (2008-2013). This project explores how diagnosis, medical certainty and uncertainty are represented in film and television programmes whether narrative or documentary. In the process, the researcher will gain research skills relevant to the cultural and thematic analysis of popular culture, film and media analysis and medical humanities.

335 Sarah Ross: The Pulter Project—a poet in the making

This project is an opportunity for a student to contribute to a digital edition of the work of Hester Pulter, a seventeenth-century English poet. Pulter's poetry is currently being edited for The Pulter Project, a peer-reviewed digital edition based at Northwestern University, Chicago. The student on this project will work under the supervision of Sarah Ross, an editorial board member, preparing digital editions of 5-8 Pulter poems, with supporting apparatus and "curations", selections of contextual materials for reading, teaching, and researching the poems. These will be submitted to The Pulter Project for peer-reviewed publication. Students applying for this summer scholarship should have some background in early modern literature, and interest in editorial work and/or the digital humanities.

School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

300 Catherine Abou-Nemeh: Rare treasures: Early scientific books

This project will be an exhibition of rare books on early European sciences at the National Library of New Zealand in 2019. It aims to address the varied character of the early sciences, c. 1488–1750, and spotlight Wellington’s connections to Europe’s past. Some works were privately owned and later donated to the library by book-collectors and bibliophiles like Alexander H. Turnbull and Walter Mantell. The exhibition will introduce these books, the aspirations of their authors and the intended readers. It will bring together book history and science history. The ideal Summer Scholar is someone interested in gaining experience in research and curating a book exhibition. The student will work with Dr Catherine Abou-Nemeh (History) and Anthony Tedeschi, Curator of Rare Books. Specific tasks will include researching the items in the exhibition, drafting notes on the books for display, and developing an online platform to promote the exhibition.

301 Sondra Bacharach: Epistemic injustice and street art

"Epistemic injustice and street art" will consider three case studies of marginalised groups who use street art as a method of knowledge transmission—street artworks from (1) Black LivesMatter, (2) Native Americans, and (3) Maori artists. The scholar will select and analyse key street artworks in each of these groups, and use them to address (a) the experiences of injustice in these communities, (b) the representation of injustice in street art and (c) art's ability to correct for such injustices.
Skills to be developed over the course of the project: Project management; problem-solving; organising meetings and events; innovation, critical and analytic thinking; research; managing data and information; writing literature reviews.

302 Alexander Bukh: Social movements and national identity in Northeast Asia

This inter-disciplinary project draws on theories of Social Movements and the constructivist school of International Relations. It seeks to explore the role of social movements in shaping national identities in Northeast Asian democracies (Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan). The scholar needs to have a solid background in International Relations, a good understanding of the main theories of IR, excellent research skills and a keen interest and basic knowledge of the international relations of Northeast Asia.

303 Simon Keller: The limits of depression

What is the difference between normal sadness and pathological depression? This project will examine and assess the different ways in which this question has been answered, taking a philosophical approach to a question of clinical diagnosis. On some views, depression as a mental disorder is identified through a measure of distress; on others, it is identified through a measure of human functioning, or a measure of rationality, or a measure of statistical normality. The scholar will complete a critical written assessment of the various ways of identifying depression, found across the fields of philosophy, psychiatry, public health, and elsewhere. The scholar will also complete a poster for the Summer Gold poster competition.

304 Charlotte Macdonald and Rebecca Lenihan: Living dangerously: Deserters in settler colonies

The purpose of this research project is to gain a better understanding of the motivations and subsequent lives of soldiers who deserted while stationed in New Zealand with the British Imperial Army in the 1860s and to develop skills of historical research, interpretation and presentation (including digital capacities). You will analyse an existing dataset of deserters to identify patterns and possible reasons for their desertion, before interrogating archival sources to uncover more about the post-army lives of these men. The final products of this project will focus on the potential of digital tools to map both geographical and socio-economic pathways. The precise format of the digital output will be shaped by your discoveries and decided in collaboration with Professor Macdonald and Dr Lenihan. Additionally, you will prepare a blog post for www.soldiersofempire.nz

305 Alexander Maxwell: Theorising multiple nationalism

The scholar will research patriots espousing multiple national identities, such as Welsh patriots who simultaneously claimed membership in a British nation and a Welsh nation, for an article that situates multiple nationality within nationalism theory. Before applying for this scholarship, applicants should read the 2005 article "Multiple Nationalism: National Concepts in 19th century Hungary and Benedict Anderson’s ‘Imagined Communities’,” (Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 11(3) pp 385-414") and then meet with the supervisor to discuss how they would approach the topic.

306 Jack Vowles: Electoral turnout in New Zealand in the present and the past

The chosen scholar will have two jobs: The first task will be to construct a dataset for the purpose of time series analysis of New Zealand electoral turnout back to the 1920s. The data will be collected from the census, official voting records, and analysis of party policy programmes. The second task will be to search the electronic electoral rolls for evidence of incomplete information, and investigate how this relates to other characteristics of people on the roll. For this role, basic computer skills will need to be developed (in R or Stata) to measure the length of a word string. The researcher will investigate how people abbreviate names. This will involve sorting the electoral roll and, for the most part, using simple commands.

307 Valerie Wallace: Scottish law in New Zealand Law courts 1840–1914

The summer scholar will participate in an exciting new research project on the role of Scottish law and lawyers in New Zealand in the nineteenth century. The scholar will carry out quantitative and qualitative research on historic court cases. The scholar will construct a database of cases involving Scots law and conduct research on, and write accounts of, selected individuals and notable trials. The project provides an excellent opportunity for a student to develop transferable skills relating to historical and legal research; database construction and data entry; and formal writing.

308 Charlotte Macdonald: Early women photographers

You will be part of a research project that is seeking to raise the profile of women photographers related to New Zealand. The current focus is on photographers working prior to the 1960s and this role involves researching and confirming biographical information to enable the writing of short biographies. You will be interested in the history of photography and work that enables the recognition of the work of women.

310 Conal McCarthy: A history of Pacific art exhibitions in New Zealand

Te Papa is keen to work with a summer scholar to assist our Art and Pacific Cultures curatorial staff to undertake research into the history of Pacific art exhibitions in New Zealand museums and galleries as part of our commitment to increasing the profile of Pacific arts in New Zealand.

School of Languages and Cultures

336 Emalani Case: Liberation through food—decolonising diets in New Zealand

Considering the critical role that food has played in the colonization of indigenous peoples all over the world, this summer research project will focus on movements that seek to liberate diets, specifically in Māori and Pacific communities in New Zealand. Comprising of an annotated bibliography, a survey of Māori and Pacific community organizations and/or individual activists working in the area of decolonial diets, and a final analytical essay, this project will seek to understand the role that food can play in the liberation of marginalized groups. Preference will be given to applicants seeking to develop a related project for a research thesis degree in Pacific Studies at VUW.

337 Dennitza Gabrakova: Digitalised content and cultural content in entertainment

Japanese video games re-interpreting mythical content are a rich cultural resource in reappraising the mythical structures and re-combinations of mythical elements of the earliest written chronicles. Help us understand how the digital and the interactive are actually grounded in affinities existing in mythical content.

338 Richard Millington: Heidi dyes her hair: A paratextual analysis of Heidi in English translation

Johanna Spyri's 1881 children’s novel Heidi has been translated into English many times. The German original depicts its protagonist with dark hair and eyes, but in certain English-language versions, she becomes blonde with blue eyes. How can we make sense of this and other changes that Heidi has undergone in English translation? This study will seek to come up with possible answers through analysis of the paratextual aspects of the book's English-language editions.

339 Marco Sonzogoni: Poetry as resistance and survival—Eugenio Montale's Le occasioni

A distant and close reading, in Italian and in English translation, of Eugenio Montale's Le occasioni (1939). Arguably the most important collection of poems by the Italian Nobel Laureate, this work is an ideal case study to investigate poetry as resistance and survival and thus explore the relationship between history and language, biography and literature, trauma and memory.
The ideal summer research scholar will be interested in poetry, literary translation and history, and will have studied Italian at least at 200 level.

School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

312 Rachel McKee: Disrupting discourses about sign language in New Zealand

The summer scholar will explore archival film and text sources from the (Deaf) NZSL community in order to better catalogue and digitise an existing collection of materials, and produce an accessible history of NZSL that identifies chronological periods and events reflecting significant changes in the social history of the language. The outcome will be a multimedia resource on the history of NZSL, to be made available online, that includes images, scanned documents, video links and written and signed explanations based on the research. Ideally, the summer scholar will have the NZSL fluency required to directly produce parallel texts in NZSL, but if not, translation NZSL will be organised at the end of the project. Target audiences for the outcome of the project will be the Deaf NZSL community (of all generations), students of NZSL, Deaf Studies researchers and those interested in digital production and dissemination of social history.

313 Meredith Marra: Power at the periphery

As a newcomer, one of our goals is assumed to be integration.  This underpins many settlement initiatives for refugee groups in particular, especially support provided for gaining appropriate employment. While outsiders are encouraged to seek insider status through these initiatives, our naturally-occurring workplace talk also includes examples of insiders successfully gaining power by not aligning with the community. Is it really all about belonging?
In this project, you will investigate the linguistic signs of (lack of) membership in a community and how these impact upon our ability to succeed at work. Using data recorded in real life workplaces, you will explore how people position themselves and are positioned by others as (not) belonging. You will analyse the talk that occurs between people as they go about their everyday work, researching alongside Victoria's Language in the Workplace project team.  
As well as surveying the literature on marginality/peripheral membership of communities across a range of disciplines, you will identify and analyse instances of people claiming insider status and being rejected, and others actively trying to stay at the edges. Although some experience in discourse analysis is preferred, there will be training in both transcription and analytic approaches to support your project. The ideal candidate will have a background in (socio)linguistics and favour collaborative approaches.

314 Miriam Meyerhoff: Do future events include 'you' and past events include 'you'?

We will examine the distribution of pronoun subjects across clauses describing past and non-past events in a corpus of spontaneous speech in Bislama (the English-lexified creole spoken in Vanuatu). We will examine the distribution of first-person plural forms most closely, but we will also look at other pronoun subjects.
The corpus is already transcribed and translated into English. It has also been marked up by part of speech to facilitate online searching. The supervisor will provide guidance on which kinds of sentences need to be coded up and which should be avoided. Some basic knowledge of linguistics is required, e.g. ability to identify parts of speech and verb arguments.
Skills/attributes:
Familiarity with Word and Excel or similar. Excellent record-keeping. Interest in Pacific languages.
Tasks:
Review transcripts, extract and code pronoun subjects for clause type. Undertake basic quantitative analysis under the direction of the supervisor.

315 Averil Coxhead and Jean Parkinson: Investigating technical vocabulary in the trades in Samoan

We are looking for a summer scholar who is interested in language and language learning in the Pacific context, drawing on community consultation and a range of written resources. Proficiency in Samoan would be an advantage. Knowledge of a trade is not a requirement.

New Zealand School of Music – Te Kōkī

316 David Lisik: Hilary Step

This project requires a music student with a basic knowledge of the software Logic Pro X, who is interested in learning techniques of studio recording, editing and mixing to assist in the creation of a recording project of the New Zealand Jazz Orchestra.

317 Dugal McKinnon: Hybrid sound spatialisation array

The aim of Hybrid Audio Spatialisation (HAS) is to create novel sound spatialisation configurations that open up new avenues for the composition and experience of space in electronic music. HAS will investigate unique combinations of established systems for sound spatialisation, bringing these together to exploit the strengths and minimise the limitations of each. The role of the HAS Summer Scholar will be to develop 2-3 hybrid spatialisation systems, conduct initial investigations into their idiomatic compositional deployment, create documentation for the systems, and report on the project in the form of a conference paper or journal article (in collaboration with the project supervisors). The successful applicant will bring with them strong creative and technical skills in sound spatialisation (multichannel loudspeaker arrays, ambisonics, wavefield synthesis, binaural audio), in-depth knowledge of Reaper and MaxMSP software, and excellent scholarly writing ability.

School of Social and Cultural Studies

326 Jan Jordan: Scandalous cases—sexual violence in the media

This project aims to critically analyse recent global rape scandals within the context of a literature review focussed on the role played by the media in rape resistance movements.  The study will identify the role played by different forms of media, including social media, in the initial exposing of these events as well as in their subsequent growth into high-profile movements of global resistance.  Accounts will be analysed to identify the presence of both rape-supportive and rape-resistant beliefs in media depictions.
The successful student will have an excellent academic record that includes a background in sociology and/or criminology as well as competencies in critical and gendered social analysis.

327 Liam Martin: Crime talk in Aotearoa

This project examines how New Zealanders talk about crime and punishment. Get tough politics and a punitive public mood has been important drivers of large increases in the prison population over the last three decades. The research aims to better understand how people make sense of these issues in everyday conversation. I will work with the successful applicant to code and analyse interview transcripts produced by students in a third-year methods course at the Institute of Criminology. As part of a course assignment, students were asked to interview a friend or family member about their attitudes to crime and punishment. The resulting transcripts provide a rich snapshot of crime talk among New Zealanders. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills and a strong academic record. A background working on prison issues and/or issues of race and ethnicity would also be an advantage.

328 Sarah Monod de Froideville and Trevor Bradley: If it bleeds it leads? Crime in the New Zealand news media

Our prisons are full and it’s the media’s fault. This is what Sir Peter Gluckman, New Zealand’s Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister, argues (Gluckman, 2018). Criminologists are inclined to agree. We know that the source of most people’s knowledge and understanding of crime and criminality in New Zealand is the news media (see Bradley, Rowe and Sedgwick, 2011). This is a problem if, as overseas research has found, the news media presents a distorted picture of crime. But we don’t yet know enough about how, in the contemporary period, the New Zealand news media reports on crime to determine that this is the case. This project is an analysis of how crime is reported in the New Zealand news media. There will be three stages involved. First, you will help develop the research design (to include quantitative and qualitative components) and produce a write up of the research methodology. Second, you will complete the data collection, conduct a quantitative analysis and identify a sample of news features/in-depth news reports for a deeper qualitative analysis. The third and final stage involves completing the qualitative analysis and writing up a report of the results. This project will appeal to students of Humanities and Social Sciences, Psychology, Human Geography, Public Policy (and related subjects).

329 John Pratt: Fear and excitement in a risk society

Work on a project examining crucial aspects of the post-1970s social and economic restructuring of NZ and similar societies. First examine, from the 1980s, sampled media reports of exciting lifestyle changes in NZ, UK, US, Canada and Australia and fear and anxiety reflected in the growth of 'gated communities'. Second, complete a literature review of law changes relating to terrorism and gang control over the same period that demonstrates how risk prevention has become a controversial feature of the modern criminal justice system.

330 Tarapui Vaeau: Under the radar—staff and student experiences with disability and chronic illness

The summer scholar will be part of research into the lived experience of staff and students with disabilities and chronic illnesses (SSDCI) at VUW. The student will produce a literature review, help run focus groups, and contribute to a journal article. Special consideration will be given to students with experience working with Kaupapa Māori approaches and/or disability studies.

332 Carol Harrington: Revealing the Royal Commission on Social Policy

Are you keen to know more about an important moment in NZ's history? The 5 volumes of the 1988 Royal Commission on Social Policy were full of ideas about policy approaches that are once again pertinent and relevant. The measurement of well-being. The use of indicators to measure progress. Moves away from GDP as a measure. The move from a colonial to a partnership society.  You will get the chance to analyse and profile the vital and contemporary content and see what might be applicable to today's policy experts in government and civil society.

Te Kawa a Māui

340 Maria Bargh: Predator-free Horohoro

The project examines Māori views about options for achieving the government's target of New Zealand becoming predator-free by 2050. This research is part of a broader collaboration with Te Rūnagna o Ngāti Kea/Ngāti Tuara who hold mana whenua over the Horohoro mountain, south of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty. The research works with the hapū to examine in detail the nuances and variation of views, solutions and hapū agency and their interaction with government.
The summer scholarship recipient would be involved with the co-collaborators on this project: Ngāti Kea/Ngāti Tuara to help collect baseline data about existing native flora and fauna in the Horohoro mountain reserve, and to support the collation of a range of predator-free options that are cognisant of tikanga Māori for hapū consideration.

341 Ocean Mercier: Community connections to place

How does contemporary taiao-related awareness, advocacy and activity connect communities to place? This project will answer this question through collating and analysing different case studies of taiao-related work in various communities. A focus on four case stories, in particular, will allow in-depth investigation of the specific mechanisms that connect people and communities to place.

342 Awanui Te Huia: Te Reo kia tika—Te Reo Māori resources that support acquisition

With the development of new IT freeware, it is now possible to provide students from MAOR101/102 with additional revision material through the use of Quizlet and Kahoot. The Summer Scholar will assist with the creation of a new set of sentences for students to revise online. The intern will also assist to ensure that the audio tools that students use are relevant to their course and online support tools. The intern will develop research skills by engaging with end users about how effective these additional resources were in supporting their language acquisition. As students generally carry smart devices in most environments, the aim of this project is to increase the opportunities for students to extend their learning in a number of spaces. The ideal intern will have completed MAOR101/102 in the past and will be a competent user of te reo Māori language.

344 Ocean Mercier: Kia Mouri Ora te Kaiwharawhara: Assessing/restoring the mouri within a freshwater ecosystem/catchment

Here is your chance to be part of a broader effort to explore the cultural health of the Kaiwharawhara catchment, one of the most significant catchments in the Wellington area. You will be working with ZEALANDIA staff and Dr Ocean Mercier as part of a project that aims to identify where mahinga kai has been most severely compromised by anthropogenic modification. The student will have an opportunity to pursue particular areas of interest that align with the general project aims.

345 Peter Adds: Unlocking the Riemenschneider Papers

Do you have an excellent understanding of the German language?  We are looking for someone to translate into English a series of important letters written by the German missionary Johann Riemenschneider when he was based in Taranaki (1846-1860).   These letters cover a particularly important period in Taranaki history and the information they contain will provide valuable insights for iwi and historians.  If you have great translation skills and an interest in New Zealand history then we would love to hear from you.

Faculty of Education

400 Linda Hogg: What do California middle school students and teachers say about bringing students' personal lives into the classroom?

Are you interested in what California middle school students and teachers say about bringing students' personal lives into the classroom? Would you value the opportunity to apply and hone your close reading and data analysis skills, by working with transcriptions of interviews with teachers and students? Firstly, you will verify transcriptions, making adjustments as required, for completion and accuracy. You will learn how to code these data using NVivo software, and present key themes in a mindmap. Secondly, you will utilise and strengthen your literature review skills, searching for relevant texts, extracting data, and synthesising findings.

401 Louise Starkey: Children's use of space in the classroom

Modern or innovative learning environments are being built in schools as a response to the digital age and ageing school buildings. However, how children use the design features of these environments in New Zealand primary schools is under-researched. This project involves observing children's use of space within a modern learning environment, across time and learning activities. With support from your supervisor, you will record how children are using space, analyse the data, review literature and develop a scholarly article that could be published in a journal.

402 and 403 Anne Yates: Education 2.0: Embedding learner analytics to improve educational outcomes (Establishing a baseline)

Two scholars required

This research is part of a larger project being undertaken by Open Polytechnic New Zealand (OPNZ). It is recognised that online, distance and flexible learning (ODFL) provides a way to increase access to quality education while using learner analytics to provide individualised support to improve learner outcomes. When students use ODFL platforms, such as OPNZ's iQualify, learner analytics are captured. These learner analytics can inform where, when, and what type of learning interventions should be performed. There are numerous international case studies of innovative pedagogies using learner analytics, but there is a gap between the research and use of learner analytics in New Zealand. The larger project examines how learner analytics can be embedded into educational practice to improve learner outcomes in New Zealand institutions.  For this research project, two summer scholarships will run in parallel to examine the baseline educational practice of participating institutions. This is an essential part of the project to determine whether the use of learner analytics improves learner outcomes.

Scholarship one will investigate how/if learner analytics are currently used within the participating intuitions from the perspective of staff using interviews.

Scholarship two will investigate baseline learner outcomes in terms of learner satisfaction, perceived success, and perceived reasons for success using online surveys and quantitative data analysis.

404 Jennifer Campbell-Meier and Kate Thornton: Emerging leaders programme—an evaluation of a four-year programme to support emerging leadership in the library, information and museums sector

LIANZA's Kōtuku leadership development programme (Aotearoa) was developed to support leadership development in the library and information sector began in 2015 and was extended to museums in 2018. What impact has the Kōtuku Emerging Leaders Programmetuku Emerging Leaders Programme made on the personal and career development of participants? How effective has the Kōtuku model been? This is your opportunity to engage in research that will make visible the outcomes of the programme and impact on future leadership development. This research project will give you the chance to engage with some senior leaders in the library and museum sector to gain their views and to learn more about leadership needs, challenges and opportunities. This research evaluation has the potential to lead to further post-graduate research and also to present the evaluation at library and museum conferences.

405 Louise Starkey and Craig Anslow: Visualisation of classroom experience data

Modern or innovative learning environments are being built in schools as a response to the digital age and ageing school buildings. However, how children use the design features of these environments in New Zealand primary schools is under-researched. This project involves translating digital data gathered from the classroom context into data visualizations.  The Scholar will have experience in web development, and potentially D3, and Tableau.