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Michael Apple and Geoff Whitty seminar

26 November 2014, 2–4.30pm
Visiting scholars Michael Apple and Geoff Whitty will give presentations in November.

Posted 06 Nov 2014 9:30am

When the classroom becomes infinite – utopia or reality?

21 November 2014, 2–3pm
In this seminar, Eva Alerby and Susanne Westman (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden) will open a discussion of learning places, beyond the boundaries of the physical classroom from a philosophical life-world approach, in accordance with the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty.

Posted 28 Oct 2014 10:05am

What might cross-disciplinary research look like?

23 October 2014, 12-1pm
This one-off colloquium begins by sharing a range of experiences related to a two-year project based in Western Springs College with the title: “A culture of writing: Impacting on teacher and student performance across the curriculum”.

Posted 14 Oct 2014 8:43am

English Teaching: Practice and Critique September 2014 issue out now

September 2014
This issue of the journal includes contributions that focus particularly on research that considers the development of students’ imaginations and learning in the English classroom.

Posted 09 Oct 2014 11:00am

What is the use of a book without pictures

21 October 2014
In this seminar, Jill Shefrin (University of Toronto) examines pictorial pastimes and other ephemeral publications for children in earlier centuries in the context of contemporary educational theories on the value of teaching children with pictures.

Posted 06 Oct 2014 8:35am

Learning in Later Life book published

August 2014
This new book, based on an inaugural professorial lecture by Brian Findsen, is available.

Posted 12 Aug 2014 10:52am

Research and policy in the early years: Professor Edward Melhuish seminar

27 August 2014, 1-2pm
Visiting scholar Professor Edward Melhuish (University of London and University of Oxford) will draw on recent evidence from large-scale studies that indicate differing patterns of experience in the early years, both in the home and outside the home can have a long-term impact on children’s educational and socio-emotional development.

Posted 12 Aug 2014 9:08am

Growing Up in New Zealand seminar with Polly Atatoa Carr

11 August 2014, 4-5pm
Dr Polly Atatoa Carr, Associate Director of the Growing Up in New Zealand study at the Waikato Clinical School, will give a presentation about New Zealand's most contemporary longitudinal study which has gathered information from a cohort of approximately 7000 children and their families since before birth.

Posted 30 Jul 2014 8:54am

Leadership for the Future - book available now

June 2014
WMIER has published a book based on an Inaugural Professorial Lecture delivered by Professor Christopher Branson.

Posted 20 Jun 2014 12:20pm

Visiting scholar Ian Menter seminar

3 July 2014, 4-5pm
Ian Menter, Professor of Teacher Education and Director of Professional Programmes in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford and President of BERA will present on research and teacher education in the UK.

Posted 06 Jun 2014 9:08am

Adding some tech variety

May 2014
WMIER Research Fellow Elaine Khoo has co-authored a book that proposes a solution to the lack of meaningful engagement with online teaching and learning The book offers activities for motivating and retaining learners online.

Posted 20 May 2014 11:28am

The politics of evidence: Assessment agenda

20 May 2014, 6-7pm
WMIER Director, Professor Bronwen Cowie's inaugural professorial lecture asks what counts as evidence of student success, for whom and for what goal.

Posted 20 May 2014 8:48am

Seminar - MOOCs in New Zealand: A research study

6 May 2014, 3-5pm
The Centre for Global Studies in Education: Future of the University Seminar Series. Liz Gordon, Pūkeko Research Ltd.; Michael A. Peters and Tina Besley will present on this Ako Aotearoa and WMIER sponsored ‘baseline’ study of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)(2013-14).

Posted 01 May 2014 11:22am

WMIER Analysis Workshop Series

29 April; 8 May; 15 May; 22 May, 3.30–5pm
Staff and postgraduate students are invited to attend this four-part worskshop series.

Posted 24 Apr 2014 12:06pm

WMIER Statistics Workshop Series

29 April - 1 May, 3.30-5pm
Staff and postgraduate students are invited to attend this three-part workshop series focusing on the fundamental elements of quantitative data analysis.

Posted 24 Apr 2014 11:55am

Building productive partnerships

2 May 2014, 11am-12pm
A conversation with Susan Groundwater-Smith that will examine the research of Jane Hunter (2014) as it relates to the construct of “high possibility classrooms” and extend the discussion to the concept of “the intelligent school”.

Posted 24 Apr 2014 11:34am

A doctoral student conversation with Susan Groundwater-Smith

1 May 2014, 10am-12pm
The session will address problematics associated with the ways in which student voice is being selectively listened to and even appropriated.

Posted 24 Apr 2014 11:17am

Focused Reading Group

30 April 2014, 10.30am–12pm / 8 May 2014, 10.30am–12pm
We wish to establish a reading group focused on aspects of engaging with children and young people in participatory research.The group will meet while Susan Groundwater-Smith is visiting the Institute.

Posted 24 Apr 2014 10:59am

Building networks and collaborations: A conversation with Susan Groundwater-Smith

29 April 2014, 1.30-3pm / 5 May 2014, 2-3pm
Susan Groundwater-Smith will talk about how she has established and sustained research partnerships and collaborations with a range of individuals, groups and organisations.

Posted 24 Apr 2014 9:45am

Susan Groundwater-Smith visit to WMIER

28 April-9 May 2014
Susan Groundwater-Smith will once again be visiting the Faculty from 29 April to 8 May.

Posted 24 Apr 2014 9:13am

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