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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

Indigenous Research Conference

11-13 April 2014
This conference aims to strengthen the understanding of all researchers with regard to indigenous research and transition issues.

Posted 14 Mar 2014 9:21am

POET Symposium: Pedagogies of Educational Transitions

Saturday 5 April 2014, 9am-4pm
The Early Years Research Centre is hosting a symposium as part of a Marie Curie IRSES. You are invited to hear the local and international POET teams share research from their different countries.

Posted 14 Mar 2014 9:04am

Resisting neo-liberal high-stakes testing

Thursday 13 March 2014, 3–5.30pm
Professor Hursh will describe the rise of neoliberal education and testing policies in New York State.

Posted 03 Mar 2014 3:55pm

Publishing from the PhD seminar

6 March 2014, 3-4.30pm
Visiting scholar Professor Gina Wisker seminar on Publishing from the PhD: Selecting, scaffolding, writing, supervising & publication

Posted 21 Feb 2014 9:49am

WMIER Series: FEDU Summer research scholars

25 February 2014, 10am; 27 February 3pm
These two sessions will provide an opportunity for staff to hear what our summer scholarship students have been doing in recent years.

Posted 20 Feb 2014 11:38am

Believing communication is possible: Using video analysis in research

27 February 2014, 2-3pm
This lecture will focus on how to develop a video in educational work with disabled children in this field.

Posted 19 Feb 2014 12:24pm

Believing communication is possible: Using video as a tool

26 February 2014, 10-11am
Working with families of disabled children: using video as a tool

Posted 19 Feb 2014 12:20pm

Learning in informal ways

February 2014
How children learn outside formal lessons is being studied by Whakatane High School guidance counsellor Judith Graham. Ms Graham is the recipient of a doctoral scholarship awarded by the Wilf Malcolm Institute for Educational Research at the University of Waikato.

Posted 18 Feb 2014 12:11pm

Positioning theory and dialogism in researching teaching and learning

13 February 2014, 9am-12pm
In this seminar, Brian Edmiston (The Ohio State University) will explore the significance for educational research of two interrelated conceptual frameworks.

Posted 16 Jan 2014 9:55am

Dialogue and conceptual development

14 & 20 January 2014
Rupert Wegerif (University of Exeter) will talk about research on teaching thinking through teaching dialogue in classrooms, linking this to a dialogic theory of conceptual development, and will explore the difference between observed dialogue and proposed underlying ‘dialogic mechanisms’.

Posted 13 Jan 2014 10:31am

Threshold concepts conference report published

December 2013
Susan Groundwater-Smith has authored a report of the threshold concepts conference "Transforming Disciplines: Emergent Learning and Threshold Concepts" held in November 2013.

Posted 09 Jan 2014 2:31pm

The 4th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Perspectives and Limits of Dialogism in Mikhail Bakhtin

15-17 January 2014
The University of Waikato (Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato) in collaboration with Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development, and the Centre for Global Studies in Education at Waikato, is delighted to be hosting a major international conference, 'Perspectives and Limits of Dialogism in Mikhail Bakhtin'

Posted 07 Jan 2014 12:13pm

Dialogic pedagogy for the University and beyond

30 January 2014, 6pm
Eugene Matusov, University of Delaware, will share and reflect on his pedagogical experimentation and challenges with designing dialogic ontological provocations, internally persuasive discourse, students’ responsive authorship, students’ self-generating authorship, Opening Syllabus, Open Curriculum and Open Syllabus.

Posted 07 Jan 2014 12:07pm

Bakhtin and the Human Sciences

14 January 2014, 4.30pm
Michael E.Gardiner, University of Ontario, will sketch out the relevance of Russian cultural theorist Mikhail Bakhtin for the elaboration of a post-positivist human sciences, one that is premised on what Bakhtin himself called the ‘dialogical principle’

Posted 07 Jan 2014 12:02pm

Helping students really grasp what we are looking for when we assess them

18 December 2013, 10-11.15am
Sue Bloxham, Professor of Academic Practice and Director of Education Research at the University of Cumbria, will explore the mystery of why innovative interventions in helping students with assessment and feedback rarely result in higher grades.

Posted 10 Dec 2013 8:36am

Ana Marjanovic-Shane seminar

13 January 2014, 6pm
Associate Professor Ana Marjanovic-Shane, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, will give a presentation on Meaning making with play as an answerable and addressive “postupok” (act-deed)

Posted 11 Nov 2013 12:15pm

The Life, Death & Resurrection of Progressive Education

20 November 2013, 10.30am–12pm
This seminar by Susan Groundwater-Smith from the University of Sydney will trace progressive education practices at the beginning of the 20th Century as espoused in the publication of John and Evelyn Dewey’ s work on The Schools of Tomorrow, through to innovations in such places as the UK, culminating in the Plowden Report, Children and their Primary Schools.

Posted 08 Nov 2013 3:38pm

WMIER researcher wins Marsden Fund grant

31 October 2013
A research project led by Professor Margaret Carr and designed to examine young children’s creative inclinations to puzzle about the unknown and develop innovative working theories, is one of three research projects led by University of Waikato researchers to receive support from the Marsden Fund

Posted 06 Nov 2013 1:57pm

Colloquium on research into doctoral education

25 October 2013, 9.30am-3pm
The Doctoral Research and Writing Unit, The University of Waikato is hosting a colloquium on research and practice in the broad field of doctoral education.

Posted 08 Oct 2013 10:01am

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