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Professorial lecture booklet by Dawn Penney

January 2013
WMIER has published the first in a series of booklets based on inaugural professorial lectures held at the University of Waikato.

Posted 08 Feb 2013 11:04am

A view from the far side of the globe: Challenges and opportunities in initial teacher education and training in Wales

4 February 2013 10-11am
WMIER is pleased to welcome Dr Jane Waters from University of Wales Trinity St David Swansea Metropolitan. While visiting the Faculty of Education Jane will give a seminar on challenges and opportunities in initial teacher education and training in Wales.

Posted 24 Jan 2013 11:56am

Symposium on Visual Research

19-20 February 2013
This symposium about visual research will be a liberating experience and stimulate you to think about new possibilities within your research agenda. It will be of interest to people from all disciplines, the novice as well as the more experienced researcher.

Posted 10 Dec 2012 10:30am

Where is The Classroom, anyway? Learning contexts as activity systems

Thursday 6 December 2012, 9.30-11am
Professor David R. Russell, Iowa State University will give a seminar that will explore the relationship between learning and context from the perspectives of Cultural-historical Activity Theory (CHAT) and North American (as distinct from NSW) genre studies.

Posted 28 Nov 2012 12:05pm

Bourdieu Hui 2: Bourdieu, Beyond

Monday 19 November, 2012 8.45am-4pm
Register now for the second Bourdieu hui held at the University of Waikato's Faculty of Education.

Posted 25 Oct 2012 11:09am

A conversation with Susan Groundwater-Smith

26 October 2012 / 30 October 2012
Visiting Professor to talk about her research including collaborative action research, working in partnership with schools and student voice.

Posted 25 Oct 2012 10:44am

WMIER Research Series

8-10 October 10-10.30am
This WMIER research series will offer insights into approaches that can be used to provide a nuanced analysis of complex events.

Posted 01 Oct 2012 11:32am

Waikato Journal of Education Special Section: Early Childhood

12 September 2012
A new special issue of the WJE is now available. This issue contains a selection of articles centred on Early Childhood Education edited by Linda Mitchell.

Posted 12 Sep 2012 1:05pm

Symposium: Assessment, Curriculum and Pedagogy: Pursuing Equity and Social Justice

2 November 2012 10am-3.30pm
This one-day symposium will profile research that focuses on the linkages between assessment, curriculum and pedagogy, and that foregrounds issues of equity and social justice.

Posted 11 Sep 2012 12:22pm

NZCARN Symposium: Engaging practitioners in action research

23 October 2012 9.40am-3.30pm
WMIER is sponsoring this NZCARN symposium which will be held at Massey University, Palmerston North.

Posted 10 Sep 2012 12:26pm

WMIER to sponsor NZARE Conference 2012

28-30 November 2012
WMIER and the Faculty of Education, University of Waikato, will be hosting the NZARE (New Zealand Association for Research in Education) Conference and Annual Meeting in November 2012.

Posted 10 Sep 2012 11:58am

Enhancing internationalisation at home

28 August 2012 10.30-11.30am
Dr Prue Holmes, School of Education, Durham University will discuss the extent to which a two-week induction programme improves the learning and intercultural communication experiences of overseas students enrolled in a one-year postgraduate degree.

Posted 21 Aug 2012 11:43am

Designing sound for health and wellbeing

17 August 2012 3-4pm
Elizabeth Grierson from RMIT University, Melbourne will discuss the research project Designing Sound for Health and Wellbeing. The project investigates the effects of designed sound on patients’ anxiety levels in Emergency Medicine.

Posted 15 Aug 2012 11:31am

WMIER Research Series: Scoping a research project

16-18 July 2012 10-10.30am
This series will offer some suggestions for ways to scope a research project and information on the support that is available.

Posted 16 Jul 2012 11:02am


3rd Wednesday of every month 4-5pm
Join the EthnoTable on the 3rd Wednesday of the month where you can table ideas, questions, issues, information and the like.

Posted 12 Jul 2012 11:16am

BaoHui Zhang: Developing & implementing a sustainable seamless learning innovation

9 July 2012 10-11.30am
Dr BaoHui Zhang from Nanjing University in China will give an public presentation about a three-year research study exploring the development of a sustainable seamless learning pedagogy in a primary school in Singapore.

Posted 04 Jul 2012 3:47pm

Liz Brooker: Making this my space: Infants’ and toddlers’ use of resources in a new setting

3 July 2012 3-4pm
Liz Brooker, Reader in Early Childhood from the University of London, will be giving a presentation at the Faculty of Education next month about her research into the ways in which children aged from about 6 to 36 months construct a sense of belonging and a settled identity in their out-of-home setting.

Posted 25 Jun 2012 11:26am

Dr Elizabeth Wood - Policy frameworks in early childhood education: Changes and challenges

14 June 2012 3-4pm
A significant change in the last 20 years has been the intensification of national policy frameworks in ECEC and the inclusion of this phase in international policy goals and aspirations...

Posted 06 Jun 2012 12:46pm

Dr Elizabeth Wood - Free choice and free play in early childhood education

12 June 2012 4-5.30pm
Dr Elizabeth Wood, Professor of Education at the University of Exeter, will give a presentation that will challenge the established discourse of free choice and free play in early childhood education, and develop post-structural approaches to theorising children’s agency in the context of institutional and relational power structures.

Posted 06 Jun 2012 12:22pm

New Engineering Education Research Unit

9 May 2012
A new research unit has been established at the University of Waikato with a focus on engineering education.

Posted 09 May 2012 3:32pm

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