News stories - School of Education
University of Waikato partners with local iwi to build leadership support in schools (1 March 2021)
Dr Rachel McNae's award-winning expertise placed her in perfect stead to win a national grant working with Waikato-Tainui and the Ministry of Education on her latest project which explores culturally aligned leadership and relationship building amongst schools, iwi and communities as they design local curriculum.
Waikato research identifies crucial role of education in supporting refugee and immigrant children (17 February 2021)
In 2016, UNICEF warned of the growing global crisis for refugee and immigrant children. Today, it states that nearly 50 million children live outside their country of birth or have been forcibly displaced.
Waikato researchers recognised for transformative approach to teaching Māori students (4 February 2021)
A University of Waikato researcher and her team have been recognised for more than 20 years of work helping transform education for Māori students, their research feeding into a new Ministry of Education feature.
Waikato researcher says conversation is critical for helping young children cope during Covid-19 (25 January 2021)
Conversation plays a crucial role in early childhood education. Research from the University of Waikato shows that the way early childhood educators respond and engage with infants, toddlers and young children can have a profound impact on how they cope in tough times - like a global pandemic.
Research into student experiences of Covid-19 to help universities around the world (22 January 2021)
Universities around the world have experienced disruption in the face of the global pandemic. While online learning has been around for a long time, the limitations of social distancing have posed new challenges for tertiary educators around the world.
Addressing racism and building equity across the education sector (5 January 2021)
The University of Waikato is proud to be part of the collaborative support for the communities participating in Te Hurihanganui.
Swimming and study, a balancing act for new teacher (15 December 2020)
Managing study and competitive sport required commitment. Luke Mitchell, who has graduated with a Bachelor of Teaching from the University of Waikato, knows just how much of a juggle it can be.
Online learning inspires Ohakune teacher (14 December 2020)
It took hard work and perseverance, but it has all been worth it for Miriama McLean-Bell, who graduates with a Bachelor of Teaching from the University of Waikato.
Dressed in rainbow, Jake finally makes it to graduation day (11 December 2020)
Jake Angus (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāpuhi and Tainui), fulfilled a long-held dream when they graduated with a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) from the University of Waikato Tauranga and had their degree conferred at Te Kohinga Mārama Marae.
University of Waikato launches new pathway to teaching with secondary schools (30 October 2020)
The University of Waikato and a group of 12 Auckland Secondary Schools are launching an exciting and innovative way of educating student teachers for secondary school teachers in 2021.