The Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research (WMIER) has teams of dedicated researchers and support staff who carry out innovative and collaborative research that tackles the biggest challenges education faces today. Much of our research involves teams whose members are drawn from across the Faculty and other internal and extrenal collaborative partners.
We strive to produce research that makes a difference and benefits the wider education sector. Our research covers a range of areas related to curriculum, learning, teaching and assessment, education for Māori, e-learning and policy implementation spanning the early years, compulsory schooling and tertiary sectors.
The Institute provides advice and support in the scoping and design of research projects and provides the infrastructure to ensure the successful management, completion and dissemination of research. It organises conferences and symposia, and publishes and disseminates research findings to inform policy as well as academic and professional communities.
WMIER was established by Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education, and contributes strongly to the Faculty’s world-class reputation for research-based teaching and research outputs. The name of the Institute recognises former University of Waikato Vice-Chancellor Professor Wilf Malcolm, and the significant contribution he made to education.
We welcome requests for proposals, enquiries about current or future research and collaborative partnerships.