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Early Years Research Centre

The Early Years Research Centre at the University of Waikato is part of the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Education Research in the Division of Education. It includes scholars who have an active interest in one or more of three areas of research, with a focus on the early years. The ‘early years’ are defined as children aged 0 to 8 years, so the research is in early childhood centres and schools.

The three research themes are pedagogy, policy and community connections.


Kiwi and Welsh universities collaborate to bring stories and students together

A project looking at the similarities between how Māori and Welsh children keep traditional stories alive through oral storytelling is the focus of a collaboration between the University of Waikato’s School of Education and Cardiff University in Wales.

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