Waikato Picturebook Research Unit

The Waikato Picturebook Research Unit has the prime objective of researching and analysing the picturebook form and exploring its pedagogical potentials.  Members of the unit will carry out collaborative research into picturebook pedagogical practice in early childhood, primary and secondary classrooms, and within pre-service and in-service teacher education.


September 2023: WaiPRU blog

Toru/Tair - Three scholars working with picturebooks in three languages

Today marks the first day of my work at Cardiff University with colleagues Dr. Siwan Rosser and Ilid Haf. We began working together over a year ago, soon after the University of Waikato, and Cardiff University signed their memorandum of understanding.

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November 2023: WaiPRU blog

Exploring children’s literature with visits to key Universities in the United Kingdom

Over the last five weeks, my Cardiff University colleague Dr. Siwan Rosser and I have had the pleasure of travelling to three key sites of children’s literature education and research in the United Kingdom.

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2023 WaiPRU Annual Picturebook Seminar: Picturebooks and Histories

Thursday 23 November 2023, School of Education, The University of Waikato (Hamilton Campus) and via Zoom.

With the introduction of the new Aotearoa New Zealand Histories Curriculum in 2023, we explore in what ways picturebooks can and do reflect histories in their text and image; what picturebooks are available to support the new curriculum; whose histories are being told?

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