News & Events

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

Dr Alan Warner - Bringing environmental education to life: Investigating a narrative, storyline approach to curriculum design

24 April 2012 2-3.30pm
Dr. Alan Warner, Acadia University, Nova Scotia will be giving a presentation at the Faculty of Education.

Posted 20 Apr 2012 8:38am

Call for papers: Teachers and Curriculum Journal

Completed papers must be received by 30 June 2012 for inclusion in the 2012 volume.
After two years in abeyance, a 2011 volume of Teachers and Curriculum Journal is now being planned and authors are invited to submit articles for review.

Posted 29 Mar 2012 11:10am

Fairy tale retellings: Developing intercultural competence through translation

12 March 2012 4 – 5.30pm
Dr. Maria González Davies, Head of the Modern Languages Department of the Faculty of Education at the University Ramon Llull in Barcelona, Spain will present a selection of some of the most relevant outcomes of a pilot project which revolved around research related to Cinderella from both verbal and visual perspectives.

Posted 07 Mar 2012 2:53pm

WMIER Research Series: Small is beautiful

21-23 February 2012 10-10.30am
This three-day WMIER research series which will explore the value of small-scale research projects as one way of pursuing a personal research programme.

Posted 15 Feb 2012 8:47am

Progress and meaning in extreme sport activities

20 January 2012 3-5pm
The Sport & Leisure Studies Research Network invites you to attend a presentation by visiting scholar Dr. Christopher Cutri, Associate Professor, Brigham Young University.

Posted 17 Jan 2012 1:34pm

HiPSTer Symposium

13-14 December 2011
The new research network was launched with a symposium at the Faculty of Education.

Posted 16 Jan 2012 1:13pm

Waikato Journal of Education Special Issue: A teacher education partnership: The Solomon Islands and New Zealand

13 December 2011
A new special issue of the WJE is now available. This WJE issue brings together perspectives about the New Zealand Aid Programme-funded Partnership between the University of Waikato’s Faculty of Education and the Solomon Islands’ School of Education to develop its capability in preparing teachers.

Posted 13 Dec 2011 2:38pm

Moths, candles and criteria: Examining creative practice research in higher degrees

8 December 2011 11am-2pm
Guest presenters Associate Professor Ralph Buck and Dr Nicholas Rowe join Dr Karen Barbour at this meeting of the Creative Forum, an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of research, pedagogy and creative practice.

Posted 01 Dec 2011 8:45am

New and emerging possibilities for educators: Technology for learning, teaching and research

5 December 2011 1-3.20pm
This seminar, hosted by the elearning Brown Bag Lunch series in association with WMIER will feature guest speakers Agnes Kukulska-Hulme (Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University, U.K) and Steve Wheeler (Plymouth University, U.K).

Posted 30 Nov 2011 2:57pm

An afternoon with Jean McNiff

24 November 2011 1-4pm
NZCARN invites you to a video-linked seminar featuring Jean McNiff. Jean’s focus will be Researching our practice: Transparency, accountability and transformation.

Posted 10 Nov 2011 9:23am

Bourdieu Hui

15 November 2011
WMIER recently sponsored the hui that was instigated by the recognition of a recent growing interest in Bourdieu's work. The intention was to enhance our understandings of Bourdieu's conceptual work, share methodological or theoretical dilemmas and breakthroughs in our work where reflexivity and practice is central and create a community of scholars who can take his work to new places.

Posted 05 Nov 2011 3:42pm

WMIER Research Series: Scoping a research project: From ideas to action

14-15 November 2011 10-10.30am
This WMIER research series will offer some suggestions for ways to scope a research project and information on the support that is available.

Posted 03 Nov 2011 3:08pm

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