News & Events

Learning to Teach ESL Literacy in a School/University Partnership

16 February 2015, 10-11am
In this seminar, Catherine H. Reischl (University of Michigan) describes a practice-based reform initiative at the University of Michigan School of Education, where teacher candidates, experienced teachers, teacher educators, and community members work together in this “hybrid” manner to design and teach in an intensive summer program for 10 – 14 year old English Language Learners.

Posted 09 Feb 2015 2:18pm

Research Institute Scholarships applications open

February 2015
The University of Waikato has six flagship Research Institutes which offer scholarships worth close to $100,000. Applications are now open for 2015.

Posted 09 Feb 2015 9:32am

Summer Research Scholarships poster presentations

16 February 2015, 4-5pm
Come along to hear our summer research scholarship students talk about their posters of the work that they have been doing with FEDU staff over the summer.

Posted 05 Feb 2015 10:55am

Ensuring the sustainability of growth and development through education

3 February 2015, 10-11am
Dr. Visha Balakrishnan will share her experience as an ALFP fellow and the aspects of growth and development in Japan from the educational perspective.

Posted 12 Jan 2015 10:03am

WMIER Masters scholar Angela Webster: Understanding cyber safety, citizenship, and digital media literacies

Anjela Webster awarded WMIER Masters Scholarship

Posted 12 Dec 2014 12:31pm

New WMIER scholarships awarded

December 2014
Two new WMIER postgraduate research scholarships have been awarded to Bryndis Gunnarsdottir and Anjela Webster

Posted 12 Dec 2014 11:36am

Three education research projects receive TLRI funding

December 2014
Three Faculty of Education projects have been selected for funding in the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) 2014 funding round.

Posted 12 Dec 2014 9:04am

Free data analysis and representational tools

11 December 2014, 10-11.30am
Visiting scholar Pedro Manuel (Manu) Martinez Monje will introduce participants to three free tools focused on text and visual representation in this workshop.

Posted 08 Dec 2014 11:36am

Working with the visual

17 December 2014, 10-11.30am
Kathrin Otrel-Cass (Aalborg University, Denmark) will share her experiences of doing ethnographic research with the visual.

Posted 10 Nov 2014 11:27am

Michael Apple and Geoff Whitty seminar

26 November 2014, 2–4.30pm
Visiting scholars Michael Apple and Geoff Whitty will give presentations in November.

Posted 06 Nov 2014 9:30am

When the classroom becomes infinite – utopia or reality?

21 November 2014, 2–3pm
In this seminar, Eva Alerby and Susanne Westman (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden) will open a discussion of learning places, beyond the boundaries of the physical classroom from a philosophical life-world approach, in accordance with the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty.

Posted 28 Oct 2014 10:05am

What might cross-disciplinary research look like?

23 October 2014, 12-1pm
This one-off colloquium begins by sharing a range of experiences related to a two-year project based in Western Springs College with the title: “A culture of writing: Impacting on teacher and student performance across the curriculum”.

Posted 14 Oct 2014 8:43am

English Teaching: Practice and Critique September 2014 issue out now

September 2014
This issue of the journal includes contributions that focus particularly on research that considers the development of students’ imaginations and learning in the English classroom.

Posted 09 Oct 2014 11:00am

What is the use of a book without pictures

21 October 2014
In this seminar, Jill Shefrin (University of Toronto) examines pictorial pastimes and other ephemeral publications for children in earlier centuries in the context of contemporary educational theories on the value of teaching children with pictures.

Posted 06 Oct 2014 8:35am

Learning in Later Life book published

August 2014
This new book, based on an inaugural professorial lecture by Brian Findsen, is available.

Posted 12 Aug 2014 10:52am

Research and policy in the early years: Professor Edward Melhuish seminar

27 August 2014, 1-2pm
Visiting scholar Professor Edward Melhuish (University of London and University of Oxford) will draw on recent evidence from large-scale studies that indicate differing patterns of experience in the early years, both in the home and outside the home can have a long-term impact on children’s educational and socio-emotional development.

Posted 12 Aug 2014 9:08am

Growing Up in New Zealand seminar with Polly Atatoa Carr

11 August 2014, 4-5pm
Dr Polly Atatoa Carr, Associate Director of the Growing Up in New Zealand study at the Waikato Clinical School, will give a presentation about New Zealand's most contemporary longitudinal study which has gathered information from a cohort of approximately 7000 children and their families since before birth.

Posted 30 Jul 2014 8:54am

Leadership for the Future - book available now

June 2014
WMIER has published a book based on an Inaugural Professorial Lecture delivered by Professor Christopher Branson.

Posted 20 Jun 2014 12:20pm

Visiting scholar Ian Menter seminar

3 July 2014, 4-5pm
Ian Menter, Professor of Teacher Education and Director of Professional Programmes in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford and President of BERA will present on research and teacher education in the UK.

Posted 06 Jun 2014 9:08am

Adding some tech variety

May 2014
WMIER Research Fellow Elaine Khoo has co-authored a book that proposes a solution to the lack of meaningful engagement with online teaching and learning The book offers activities for motivating and retaining learners online.

Posted 20 May 2014 11:28am

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