News & Events

The politics of evidence: Assessment agenda

20 May 2014, 6-7pm
WMIER Director, Professor Bronwen Cowie's inaugural professorial lecture asks what counts as evidence of student success, for whom and for what goal.

Posted 20 May 2014 8:48am

Seminar - MOOCs in New Zealand: A research study

6 May 2014, 3-5pm
The Centre for Global Studies in Education: Future of the University Seminar Series. Liz Gordon, Pūkeko Research Ltd.; Michael A. Peters and Tina Besley will present on this Ako Aotearoa and WMIER sponsored ‘baseline’ study of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)(2013-14).

Posted 01 May 2014 11:22am

WMIER Analysis Workshop Series

29 April; 8 May; 15 May; 22 May, 3.30–5pm
Staff and postgraduate students are invited to attend this four-part worskshop series.

Posted 24 Apr 2014 12:06pm

WMIER Statistics Workshop Series

29 April - 1 May, 3.30-5pm
Staff and postgraduate students are invited to attend this three-part workshop series focusing on the fundamental elements of quantitative data analysis.

Posted 24 Apr 2014 11:55am

Building productive partnerships

2 May 2014, 11am-12pm
A conversation with Susan Groundwater-Smith that will examine the research of Jane Hunter (2014) as it relates to the construct of “high possibility classrooms” and extend the discussion to the concept of “the intelligent school”.

Posted 24 Apr 2014 11:34am

A doctoral student conversation with Susan Groundwater-Smith

1 May 2014, 10am-12pm
The session will address problematics associated with the ways in which student voice is being selectively listened to and even appropriated.

Posted 24 Apr 2014 11:17am

Focused Reading Group

30 April 2014, 10.30am–12pm / 8 May 2014, 10.30am–12pm
We wish to establish a reading group focused on aspects of engaging with children and young people in participatory research.The group will meet while Susan Groundwater-Smith is visiting the Institute.

Posted 24 Apr 2014 10:59am

Building networks and collaborations: A conversation with Susan Groundwater-Smith

29 April 2014, 1.30-3pm / 5 May 2014, 2-3pm
Susan Groundwater-Smith will talk about how she has established and sustained research partnerships and collaborations with a range of individuals, groups and organisations.

Posted 24 Apr 2014 9:45am

Susan Groundwater-Smith visit to WMIER

28 April-9 May 2014
Susan Groundwater-Smith will once again be visiting the Faculty from 29 April to 8 May.

Posted 24 Apr 2014 9:13am

Indigenous Research Conference

11-13 April 2014
This conference aims to strengthen the understanding of all researchers with regard to indigenous research and transition issues.

Posted 14 Mar 2014 9:21am

POET Symposium: Pedagogies of Educational Transitions

Saturday 5 April 2014, 9am-4pm
The Early Years Research Centre is hosting a symposium as part of a Marie Curie IRSES. You are invited to hear the local and international POET teams share research from their different countries.

Posted 14 Mar 2014 9:04am

Resisting neo-liberal high-stakes testing

Thursday 13 March 2014, 3–5.30pm
Professor Hursh will describe the rise of neoliberal education and testing policies in New York State.

Posted 03 Mar 2014 3:55pm

Publishing from the PhD seminar

6 March 2014, 3-4.30pm
Visiting scholar Professor Gina Wisker seminar on Publishing from the PhD: Selecting, scaffolding, writing, supervising & publication

Posted 21 Feb 2014 9:49am

WMIER Series: FEDU Summer research scholars

25 February 2014, 10am; 27 February 3pm
These two sessions will provide an opportunity for staff to hear what our summer scholarship students have been doing in recent years.

Posted 20 Feb 2014 11:38am

Believing communication is possible: Using video analysis in research

27 February 2014, 2-3pm
This lecture will focus on how to develop a video in educational work with disabled children in this field.

Posted 19 Feb 2014 12:24pm

Believing communication is possible: Using video as a tool

26 February 2014, 10-11am
Working with families of disabled children: using video as a tool

Posted 19 Feb 2014 12:20pm

Learning in informal ways

February 2014
How children learn outside formal lessons is being studied by Whakatane High School guidance counsellor Judith Graham. Ms Graham is the recipient of a doctoral scholarship awarded by the Wilf Malcolm Institute for Educational Research at the University of Waikato.

Posted 18 Feb 2014 12:11pm

Positioning theory and dialogism in researching teaching and learning

13 February 2014, 9am-12pm
In this seminar, Brian Edmiston (The Ohio State University) will explore the significance for educational research of two interrelated conceptual frameworks.

Posted 16 Jan 2014 9:55am

Dialogue and conceptual development

14 & 20 January 2014
Rupert Wegerif (University of Exeter) will talk about research on teaching thinking through teaching dialogue in classrooms, linking this to a dialogic theory of conceptual development, and will explore the difference between observed dialogue and proposed underlying ‘dialogic mechanisms’.

Posted 13 Jan 2014 10:31am

Threshold concepts conference report published

December 2013
Susan Groundwater-Smith has authored a report of the threshold concepts conference "Transforming Disciplines: Emergent Learning and Threshold Concepts" held in November 2013.

Posted 09 Jan 2014 2:31pm

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