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Bakhtin and the Human Sciences

14 January 2014, 4.30pm
Michael E.Gardiner, University of Ontario, will sketch out the relevance of Russian cultural theorist Mikhail Bakhtin for the elaboration of a post-positivist human sciences, one that is premised on what Bakhtin himself called the ‘dialogical principle’

Posted 07 Jan 2014 12:02pm

Helping students really grasp what we are looking for when we assess them

18 December 2013, 10-11.15am
Sue Bloxham, Professor of Academic Practice and Director of Education Research at the University of Cumbria, will explore the mystery of why innovative interventions in helping students with assessment and feedback rarely result in higher grades.

Posted 10 Dec 2013 8:36am

Ana Marjanovic-Shane seminar

13 January 2014, 6pm
Associate Professor Ana Marjanovic-Shane, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, will give a presentation on Meaning making with play as an answerable and addressive “postupok” (act-deed)

Posted 11 Nov 2013 12:15pm

The Life, Death & Resurrection of Progressive Education

20 November 2013, 10.30am–12pm
This seminar by Susan Groundwater-Smith from the University of Sydney will trace progressive education practices at the beginning of the 20th Century as espoused in the publication of John and Evelyn Dewey’ s work on The Schools of Tomorrow, through to innovations in such places as the UK, culminating in the Plowden Report, Children and their Primary Schools.

Posted 08 Nov 2013 3:38pm

WMIER researcher wins Marsden Fund grant

31 October 2013
A research project led by Professor Margaret Carr and designed to examine young children’s creative inclinations to puzzle about the unknown and develop innovative working theories, is one of three research projects led by University of Waikato researchers to receive support from the Marsden Fund

Posted 06 Nov 2013 1:57pm

Colloquium on research into doctoral education

25 October 2013, 9.30am-3pm
The Doctoral Research and Writing Unit, The University of Waikato is hosting a colloquium on research and practice in the broad field of doctoral education.

Posted 08 Oct 2013 10:01am

Digital Childhoods: Young children and technologies

25 September 2013, 5pm
Seminar by Dr Christine Stephen: The technologies that 3-5-year olds engage with in their preschool settings and at home, what they are learning and their perspectives on these experiences.

Posted 11 Sep 2013 3:27pm

Improve your citation count workshop

1 August 2013, 1-2.30pm
Improve your citation count in Scopus and Web of Science and get yourself an ORCID.

Posted 19 Jul 2013 11:13am

Lynn Z. Bloom - Learning to See: Discovering Your Inner Author

2 August 2013, 1-2.30pm
Lynn Bloom, University of Connecticut, will give a presentation her research in overcoming writing anxiety, her application of the results to students, her teaching of writing and disability studies, and her ardent experience as a writer.

Posted 18 Jul 2013 10:58am

Understanding the University - Ron Barnett

1 August 2013, 4–6pm
This presentation by Ron Barnett (Institute of Education, London) is part of The Centre for Global Studies in Education's Executive Seminar Series: The Future of the University.

Posted 17 Jul 2013 11:31am

Dance Research Aotearoa journal launched

July 2013
A new journal has been launched with a particular focus on dance in, and by dance researchers working in, Aotearoa and the South Pacific.

Posted 15 Jul 2013 2:46pm

Transforming disciplines: Emergent learning and threshold concepts (ELTC)

18-19 November, 2013
This boutique conference will showcase current Threshold Concept research in tertiary education and its implications for successful teaching and learning.

Posted 20 Jun 2013 10:32am

Early Years Research Centre Launches

7 & 8 June 2013
A new Early Years Research Centre at the University of Waikato has been established at WMIER in the Faculty of Education with a focus on education and children aged 0 to 8 years.

Posted 17 Jun 2013 10:05am

Professor Franz Schultheis: Bourdieu scholar visit

6 June 2013, 11am-1pm
Professor Franz Schultheis, a German sociologist working at University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, will be giving a presentation at the University of Waikato’s Faculty of Education.

Posted 16 May 2013 1:14pm

Waikato Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Group

17 May 2013 10am
A Waikato Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Group (WECAG) is being established as an academic interest group.

Posted 06 May 2013 1:06pm

Seminar: Researching learning in the middle years

16 May 2013 11am
Susan Groundwater-Smith is an honorary Professor in the Division of Professional Learning at the University of Sydney. The transition from primary school to secondary schooling cannot be underestimated as a significant rite of passage for young people.

Posted 02 May 2013 10:06am

Seminar: The participation of children and young people in research and inquiry

7 May 2013 10am
Susan Groundwater-Smith is an honorary Professor in the Division of Professional Learning at the University of Sydney. The seminar will focus upon the challenges and problematics of engaging with children and young people in research and inquiry in schools if we are to move beyond legitimation and guardianship.

Posted 02 May 2013 9:47am

New issue of WJE with special section on Māori Education

April 2014
This issue of the Waikato Journal of Education contains a special section on Māori education with a particular focus on Māori teachers.

Posted 26 Apr 2013 9:34am

Centre for Global Studies in Education launch

4th April 2013
A ceremony to mark the launch of the new Centre for Global Studies in Education.

Posted 26 Mar 2013 9:09am

Anxieties of Knowing: Academic pathologies, critical philosophy and the culture of self

26 March 2013 6-7pm
Professor Michael Peters will give his inaugural professorial lecture on academic pathologies, critical philosophy and the culture of self.

Posted 26 Mar 2013 8:50am

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