This community houses research from the Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education at the University of Waikato.

  • Found in translation: How brokering practices support international students' learning

    Lee, Sherrie (Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research (WMIER), Faculty of Education, The University of Waikato, 2018)
    Research on international students for whom English is an additional language (EAL) tend to focus on their lack of language proficiency and active participation in the classroom. However, examining their informal learning ...
  • Learning later in life

    Findsen, Brian (Stylus Publishing, 2017)
    The phrase "learning in later life" has assumed major significance for educators and allied professionals in their efforts to understand the dynamics of learning for older people across the globe. In earlier times, the ...
  • Editorial

    Findsen, Brian (International Institute on Ageing, 2017)
    This special issue of the International Journal of Ageing in Developing Countries (IJADC) focusses on learning in later life (also known as educational gerontology). As guest editor for this issue, I am hopeful that this ...
  • Concluding remarks

    Findsen, Brian; Formosa, Marvin (Springer International Publishing, 2016)
    This chapter provides a chance to reflect on the significance of the 42 country/regional descriptions and analyses of later life learning/education. It is deliberately entitled “Concluding remarks”, as opposed to “Conclusions”, ...
  • Developing a 'win-win' scenario: Understanding how older workers' learning can be enhanced within organisations

    Findsen, Brian (Springer, 2014)
    Employee turnover in traditional industries is starting to hurt organisations as global mobility of people grows and long-serving and experienced Baby Boomers retire to make way for younger generations. Simultaneously, as ...
  • Older adult education in two universities: A comparison in the New Zealand and Scottish contexts

    Findsen, Brian; Mark, Rob (Sage, 2016)
    This article examines the character of older adult education provision in two univer- sities at opposite ends of the globe. The universities of Waikato (New Zealand) and Strathclyde (Scotland) are analysed in terms of ...
  • Older workers' learning within organizations: Issues and challenges

    Findsen, Brian (Taylor & Francis, 2015)
    As increasing numbers of older adults stay in the workforce or engage in encore careers, they are subjected to diverse issues and challenges. The new dynamics of the workplace in a global market exert pressure on older ...
  • Learning in later life: Benefits and challenges for volunteers and agencies

    Findsen, Brian (Bentham Science Publishers, 2016)
    This article explores the relationship between learning for older adults and volunteerism. It discusses how volunteerism among older adults may enhance their learning and the kinds of benefits and challenges they encounter ...
  • Learning in later life: a bicultural perspective from Aotearoa/New Zealand

    Findsen, Brian (Routledge, 2016)
    This article is concerned with how learning in later life has been constructed and practised by the two most numerous ethnic groups in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Pākėhā (Europeans) and Māori (Indigenous people). It is argued ...
  • The responsibility towards indigenous holism: Rethinking ethical research in the university

    Mika, Carl Te Hira (2018)
    If there is one fundamental aspect of indigenous philosophy in much indigenous-related literature, it is that all things in the world are interconnected (see eg. Arola (2011); Mika (2017); Andreotti et al (2011)). The ...
  • Implementing dialogic inquiry in Qatari mathematics and science classrooms: Challenges and provocations

    Murphy, Carol; Abu-Tineh, Abdullah; Calder, Nigel Stuart; Mansour, Nasser (WIlf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, 2018)
    In relation to an international concern to encourage inquiry-based pedagogies in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and the issues of transfer in teacher professional development (PD), we report ...
  • Level 2 Māori medium programmes: What are the perceptions of parents and students on this form of education?

    Hill, Richard Kenneth (Springer, 2017)
    Māori medium education provides a range of options for families wishing to educate their children through the indigenous language of Aotearoa New Zealand. Level 2 programmes with 51–80% Māori language instruction, can play ...
  • The end of national standards: An opportunity to find creativity in primary mathematics?

    Bailey, Judy (Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, 2018)
    On December 12, 2017 the Ministry of Education enacted the new Government’s commitment to end the use of National Standards writing, “schools and kura are no longer required to use and report on National Standards and Ngā ...
  • Impact of environmental education on beginning preservice teachers’ environmental literacy

    Dada, Deborah O.; Eames, Chris W.; Calder, Nigel Stuart (Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2017)
    One of the goals of environmental education is the development of environ- mental literacy. The development of environmental literacy for preservice teachers is critical if they are to be con dent and competent to deliver ...
  • Using mobile learning in free-choice educational settings to enhance ecological literacy

    Aguayo Corvalan, Claudio; Eames, Chris W. (2017)
    This article presents the case for using mobile technologies to facilitate the integration of classroom and outside-of-classroom learning experiences designed to enhance the ecological literacy of primary school students ...
  • Numeracy is more than number: The teaching of mathematics for numeracy

    Mills, Judith Patricia (Wilf Malcom Institute of Educational Research, 2018)
    In recent years, the term numeracy has been commonly used in reference to school mathematics education, alongside its counterpart literacy. While many teachers appear comfortable differentiating between the curriculum area, ...
  • Striking gold: Introducing Drama-Maths

    Coleman, Claire; Davies, Kelly (Wilf Malcolm Institue of Educational Research, 2018)
    Conducted within a Masters in Teaching and Learning, this article details an inquiry which sought to offer meaningful purpose to learning within a fictional frame to engage students in level two mathematics. After considering ...
  • What are the perceptions of Māori bilingual-educated families towards growing up and learning the Māori language?

    Hill, Richard Kenneth (2018)
    The Māori language occupies an important place as New Zealand’s indigenous language. This is despite over a century of attempts to wipe it out. The revitalisation movement from the 1980s has made a significant contribution ...
  • Focusing on teachers as learners in professional learning communities

    Swanson, Carolyn Julie; Earl Rinehart, (Suzanne) Kerry; Mills, Judith Patricia (Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, 2018)
    Practising teachers are part of professional learning communities in many educational settings. In this piece, the editors unpack what we mean by the term learning community and outline the nature of professional learning ...
  • Introduction to papers in this issue

    Mills, Judith Patricia; Earl Rinehart, (Suzanne) Kerry; Swanson, Carolyn Julie (Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Rsearch, 2018)
    The overall theme for this issue is the sharing of good ideas and support to look at alternatives - look at what might be familiar in alternative ways, and from alternative perspectives. This issue has three sections ...

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