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

  • Exploring the constitution of environment education as situated, critical processes of learning and change: A collaborative synthesis across diverse regional contexts

    Eames, Chris W.; Sund, Per; Higuchi, Maria Inês Gasparetto; Olivereira, Haydée Torres de; O'Donoghue, Rob (Unesp, USP and Ufscar, 2018)
    This article offers a set of unique vignettes or stories that attempt to illustrate examples of critical approaches to environmental education (EE) in diverse contexts. It draws from the experiences of five environmental ...
  • Using scratch to facilitate mathematical thinking

    Calder, Nigel Stuart (Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, 2018)
    This article reports on a research project that examined the ways that 10-year-old students, who were using Scratch for coding, engaged with mathematical ideas. Interactive software is emerging that has cross-curricula ...
  • A Shift from Traditional Pedagogy in Nepali Rural Primary Schools

    Rana, Karna; Greenwood, Janinka; Fox-Turnbull, Wendy Helen; Wise, Stuart (University of the West Indies, 2018)
    This article reports a study of primary teachers’ experiences of using digital technologies in rural primary schools in Nepal, particularly the training they received, the resources they can access, and the impact on their ...
  • Implementation of Nepal’s Education Policy in ICT: Examining current practice through an Ecological Model

    Rana, Karna; Greenwood, Janinka; Fox-Turnbull, Wendy Helen (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2019)
    Educational policy implementation can be conceptualised in terms of an ecological model that explores roles and relationships within a complex evolving environment. This article draws on an ecological model to examine ...
  • Implementing digital technology in the New Zealand Curriculum

    Fox-Turnbull, Wendy Helen (University of Waikato, 2018)
    This article initially reviews literature that argues for a place for digital technologies in the curriculum. Understanding of and competency in developing digital technologies is becoming an increasingly debated topic ...
  • Introduction

    Middleton, Sue; May, Helen (NZCER Press, 2019)
    The editors of this book met and became friends in Wellington in the late 1970s, when we were in our early thirties. We had a lot in common. We were taking time out from school-teaching, had preschool children in the ...
  • Geraldine In her own words

    Middleton, Sue (NZCER Press, 2019)
    I was born on May 31st 1926 in Wellington, the only child of Gerald and Alma Player (née Fuller). Except for spells overseas, I’ve lived in Wellington all my life. My father was just 17 when he volunteered for the First ...
  • Weaving an interpretivist stance throughout mixed methods research

    McChesney, Katrina; Aldridge, Jill (2019)
    A recurring debate in mixed methods research involves the relationship between research methods and research paradigms. Whereas some scholars appear to assume that qualitative and quantitative research methods each necessarily ...
  • Lived experiences of childfree lesbians in the United Kingdom: A qualitative exploration

    Clarke, Victoria; Hayfield, Nikki; Ellis, Sonja J.; Terry, Gareth (Sage Publications Inc, 2018)
    Evidence suggests that most lesbians remain childless, but little is known about the childfree lesbian experience. The current study qualitatively explores the experiences of five childfree lesbians. The results show that ...
  • Improving the probing depth of thermographic inspections of polymer composite materials

    Olafsson, G.; Tighe, Rachel; Dulieu-Barton, J.M. (IOP Publishing LTD, 2019)
    The maximum depth for which a defect of a given size can be detected in thermographic inspections is known as the 'probing depth'. For materials such as polymer composites, with low through-thickness thermal diffusivity, ...
  • Whānau Māori explain how the Harti Hauora Tamariki tool assists better access to health services

    Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; Graham, Rebekah (2019)
    In this paper whānau Māori highlight how a Kaupapa Māori centred intervention (the Harti Hauora Tamariki tool) has improved interactions with health services. The Harti tool is undergoing a Randomised Control Trial at ...
  • Is engineering for me? Do girls have enough information to decide?

    Swan, Janis E.; Cowie, Bronwen (2018)
    Increasing the diversity in engineering starts with increasing the proportion of the specific cohort choosing to study engineering. The proportion of women doing engineering is low. Common barriers to increasing the ...
  • Using Foucault’s notions of discourse to explore and research child sexuality

    Flanagan, Paul G. (2019)
    “The object, in short, is to define the regime of power-knowledge-pleasure that sustains the discourse on human sexuality in our part of the world” (Foucault, 1978/1990, p. 11). Ideas of sexuality and ideas of childhood ...
  • Formation of children as healthy sexual beings

    Flanagan, Paul G. (2019)
    Forming children as healthy sexual beings: What understandings of child sexuality can mean for adults who care for children. In recent decades, greater awareness of child sexual abuse (csa) in society, and the exposure of ...
  • An ‘open letter to teachers’

    Kelly-Ware, Janette Patricia (Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, the University of Waikato, 2019)
    Teaching is a highly complex and political endeavour, and as teachers, we need to be courageous as we support children to make sense of the increasingly complex and diverse societies that we live in. My doctoral research ...
  • Keeping things on track: School principals as managers

    Earl Rinehart, (Suzanne) Kerry; Alcorn, Noeline (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2019)
    Literature about education in New Zealand and internationally over the past 30 years has increasingly focused on the need for effective school leadership. In New Zea- land a major Best Evidence Synthesis study (BES 2009) ...
  • Placing the spotlight on open educational resources: Global phenomenon or cultural guise?

    Cobb, Donella J. (Oceania Comparative and International Education Society, 2018)
    The quest to enhance the quality of teaching in low-income countries has encouraged international aid agencies to look for alternative platforms to provide teacher education. Open Educational Resources have attracted the ...
  • Secondary technology teachers’ perceptions and practice: Digital technology and a future-focused curriculum in New Zealand

    Reinsfield, Elizabeth (WIlf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, the University of Waikato, 2018)
    The Technology Learning Area statement in the New Zealand Curriculum has been recently reviewed to prioritise Digital Technology as a context for learning (Ministry of Education (MoE), 2007, 2017a). The emphasis provides ...
  • Student perspectives of independent and collaborative learning in a flipped foundational engineering course

    Zaka, Pinelopi A.; Fox-Turnbull, Wendy Helen; Docherty, Paul D. (ASCILITE, 2018)
    Flipped teaching and learning approaches are being increasingly used in higher education. Some advantages associated with the approach include providing opportunity for self-directed learning and enhanced collaboration ...
  • The complexity of judgment in the everyday work of educators

    Earl Rinehart, (Suzanne) Kerry (SAGE Publications, 2019)
    We experience judgment in everyday life: the process and the outcome, making and receiving. In this piece, I turn to John Dewey’s notions on how judgments are situational, interpretive, (con)temporary, active, and relational. ...

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