Collaborations & Networks....
Research students in the College of Education benefit from the work that the College does in its links with a number of leading research centres. There are strong links with:
- Centre for Research on Children and Families
- Donald Beasley Institute
- Educational Assessment Research Unit.
- Centre for Distance Education and Learning Technologies
- Centre for Educational Leadership and Administration
Staff at the College of Education are involved in a number of collaborative research projects:
- Dr Vivienne Anderson
- Dr David Berg
- Dr Alex Gunn
- Dr Hugh Morrison
- Dr Ross Notman
- Jill Paris
- Dr Keryn Pratt
- Dr Steven Sexton
- Professor Lisa Smith
Dr Vivienne Anderson
Joint development of a Ministry of Health Oral Health Research Fund grant application (funding grteanted in 2011, project concludes in 2015) with Dr Pauline Koopu (Tipu Ora Charitable Trust, Rotorua), Mr Greg Keay (Ngāti Hine Health Trust, Northland), Professor John Broughton (Preventive & Social Medicine, Ngāi Tahu Māori Health Research Unit), Associate Professor Alison Rich (Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago).
Joint recipients of a Health Research Council (HRC) Grant to examine the links between oral and mental health for Māori community mental health service clients in the Bay of Plenty region (2011- 2013) with Associate Professor John Broughton (Preventive & Social Medicine, Ngāi Tahu Māori Health Research Unit), Mr Martin Steinmann (Māori Mental Health Worker and Project Manager, Te Manu Toroa, Kaupapa Māori Health Provider, Tauranga), Dr Mark Lawrence (Consultant Psychiatrist, Bay of Plenty District Health Board), Dr Rudi Downs (Principal Dental Officer, Bay of Plenty DHB, and Community Dentist, Eastern Bay of Plenty), and Ms Minnie McGibbon (Dental Therapist, Te Manu Toroa, Tauranga).
Joint 2010 Building Research Capacity in the Social Sciences (BRCSS) and Sustaining Social Science Research Initiative (SSRI) research grant recipients; joint convenors of a 2010 "Mobilities" research symposium (2010); joint guest editors of a special issue of Sites: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies on Mobilities-related social science research (intended for publication, mid-2012) with Dr Martha Bell (Department of Anthropology, Gender & Sociology, University of Otago) and Dr Tara Duncan (Department of Tourism, University of Otago).
With Dr Lyndie Foster Page (Discipline Head, Preventive & Restorative Dentistry, University of Otago), Dr Anderson has co-supervised a summer scholarship recipient and fifth-year BDS student research projects; joint research findings; co-authored of two papers published in the European Journal of Dental Education (2011).
With Dr Andrew Butcher (Director, Research & Policy, Asia NZ Foundation) and Terry McGrath (International Student Chaplain, Massey University), Dr Anderson is a co-author of two international conference papers and a paper submitted to the Asia Pacific Journal of Education (under review) (2008-2012).
Joint Asia NZ Foundation grant recipient (2008-2011) with Terry McGrath and other North Island community-based colleagues (Mr Chze Pheng Ching, Mr Akira Doi, and Mr Paul Stock).
Dr Berg is a member of the Literacy Research Unit (LRU).
Canterbury based early childhood social justice and inclusive education research network http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/spark/Group.aspx?groupid=29
Teacher Educator Researcher in the 3-year TLRI project 'Learning to become assessment capable teachers' http://www.tlri.org.nz/tlri-research/research-progress/post-school-sector/learning-become-assessment-capable-teachers
NZARE Early Childhood Education SIG http://www.nzare.org.nz/ece-sig.html
Research Associate, Public History Research Unit, University of Waikato;
Affiliated Colleague of Scottish Studies, University of Otago;
Participating researcher, Te whakapapa o te whakapono/Lineages of Faith Research Group, Centre for Research into National Identity, University of Otago.
The Centre for Educational Leadership and Administration [CELA] is currently involved in two international research collaborations and networks, for which Dr Ross Notman is the New Zealand research director:
International Successful School Principalship Project [ISSPP] 2008 – present:
Under the auspices of Professor Chris Day, University of Nottingham, this 14-country project aims to focus research attention on factors behind school principals’ success based on two major research questions:
- What practices do successful leaders use?
- What factors give rise to successful educational leadership?
International School Leadership Development Network [ISLDN] 2011 – present:
Under the auspices of the British and American Educational Leadership Associations, this 7-country project aims to determine how best to prepare educators to be leaders in high-needs schools. This is in response to the generic nature of principal preparation programmes across member countries.
Currently involved in an Australasian research project, Analytics Block to identify students at risk of disengaging, a Netspot: Enabling technology for education funded project).
Recently involved in a Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) project, Blended learning: The impact of vocational and distance learning initiatives on students’ school experiences with Ken Pullar (OtagoNet), Ann Trewern and Andrea Robertson (University of Otago) and John Buchanan, Lyn Cooper, Linda Miller, and Lynda Walsh Pasco (OtagoNet schools). The aim of this research was to build on previous research conducted with the OtagoNet groups of schools, which showed that using videoconferences to deliver classes was an effective form of learning and teaching. Students are now often involved in combinations of classes that involve face to face classes, videoconferences and text-based distance courses, as well as workplace learning. This research explored students’ experiences of this blended form of learning, in particular, the nature of this blended learning, the outcomes for students, and the factors that impact on this.
Involved in the collaborative project, Literate identity and engagement: An international exploration. The lead researchers are Professor Sara Ann Beach, University of Oklahoma, and Professor Angela Ward, University of Saskatchewan. Five countries are participating; USA, Canada, New Zealand, Kazakstan and Slovakia.
Children aged 9 – 10 years are being surveyed and interviewed to explore how children in different cultural contexts perceive themselves as readers and writers.
Dr Sexton is working with members of the New Zealand Association of Primary Science Educators (NZAPSE) Research Committee on preparing a response to Sir Peter Gluckman’s report as Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister on the state of science education in the 21st Century. Members include Bronwen Cowie and Anne Hume from Waikato University, Margie Harris of Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, Rena Heap at Auckland University, Dayle Anderson at Victoria University, Bill McIntrye at Massey University and Chris Astall at Canterbury University.
Consortium of International Researchers on Assessment (CIRCA) - Experts in educational assessment from NZ, Australia, Canada, the USA, and Scotland are collaborating on projects related to initial teacher education and assessment issues.
The role of the museum in the education of attitudes, motivations, emotions and learning processes of young adults. The group is led by Stefano Mastandrea from Roma Tre in Rome. Others in the group are:
- Jo Chiung-Hua Chen (Taipei, Taiwan)
- Joao Frois (Lisbona, Portugal)
- Hana Gottesdiener (Paris, France)
- Holger Hoege (Oldenburg, Germany,
- Aniko Illes (Budapest, Hungary)
- Helmut Leder (Vienna, Austria)
- Paul Locher New York (USA)
- Pablo Tinio (New York)
- Lisa Smith (Dunedin, New Zealand)
- Jeff Smith (Dunedin, New Zealand)
- Paola Perucchini (Developmental Psychologist, University of Rome, Roma Tre)
- Giuseppe Carrus (Social Psychologist, University of Rome, Roma Tre)
- Fridanna Maricchiolo (Social Psychologist, University of Rome, Roma Tre)
- Giuseppe Bove (Statistician, University of Rome, Roma Tre)
- Daniela Marella (Statistician, University of Rome, Roma Tre)
- National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy