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Current research students

PhD Candidates

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Kimberly Arcand

NASA 3D data-based models and 3D prints, and their potential affects on improving spatial reasoning skills and STEM interest in underrepresented group

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Ravil Atlas

The efficacy of Semi-Occluded Vocal Tract (SOVT) training using straws in secondary school singers

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Isaac Benning

Professional development for using technology in mathematics teaching

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Kim Brown Learning at the boundaries: Collective learning practices for postgraduate students arising from peer-mediated activities
Sally Carson

Turning the tide: experiments in engaging the community with science organisations for long-term environmental change

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Charles Darr

Understanding teacher judgment

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Jason Fan

Inter-referencing the desire of the colonised: Theorising New Zealand and Taiwan as a strategic alliance in the global south

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Fathimath Shiraani

Understanding the holiday experiences of disabled children

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Charmaine Kwan

The Fiji Higher Education Sector 2007-2017

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Kaitlyn Martin

Using mobile filmmaking to engage New Zealand school students in science

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Kyle Matthews

Youth activism in New Zealand: radicalism and the political constraints of neoliberalism

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Kate McAnelly

Do I matter here? Sensory environments in early childhood settings and how they produce the active participation and learning of autistic children

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Emma Osborne

The experiences, motivations and needs of students who are studying or researching aspects of their lived experience

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Elizabeth Pakai

Marakihau (Taniwha of Māori mythology)

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Amee Parker

Home education in New Zealand

Supervisors:
Jackie Tagg

From the student’s perspective: Non-English speaking background (NESB) students moving from an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) bridging program into mainstream university study and the relevance for their academic success

Supervisors:
Justine Taylor

Gifted and talented education in Aotearoa New Zealand: Identifying factors associated with successful programmes in primary and intermediate schools

Supervisors:
Lien Trinh

Sex talk in the homestay environment: An understanding of the sexual education/awareness of international students living with host families in New Zealand

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Patricia Wells

Process drama as pedagogy for learning across the curriculum

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Saadia Yousouf Qureshi

Understanding the problem of low performance in secondary science in NZ’s low decile schools

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EdD Candidates

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Owen Arnst Childhood spirituality in the context of a New Zealand primary school
Rikke Betts

I am interested in investigating how refugee children's cultural capital is honoured in the Refugees resettlement policy

Supervisors:
Kerrin Burnell

Anxiety related to computer mediated English language testing. OR Mobile app learning and testing. OR Course evaluation using Rasch

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Janine Campbell

International student evaluations, policy recommendations, and the teaching profession: Does context matter?

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Alison Fields Putting support where the learners are: A multiple case study of embedded librarians within New Zealand online tertiary classrooms
Will Flavell

He waka reo Māori, he waka eke noa: The motivations and learning experiences of non-Māori secondary school students learning te reo Māori

Supervisors:
Paula Good

Interested in the importance of international professional development for teachers in China also interested in the importance of play - China compared with NZ ECE

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Fiona Humphries

New Zealand teachers’ perceptions of and insights into their wellbeing: A mixed method approach

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Maxine Karl

How can a participatory action research project into writing pedagogy support teachers to enhance their writing programme?

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Alex Kirk Is there a relationship between how physiotherapy students approach learning and their clinical reasoning in online tertiary classrooms?
Paul Prangley

Exploring the links between measures of self-esteem and reading measures in New Zealand third wave students

Supervisors:
Daniel Pratt

The area I am interested in is primary school mathematics. In light of the concern around NZ's falling standard/results, I want to examine best practice and approaches to teaching

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Jocelyn Springthorpe

What’s it like for you? Young people’s perspectives of residential home and school care

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Sandra Waayer

Clinical teaching. Preceptorship and education of undergraduate nursing students

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Colin White New Zealand teachers in the Middle East: A critical analysis of their experiences
Pearl Wong

Teacher efficacy and curriculum change: The role of efficacy beliefs in influencing teacher behaviour during implementation of the Higher Order Thinking Skills Initiative

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Tamara Yuill Proctor

Research and develop an integrated pedagogy for the delivery of knowledge in 21st century/ flexible learning environments. Create systems for teacher to deliver content at NCEA in a collaborative, innovative, problem solving/finding, cross-curricular

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DBA Candidate

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Jill Turner

Exploring structural gender discrimination through the experiences of academic women at the University of Otago

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