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Current research students

PhD Candidates

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Kimberley ArcandNASA 3D data-based models and 3D prints, and their potential affects on improving spatial reasoning skills and STEM interest in underrepresented group.
Ravil AtlasThe efficacy of Semi-Occluded Vocal Tract (SOVT) training using straws in secondary school singers.
Isaac BenningEnhancing in-service mathematics teachers' competency in integrating technology in teaching and learning of mathematics through the use of geogebra software in Ghana.
Keely BlanchUnderstandings of digital citizenship.
Kim BrownLearning at the boundaries: Collective learning practices for postgraduate students arising from peer-mediated activities.
Sally CarsonTurning the tide: experiments in engaging the community with science organisations for long-term environmental change.
Lakshmi ChellapanThe pedagogiac reasoning underpinning the adoption and non-adoption of the flipped classroom model in New Zealand higher education institutions.
Charles DarrUnderstanding teacher judgment.
Kyle MatthewsYouth activism in New Zealand: radicalism and the political constraints of neoliberalism.
Kate McAnellyDo I matter here? Sensory environments in early childhood settings and how they produce the active participation and learning of autistic children.
Elizabeth PakaiMarakihau (Taniwha of Māori mythology).
Amee ParkerHome education in New Zealand.
Lara SandersonAll the little things: The experiences of New Zealand Secondary school teachers living with impairments and/or chronic illness.
Jackie TaggFrom 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.
Justine TaylorGifted and Talented Education in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Lien TrinhSex talk in the homestay environment: An understanding of the sexual education/awareness of international students living with host families in New Zealand.
Patricia WellsProcess drama as pedagogy for learning across the curriculum.
Peng XuDivergence and convergence : A comparative analysis of children's citizenship in mainland China and New Zealand.
Saadia Yousouf QureshiUnderstanding the problem of low performance in secondary science in NZ’s low decile schools.

EdD Candidates

Research topic

Owen ArnstChildhood spirituality in the context of a New Zealand primary school.
Rikke BettsI am interested in investigating how refugee children's cultural capital is honoured in the Refugees resettlement policy.
Yvonne BrouwerNarratives of experience: Beginning teachers developing biculturally responsive pedagogy.
Sarah BrownTransition to school.
Kerrin BurnellAnxiety related to computer mediated English language testing. OR Mobile app learning and testing. OR Course evaluation using Rasch.
Janine CampbellInternational student evaluations, policy recommendations, and the teaching profession: Does context matter?
Alison FieldsPutting support where the learners are: A multiple case study of embedded librarians within New Zealand online tertiary classrooms.
Will FlavellHe waka reo Māori, he waka eke noa: The motivations and learning experiences of non-Māori secondary school students learning te reo Māori.
Paula GoodInterested in the importance of international professional development for teachers in China also interested in the importance of play - China compared with NZ ECE.
Ian GuyA study to develop greater knowledge of the transition processes for international students embarking on post graduate study within a tertiary institution.
Fiona HumphriesWellbeing of teachers.
Maxine KarlHow can a participatory action research project into writing pedagogy support teachers to enhance their writing programme?
Alex KirkIs there a relationship between how physiotherapy students approach learning and their clinical reasoning in online tertiary classrooms?
Paul PrangleyExploring the links between measures of self-esteem and reading measures in New Zealand third wave students
Daniel PrattThe 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.
Jocelyn SpringthorpeDoes a short term stay in a residential setting make a difference for children who have experienced complex trauma in their lives?clinical teaching. Preceptorship and education of undergraduate nursing students.
Sandra WaayerClinical teaching. Preceptorship and education of undergraduate nursing students.
Colin WhiteNew Zealand teachers in the Middle East: A critical analysis of their experiences.
Pearl WongTeacher efficacy and curriculum change: The role of efficacy beliefs in influencing teacher behaviour during implementation of the Higher Order Thinking Skills Initiative.
Tamara Yuill ProctorResearch 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.