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Dr Navé Wald

BA (Economics), PGDipArt (Geography), PhD (Geography)

Lecturer

Email nave.wald@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 471 6365

Photo of Nave Wald for staff profileAbout Navé

I entered the field of higher education by chance working on a small research project, never left and made it my new academic home. I have a broad interest in many aspects of the field, although my research and teaching are mostly in the areas of assessment practice and critical thinking in higher education, as well as other topics such as student peer review and training students to be researchers.

I am mostly a qualitative researcher and I work on both empirical and conceptual and theoretical issues pertaining to both policy and practice. I am also a geographer with an interest in development studies, food politics and grassroots civil society, as well as having a background in economics. I aspire to bring critical social science skills and perspectives to the field of higher education. I teach qualitative research methods in higher education, writing critical literature reviews, and developing critical thinking in postgraduate research.\

Supervision

I am happy to consider proposals from prospective postgraduate students wishing to work in the field of higher education. Please contact me to discuss ideas and options.

Current students

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Publications

Wald, N., & Harland, T. (2021). Students as scholars and the scholarship of student learning. Teaching in Higher Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13562517.2021.1989583

Joseph Jeyaraj, J., Wald, N., & Harland, T. (2021). Higher education teachers’ experiences of becoming research active: Striving for university status in the Global South. Asia Pacific Education Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s12564-021-09688-8

Wald, N., & Harland, T. (2021). Measuring changes in higher-order cognition through the assessment of complex knowledge over time. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/02602938.2020.1871467

Reddy, K., Harland, T., Wass, R., & Wald, N. (2021). Student peer review as a process of knowledge creation through dialogue. Higher Education Research & Development, 40(4), 825-837. doi: 10.1080/07294360.2020.1781797

Harland, T., & Wald, N. (2021). The assessment arms race and the evolution of a university’s assessment practices. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 46(1), 105-117. doi: 10.1080/02602938.2020.1745753

Wald, N. (2015). Alternative sustainable and ethical value chains in Argentina: Organic foods, geographical indications, and fair trade [Ethical Value Networks (EVeN) Working Paper Series]. Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University. 46p. Retrieved from https://marsdendevelopmentstudies.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/working-paper-2-alternative-sustainable-and-ethical-value-chains-in-argentina/

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Dawson, M. C., Rosin, C., & Wald, N. (Eds.). (2018). Global resource scarcity: Catalyst for conflict or cooperation? Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 210p.

Edited Book - Research

Dawson, M. C., Rosin, C., & Wald, N. (2018). A world without scarcity? In M. C. Dawson, C. Rosin & N. Wald (Eds.), Global resource scarcity: Catalyst for conflict or cooperation? (pp. 203-206). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Dawson, M. C., Rosin, C., & Wald, N. (2018). Introduction: Resource scarcity between conflict and cooperation. In M. C. Dawson, C. Rosin & N. Wald (Eds.), Global resource scarcity: Catalyst for conflict or cooperation? (pp. 1-18). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Hill, D., Wald, N., & Guiney, T. (2016). Development and neoliberalism. In S. Springer, K. Birch & J. MacLeavy (Eds.), The handbook of neoliberalism. (pp. 130-141). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Wald, N., & Hill, D. (2016). Anarchist geographies in the rural global south. In R. J. White, S. Springer & M. L. de Souza (Eds.), The practice of freedom: Anarchism, geography, and the spirit of revolt. (pp. 23-42). London, UK: Rowan & Littlefield.

Chapter in Book - Research

Wald, N. (2015). Towards utopias of prefigurative politics and food sovereignty: Experiences of politicised peasant food production. In P. V. Stock, M. Carolan & C. Rosin (Eds.), Food utopias: Reimagining citizenship, ethics and community. (pp. 107-125). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Wald, N., Rosin, C., & Hill, D. (2012). 'Soyization' and food security in South America. In C. Rosin, P. Stock & H. Campbell (Eds.), Food systems failure: The global food crisis and the future of agriculture. (pp. 166-181). Abingdon, UK: Earthscan.

Chapter in Book - Research

Harland, T., & Wald, N. (2021). The assessment arms race and the evolution of a university’s assessment practices. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 46(1), 105-117. doi: 10.1080/02602938.2020.1745753

Journal - Research Article

Joseph Jeyaraj, J., Wald, N., & Harland, T. (2021). Higher education teachers’ experiences of becoming research active: Striving for university status in the Global South. Asia Pacific Education Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s12564-021-09688-8

Journal - Research Article

Reddy, K., Harland, T., Wass, R., & Wald, N. (2021). Student peer review as a process of knowledge creation through dialogue. Higher Education Research & Development, 40(4), 825-837. doi: 10.1080/07294360.2020.1781797

Journal - Research Article

Wald, N., & Harland, T. (2021). Measuring changes in higher-order cognition through the assessment of complex knowledge over time. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/02602938.2020.1871467

Journal - Research Article

Wald, N., & Harland, T. (2021). Students as scholars and the scholarship of student learning. Teaching in Higher Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13562517.2021.1989583

Journal - Research Article

Joseph Jeyaraj, J., & Wald, N. (2020). Students’ reflections on barriers to promoting higher education’s social purposes in the classroom. Teaching in Higher Education, 25(8), 976-991. doi: 10.1080/13562517.2019.1625320

Journal - Research Article

Wald, N., & Daniel, B. K. (2020). Enhancing students’ engagement with abstract ideas through conceptual and theoretical frameworks. Innovations in Education & Teaching International, 57(4), 496-505. doi: 10.1080/14703297.2019.1692055

Journal - Research Article

Wald, N., & Golding, C. (2020). Why be a head of department? Exploring the positive aspects and benefits. Studies in Higher Education, 45(11), 2121-2131. doi: 10.1080/03075079.2019.1578736

Journal - Research Article

Wald, N., & Harland, T. (2020). Rethinking the teaching roles and assessment responsibilities of student teaching assistants. Journal of Further & Higher Education, 44(1), 43-53. doi: 10.1080/0309877X.2018.1499883

Journal - Research Article

Paz, R., Jara, C., & Wald, N. (2019). Tensions around land tenure in Argentina's agrarian periphery: Scales and multiple temporalities of capitalism in Santiago del Estero, Argentina. Latin American Research Review, 54(3), 694-706. doi: 10.25222/larr.483

Journal - Research Article

Wald, N., & Harland, T. (2019). Graduate attributes frameworks or powerful knowledge? Journal of Higher Education Policy & Management, 41(4), 361-374. doi: 10.1080/1360080X.2019.1613310

Journal - Research Article

Harland, T., & Wald, N. (2018). Curriculum, teaching and powerful knowledge. Higher Education, 76(4), 615-628. doi: 10.1007/s10734-017-0228-8

Journal - Research Article

Harland, T., & Wald, N. (2018). Vanilla teaching as a rationale choice: The impact of research and compliance on teacher development. Teaching in Higher Education, 23(4), 419-434. doi: 10.1080/13562517.2017.1395408

Journal - Research Article

Harland, T., Wald, N., & Randhawa, H. (2017). Student peer review: Enhancing formative feedback with a rebuttal. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 42(5), 801-811. doi: 10.1080/02602938.2016.1194368

Journal - Research Article

Wald, N., & Harland, T. (2017). A framework for authenticity in designing a research-based curriculum. Teaching in Higher Education, 22(7), 751-765. doi: 10.1080/13562517.2017.1289509

Journal - Research Article

Wald, N. (2016). Historical paths to current unrest: Extending the temporal lens in analysing geographies of agrarian change and conflict. Geoforum, 76, 38-47. doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2016.08.010

Journal - Research Article

Wald, N., & Hill, D. P. (2016). ‘Rescaling’ alternative food systems: From food security to food sovereignty. Agriculture & Human Values, 33(1), 203-213. doi: 10.1007/s10460-015-9623-x

Journal - Research Article

Wald, N. (2015). Anarchist participatory development: A possible new framework? Development & Change, 46(4), 618-643. doi: 10.1111/dech.12136

Journal - Research Article

Wald, N. (2015). Hidden no more: Organised campesinos in Northwest Argentina. Journal of Iberian & Latin American Research, 21(3), 325-344. doi: 10.1080/13260219.2015.1131113

Journal - Research Article

Wald, N. (2015). In search of alternatives: Peasant initiatives for a different development in northern Argentina. Latin American Perspectives, 42(2), 90-106. doi: 10.1177/0094582X14534608

Journal - Research Article

Wald, N. (2013). Bridging identity divides in current rural social mobilisation. Identities, 20(5), 598-615. doi: 10.1080/1070289X.2013.819001

Journal - Research Article

Wald, N., & Golding, C. (2019). Careers intelligence: Why be a head of department [Why being a department head can be so rewarding]. Times Higher Education. Retrieved from https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/careers-intelligence-why-be-head-department

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Harland, T., & Wald, N. (2018). Forget graduate attributes; try powerful knowledge. HERDSA News, 40(2), 20-21.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Daniel, B., & Wald, N. (2019). Demystifying the meaning and role of conceptual and theoretical frameworks in postgraduate research education. In A. Stacey (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies (ECRM). (pp. 56). Reading, UK: Academic Conferences and Publishing International. doi: 10.34190/RM.19.123

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Wald, N., & Harland, T. (2017). Examining the roles of students as sessional teachers in Higher Education. In E. Heinrich, C. Mariskind & I. Fuller (Eds.), Proceedings of the Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand (TERNZ) Conference. (pp. 94-95). Wellington, New Zealand: Research on Teaching and Learning Group, Massey University. [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Wald, N. (2014). Uncomfortable bedfellows or equal partners? Practitioners, grassroots organisations and participatory development. In D. Hill (Ed.), Proceedings of the Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network (DevNet) Conference. (pp. 28). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Wald, N. (2010). Defending Pachamama: Peasant strategies for coping with globalisation and associated rural challenges: A case study of MOCASE-VC in Argentina. In W. Stephenson (Ed.), Proceedings of the Geography Postgraduate Symposium. (pp. 48). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Geography, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Hansen, P., Slooten, L., Wald, N., & Shephard, K. (2018, November). Current higher education policies and practices. Panel discussion at the Higher Education Development Centre (HEDC) Symposium: Celebrating Higher Education, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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