Current and recent projects


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  • Nurturing and encouraging children’s working theories about identity, language and culture (2015–16)
  • A Teaching and Learning Research initiative (TLRI) project exploring young children’s working theories about identity, language and culture in Samoan-immersion and English-medium early childhood centres.
  • Poipoia Te Mokopuna (2016)
  • A whānau centered evaluation of the Poipoia te Mokopuna: He puāwaitanga harakeke programme, funded by the Ministry of Education.
  • Auckland Intermediate Schools (AIS) project (2016)
  • A research project on how nine intermediate schools across Auckland are supporting student agency – told through the eyes of students.
  • Kaikohekohe Education Trust Initiative (PDF, 1.4 MB) (2015)
  • A research story, told through the voices of students and teachers, about changes to school and learning as the result of a community-wide initiative.
  • Continuity of Early Learning: Learning Progress and Outcomes in the Early Years project (2014–2015)
  • A research project, case studies of assessment practice and a literature scan focused on documenting and sharing learning outcomes and progress in ECE and school settings for children birth to 8-years.
  • School Journal and Ready to Read (2014)
  • Two MoE funded projects examining how digital technologies might support instructional reading in schools – included a prototype design.
  • Pegasus Project (2013)
  • A research report on how digital devices changed teaching and learning in Christchurch as part of the earthquake recovery.