Goalposts is envisaged as a series of one-page primers introducing the key theories and current understandings about adult learning to new tertiary teachers, with particular relevance to ITPs, PTEs and Wānanga with programmes from Levels 1-5.
This project examines the relative merits of two different strategies for managing doctoral studies and research output imperatives whilst working as a tenured academic. In the first strategy, doctoral students concentrate entirely on their studies and extract research outputs following the defence of their thesis. In a second strategy, research outputs are produced over the course of doctoral study, perhaps causing the PhD programme to take longer.
The focus of this study is on the teaching of writing in tertiary education. It examines the various influences on education policy which shape tertiary teaching. As such, it evaluates the position of Writing Across the Curriculum programmes in this context.
This project explores the impact of a changing research landscape on educational leadership. It performed a case study of the experiences of a New Zealand tertiary organisation, in order to identify the characteristics of a healthy and supportive research culture.
This study investigates the use of Activity Theory as a framework for assessing the sociocultural complexities of collaborative research. It examines the value of this tool as a means by which the cultural and organisation boundaries approached by these collaborative interactions might be understood.
This research examines the ways in which a postmodernist context, coupled with performativity demands, shape teachers and teaching. In particular, it examines of these factors impact on the teaching practice of those who teach with a social justice orientation.
This research explores the benefits and drawbacks associated with representing departments or universities through University League Tables. It explores the construction of these tables, and as such examines the relevance of this tool as the basis for comparison between different tertiary units.