The Resource Centre contains practical material about good teaching and learning in the tertiary sector. The Resources can come from the Communities and Project Groups on the site. The Resources are high-quality, well-presented, evidence-based, and relevant to New Zealand.
Educational Outcomes includes qualification attainment, soft skills, social benefits to tertiary education, societal engagement, citizenship, and productivity. Also includes employer perceptions of graduates and graduate destinations.
Project purpose & progress - A collaboration between the Ministry of Education and NZARE (Pasifika caucus).To assist the production of high quality research that informs government policy aimed at improved Pasifika education outcomes.
To increase policy makers' capability to plan for, and commission, quality research projects, and enhance policy through the integration of quality research.
This project focused on the identification of key tutor practices, in relation to delivery of content, student engagement, and cultural awareness, that correlated to successful outcomes for Māori students in a PTE. The results highlight the effectiveness of a bicultural approach to tutoring adult students.
The purpose of this project was to guide tertiary teachers of Exercise & Sport Science in ways that could improve the rigour of Exercise & Sport Science as a scientific discipline and lead to better learning outcomes for undergraduates.
Women remain under-represented in leadership roles in New Zealand sport. This research examines the university learning experiences and career expectations and experiences of female sport management graduates and CEOs of New Zealand sports organisations. It concludes with implications for tertiary teaching and learning practices.
This project was successful in influencing student retention in distance education, both for first time and returning students, through purposeful interventions such as pre-enrolment counselling, firmer late-enrolment procedures, and the further activities of academic support personnel.
This study looks at what matters for the success of first-time Māori students studying towards bachelor degrees. The purpose of this study is to build an understanding of how to increase the number of Māori attaining bachelor degrees or higher.
This report from the Starpath project found that surviving the transition from school to university can have a big impact on whether Māori and Pacific students succeed at tertiary level. The study examined the stumbling blocks that cause so many able students from low-decile schools to struggle once they reach university.
This project investigated the causes of learners withdrawing or not completing courses of study in Kiwidotcom, a Northland PTE, and to identify those current practices which are working effectively in keeping at least 60% of learners engaged to completion.
VOCEDplus is a free international research database containing over 44,000 English language records, many with links to full text documents. The particular focus of VOCEDplus is research and statistics as it relates to education for work and beyond.
This Ministry of Education paper looks at differences in the performance of young people who leave school and progress on to bachelors degree study. It compares the performance of students with different levels of school achievement. It also compares the performance of young degree students at polytechnics and universities.
This Ministry of Education analysis builds on previous studies on Modern Apprenticeships and industry training using each programme’s administrative dataset to determine if Modern Apprenticeship’s additional supports and structures are effective tools to ensure engagement and achievement in formalised industry training programmes for younger people.
This Ministry of Education analysis looks at the association of school subject and school achievement on university performance. The school subjects considered are those on the ‘approved list’ of subjects for the New Zealand university entrance requirement.
The Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE) website's Research Briefings and Enhancement Guides deal with issues of student engagement, such as engaging first-year students, distributed learners, etc.
This UK project created resources which will help students identify and prepare for critical incidents which, according to employers, epitomise the major problems that newly qualified graduates encounter when they start work in the ‘real world'.