The School of Learning, Development and Professional Practice makes a strong contribution to education in New Zealand with an outstanding reputation in research, teaching and scholarship.
Our school focuses on teaching and research supervision in the following areas:
- Educational and social psychology
- Developmental psychology
- Learning, teaching and assessment
- Gifted education
- Educational leadership
- Childhood studies
- Teacher learning and development
- The professional practice of teaching
The courses offered in 2023 can be found here.
Our staff have experience and expertise in supervising theses or dissertations using a range of research methodologies (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods) and methods (e.g. survey research; case study; practitioner inquiry).
Drawing on their contextual knowledge and expertise, staff are able to supervise research projects sited within a broad range of:
- Educational contexts (e.g. early childhood, primary and secondary education
- Higher education
- International Education)
- Wider community contexts (e.g youthwork, parenting)
- Doctoral programmes (PhD or EdD)
- Masters programmes (e.g. MA in Education, M.Ed, M.EdLdr, MProfStuds)
- Honours programmes (B.Ed (Tchg); BA in Education)
Find a supervisor to learn more about staff interests and expertise.
Our school has two Postgraduate Advisers who can provide advice about:
- The courses offered within our school
- The relationship between course work and a proposed research topic
- Selecting a research topic
- Selecting a research supervisor(s)