Our research

A short list of relevant research being undertaken by members of the group and organisations we collaborate with.

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  • Effects of teacher expectations on the learning opportunities provided to students and the impact on long-term student outcomes.
  • Relations between particular patterns of classroom talk and student learning, and ways of using discussion and dialogue to optimize student learning
  • School improvement research on the attitudes, motivation, aspirations and role models of diverse students in New Zealand schools
  • Cross-cultural research on the impact of assessment policies and practices on student and teacher beliefs and behaviours
  • Statistical software for evaluating multiple-choice tests so instructors can improve their tests and set defensible grade standards
  • School-age educational effects of neo-natal medical random control trials