River of Emotions: The story of a post-earthquake arts-based project

Project code: EDU001

This project will use data already gathered in the form of participant interviews, news items, drawings and photographs of the development of a large mosaic which tells the story of a community’s response to and recovery from the Canterbury earthquakes. The mosaic was designed and built by the children of a local school. The summer scholar will assist the researcher to transcribe the interviews, analyse the visual data and compile a timeline of events. There are two anticipated outputs – one is an illustrated booklet for the school and community; the other is an academic article on post-disaster memorialisation.

The measured practices of doctoral supervision (an article based on FRDF-funded ‘Navigating turbulent waters? An ethnography of doctoral supervision in the Arts, Humanities and post-positivist Social Sciences’ project)

Project code: EDU011


AP Barbara Grant

The project offers a Summer Scholar two kinds of research experience:

1)    Gathering and summarising literature on the measurement of academic work (200 hours).

2)    Contributing to writing a journal article based on the literature search and empirical data (200 hours).

The article will explore the ways in which ‘measuredness’ matters for the work of doctoral supervision. I am interested in how academics think/feel their doctoral supervision work is measured by others, the efforts they undertake to measure their own supervision performance, and whether and how they consciously measure out their own effort as supervisors. I also seek to understand how and why they might resist some or all of these forms of measurement.

Exploring the purposes, pedagogies, and pursuits of Comparative and International Education coursework within Oceania

Project code: EDU019


Dr Ritesh Shah

This project focuses on investigating student experiences of several comparative and international education courses (undergraduate or postgraduate) taught in two universities.   Data, to be collected in late 2016-early 2017, will be used to understand how the courses shape students’ understandings about the global forces influencing education today, and the impact on their academic and professional trajectories.  The summer scholar will be involved in conducting interviews, focus groups or online surveys with former students, and in transcribing and analysing interview recordings.  As such, this position is best suited to students with interest and/or prior experience in qualitative data gathering and analysis.