Research in the Wellington Faculty of Education impacts education through enhancing theoretical and evidence-based educational policy and practice.
Through our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi | Treaty of Waitangi, our key responsibility is to address education for social, cultural and ecological justice through researching critical, transformative, culturally sustaining pedagogies, and bilingual education. Our research also reflects our South Pacific location with a strong focus on Pacific/Indigenous education.
Our research spans early childhood, schooling, and tertiary sectors and also adult, community and informal education. As a meta-field, we seek to understand how educational theories and practices are involved in the shaping of society, whether to reinforce existing values or to drive transformation. A focus on international education incorporates research on educational linguistics. Educational psychology research includes a focus on learning and behavioural support.
We promote collaborative research across disciplines and with professional and community organisations, nationally and internationally, to generate transformative educational policy and practice.
Our Faculty journal, New Zealand Annual Review of Education (NZAROE), provides a national and international forum for researchers, policy makers, and practitioners to review significant policy issues related to the New Zealand education sector.