Centre for Science and Technology Education Research
The Centre for Science and Technology Education Research (Pokapo Rangahau
Pūtaiao me te Mātauranga Hangarau) is jointly administered by the School of
Science and Engineering, and the School of Education. It provides a focus for
postgraduate teaching, research and development in science, technology and
environmental education in the primary, secondary, and tertiary education sectors,
as well as in commercial and community environments. The Centre is known throughout
New Zealand and internationally for its innovative research and scholarship,
and for its emphasis on the use of its research in the informing and development
of policy, practice, curriculum and resources. The staff and students of the
Centre work in close collaboration with researchers both nationally and internationally,
with local schools and industry, and with other educational institutions.
Seminars, symposia, and conferences are organised by the Centre to bring together
people interested in science and technology education research and development.
This sharing is also promoted by frequent visits to the Centre by overseas
researchers and through well-established international links. The Centre publishes
an annual handbook and a refereed periodical which provide more detailed summaries
of its activities.