Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research
The Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research was established by the University to undertake, support and disseminate research relating to the broad field of education. The Institute encourages a variety of research in education spanning the years of early childhood, primary and secondary schooling, and tertiary education. This research may be subject specific or cross curriculum involving interdisciplinary research teams. The focus is on research on learning teaching, curriculum, assessment, cultural, literacy and numeracy, and policy. The Institute has a sustained record of local studies in classroom research and cross-faculty studies in tertiary pedagogy and curriculum. Policy evaluations, critiques and reviews are encouraged, as are studies from national and international perspectives. Staff collaborate with international colleagues to undertake research, and produce books and academic articles. Each year the Institute hosts a number of international and national visitors who contribute to its intellectual life through collaboration with staff and students. National and local conferences and seminars are organised by the Institute to inform the academic and professional communities of research undertaken, and to promote sharing and debate. The Institute is host to two Centres: the Centre for Early Years Research and the Centre for Global Studies in Education.
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