Research @ NZTC

Research at New Zealand Tertiary College

New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) fosters a strong research culture to benefit both our academic staff and students. Our staff regularly present at conferences, complete higher academic qualifications, write for journals and other professional publications, and acquire research grants for individual and collaborative projects. Our staff are engaged in a variety of research areas including: early childhood studies, teacher education, social science, social psychology, primary education, philosophy of education and arts education.

He Kupu

NZTC's online publication He Kupu supports early childhood teachers, students, and teacher educators through the publication of research, and discussion on topics of relevance to early childhood education. Visit He Kupu HERE.


NZTC Research Projects

Past research topics investigated at the College in collaboration with other institutions and organisations show research activity at the College is strong and relevant.

Raranga Reo Project

This project examined the use made by teachers of a te reo Māori book for children and an associated teaching guide produced by NZTC for teachers working in early childcare centres in the Auckland region. 12 centres, 24 teachers and 12 centre managers provided feedback on the book and the teaching guide.

Principal Investigator: Nuhisifa Seve-Williams

Co-Principal Investigator: Roimata Rokx

Research Team: Ra Keelan, Carla Hedgeman, Marjolein Whyte


The Discussion Difference

This project is examining the characteristics of "good" discussions that lead to student success in NZTC Online. The characteristics have been drawn from successful students in the postgraduate programs at NZTC.

Principal Investigator: Nuhisifa Seve-Williams

Co-Principal Investigator: Oriel Kelly

Research Team: Binky Laureta and Keshni Kumar


Research Ethics Committee

The College recognises the need for adults and/or children to be participants in educational research. The College is also aware of its responsibility for ensuring the privacy, safety, health, personal, professional, social sensitivities and welfare of participants. The NZTC Research Ethics Committee (REC) reviews and approves the adequacy of protection for all research participants, and provides advice and guidance for researchers who conduct their research within the context of NZTC.