Teacher Learning and Innovations in Practice Research Hub - College of Education, Health and Human Development - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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Teacher Learning and Innovations in Practice Research Hub

The Teacher Learning and Innovations in Practice Research Hub leads research and inquiry around key problems of practice in order to identify and foster innovative and leading-edge approaches in teaching and learning in all sectors and in teacher education, both preservice and inservice. The Hub provides a site for collegial engagement in support of practice-focused research relating to teacher education and teacher professional learning.

A particular focus of the research hub’s inquiry work is the identification and enhancement of culturally responsive practices. These are practices that positively address the learning and development needs and aspirations of linguistically and culturally diverse children and youth and extend our collective understanding of the bilingual/bicultural learning contexts in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Other areas of interest include: praxis-related research into teacher leadership, curriculum leadership, teacher and teacher educator identity and professional learning, professional learning communities, and school-university collaboration.

In support of our work, we are developing communities of practice around key shared interests:

  • Inquiry into Initial Teacher Education 
    • Blended learning in ITE
    • Mentoring and Coaching
    • Culturally Responsive Practice
    • Pre-service teacher learning and identity 
    • Inclusive Practice
  • Teacher Professional Learning & Induction
  • Teacher-Researcher Partnerships to Develop Intercultural Capabilities
  • Reggio Inspired Practice

Mattsson, M., & Kemmis, S. (2007). Praxis-related research: serving two masters? Pedagogy, Culture and Society. 15(2), 185-214.

More Information

For more information contact Professor Letitia Fickel