There is a great depth and range of research expertise in the School of Education at AUT. Below you will find a short synopsis of the research interests and expertise that exists within our school.
Research expertise: Philosophy of education: policy studies; Pasifika studies in education; Foucault; Derrida; Public choice theory.
Research expertise: Philosophy, Technology, Education, Politics.
Research expertise: Autoethnography, Critical discourse analysis (CDA), Kaupapa Māori research, Māori education, Narrative research, Philosophy of education, Science education.
Research expertise: Higher Education; Educational Leadership; Academic Identity; Postgraduate Education and Supervision; Researcher Development; Interdisciplinary Research.
Director Research; Senior Lecturer
Philosophy of education; policy studies; curriculum analysis; knowledge economy; ethics; organisation and educational leadership; research theory.
Deputy Head of School; Senior Lecturer
Research expertise: Mindfulness for teachers, stress reduction. Career, career counselling, career assessment, professional standards, career theory.
Senior Lecturer; Associate Head of School (South Campus)
Research expertise: Mentoring, low SES schooling, initial teacher education, sociology of education, policy studies, the visual arts in education.
Programme Leader; Senior Lecturer
Research expertise: Steiner Waldorf education, education through the arts, alternative education, spirituality in education.
Primary science, dramatic inquiry (or drama-based learning), Mantle of the Expert.
Director of Postgraduate Programmes; Senior Lecturer
Research expertise: Changing nature of public education, its policy and practice; systems of schooling; school governance; educational decision-making; knowledge mobilisation; and the utilisation of educational research. Theoretical frameworks include public sphere theory, critical theory, policy sociology and pragmatism. Methodologies include case study, global ethnography, policy analysis, survey and comparative methods
Research expertise: Phenomenological research of lived experiences, practice-based research, practitioner inquiry, mathematics education, and immigrant experiences.
Research expertise: Sociology of education; policy studies; political economy; bicultural education policy, Maori language learning in mainstream school settings.
Metacognition in reading, Narrative understandings of good readers, Verbal protocol analysis
Teacher Educator Pedagogies, Adult Learning, Spirituality and Wisdom.
Indigenous models and practices within the career development and education field; Indigenous career practitioners; Organisational career management and the convergence with career counselling models and theories.
Research expertise: Educational leadership, distributed and shared forms of leadership, Leadership-as-Practice, Critical Leadership Studies, mixed methods research design, case study research.
Research expertise: Capacity building for school improvement, Leadership, Education policy, Teacher education.
Research expertise: Gender, sexualities and schooling; Femininities; New materialism; Feminist post-structuralism; Posthumanist research practices.
Research expertise: Phenomenological pedagogy, the arts in education, poetic inquiry, alternative and non-formal education, tutor pedagogy, youth studies, social pedagogy, education and development studies, and Pacific education.
Research expertise: Educational Leadership; student voice and agency; appraisal; leadership development; school 'image'; coaching and mentoring.