Education Policy SIG Hui - How to move from research findings to policy change. 12 Jun 2019

Education Policy Special Interest Group – mid-year seminar

Growing the connections

between research and education policy


Wednesday June 12, 2019

9.30 – 3pm, Pukeahu Education Centre,

Pukeahu Memorial Park, Wellington


Morning session:

Tea and coffee available from 9.15 a.m.            

Associate Professor Carol Mutch, University of Auckland, has a long-held interest in researching, writing and teaching about different aspects of educational policy.  This interactive presentation will share ideas and experience of getting research into the public arena and making a difference to policy.

10.30 – 11.30 a.m. Contributions developing Carol’s theme:

  • Professor Mere Berryman, Waikato University
  • Dr Bronwyn Wood, Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Victoria University
  • Dr Jenny Ritchie, Associate Professor, School of Education, Victoria University
  • General discussion

11.30 a.m. – 12.15 p.m. SIG business time

This will include discussion of a possible symposium to be presented initially at NZARE Conference 2019, with a view to offering it as the NZARE presentation at an international conference, e.g. AARE, AERA or BERA.

12.15 – 1 p.m.  Lunch (provided)

Afternoon session

1 – 2 p.m. Ralph Brown, Skillset NZ: “Tools for your persuasion toolkit”.  

Skillset NZ specialises in training in communication skills, and works with the Royal Society of New Zealand to help scientists present their research to a wider audience. 

2 – 3 p.m.  John Gerritsen, Radio New Zealand: “Getting your research into the public arena.”

John is a longstanding and well-respected education reporter.  He will share his thoughts about how the media receive and respond to research, and what they are looking for from researchers.

3 p.m. Wind-up of day

Register here