Te Ihuwaka | Education Evaluation Centre Seminars and Forums

We regularly hold research seminars and forums that showcase the most recent research and insights on education. At the seminars expert speakers share the most up to date evidence on education and innovative practice.

Upcoming seminars

July: Education in residential care

We have been looking at the education provision in Oranga Tamariki residences. 

This seminar will explore how education can make a difference in these students lives and what could be done to improve it.

Supporting at-risk students learning after lockdown

The seminar will share what we have learnt about the additional help that was put in place for Auckland students, as part of the system’s crisis response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The seminar will cover the impact of the additional support on students and what lessons can be learnt about improving the resilience of the education system.

Past seminars

May 2021: Teaching Science

In this seminar we shared the most up to date thinking on teaching science in New Zealand.

We drew on findings from our recent research and had a panel of guest speakers presenting – drawing on their own knowledge of teaching science. 

You can read our new research on teaching science here.

March 2021: Collaborations, networks and clusters

Collaboration between schools and teachers is important. This ERO research seminar focused brought together the most up-to-date thinking on what supports collaboration.

Speakers included:

  • Emeritus Professor Michael Fullan (Global educational expert)
  • Jill Farquharson (Principal, Auckland Normal Intermediate – Kahui Ako)
  • Denise Torrey (Principal, Somerfield - Kahukura Community of Practice)
  • Claire Sinnema (Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland) 
  • Tony Turnock (Chief Policy Advisor, Ministry of Education)


February 2021: Learning in a Covid-19 World

This seminar explored what the research was telling us about the impact Covid-19 had on learners and the practical actions services and schools can take in 2021 to support children, whānau, principals and teachers with the ongoing challenges of Covid-19.