The early years team at Massey researches in a diverse range of interest areas related to teaching and learning for infants, toddlers, and young children (birth through age 8).

Our research is hands-on and applied in everyday learning settings (e.g., home, ECE settings, schools).

We work in collaboration with families/whānau, kaiako, and other stakeholders to understand influences on children’s learning and to identify effective practices and professional learning and development needs for adults supporting children’s learning to ensure high-quality, culturally responsive early years experiences to optimize outcomes for all tamariki and whānau.

Key Research Areas Across the Team Include

  • Intentional Teaching
  • Social-Emotional Teaching
  • Data-Informed Teaching
  • Play-Based Teaching & Learning
  • Early Intervention
  • Curriculum & Planning
  • Assessment
  • Transition
  • Infant Toddler Pedagogy
  • Inclusive Practices for Children with Learning Support Needs
  • Educational Leadership
  • Professional Learning & Development including Practice-Based Coaching
  • Initial Teacher Education & Practicum
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