The early learning 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 are also beginning a line of research using large-scale and longitudinal data.
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 learning experiences to optimize outcomes for all tamariki and whānau.
Key Research Areas Across the Team Include
Play-Based Teaching & Learning
Curriculum & Planning
Infant Toddler Pedagogy
Inclusive Practices for Children with Learning Support Needs
Professional Learning & Development including Practice-Based Coaching
Initial Teacher Education & Practicum