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Research reviews

Culturally responsive mathematics teaching in early childhood education

The importance of culture in children's early maths learning.

The role of pattern in children’s early mathematical understanding

How noticing and learning about patterns contributes to children's developing mathematical understanding.

How to support positive food environments in early childhood settings

An introduction to practices that support children to develop a positive relationship with food and their bodies.

Understanding the families you work with: Reflective questions to uncover cultural differences

A set of useful questions to help you notice and understand the beliefs, values and practices of diverse families.

Principles for culturally responsive teaching in early childhood education

A closer look at the key principles underlying culturally responsive teaching in early childhood settings.


Mātauranga Māori in education

This webinar explores questions related to mātauranga Māori in education.

Visual arts – a practical workshop

Dr Gai Lindsay provides a practical session focused on supporting teachers with their own art-making as well as their pedagogy around the visual arts in early childhood education.

Māori achieving success as Māori

Janelle Riki-Waaka explores what Māori achieving success as Māori means from a Māori worldview, and how teachers and schools can consider how well their...

Understanding ADHD

Thursday July 20 Dr Dione Healey (University of Otago) shares insights from her extensive research into ADHD, much of which is concerned with supporting...

Promoting gender inclusiveness in early childhood settings

Professor Mara Sapon-Shevin (Syracuse University, USA) discusses how early childhood teachers can approach gender non-conformity, including the prevalent and often unquestioned gender-based assumptions present...


Movement and Learning in Early Childhood Education infographic

The importance of movement and learning in early childhood education.

Visual Arts infographic

How children use visual arts and how teachers can help.

Supporting Early Maths infographic

How to support early mathematical thinking.

Curriculum design in early childhood education infographic

Tips for building an effective curriculum.

Social and emotional competence

Social emotional competence and how to support it in early childhood settings.


Using dialogic approaches to deepen and extend students’ thinking and learning

Key insights from our webinar with Jacinta Olderhaver exploring dialogic approaches to teaching and learning.

STEM learning through nature play

The key ideas from our webinar with Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles and Maia Osborn on exploring scientific concepts and STEM learning through nature play.

Honouring Te Tiriti and promoting culturally empowering practices in schools

Key insights from the webinar with Janelle Riki-Waaka on supporting ākonga Māori to achieve success as Māori in schools.

Talking about gender non-conformity in early childhood education

The key insights from our webinar with Professor Mara Sapon-Shevin talking about gender non-conformity in early childhood education.

Understanding ADHD

The key insights from our webinar with Associate Professor Dione Healey on understanding ADHD.
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