The CED undertakes specific research projects to increase knowledge of:
programme design teaching and learning vocational education pedagogy professional development of staff teaching in institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs).
The findings and recommendations from these projects inform the processes used by the CED. The CED is therefore able to apply evidence-based research to practice, as derived from studies undertaken within the New Zealand ITP context.
Graduate attributes – are they driving learning? And who knows about them? (Ako Aotearoa National Project led by the University of Otago with CPIT, Auckland University of Technology and Victoria University, Wellington)
Interactive etextbooks on net tablets (Selena Chan, Katrina Fisher and Peter Sauer) – leading to report for Ako Aotearoa Southern Hub (2012) and also involving funding through CPIT Foundation for hardware
- Chan, S. Fisher, K., & Sauer, P. (2012) Situated-technology-enhanced learning through development of interactive etextbooks on net tablets.
Institutional strategies supporting forced change: Guidelines derived from case studies of the February 22nd 2010 Christchurch earthquake (Martin Jenkins and Selena Chan) – leading to report for Ako Aotearoa Southern Hub (2012)
- Chan, S. & Jenkins, M. (2012). Institutional programme design strategies supporting forced change: Guidelines derived from case studies of the February 22nd 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
Learning a trade: Developing guidelines to study trades learning in the workplace using multimodal discourse analysis methods (Selena Chan and Flip Leijten) - leading to report for Ako Aotearoa Southern Hub (2012) and journal articles / conference presentations and also involving funding through CPIT Foundation for hardware
- Chan, S. & Leijten, F. (2010). Guidelines for using video to study workshop or workplace-based trades learning. http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/video-guidelines
- Chan, S. & Leijten, F. (2012). Using feedback strategies to improve peer-learning in welding. International Journal of Training Research, (10) 1,
Belonging, becoming and being: Perspectives of first year apprentices in the workplace. Ako Aotearoa National Fund project – a collaborative project with seven Industry Training Organisations (ITOs)
- Chan, S. (2011). Belonging, becoming and being: Perspectives of first-year apprentices' experiences in the workplace. http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/ako-aotearoa/ako-aotearoa/resources/pages/belonging-becoming-and-being-first-year-apprentices-experiences-workplace