First Block

Thursday 7 March, 3:40-7.30 (N354)

3.40 – 3.55 Meeting prior to powhiri (see powhiri handout attached) (Ben & Barbara)
4.00 – 5.30 Powhiri at Faculty Marae followed by afternoon tea (Ben)
5.30 – 6.30 Introductions to each other (Barbara) and to the EdD programme at The University of Auckland (Ben)
6.30 – 7.30 Becoming an EdD candidate: During this session there will be a round-table discussion of issues of importance when undertaking an EdD, including:

  • How to manage part-time studies and expectations of others (supervisors, workplace, family/friends) – keeping a balance,
  • Keeping motivated (Barbara)
  • How to make the most of the EdD support group (Ben).

7.30 Wrap up

Friday 8 March, 9.00-4.30 (N354)

9:00 – 10.00 What is Educational research?  A general introduction to the world of educational research that involves paradigms, ethics (Barbara) and political dimensions (Ben)
10.00 – 10.30 DELNA (literacy) test (required for all doctoral students)
10.30 – 11.00 Group photo & morning tea
11.00 – 11.20 Induction (Keitha)
11.20 – 12.15 Introducing your research projects (Ben) You will have 10-15 minutes each to introduce your research topic/question and engage in some brief discussion
12.15 – 1.15 Lunch
1.15 – 2.00 Purposes of a literature review (Barbara)
2.00 – 3.00 Finding the literature (Librarian)  Library session on advanced search strategies
3.00 – 3.30 Analysis of the literature: critical evaluation (Ben)
3.30 – 4.00 Peer review process for formative feedback on Project 1 (Barbara)
4.00 – 4.30 Timeline, expectations for Meeting 2 (23–24 May) (Ben)
Wrap-up (Barbara)

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