Partnerships: From Promise to Praxis You are warmly invited to attend the NZARE 2017 Conference to be held at the University of Waikato from the 20-22 November 2017. This year’s conference
Partnerships: From Promise to Praxis
You are warmly invited to attend the NZARE 2017 Conference to be held at the University of Waikato from the 20-22 November 2017. This year’s conference is focused on exploring the importance of partnerships in education and how they can work better in practice to benefit the education sector in New Zealand and those who learn within it.
Bringing researchers and educators nationally and internationally together creates the synergy required to improve our education partnerships through innovation, collaboration and enlightened research. The Conference tongikura further highlights the importance of bringing people together for the greater good.
his year’s Conference: Partnerships: From Promise to Praxis, Mehemea ka moemoeā tātou, ka taea e tātou will provide an exciting selection of keynote speakers plus a range of speakers from educational institutions throughout New Zealand and overseas.
The Conference will include research presentations, discussions and collaborative reflection as well as the opportunity for networking. We look forward to welcoming you to the picturesque grounds of the University of Waikato and sharing with you the many attractions that the city of Hamilton provides. This year’s conference is being hosted by the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research and the University of Waikato.
Hosted by Wilf Malcolm Institute for Educational Research & University of Waikato, Hamilton
Conference website: www.nzare2017.org.nz
- Call for papers NOW OPEN; Closes 1 August 2017
- Registrations Opens – mid July
- Notification of acceptance – Mid September
- Pre-conference hui likely on 19 November
“Mehemea ka moemoea ahau, ko ahau anake
Mehemea ka moemoea tatou, ka taea e tatou”
Na Te Puea Herangi (1883 – 1952)
“If I dream alone, I alone will achieve,
If we dream together, we all will achieve”
Mehemea ka moemoea tatou, ka taea e tatou (If we dream together, we will all achieve) is from the tongikura by Princess Te Puea Herangi explaining that if you dream alone, you alone will achieve but dreaming together will result in collective achievement. Shared dreams can lead to collaborative action that questions current theories and explores what is possible. Through partnerships we can turn shared dreams into reality.
The artwork chosen for this conference has two koru shapes that represent working together in partnership. The shapes are curved to show a non-linear approach to the exploration of ideas and are negative and positive with textured and sharp edges representing the challenges that partnerships can present. The clear spaces signify a straight forward approach to idea development while the unclear areas signify the need for collaborative action to develop and enact those ideas. The textured black areas with hints of grey in the background represent ‘from darkness comes light’ and how collaborative action in partnership leads to new discoveries and understandings. Thanks to Donn Ratana for his contribution of the artwork.
20 (Monday) 8:00 am - 22 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm
University of Waikato