Innovative Education

Research examining benefits of outdoor learning

A collaborative research project called ‘Learning in Nature’ has seen EIT and University of Waikato researchers, team up to actively explore education and nature connectivity.

The project, which also involves Predator Free Hawke’s Bay, focuses on how schools and the local community use the Ōtātara Outdoor Learning Centre, an active living outdoor laboratory on EIT’s Taradale campus below the Ōtatara Pā.

Māori student engagement

Poipoia te kākano kia puawai

Nurture the seed and it will blossom

Experienced researcher becomes EIT’s Research Development Manager

Internationally recognised EIT researcher, Dr Pii-Tuulia Nikula, is the new Research Development Manager of the institute’s Research and Innovation Centre.

Dr Nikula, who is a senior lecturer at the School of Business, has been seconded to the centre to mentor staff researchers and play a role in researcher professional development.

Professor Natalie Waran, Executive Dean and Professor (One Welfare) says she is pleased to welcome Dr Nikula on board.