Seeking research participants to explore impacts of Covid on secondary technology educators

Other New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 04 May 2022
Notice reference #: 1HAU0D

Do you feel strongly about the transition to online teaching during the global pandemic and subsequent lockdowns in Aotearoa New Zealand? 

Were there implications for how you taught technology education? 

If so, researchers from the University of Waikato would love to hear from you!

Dr Liz Reinsfield, Andrew Doyle, and Sarah Washbrooke are interested in the recent media coverage (1News, 2022) promoting an implied need for innovation in New Zealand schools. We believe that innovative practice is well established and are keen to explore how New Zealand secondary technology teachers found the transition to online teaching - particularly in terms of their focus on the practical aspect of the subject

If you are interested in participating in the research project, entitled “Innovative approaches to learning in technology education during the global pandemic: Secondary teachers’ technical and technological perspectives and practice”, you will be asked to:

  • partake in one Zoom interview (which will be recorded) in May or June 2022 (30-40 minutes),
  • share teaching and learning resources that were developed during the lockdown(s) (15-20 minutes),
  • review your interview transcript to confirm that it is a true representation of the interview discussion (30-40 minutes).

Should you have the time and motivation to take part in this research, please contact Liz Reinsfield at


Further information

Contact: Elizabeth Reinsfield

 (027) 449 2035