Otago Polytechnic Research


We are pleased to report the latest progress in our Learner Capability Framework research project, for which we have received an Ako Aoteaoroa National Project Grant. The two most recent draft research reports are available online now:

Congratulations to Josie Crawley, recipient of a 2020 Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching Award from Ako Aoteoroa. Josie uses reflective storytelling techniques to construct learning environments that enable her students to flourish. Josie joins 20 of her colleagues who have received this award since 2007.

Once again we hope that you enjoy reading this month's selection of our research. We would love to hear what you find interesting and useful.

Prof Leoni Schmidt
Director: Research and Postgraduate Studies
ISSN 2624-084X


  1. Suffrage in stitches

    Signatories on New Zealand's suffrage petition are commemorated in a textile artwork. Read more…
  2. "Let's learn together"

    Teaching in the 21st century is, or should be, much more engaging and facilitative. Read more…
  3. Dispute resolution

    Streamlining arbitral proceedings is important to resolve disputes more quickly and reduce the parties' costs. Read more…
  4. Electric dreams

    Masters of Professional Practice student Elena Dyachenko investigates the potential electrification of the trucking fleet. Read more…
  5. Being green

    In an online event they organised, three students share tips about living more sustainably. Read more…
  6. Counting credits

    A holistic approach to assessment helps reduce student anxiety. Read more…
  7. Quarantine Island Kamau Taurua

    Visitors are welcome at a small island reserve close to Dunedin. Read more…
  8. Coaching career

    Permanent employment is beneficial for tertiary-qualified strength and conditioning coaches. Read more…
  9. An eye idea

    A collaboration between Information Technology and Occupational Therapy has helped align a technological innovation with ... Read more…