It is a pleasure to introduce the proceedings of the second online research symposium collaboratively organised by Unitec and Manukau Institute of Technology. Held in December, the 2022 symposium was themed around
collaboration and industry partnership, a critical point of difference for the sector. Rangahau: Te Mana o te Mahi Kotahitanga / Research: The Power of Collaboration facilitated a high degree of engagement from Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics across the mōtu. There are nine papers published here in these proceedings, eight under the category of learning and teaching (with sub-categories of early childhood education and nursing), and one under the category of sustainable communities (a social practice paper). This emphasis on learning and teaching research aligns well with the priorities of Te
Pūkenga, which place student success front and centre of the organisation.

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Associate Professor Marcus Williams

Cultivating whanaungatanga and collaboration: Exploring the impact of inquiry-based project learning on kaiako and tamariki in early childhood education in Aotearoa

Dr Sarah Probine, Jo Perry and Dr Yo Heta-Lensen

An early childhood education lens on the practice of reflection in Aotearoa New Zealand

Tahera Afrin and Pauline Bishop

“We are not all the same but that’s okay.” Creating understanding of pedagogical changes in early childhood practicum through collaboration

Jo Perry and Dr Sarah Probine

Indigenisation of the nursing curriculum: Peeling back to reveal the unspoken

Dr Tania Mullane, Shayola Koperu and Dr Leanne Pool

Enhancing psychological safe spaces in mental health: Teaching undergraduate nurses recovery-oriented practice skills to support mental health service users

Dr Bernadette Solomon

Online learning and mental health issues: What do we know?

Dr Hannetjie Meintjes

Learner engagement with where-to-next feedback in early tertiary studies

Antoinette Wessels, Nick Kearns and Craig Robertson

Navigating the habits of the Kato Toolkit framework that form phenomenal educator practice

Misa Fia Turner, Krishan Mani, Naomi Akulu-Haulangi and Tia Turepu Roos

Social inclusion for sustainability: Insights from the study “Criteria for sustainable urban communities and cities in Vietnam”

Dr Angie Dang

Editors: Evangelia Papoutsaki and Marie Shannon

ISBN: 978-1-99-118342-2

Published: 29.11.2023