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The research reviews are created by academic researchers or our staff at The Education Hub. All of the people working on the research reviews have substantial experience conducting educational research and many have also been practicing teachers. We are also considering creating some of our content in collaboration with other organisations.

We are constantly creating new content and the research guides that you cannot access are still under development.

All our topics have been chosen through extensive consultation with our stakeholders, primarily school leaders and teachers but also researchers and others involved in education. If you would like to propose a topic or area, please do send us an email: enquiries@theeducationhub.org.nz

We are always on the look-out for teachers or schools who are applying research in practice and who are engaged in innovative approaches and activities. Often it is members of the educational community who recommend that we connect with particular teachers and schools. If you, or someone you know, are involved in innovative and evidence-informed practice, we would love to hear from you. Please email: enquiries@theeducationhub.org.nz.

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Questions are collated and evaluated by The Education Hub. We then try to find a researcher who would be able to answer your question. Wherever possible, we will provide resources for popular topics.

We are always looking for interesting, high-quality and relevant research and practice to share. If you have research or practice that you would like to share with others, please send us an email: enquiries@theeducationhub.org.nz.

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