Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI)

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The Teaching and Learning Research Initiative seeks to enhance the links between educational research and teaching practices to improve outcomes for learners. The fund was established by the government in 2003.


Recent news articles

  • Media release: Research projects to improve outcomes for learners share $1.3 million in funding

    The Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) has awarded over $1.3 million in funding to eight projects, which are expected to improve outcomes for learners.

    All the projects are based on partnerships between researchers and educators, but diverge from there to span the curriculum across the early childhood, school, and tertiary sectors. The eight projects are summarised below, and include goal setting for schools, effective mathematics teaching in Māori medium settings, and the potential of online citizen science.

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  • Latest TLRI newsletter

    The latest newsletter is out (January 2018), with an update on the funding round, key dates, new projects and upcoming events. Read it and subscribe here.

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  • TLRI project leaders win teaching awards

    Congratulations to TLRI project leaders Martin East and Azra Moeed who have won Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards. The awards are for sustained excellence in tertiary teaching and were presented at a function hosted by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Hon Steven Joyce at Parliament. You can read more about the awards here.

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