Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI)

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

  • Eight education research projects receive TLRI funding

    Eight projects worth $1.7million have been selected for funding in the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) 2014 funding round. The TLRI aims to build knowledge about teaching and learning that will lead to significantly improved outcomes for learners. Expressions of interest for the 2014 funding round closed in May and shortlisted applicants then submitted a full proposal. The fund is open to the early childhood, school and post-school sectors.

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  • Doing research that matters

    We have published the first report in a new initiative called TLRI Project Plus. The idea of the series is to synthesise findings and draw some lessons from across a number of TLRI projects. The first in the series is called Doing research that matters: A success story from statistics education and was written by NZCER chief researcher Rosemary Hipkins. It explores two projects with a common focus on aspects of students' statistical thinking capabilities.

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  • TLRI Kaupapa Māori RFP project announced

    TLRI has announced funding for a research project based around an innovative kaupapa Māori early childhood centre. The project was successful in the Request for Proposals (RFP) issued in 2013. The RFP sought kaupapa Māori research projects designed to support educational outcomes for Māori learners across learning environments.

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Recent newsletter

The TLRI PARTNERSHIP is produced two times a year

The articles in the TLRI March 2014 issue of PARTNERSHIP are:

  • The TLRI funding round opens
  • New project leader for TLRI
  • What makes a successful TLRI project?
  • 2013 funding decisions announced
  • TLRI Kaupapa Māori RFP project announced
  • Timeline 2014