FOCUS OF THE NZATD 2018 RESEARCH OF THE YEAR AWARD – Applications close 13 April 2018NZATD L&D Awards


NZATD, in association with NZATD Education Trust, introduced the L&D Research award to recognise the work being done by those who seek to add to our knowledge of adult learning, learning methodologies and assessment through empirical research.   Such research may be conducted through tertiary education establishments, industry bodies, or other organisations that recognise the value of widening the understanding of the disciplines and practices that shape our profession.


The winning research is likely to have a focus on one of the following, though other research will be considered if its link to learning and development can be established:

  • The environment of adult education and workplace learning; and/or
  • [One or more of] the psychology / sociology/ philosophy of adult education and workplace learning; and/or
  • Adult learning methodologies and practices; and/or
  • The relationship between individual and organisational learning between other people related disciplines, e.g. knowledge management, organisational and industrial psychology, organisational development, change management, etc


The research should have been conducted in New Zealand (e.g. at a NZ academic institution) or have a New Zealand subject/population for its primary research, or if conducted overseas, be completed by a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.  Membership of NZATD is not required to place an entry in the awards.



Guidelines for Research of the Year Award

Preparing to Enter – What You Should Know


IMPORTANT – read this paragraph before you apply using our online form.

Please be aware that the online entry form cannot be saved.  You will need to complete it in one sitting.  We suggest you open the entry form to identify the specific questions you will be asked and then use a Word document to draft your answers.  Once you are happy with your entry, you can copy and paste your answers into the online form.  You will also need to have any forms you wish to upload ready, as these must be attached at the same time you submit your entry.


Apply online here.