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EOTC Research

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Ko te manu ka kai i te miro nōna te ngahere
Ko te anu ka kai I te mātauranga nōna te ao

The bird that eats from the miro tree owns the forest
The bird that eats of the tree of knowledge owns the world 


The research readings and links to research sites on this page provide some of the current theories, ideas, and critiques of EOTC.The material can help you understand what matters for your students, help you to do some things differently, or confirm that you are on the right track. The content might even provide the stimulus to get you started on your own research journey.


Reports and Readings




  • Summaries of results from the 2017 National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement:

Achievement in health and physical education for principals and teachers

Insights for Teachers in H/PE

Insights for Social Sciences

Insights for Science

  •  Environmental awareness of New Zealand Students This report from the Ministry of Education He Whakaaro, Education Insights uses data from the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) to examine the awareness of a range of environmental issues in New Zealand English-medium secondary students and how this has changed in the last decade.


Other Material


Research Readings 2001-2011

Research Links 2011

Australian Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education (JOEE). Find out about online access to the JOEE here.