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Rere Āwhio – Journal of Applied Research & Practice

Rere Āwhio – Journal of Applied Research & Practice is an open access, peer reviewed journal published annually by Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus (OPAIC), Auckland, New Zealand.

Aims and Objectives

Rere Āwhio – Journal of Applied Research & Practice is concerned with research and reflections on issues of current topical relevance relating to any field in higher vocational and professional tertiary education, whether focused on New Zealand or an international context. Of particular interest are submissions concerning applied management, information technology, construction, English foundational study and related fields. Submissions regarding transdisciplinary issues are also very welcome, such as bicultural responsiveness in education, sustainability, pedagogical models, classroom practice, and online learning.

The journal aims to build a community of practice among researchers and students from an array of New Zealand institutions and with wider global networks.

An online version of the latest journal is available free.

Authors and other copyright holders retain copyright in their own work.

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is now open for Issue 3.   

Information for Authors

Submissions should be sent in electronic format for review and potential inclusion to the Editorial Panel: c/o Patricia Ostate, Editorial Liaison.

Submissions for Rere Āwhio – Journal of Applied Research & Practice should contribute to critical debate and reflect new understandings. High standards of writing, proofreading and adherence to consistency through the APA (7th Edition) referencing style is expected.

Each submission should include:

  • An abstract of no more than 300 words, with final article submissions no longer than 4000 words (less for other formats);
  • A short biography of no more than 50 words for each author, briefly outlining their professional background and experience;
  • Contact information (postal, email and telephone number).

This information should be provided on a cover sheet, with all such information withheld from the body of the submission.

Low resolution images with full captions should be inserted into the text to indicate where they would be preferred, and high-resolution images should be sent separately with copyright permissions attached where relevant.

All final decisions concerning publications of submission will reside with the Editors. All material will be published both in hardcopy and online.

We are currently accepting expressions of interest up until Thursday 30 March with full papers due Tuesday 30 May.

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Formats include: editorials; articles; essays; logs and travel reports; book and educational software reviews; residency reports; publication reviews, interviews, roundtables and reflective pieces. Other suggested formats will also be considered; and special topics comprising submissions by various contributions may be tendered to the Editors.

Editorial Team

The Editorial Team comprises Dr Lorraine Skelton (Editor), Bing Dai (Editor), Bruno Balducci (Editor), Patricia Ostate (Editorial Liaison).