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I have been engaged in initial teacher education since 2001, initially at the former Wellington College of Education as a Senior Lecturer, then at Massey University since 2003. This followed a strong practitioner base, especially in secondary education and middle management. My research platform has been primarily based on Social Studies curriculum, especially in the senior secondary school, and on disciplinary literacy in the social sciences, especially geography. My EdD thesis evaluated the implementation of Social Studies as a new subject in the senior secondary school from 2002 to 2005, the first five years of the NCEA credentialing system. My most recent research as part of the TLRI Project is in the field of citizenship education. As well as contributing to initial teacher education, I have taught papers in adult/tertiary education at undergraduate and post graduate levels from 2014-2015.
Formerly a senior lecturer in social sciences education in initial teacher education at the College (now Institute) of Education, I have maintained a part time role since 2012. I mostly teach, appraise and mentor students in the Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) programme. I am also a member of a Ministry of Education funded Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) research team combining researchers from Victoria and Massey Universities. The research focus is on the personal social action achievement standards offered by NCEA Senior Social Studies. The study contributes uniquely to the active citizenship body of research.
Social Studies Curriculum
Disciplinary Literacy in the Social Sciences
Social Studies Education
Secondary School Education
Subject-specific Literacy in the Social Sciences