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Dr Alison Sewell BEd, MEd, PhD, DipTchg

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Education

My research is principally focussed on understanding the complex dynamic of teaching and learning within the context of primary classrooms. My key interests are focused on sociocultural approaches to teaching and learning and the development of learning communities. My research encompasses initial teacher education, teachers’ professional learning, farmers’ learning and the recovery of the everyday stories of teachers’ practices in the past.

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Professional

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Education - Massey University (1992)
  • Masters of Education - Massey University (1999)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2006)
  • Diploma of Teaching - Massey University (1988)

Prizes and Awards

  • I won a Vice Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award. Evidence of my teaching activity demonstrated in a comprehensive Teaching Portfolio is research led. - Massey University (2015)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My research is principally focussed on understanding the complex dynamic of teaching and learning within the context of primary classrooms. My key interests are focused on sociocultural approaches to teaching and learning and the development of learning communities. My research encompasses initial teacher education, teachers’ professional learning, farmers’ learning and the recovery of the everyday stories of teachers’ practices in the past.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Education (130000)

Keywords

Learning

Teaching

Primary education

initial teacher education

sociocultural approaches

community of learners

agricultural extension

historical birography

action research

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 5
Team Member 2 1

Current Projects

Project Title: Science-based Extension for Lower North Island Sheep and Beef Farmers

This is a 2-year project located at Riverside Farm that develops a new extension model based on high-quality farmer/scientist interaction and farmer-led networking. Building on earlier work by Massey's Farmer Learning Group, the project focuses on the use of perennial summer forages in dryland farming. The reconstituted Farmer Learning Group consists of a cross-College and interdisciplinary team of 12 Massey scientists (drawn from the Institute of Education, IAE and IVABS) working together with some 45 sheep and beef farmers from the eastern Lower North Island. Project leader is Brennon Wood and the team includes a newly-appointed Research Officer, Roxanne Henwood, and one PhD student. The extension programme features 8 day-long, science-based workshops to be held at Riverside, network surveys to collect local knowledge, an industry-sponsored Colloquium and an on-site Field Day.
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Date Range: 2015 - 2017

Funding Body: Ministry for Primary Industries

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Henwood, R., Wood, B., Sewell, A., Gray, D., Blair, H., Cranston, L., . . . Morris, S. (2017). Engaging with individuality in agricultural learning: a sociocultural study of innovation in a farmer-scientist community. Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal. Forthcoming before 31 December 2017 Retrieved from http://www.apen.org.au/rural-extension-and-innovation-systems-journal
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Drysdale, D., Hartnett, MK., Sewell, A., Gray, D., Kemp, P., & Wood, B. (2017). Measuring farmers’ self-efficacy for managing perennial summer forages. Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal. forthcoming before 31December 2017 Retrieved from http://www.apen.org.au/rural-extension-and-innovation-systems-journal
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Hansen, SE., Sewell, A., Fernando, S., & Safa, A. (2017). Enhancing student teacher self-efficacy beliefs to teach priority learners in New Zealand. New Zealand Annual Review of Education.
[Journal article]Authored by: Hansen, S., Safa, A., Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM., & Bethell, K. (2017). Material objects tell the story of an occupational therapist working in post-World War II New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy. 64(1), 4-13
[Journal article]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM., Hansen, SE., & Weir, KM. (2017). Enhancing the capabilities of associate teachers in the practicum: A New Zealand case study. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies. 81, 21-39
[Journal article]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM., Hansen, SE., & Weir, KM. (2017). Enhancing the capabilities of associate teachers in the practicum: A New Zealand case study. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies,. 10(52), 21-39
[Journal article]Authored by: Hansen, S., Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM., Hartnett, MK., Gray, DI., Blair, HT., Kemp, PD., Kenyon, PR., . . . Wood, BA. (2017). Using educational theory and research to refine agricultural extension: affordances and barriers for farmers’ learning and practice change. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension. 23(4), 313-333
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Hansen, SE., & Sewell, AM. (2016). Starting Out as a Teacher. Education Review. Vol 7(1), 18-18
[Journal article]Authored by: Hansen, S., Sewell, A.
Hansen, SE., Anderson, K., & Sewell, A. (2015). Leadership in Education. Educational Review. 6(2), 15-16
[Journal article]Authored by: Hansen, S., Sewell, A.
Hayes, J., McLachlan, CJ., & Sewell, A. (2015). Starting school in New Zealand: Learning from peers. International Journal of Transitions in Childhood. 7, 1-27 Retrieved from https://extranet.education.unimelb.edu.au/LED/tec/journal_vol7.shtml
[Journal article]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM., & Hartnett, M. (2014). Transforming agricultural extension to promote farmer knowledge. Primary Industry Management. 18(3), 22-26 Retrieved from https://www.nzipim.co.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Hartnett, M., Sewell, A.
Wood, BA., Blair, HT., Gray, DI., Kemp, PD., Kenyon, PR., Morris, ST., . . . Sewell, AM. (2014). Agricultural science in the wild: A social network analysis of farmer knowledge exchange. PLoS ONE. 9(8)
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Gray, D., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Sewell, AM., Gray, DI., Blair, HT., Kemp, PD., Kenyon, PR., Morris, ST., . . . Wood, BA. (2014). Hatching new ideas about herb pastures: Learning together in a community of New Zealand farmers and agricultural scientists. Agricultural Systems. 125, 63-73
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Gray, D., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Sewell, AM., St. George, AM., & Cullen, JL. (2013). The distinctive features of joint participation in a community of learners. Teaching and Teacher Education. 31, 46-55 Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0742051X12001710
[Journal article]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, A. (2011). Developing dialogue in the classroom: A cultural tool for learning together. Classroom Discourse. 2(2), 1-12
[Journal article]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, A. (2011). Exploring the development of a community of learners in four primary classrooms. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies. 46(2), 1-12 Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=956518874497922;res=IELHSS
[Journal article]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sinnema, C., Sewell, A., & Milligan, A. (2011). Evidence-informed collaborative inquiry for improving teaching and learning. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education. 39(3), 247-261
[Journal article]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Bethell, K., & Sewell, A. (2011). Researching an everyday teacher in 1940s New Zealand. International Journal in Early Childhood Education. 1(2), 13-28
[Journal article]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, A., & Hill, R. (2010). Teachers as learners: Developing a community of learners through inquiry. Set: Research information for Teachers. 3, 31-37
[Journal article]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, A. (2010). Book review: Teaching community: A pedagogy of hope. International Journal of Children's Spirituality. 15(4), 341-343
[Journal article]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, A. (2010). Developing reciprocal connections in a community of learners. Connect. 182, 3-7
[Journal article]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM., & Bethell, KC. (2009). Building interests: A 1940s story of curriculum innovation and contemporary connections. New Zealand Journal of Teachers' Work. 6(2), 93-110
[Journal article]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM. (2009). Evoking children's spirituality in the reciprocal relationships of a learning community. International Journal of Children's Spirituality. 14(1), 5-16
[Journal article]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM., Sinnema, C., Ward, C., Wynyard, J., Taylor, RM., Atkins, R., . . . Church, N. (2005). Illustrating quality social studies learning: Cases from the exemplar project. Set: Research Information for Teachers. (2), 15-20
[Journal article]Authored by: Sewell, A., Taylor, R.
Sewell, AM., Fuller, S., Murphy, RC., & Funnell, BH. (2002). Creative problem solving: A means to authentic and purposeful social studies. Social Studies. 93(4), 176-179
[Journal article]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM. (2001). Advance Australia fair: Lessons for citizenship education in New Zealand. Delta: Policy and Practise in Education. 53(1& 2), 109-122
[Journal article]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, A., & St George, A. (2000). Developing efficacy beliefs in the classroom. Journal of Educational Enquiry. 1, 58-71
[Journal article]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM., Fuller, S., Murphy, RC., & Funnell, BH. (2000). ''Are we really going to do this?'' Voices from students who make social decisions and act on them. Connect: Supporting Student Participation. , 3-7
[Journal article]Authored by: Sewell, A.

Book

Sewell, AM., & St George, A. (2015). Developing a community of learners with your students. In D. Fraser, & M. Hill (Eds.) The professional practice of teaching in New Zealand.
[Chapter]Authored by: Sewell, A.
St.George, AM., & Sewell, AM. (2014). Informing teaching through an understanding of learning. In AM. St. George, S. Brown, & J. O'Neill (Eds.) Facing the big questions in teaching: Purpose, power and learning. (pp. 106 - 115). United Kingdom: Cengage Learning EMEA
[Chapter]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, A., & St George, A. (2012). Developing a community of learners. In C. McGee, & D. Fraser (Eds.) The professional practice of teaching. (pp. 245 - 265). Melbourne, Australia: Cengage Learning
[Chapter]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, A., & St George, A. (2008). The classroom as a community of learners. In C. McGee, & D. Fraser (Eds.) The Professional Practice of Teaching. (pp. 204 - 220). Melbourne, Australia: Cengage Learning
[Chapter]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM. (2006). How to present a poster. In P. Adams, R. Openshaw, & V. Trembath (Eds.) Score More: Essential Academic Skills for Tertiary Education. (pp. 207 - 211). Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Thomson Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Sewell, A.

Thesis

Sewell, AM. (2006). Teachers and children learning together: developing a community of learners in a primary classroom. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Sewell, A.

Report

Wood, BA., Sewell, A., Henwood,, R., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Corner-Thomas, R., . . . Morris, S. (2017). Enabling Farmer Learning: Educational Principles for Innovation in Agricultural Extension.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Sewell, AM., Cody, T., & Weir, K. (2015). Strategies for co-constructing an initial teacher education curriculum: A school-university partnership. Ako Aotearoa.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Cody, T., Sewell, A.
Sinnema, C., Sewell, AM., & Milligan, A. (2008). Quality teaching research and development project: Social studies final report. Ministry of Education.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM., Sinnema,, C., & Milligan, A.Quality Teaching Research and Development Project: Social Studies Final Report to the Ministry of Education..
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM., Francis, T., & St George, AM.Fitzherbert Cluster: Final report to Ministry of Education for extending higher standards across schools project. ( Report No. 3).
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM., & Francis, T.Fitzherbert Cluster: Second Milestone Report to Ministry of Education for Extending Higher Standards Across Schools Project.. ( Report No. 2).
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM.Fitzherbert Cluster: First Milestone Report to Ministry of Education for Extending Higher Standards Across Schools Project. ( Report No. 1).
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Sewell, A.

Conference

Saptandari, E., Harvey, ST., Sewell, A., & Bimler, D. (2017, August). Key social-emotional practices in the Indonesian classroom: Teachers' perspective. Presented at Asian Association of Social Psychology (AASP) 2017 Conference: Making a difference with social science. Massey University Albany Campus, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bimler, D., Harvey, S., Sewell, A.
Gray, DI., Sewell, AM., Hartnett, M., Wood, B., Kemp, P., Blair, H., . . . Morris, ST. (2016, April). Improved extension practices for sheep and beef farmers. Presented at Hill Country Symposium. Rotorua, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blair, H., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Gray, DI., Sewell, AM., Hartnett, M., Wood, BA., Kemp, PD., Blair, HT., . . . Morris, ST. (2016). Improved extension practices for sheep and beef farmers. Grassland Research and practice Series no. 16. (pp. 61 - 66). : Hill Country Symposium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.Contributed to by: Morris, S.
Sewell, AM., Cody, TL., & Weir, KJ. (2015, June). A school-university partnership: Strategies for co-constructing an initial teacher education curriculum. Presented at Ako Aotearoa: Research in Progress Colloquim. Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cody, T., Sewell, A.
Wood, BA., Blair, HT., Gray, DI., Hartnett, MK., Kemp, PD., Kenyon, PR., . . . Sewell, AM. (2014). From extension to distributed learning: The embedding of agricultural scientists in farmer knowledge networks. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 74 (pp. 173 - 178). Cambridge, New Zealand: New Zealand Society of Animal Production (NZSAP) 2014
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Sewell, AM., Blair, HT., Gray, DI., Hartnett, MK., Kemp, PD., Kenyon, PR., . . . Wood, BA. (2014). The farmer learning project: Improving the design of agricultural extension to promote learning. In SW. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 74 (pp. 166 - 172). Cambridge, New Zealand: New Zealand Society of Animal Production (NZSAP) 2014
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Blair, H., Sewell, AM., Corner-Thomas, R., Kemp, P., Wood, B., Gray, D., . . . Kenyon, P. (2013, June). Understanding how farmers learn. Presented at The Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Napier, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Gray, D., Hickson, R., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Ridler, A., Sewell, A.Contributed to by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM., Blair, H., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Gray, D., . . . Wood, B. (2012, October). A learning community of farmers and scientists. Presented at National Research Centre for Growth and Development Science Symposium. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blair, H., Gray, D., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Sewell, A., Gray, D., Wood, B., Blair, H., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., . . . Kemp, P. (2012, November). A learning community of farmers and scientists in New Zealand. Presented at Gravida National Centre for Growth and Development Annual Science Symposium: What makes the best start for a healthy life?. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blair, H., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A.
Wood, B., Blair, H., Gray, D., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., . . . Sewell, A. (2011). Translational agriculture: Herb mix pastures and farmer learning. In National Research Centre for Growth and Development 2011 Science Symposium: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 19 - 19). , National Research Centre for Growth and Development 2011 Science Symposium New Zealand: National Research Centre for Growth and Development
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Blair, H., Gray, D., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A.
Sewell, A., Kenrick, P, ., & Lancaster, D. (2011, July). Nothing stands still- Using static images and artefacts to promote Social Inquiry in initial teacher education and classrooms.. Presented at SocCon 2011 Inquiring Minds: Active Citizens. Wellington NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM., & Kenrick, P, . (2011, July). Nothing stands still: Using static images and artefacts  to promote social inquiry in initial teacher education and classrooms. Presented at Soc Con. Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Finch, B., & Sewell, A. (2011, January). Children may interact but do they 'interthink': Talking together as a means to think and learn. Presented at Inspired Impact: Developing the Whole Child Conference. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Finch, B., Sewell, A.
Sewell, A., & St George, A. (2011, January). "It doesn't have to be the telling: you can be part of it": Teachers and children learning together. Presented at Inspired Impact: Developing the Whole Child Conference. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM. (2010, January). In the midst of the familiar: Childrens spirituality in the reciprocal connections of a learning community. Presented at 17th Annual Conference of Australian Research in Early Childhoold Education. Monash University, VIC.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Bethell, KC., & Sewell, AM. (2010, January). Discovering Audrey's story: A historical and sociocultural approach to researching the everyday work of teachers. Presented at 17th AnnualConference of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education. Monash University, Melbourne, Vic.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sinnema, C., Sewell, AM., & Milligan, A. (2008, September). Evidence-informed collaborative inquiry in the Social Sciences: Examining the relationship between shifts in teaching practice and diverse students’ achievement.. Presented at British Educational Research Association Annual Conference. Edinburgh.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM. (2008, July). Developing and assessing key competencies using a sociocultural approach.. Presented at Extending Higher Standards Across Schools Conference. Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sinnema, C., Sewell, AM., & Milligan, A. (2008). Evidence-informed collaborative action research in the social sciences: Examining the relationship between shifts in teaching practice and improvement of diverse students' achievements. Proceedings of the British Educational Research Association Conference 2008. (pp. 1 - 19).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM.(2008). Working inside classrooms: A researcher's experience. . Palmerston North, New Zealand
[Conference Other]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM. (2007, January). Participating in a community of practice to develop classrooms as communities of learners. Presented at Monash University, Frankston, VIC, 23 Jan 2007 - 25 Jan 2007. 15th Annual Conference of Australasian Research in Early Childhood Education. Monash University, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sinnema, C., Milligan, A., & Sewell, AM. (2007, September). Improving teaching and learning in social studies - stories from an action research project. Presented at SocCon 2007: People and Perspectives. Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM. (2007, January). Participating in a community of practice to develop classrooms as communities of learners. Presented at 15th Annual Conference of Australasian Research in Early Childhood Education. Monash University, Frankston, VIC.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM. (2007). Participating in a community of practice to develop classrooms as communities of learners. In 15th Annual Conference of Australasian Research in Early Childhood Education(pp. 28). : Monash University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM. (2006, December). What does it mean to learn together? Exploring the development of a community of learners in a primary classroom. Presented at New Zealand Association for Research in Education National Conference. Rotorua, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM., Hill, RV., & Murphy, R. (2005, September). Remembering and valuing the past: ''There's creamery road''. Presented at SocCon 2005 Interconnections and Directions. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM., & Hill, RV. (2004, September). Spellbound in social studies: Making sense of social studies concepts in talk and text. Presented at New Zealand Reading Association National Conference. Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Taylor, RM., & Sewell, AM. (2003, August). Social studies as a context for your literacy programme. Presented at New Zealand Reading Association (NZRA) Professional Development Day. Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A., Taylor, R.
Sewell, AM. (2002, May). Social studies in the New Zealand curriculum and sustainable organic gardening. Presented at Professional Development for Sustainable Organic Gardens in Urban Schools. Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Henwood,, R., Wood, BA., Sewell, A., Gray, D., Blair, H., Cranston, L., . . . Morris, S. (2017). Engaging with individuality in agricultural learning: A sociocultural study of innovation in a farmer-scientist community. PLACEHOLDER Rural Extension & Innovation Systems Journal.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Cranston, L., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Drysdale, D., Hartnett, M., Sewell, A., Gray, D., Kemp, P., & Wood, BA. (2017). Measuring farmers’ self-efficacy for managing perennial summer forages. PLACEHOLDER: Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Sewell, A., Wood, B.

Other

Sewell, AM., & Bethell, KC. (2017). An illustrated biographical essay of a kindergarten teacher Audrey Newton 1937-1945.
[Other]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM., COdy, TL., & Weir, KM. (2015, June). A school-university partnership: Strategies for co-constructing an inital teacher education curriculum.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Kemp, P., Sewell, A., Hartnett, M., Gray, D., & Wood, B. (2015, March). Innovations in agricultural extension: The farmer learning project.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Sewell, A., Wood, B.Contributed to by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM., Blair, H., Kemp, PD., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Gray, D., . . . Wood, BA. (2012, October). A learning community of farmers and scientists.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM. (2010, September). Ad Summa! Aim to the highest.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM. (2009, February). Enhancing the relevance of learning in Social Sciences. In Centre for Educational Development. Presented at Massey University, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM. (2009, February). Effective pedagogies to promote learning with an emphasis in social sciences learning. In Professional Learning Days. Presented at Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM. (2008, September). Working inside classrooms: A researcher's experience. In Wicked problems in Education: Postgraduate Research Symposium, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM., & Donaldson, J. (2008). Finding doorways through silos: Developing multidisciplinary studies.. In staff at Massey University. Presented at Massey University, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Donaldson, J., Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM. (2008, December). Learning languages: Strengthening identity and developing new cultural understanding. In Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile. Presented at Valdivia, Chile.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
St George, AM., & Sewell, AM. (2008, October). Co-construction: Talking and thinking together to learn. In Fitzherbert Cluster (EHSAS). Presented at Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM., & Hills, R. (2007, February). A community of learners: Developing the key competencies in collaborative learning partnerships. In College Street Normal School Teacher Only Day. Presented at Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM. (2007, March). Experiences of being a PhD candidate. In Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Anthony, GJ., Haworth, PA., & Sewell, AM. (2007, October). Classroom research: Applications, designs and challenges. In Postgraduate Research Symposium: Making a Difference in Education.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Anthony, G., Haworth, P., Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM. (2006). E-collaboration: Supporting students to learn together on line.. Presented at Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM. (2006). Collaborative action research with primary school teachers to develop a ''community of learners'' in their classrooms. Presented at Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM. (2002, November). Creative problem solving. : Gifted and Talented Education Network.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM. (2002, August). Developing a community of learners classroom: A collaborative action research study. : Massey University, College of Education.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM. (2002, April). What sort of evidence can be used to support claims of teaching excellence?. : Training and Development Unit, Massey University.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM. (2002, August). Developing teaching portfolios: Massey case study 1. : Training and Development Unit, Massey University.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.
ladbrook, J., & Sewell, AM. (2002). Lessons from the forest: A social studies unit. Kanuka Grove Press, Massey University College of Education
[Other]Authored by: Sewell, A.
Sewell, AM.Working inside classrooms: One researcher’s perspective..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sewell, A.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0
Not Specified 1 0
CoSupervisor 5 1

Teaching

Recipient of 2015 Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award

Doctoral Supervision

Teaching groups as contexts for learning about teaching in higher education

Assessment practices in secondary social studies

The role of community quilt-making practices within New Zealand, providing a lens through which the dimensions of everyday teaching and learning might be viewed.

A study of secondary school teachers’ professional learning in school-based contexts in Tanzania.

Understanding the social-emotional skills of Indonesian primary school teachers

Understanding how farmers learn about new technologies that impact and practice change and share this learning within their network

From colonial past to the classroom: A biographical narrative of William Potter - Commercial secondary school teacher (1958-1976)

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Jacqueline Burne - Doctor of Education
    From colonial past to New Zealand classroom: The biographical narrative of Will Potter — Commercial secondary school teacher (1958 – 1976)

CoSupervisor of:

  • Abdelhamid Safa - PhD
    An Investigation of the effectiveness of the Masters of Teaching and Learning programme at Massey University in preparing graduating teachers to succeed in teaching priority learners: A Mixed-Method Case Study.
  • Rehema Mwakabenga - PhD
    Enhancing Teachers' Skills for Engaging in School-based Professional Learning in Secondary Schools in Tanzania
  • Doug Drysdale - PhD
    Farmers' efficacy, learning and practice change in an agricultural extension context.
  • Edilburga Wulan Saptandari - PhD
    Understanding the Social Emotional Skills of Indonesian Primary School Teachers
  • Linda Warner - PhD
    Uncovering everyday learning and teaching in communities of quilters

Completed Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2013 - Eva Heinrich - Doctor of Education
    Teaching groups as contexts for learning about teaching in higher education

Media and Links

Media

  • 01 Feb 2017 - Online
    Kindergarten Heritage Collection
    An illustrated biographical essay of a kindergarten teacher Audrey Newton

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