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My research is currently focused on a framework for children and teachers to explore informing learning and young children’s conceptions of informal and everyday learning, and how this relates to classroom practices. I am interested in supporting teachers, psychologists and parents to understand a broader concept of learning to ensure that young people’s learning identity is not narrowed through a curriculum-specific lens. I have worked in a range of leadership roles including Manager, Professional Practice in the Ministry of Education; Director of the Centre for Educational Development (a teacher PLD service), and am currently the Academic Director of the Educational Psychology programme at Massey University. I co-ordinate the Postgrad Cert for Tertiary Teaching and Learning and am currently working on a staff-student partnership research with tertiary students. I run national workshops for tertiary educators on Student self-assessment. An assessment method for enhanced learning.
I am a registered teacher and psychologist with an interest in the areas of learning and assessment, student voice, informal and everyday learning, ethics in education, and the impact on institutionalised practices on student learning. I am currently the co- principal investigor of a 3-year TLRI research on the impact of children’s everyday learning on teaching and learning in classrooms. I am Co-Editor of the New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies (NZJES); and Associate Editor on the International Journal of Student Voice Resesearch (IJSVR).
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Field of research codes
Education (130000): Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303): Education Systems (130100): Higher Education (130103): Specialist Studies in Education (130300): Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Project Title: TLRI: The impact of Children's everyday learning on teaching and learning in classrooms and across schools
Date Range: 2014 - 2019
Funding Body: New Zealand Council For Educational Research
Project Title: Learning to be workplace ready through assessment: Together with students
Date Range: 2017 - 2017
Funding Body: Massey University