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Associate Professor Ksenija Napan PhD

Associate Professor

School of Social Work

Kaupapa

 

Ksenija is a curious scholar keen to immerse herself in new discoveries of cutting edge science of 21st century. She values social justice, academic relevance, sustainability and kaitiakitanga (sustainable guardianship) expressed in a context of collaborative and respectful relationships with integrity, joy and creativity. Her passion is in the integration of seemingly opposing polarities like research and practice, science and spirituality, internal and external, tertiary education and fun, individual and communal. Ksenija explores various facets of  intercultural communication with a special focus on humour and offense that occurs when cultural miscommunication happens either on personal, professional or political level. Her teaching style is inquiry based with integration of creative and alternative ways of assessing students’ work which includes peer and self-assessment. Ksenija believes that quality education is essential for improvement of the quality of life of communities, families and individuals and is committed to high quality tertiary education to achieve that. For that purpose, she focuses on continuous improvement of educational processes for a range of human professions in various areas of practice. Ksenija  develops courses and postgraduate programmes through engagement with communities inquiry and research. She is an energetic and respectful team player, able to initiate and inspire, for her innovation is rarely an isolated process – it happens through dialogue, lively discussions with colleagues and is often followed by solitary reflection in order to produce a practical outcome.

Ksenija is wholeheartedly committed to bi-culturalism and importance of partnership in creation of socially just Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Ksenija Napan is an associate professor at Massey University in Aotearoa New Zealand. Her main research interests are in integration of seemingly opposing polarities like science and spirituality, fun and learning, social change and social control and exploration of creative ways of doing social work and teaching/learning (ako). She is a curious scholar engaged in inquiry based learning and various ways of doing peer and self- assessment.  She developed two teaching methods (the Contact-Challenge method and Academic Co-creative Inquiry) based on principles of cooperative learning for beginning and advanced social workers which are applicable in a range of other disciplines.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 09 414 0800 extn 43363
    Location: QA 2.40, Quadrangle Building
    Campus: Albany
  • Ph: DDI (09) 2136363

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (1999)
  • Master of Social Psychiatry - University of Zagreb, Medical School (1990)
  • Bachelor of Social Work - University of Zagreb (1987)

Prizes and Awards

  • LOTY Award (Lecturer of the year) Massey University, College of Health winner. This is an annual award which means a lot to me as it is awarded by students who are actually best judges of my teaching ability. It is even more significant as I teach small postgraduate classes and thought that I cannot compete with lecturers who have 300 - 400 students in the class to vote for them. My surprise is visible on the link below: http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=F5BF8643-E6DD-2D27-E247-A729B43E21DA - Albany Students' Association, Massey University Albany (2015)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Innovative teaching and learning methods

Inquiry, collaborative and experiential learning

Special needs and abilities

Transcultural social practice

Participatory spirituality

Cooperative inquiry

Participatory action research

Creative and innovative tertiary education

Dialogue and co-creation within multicultural communities

Mental health and wellness

Strengths perspective and strengths development

Social ecology and sustainability

Choice theory and development of quality schools

Peer mentoring and supervision

Research Opportunities

  • Cooperative inquiry into effectiveness of teaching  (15/06/2015) A Co-opeartive inquiry project with a group of teachers from Massey University and two other tertiary providers
  • Duo-ethnography into diversity  (29/06/2016) Research project engaged in exploration of duoethnography as a research methodology for enhancement of academic endeavours addressing diversity, unconscious bias and institutional racism.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Applied Ethics (220100):
Clinical Social Work Practice (160701): Counselling, Welfare and Community Services (160702):
Curriculum and Pedagogy (130200): Education (130000): Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management) (130205):
Other Philosophy and Religious Studies (229900): Philosophy And Religious Studies (220000):
Social Program Evaluation (160703): Social Work (160700): Studies In Human Society (160000):
Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy (130213)

Keywords

Spirituality

Purpose and meaning in life

Transdiciplinarity

Innovative teaching and learning methods

Inquiry, collaborative and experiential learning

Special needs and abilities

Transcultural social practice

Cooperative inquiry

Participatory action research

Creative and innovative tertiary education

Dialogue and co-creation within multicultural communities

Mental health and wellness

Strengths perspective and strengths development

Social ecology and sustainability

Choice theory and development of quality schools

Peer mentoring and supervision

 

Research Outputs

Journal

Napan, K., Green, JK., Thomas, JA., Stent, WJ., Julich, SJ., Lee, DJ., . . . Patterson, L. (2017). Collaborative transformations: Co-operative inquiry as a catalyst for change. Journal of Transformative Education. , 1-22 Retrieved from http://journals.sagepub.com/home/jtd
[Journal article]Authored by: Green, J., Julich, S., Lee, D., Napan, K., Stent, W., Thomas, J.
Babić, MM., Jović, K., & Napan, K. (2017). Experience of mothers of children with Williams syndrome. Hrvatska Revija Za Rehabilitacijska Istrazivanja. 53(1), 105-117
[Journal article]Authored by: Napan, K.
Connor, H., Bruning, J., & Napan, K. (2016). Positive Women: A Community Development Response to Supporting Women and Families Living with HIV/AIDS in Aotearoa New Zealand. Whanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Development. 2, 14-23 Retrieved from http://www.unitec.ac.nz/whanake/index.php/home/
[Journal article]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K., & Oak, E., . (2016). Inquiring into the spirit of social work. Dialogue in Praxis: A Social Work International Journal. 5(18), 30-34 Retrieved from http://dialogueinpraxis.fsd.uni-lj.si/
[Journal article]Authored by: Napan, K.
Phillips, L., & Napan, K. (2016). What's in the ‘co‘? Tending the tensions in co-creative inquiry in social work education. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. 29(6), 827-844
[Journal article]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2015). Co-creative learning: A comparative analysis of two integrative and collaborative methods of teaching/learning social work. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change. 2(1), 78-99
[Journal article]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2015). Diversity, inquiry and co-creation: Potential antidotes to neoliberalism. International Journal of Diversity in Education. 15(4), 9-19
[Journal article]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2014). The teacher factor and the process of co-creative learning: Exploring the in-between space and the process which drives it. New Community Quarterly. 11(44), 33-39 Retrieved from http://www.newcq.org/
[Journal article]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K., Ingamells, K., & Gasquoine, S. (2014). Strengths in action: A pilot study of a strengths development programme within tertiary education utilising the Clifton StrengthsQuestTM & narratives of strengths interviews. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review. 25(4), 71-85
[Journal article]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K., & Connor, H. (2014). Difference and Diversity as a Resource for Learning: Teaching Transcultural Social Practice. THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DIVERSITY IN EDUCATION. 13(3), 79-89 Retrieved from http://ijde.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.244/prod.57
[Journal article]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2012). A transdisciplinary approach to teaching social practice: Master of social practice at unitec new Zealand. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies. 7(3), 1-7
[Journal article]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2012). When a question met a story: Exploration of inquiry learning on a masters level of study. International Journal of Learning. 18(7), 293-304
[Journal article]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2011). An inquiry into scarcity, mutuality, social justice and what can social work offer to the changing world. Dialogue in Praxis – A Social Work International Journal. 1(14), 23-34 Retrieved from http://www.dialogueinpraxis.net/index.php?id=1
[Journal article]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2008). Spirituality and social practice: Integrating science and spirituality through cooperative inquiry,. IUC Journal of Social Work Theory and Practice. (16) Retrieved from http://www.bemidjistate.edu/academics/publications/social_work_journal/index.htm
[Journal article]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2008). When students do their best: Outlining the qualities that engender the spirit of social work education. Proceedings of the 20th anniversary conference the IUC Dubrovnik School of social work theory and practice. (16)
[Journal article]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2007). Touching the untouchables: Transforming university teaching through peer-supervision.. International Journal for Diversity in Communities and Organisations. 6(6), 39-44 Retrieved from http://commongroundpublishing.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Napan, K.

Book

Napan, K., Ellis, L., & O'Donoghue, K. (2018). Greening Social work Education in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In L. Dominelli, HB. Ku, & BR. Nikku (Eds.) Green Social Work Reader.
[Chapter]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K., & Pouesi, F. (2017). TE PUAWAITANGA O TE NGĀKAU A CASE–STUDY OF WESTSIDE COUNSELLING SERVICES IN WEST AUCKLAND: A ‘Community of Care’ approach to working with Māori Women and their whanau (extended family) who have been impacted by domestic violence. In Social Work Case Work and Cultural differences around the World.
[Chapter]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2017). Exploring practical wisdom: Teaching management in a spirit of co-creation. In W. Kupers, & O. Gunnlaugson (Eds.) Wisdom Learning: Perspectives on Wising-up Business and Management Education. (pp. 248 - 272). London: Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2016). Exploring practical wisdom: Teaching management in a spirit of co-creation. In Wisdom Learning: Perspectives on Wising-Up Business and Management Education. (pp. 248 - 271).
[Chapter]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K., Bruning, J., & Connor, H. (2015). Women and HIV in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In A. Parrot, & J. Allen (Eds.) HIV/AIDS policies and their impact on women. London, United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis/Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2014). Co-creative learning: A comparative analysis of two integrative and collaborative methods of teaching/learning social work. In BR. Nikku, & ZA. Hatta (Eds.) Social work education and practice: Scholarship and innovations in the Asia Pacific. (pp. 143 - 163). Brisbane, Australia: Primrose Hall Publishing Group
[Chapter]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2013). Walking the talk in social work education. In C. Noble, M. Henrickson, & IY. Han (Eds.) Social work education: Voices from the Asia Pacific. (pp. 277 - 302). Sydney: Sydney University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2009). Walking the talk in social work education. In C. Noble, M. Henrickson, & IY. Han (Eds.) Social Work Education in the Asian Pacific Region: Issues and Debates. (pp. 217 - 243). Carlton North, VIC: Vulgar Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K., Epston, D., & Rennie, G. (2008). On becoming a just practitioner: Experimenting with the final paper of an undergraduate programme as a rite of passage. In B. Bowen, & D. Epston (Eds.) Down Under and Up Over - Travels with Narrative Therapy. (pp. 81 - 97). Warrington, England: AFT Publishing Ltd
[Chapter]Authored by: Napan, K.

Conference

Napan, K.Enhancing curiosity through inquiry based learning and assessment. . Massey University, Auckland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K.Magic School Bus - The value of fieldtrips in social work education. . University of Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K., Rankin, B., Brown, H., & Igboegwu, A.Teaching for Change: A dueothographic dialogue. . UCO, Angers, France
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2017, October). Connect, explore, grow. Presented at Wise Up 2017. Vodafone Pacific Centre, Manukau Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2017, October). Keynote: Growing free people. Presented at Wise up conference (Workers in Schools Educate & Unlock Potential). Vodafone Pacific Events Centre, Manukau, Auckland..
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2017, January). Transformation through Inquiry Learning. Presented at IAFOR International Conference on Education. Honolulu Hawaii.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K., Brown, H., Rankin, B., & Igboegwu, A.“Birds of a Feather – Collaborating across the Planet for Transformation”. . Honolulu, Hawaii
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Napan, K.
Brown, H., Rankin, B., Napan, K., & Igboegwu, A.Teaching for Change: A Duoethnographic Exploration of Self and Other. . Honolulu
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2016, June). Social justice, environmental justice and non-dogmatic spirituality – an integrated whole. Presented at Symposium Social work and Spirituality within Social Work Theory and Practice School at IUC, Dubrovnik, 13 – 17. June 2016, Dubrovnik, Croatia.. Dubrovnik, Croatia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2016, June). May the hungry get well fed, may the well fed hunger for social justice. Presented at IAFOR, The International Academic Forum: Education and Social Justice. Brighton, United Kingdom.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K., Green, J., Stent, W., Thomas, J., Terrell, J., & Petersen, L. (2016, June). Collaborative transformations: Democratising education through cooperative inquiry. Presented at The International Academic Forum, Education and Social Justice. Brighton, United Kingdom.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Green, J., Napan, K., Stent, W., Thomas, J.
Napan, K. (2016, July). And what are you going to do about it? Dealing with challenging situations in school social work. Presented at Wise up Conference. Pacific Events Centre, Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2016, July). In-betweeners - in praise of school social workers. Presented at Wise Up Conference. Pacific Events Centre, Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2016, November). Upholding the Spirit of Social Work in Neoliberal Contexts. Presented at International Conference: Social Work in Changing Times Towards Better Outcomes. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K., Green, JK., Stent, W., Thomas, JL., Julich, S., Terrell, J., . . . Patterson, L. (2016). Collaborative transformations: Democratizing education through co-operative inquiry. , The European Conference on Education 2016
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Green, J., Julich, S., Napan, K., Stent, W., Thomas, J.
Napan, K. (2015, July). Transcultural Experiential Learning in Social Work: promoting Cultural Respectfulness across the Globe. Presented at International Conference on Professional Social Work in South East Asia: Education and Qualifications. Pnom Penh, Cambodia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2015, October). What constitutes cultural respectfulness?. Presented at Sietar Australasia Conference. Cairns, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2015, October). Growing cultural respectfulness within culturally diverse classrooms at tertiary level. Presented at SIETAR Australasia Conference. James Cook University, Cairns.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K.(2015, July). Transcultural experiential learning in social work: promoting cultural respectfulness across the globe. .
[Conference]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2014, June). Spirituality and Social work Education : Dancing the Bicultural Walk in Aotearoa. Presented at Paper presented at the Symposium Social Work and Spirituality. Interuniversity Centre Dubrovnik
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2014, November). I see you seeing me while we have been watched: Joys and challenges of peer and self-assessment. Presented at TERNZ Conference Tertiary Education and Research in New Zealand. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2014, June). Social Work and Spirituality Symposium. Presented at International postgraduate students and teachers of social work
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K.Diversity, inquiry, and co-creation: Potential antidotes to neoliberalism.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K., & Phillips, L.(2013). Phillips, L. J. & Napan K. (2013). What is in the “co”: Confronting challenges of co-creative inquiry in social work education. Paper presented at the meeting of http://rucforsk.ruc.dk/site/en/publications/whats-in-the-co(dbeeedce-3de0-4414-a33c-fdadff02b5a3).html. Aalborg, Denmark
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K., & Connor, H.Difference and diversity as a resource for learning. . Darwin, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Napan, K.
Toki, L., & Napan, K.When walls speak: Teaching in the Wharenui. . Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2013, October). The ‘Teacher Factor’ and the Process of Co-creative Learning – Exploring the In-between Space and the Process that Drives it.. Presented at National Tertiary Teaching Conference _ Te Huinga Wanaga a Motu – Te Ao Hurihuri – The Ever Changing World, 2-4 October 2013.. Invercargill.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K.“Question everything – inquiry learning within a neoliberal paradigm - a threat or opportunity”. . Wellington
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, KSENIJA. (2012, October). Academic Co-Creative Inquiry within a Context of Social Practice (A Comparative Exploration of Five Different Social Practice Courses where Academic Co-creative Inquiry was Applied in 2012). Presented at National Tertiary Learning and Teaching Conference, Te Huinga Ako a- Motu, Building Futures. Nelson.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K., Mawrick, K., Dai, H., Meijnen, A., & Schwenger, B. (2012, October). Title: Playing with Academic Co-Creative Inquiry. Presented at National Tertiary Learning and Teaching Conference 2012, 10-12 October 2012, Nelson, New Zealand. Nelson.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2012). High-tech high-touch: Learning with purpose within a meaningful context. In L. Gómez Chova,, I. Candel Torres,, & A. López Martínez. (Eds.) 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies. (pp. 3159 - 3166). : 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K.What is Academic Co-creative Inquiry?. . Nelson
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2012, May). Towards an ecology of mind: Changing minds – changing lives:The role of education in bringing forth the world. Presented at Pecha Kucha Session presented at Unitec Sustainability Researchers Symposium, Carrington’s Pumphouse
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K.Dangerous spirituality. . Dubrovnik, Croatia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2012, June). A transdiciplinary approach to teaching social practice: Master of Social Practice at Unitec, New Zealand. Presented at Seventh International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. Barcelona, Spain.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K.High-tech high-touch: Learning with purpose within a meaningful context.,. . Barcelona, Spain.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2012, October). Academic Co-Creative Inquiry within a context of social practice (A comparative exploration of five different social practice courses where Academic Co-Creative Inquiry was applied).. Presented at Presentation at the National Tertiary Learning and Teaching Conference. Nelson, October, 10-12th.. Nelson.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K., Dai, H., Meinjen, K., Marwick, K., & Quintern, M. (2012, October). Playing with Academic Co-Creative Inquiry. Presented at Napan, K., Dai, H., Marwick, K., Meinjen, A., and Quintern, M. (2012) Playing with Academic Co-Creative Inquiry workshop. Workshop presented at the National Tertiary Learning and Teaching Conference,. Nelson.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2012, December). Love, motivation and success: Where they come from and where they go when missing? Ako Aotearoa Academy Symposium, Wellington, December, 6- 7th.. Presented at AKO Aotearoa Academy members. Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2012). High-tech high-touch: Learning with purpose within a meaningful context. (pp. 3159 - 3166). , EDULEARN12 International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED) Barcelona, Spain: IATED, Edulearn 12
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2009). Academic Co-creative Inquiry: Creating Inclusive Processes for Learning. In B. Martin (Ed.) http://ro.uow.edu.au/apcei/09/papers/. Wollongong: 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Educational Integrity (4APCEI)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Napan, K.

Other

Napan, K. (2016, August). Creating Communities of Care. In North Shore Local Settlement Newtwork hui.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2016, September). Spotlight on Teaching Excellence: Is Education a Human Right or a Commodity?. In Tertiary teachers, AKO Aotearoa Event.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2016, October). Cooperative Inquiry into Teaching. In Massey School of Social Work staff and postgraduate students.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2016, November). Social justice and mental health. In Social Workers in Waitakere Hospital professional development day.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2015, February). Academic co-creative inquiry. In Massey University staff.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2014, March). The Contact Challenge Method. In Field instructors: Field educators Training Day, Wednesday, 12th of March 2014. Massey University, Albany Campus. 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2014, June). Creative abilities, alternative ways of working with social work clients. In Members of the Association for Creative Social Work.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2014, June). How to Retain Academic Integrity within an Increasingly Neoliberal Paradigm?. In University of Zagreb, Department of Social Work Faculty members.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2014, June). Master and Doctoral Education for Social Workers in New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2014, June). Challenges of Field work Education in Aotearoa New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2014, September). Relevant Light and Spicy Themes in Social Work, Social Workers’ Day,. In Mental health social workers.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2014, November). “High Tech High Touch in Teaching”,.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2013, January). Dialogue with nature – exploration of the in-between space.. In Workshop facilitated at the Heart Politics Summer gathering, 50 practitioners from a range of professions. : Workshop facilitated at the Heart Politics Summer gathering, January 9-13th..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2013, February). Professional development course: Inquiry learning: Purpose, application and challenges.. In Two day workshop with staff at Northtec Institute of Technology, February, 4-5th..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2013, August). How ESOL teachers bring forth the world. Invited talk to acknowledge ESOL community educators at Selwyn College, Auckland. 23.8.2013.. In Invited talk to acknowledge ESOL community educators at Selwyn College, Auckland. 23.8.2013..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2013, August). Ethics and professional boundaries.. In Two professional development courses for Auckland Academy staff, 21st of August and for Christchurch Academy staff on 6th of September..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2013, October). “Excellence in Teaching: Three Points of View”. In University teachers in Palmerston North.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2013, November). “If teachers were soap box preachers”. In Tertiary teachers interested in excellence in teaching.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2012, November). My approach to learning. In Faculty at the Department of Education at Unitec.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2012, February). The art of self-evaluation and its application in multicultural classrooms,. In Teacher Only Day at Henderson North School: The art of self-evaluation and its application in multicultural classrooms.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2012, February). Can learnings be wrapped up?. In Keynote Speech: Can learnings be wrapped up? Kick Start Conference, Unitec, February 16th..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2012, July). Social practice in New Zealand,. In invited talk to an informal group of academics and social workers: Malinska, Island Krk, Croatia, July 10th..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2012, July). Co-creative teaching methods: Theory, practice and research. In Invited talk: University of Barcelona, Department of Social Work.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2012, June). Workshop on Academic Co-Creative Inquiry. In Faculty at Department of Social Work.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2012, June). Peer supervision and peer mentoring. In Master of Social Work class, University of Zagreb.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2012, August). Co-creative assignments.. In Napan, K. (2012). Invited talk: Co-creative assignments. Waiariki Politech, Rotorua, August, 23rd..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.
Napan, K. (2012, November). Tertiary case study: Assessment for social practice.. In NZQA Assessment Reference Group.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Napan, K.

Consultancy and Languages

Consultancy

  • Oct 1995 - Dec 2013 - The William Glasser Institute
    Development of Quality Schools across New Zealand Invited to facilitate 43 courses as a Senior Faculty member and provide practicum supervision.
  • ongoing - Various social services providers
    Professional supervision

Languages

  • Croatian
    Last used: today
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Serbian
    Last used: today
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0
Co-supervisor 2 0

Teaching

Intersted in inquiry and collaborative learning.

Awarded AKO Aotaroa National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award in 2011

Member of AKO Aotearoa Academy

Invented two colalborative tertiary teaching-learning methods

 

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Hairunnisa Muhammed Shafi - Doctor of Philosophy
    Spirituality in social work education and practice in Aotearoa New Zealand

Co-supervisor of:

  • Lynsey Ellis - Doctor of Philosophy
    Educating for our future: addressing the relevance of climate change impacts in New Zealand social work.
  • Tiffany Vague - Doctor of Philosophy
    The sexual stories of children and young people in state care.

Media and Links

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