Linda Daniell

Programme Leader Tertiary Teaching; Lecturer

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7316


Physical Address:

Room AR316, School of Education, AUT North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland 0627.

Postal Address:
School of Education, AUT North Shore Campus
Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142.


  • BA (Hons) in Human and Education Studies — Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Training in Continuing Education — University of Nottingham, UK
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education — AUT University, New Zealand
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (HE) — AUT University, New Zealand.

Memberships and Affiliations:



Linda has been a university teacher in New Zealand since 2001and her passion is to motivate adult learners to reach their fullest potential in an enriched environment of curiosity, creativity and confidence.

Participants in the adult and tertiary programmes come from a broad range of disciplines, learning circumstances, ages and cultures and each one has different goals and ambitions, hence Linda views her role as one to help participants realise their goals and ambitions through education programmes that are flexible and agile.

Linda has a strong interest in heutagogy (self-determined learning) as an approach to learning that maximises participant experience in the learning process through blended learning. This interest has led to the integration of mobile social media as a learning tool that participants can incorporate into their own teaching circumstance.

Teaching Areas:

  • Curriculum design and assessment
  • Professional practice
  • Mobile social media as a learning tool
  • Research methodology.

Current Research Projects:

  • Heutagogy and curriculum design
  • Learning through mobile social media.


  • Hogan, V., & Daniell, L. (2015). Collaborative Teaching and Self-study: Engaging Student Teachers in Sociological Theory in Teacher Education. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 40 (4).
  • Daniell, L., & Hogan, V. (2012). Putting the S(ensational) back into sociology – developing strategies for enhancing teaching and learning for first year student teachers in large classes. Conference proceedings of Joint AARE, APERA and WERA International Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Hogan, V., & Daniell, L. (2012). Creating an environment for active, relational learning and teaching sociology in large classes. Journal of New Zealand Sociology. 2012 27 (1)
  • Daniell, L. (2012). Where is the wisdom when teaching large classes? In Wisdom traditions and universities. Occasional Papers #5 Mindfulness SIG.  School of Education, AUT, Auckland, New Zealand. pp. 111-114.
  • Daniell, L. (2012). Education and Humanistic Buddhism In Wisdom traditions and universities). Occasional Papers #5 Mindfulness SIG. School of Education, AUT, Auckland, New Zealand. P.125.
  • Daniell. L (2012). Linking contemplative practice with graduate attributes. In Pushing the boundaries with mindfulness (Occasional Papers #4 Mindfulness SIG). School of Education, AUT, Auckland, New Zealand. pp. 37-39.
  • Daniell, L. (2011) The gorilla in the cage. In Journeys into mindfulness (Occasional Papers #2, Mindfulness SIG). School of Education, AUT, Auckland, New Zealand. pp.37-38.
  • Daniell, L., & Hogan, V. (2011). Creating an environment for relational learning and teaching in large classes. Presented at 7th Annual AUT School of Education Conference. October 2011.
  • Hogan, V., & Daniell, L. (2011). Exploring teaching and learning in a large class of first year sociology students. In Educational Provocations 2011 (pp 49-56). Auckland, New Zealand: School of Education, AUT University.
  • Daniell, L. (2010). Exploring a way of being. In Introducing Mindfulness (Occasional Papers #1, Mindfulness SIG). School of Education, AUT, Auckland, New Zealand. pp. 41-45.

Last updated: 29-Mar-2016 3.45pm

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