People

Professor Jane Gilbert

Professor Jane Gilbert.

Professor Jane Gilbert has worked in education for 35 years. Her academic career developed from 10 years' experience teaching science in New Zealand secondary schools, and an interest in the relationship between scientific knowledge and gender.

Before joining AUT University she was Chief Researcher at the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER), and before that she worked in the Schools of Education at Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Waikato.

The Knowledge Society and the Future of Education.

Over the past 10-15 years Jane has mainly worked on the question of how and why schools and other educational institutions need to change if they are to be 'fit for purpose' in the 21st century.

Jane is the author of Catching the Knowledge Wave? The Knowledge Society and the Future of Education (NZCER Press 2005). She has published many papers, led several research projects, and carried out consultancy work (for school, government, and community groups) on educational futures questions. Currently she is leading a research project investigating how teachers' thinking changes as they work with 'educational futures' questions.

Gael Donaghy. Gael Donaghy
Gael has worked in secondary schools in Southland, Nelson and the Bay of Plenty regions, and as a secondary advisor around the Central North Island. She now works with leaders in school and organisations around leadership development and educational futures.

Ngaire Harris. Ngaire Harris
Ngaire is Principal of Hauraki Plains College. With a background as a history teacher, Ngaire has a broad understanding of the education system and a personal interest in how schools can educate all types of students for success for the future.

John Wright. John Wright
John is Principal at Mercury Bay Area School in Whitianga, the largest Area School in NZ. He has a passionate interest in how the education system is not providing learning for the future.

John has come to understand how complex the education system is, and the need for this to be disrupted if transformational change is to be achieved.

Ally BullAlly Bull
Ally has spent two decades working in a variety of primary teaching positions, as a RTLB, in distance education, in pre-service teacher education and as a senior researcher and resource developer at the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER).

Her research interests have been in science education, curriculum and schooling for the future.

Claire Amos. Claire Amos
Claire is a Deputy Principal at Hobsonville Point Secondary School — a brand new secondary school that opened in 2014. She enjoys working with a wide range of agencies such as NZTC, NZQA, PPTA, NetSafe and the 21st Century Learning Reference Group with a focus on enabling future-focused change and supporting teachers and students in blended learning environments. See Claire's blog — Teaching and Learning.

Leanne Lamb. Leanne Lamb
Leanne is Director of eLearning at Rosehill College. Her interests are around community partnerships, integrated and personalised learning models, and eLearning pedagogies. Her passions are in creating environments for deep collaboration and knowledge building. She is studying at AUT, with a focus on building effective, adaptive, and deep learning partnerships for the future.

Sally Haughton. Sally Haughton
Sally is Principal at Wellington East Girls' College. The school serves a diverse community and has been developing an inclusive, blended, coherent curriculum. She is interested in innovation to support student-centred approaches to learning. Most recently she has been looking at the ways deconstructing traditional forms of school organisation of curriculum and timetable can support innovation.

Megan Lourie. Megan Lourie
Megan works as a teacher educator at AUT. Her interests are in teasing out and clarifying the purposes of education, with a particular interest in political economy approaches to this question. She is interested in the discourse of futures thinking and the ways in which teachers might critically engage with this.

Latisha Kelly. Latisha Kelly
Latisha is Curriculum Leader of Visual Arts at Tokoroa High School. She is interested in how our education system could adapt to the increasingly complex needs of students who will be living in a volatile, ambiguous world, with unknown and unknowable futures. Latisha is undertaking a thesis researching the depth and spread of new ideas about the changing purposes of a publicly-funded education system and what this could mean for schools.

Diana-Grace Morris. Diana-Grace Morris
Diana-Grace is Assistant Principal at Ridgway School, Wellington. She is a passionate educator with an interest in digital learning and pedagogy, and in how futures thinking and ideas about complexity challenge many of the norms and assumptions of teachers' work. Most recently, with a community of other educators Diana-Grace is exploring the question: What changes could happen and where would that create a shift in our education system so it better meets demands of the knowledge society? See Diana-Grace's blog: exploriosity.blogspot.co.nz

Danielle Myburgh. Danielle Myburgh
Danielle is an e-learning specialist teacher at Hobsonville Point Secondary School, a brand new secondary school in Auckland that is experimenting with redesigning the secondary school experience.In 2012 Danielle started #edchatNZ, a free professional development community on Twitter designed to support the development of a network of educators who collaborate and share thinking, practices and resources to benefit their students — see edchatNZ.com. Danielle's interests are in future-focused pedagogy and schools, and building the capacity of educators to experiment with future focused change. She is currently working on designing a MOOC that will make ideas about Education Futures more accessible to teachers. See her blog: MissDtheTeacher.blogspot.com

Chris Clay. Chris Clay
Chris is an independent education consultant who specialises in supporting educational innovation. This began when he was named by Microsoft as 2011's International Innovative Educator. Since then Chris has enjoyed working with a wide range of schools, businesses, non-profits, and government agencies around the world. Chris has specific experience in educational technologies, STEM education and professional learning focussed on innovation rather than implementation.
Follow Chris on twitter: @chrisclaynz or visit his blog.

Last updated: 29-Aug-2016 4.09pm

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