Kath Godber

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Lecturer / Coaching Coordinator

Phone: + 64 9 921 9999 ext.8122

Email: kgodber@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

42A Saltaire Street, Avondale, Auckland 1026



Qualifications:

DipPE, Dip Teaching, BA(Social Psychology), DipSpSt, PGDipEd(PE), MEd(PE)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Auckland Basketball Services Ltd
  • Auckland St John Netball Centre
  • Auckland YMCA Marathon Club

Teaching Areas:

  • Health & Physical Education
  • Coaching
  • Holistic Health
  • Pedagogy

Research Areas:

  • Health & Physical Education
  • Pedagogical practice of teaching and coaching
  • Complexity theory and thinking
  • Talented female secondary school athletes in New Zealand

Research Summary:

As a previous HPE teacher, Sports Manager, representative sports coach, sports administrator, and sports official my research interests encompass educational  contexts and their influence/impact on sporting attainment, from a qualitative inquiry perspective, using complexity theory and thinking to interpret and recognize emerging perceptions and meanings, for both the  participants and the researcher. The perceptions and coping strategies of student athletes within the dynamical, self organizing systems of an educational establishment are of particular interest.

Current Research Projects:

PhD candidature – ‘Sport attainment and education sustainment of talented female secondary school athletes in New Zealand.’

Research outputs:

Featured research outputs

  • Godber, K. (2018). Sport attainment and education sustainment of talented female secondary school athletes in New Zealand. (AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/11524

Journal articles

  • Godber, K. (2012). The life-worlds of elite young athletes: A lens on their school/sport balancing act. APEX: The New Zealand Journal of Gifted Education, 17(1).

  • Godber, K. (2012). Policy, practice and performance. Do the Ps add up? A fictional account of a staffroom conversation. New Zealand Physical Educator -Physical Education New Zealand, 45(2).

Book chapters

  • Ovens, A., & Godber, K. (2013). Affordance networks and the complexity of learning. In A. Ovens, T. Hopper, & J. Butler (Eds.), Complexity thinking in physical education: Reframing curriculum, pedagogy and research (pp. 55-66). London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203126455

Conference contributions

  • Godber, K. (2015). Talented young sportswomen in New Zealand: Pilot study to explore the consistency and robustness of a qualitative research methodology. In Australian Association for Rsearch in Education - University of Queensland Health and Physical Education Conference. Brisbane.

Theses

  • Godber, K. (2018). Sport attainment and education sustainment of talented female secondary school athletes in New Zealand. (AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/11524

Awards:

  • Young Sportsperson of the Year Award - Service to Secondary School Sport (1999)
  • Wiltshire Coach & Official of the Year Award – Administrator of the Year (2002)
  • AUT School of Sport & Recreation – Student First Award (2015)