Phone: +61 9 921 9999 ext 7929
Room AR302, School of Education, AUT North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland 0627.
Private Bag 92006
Andrew is an early childhood teacher educator and Associate Professor at the School of Education. He has worked in journalism, in the social services in England and in early childhood education in Auckland.
Andrew has a keen interest in philosophy and politics, and these orient his research of early childhood education, and education more generally, to questioning beliefs and practices, and their impact on the experience of being human.
He has published widely on topics including the early childhood teaching profession, Aotearoa New Zealand early childhood education policy, approaches to early childhood curriculum, health and wellbeing in early childhood, the educational implications of the work of Albert Camus, the philosophy of education, the role of technology in education, and the future of the university.
Andrew's research includes theoretical and empirical projects and is focused on growing interdisciplinary and community-oriented research activity.
He has in particular focused on analysis of the intersection of theories of play, wellbeing and childhood with the growth of interest in early childhood education, the integration of new technologies as educational tools for young children, and the professional roles and experiences of the early childhood teacher.