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My career in education spans more than 35 years. I have worked across a range of teaching and learning environments within the compulsory and post-compulsory sectors including community and adult education, secondary teaching, vocational and technical education and in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision. My work has covered a range of roles including practitioner, advisor, supervisor, manager, writer and researcher. What remains a constant throughout is a deep interest in and commitment to teaching and learning as an opportunity for transformation. In particular I have a strong interest in learning and teaching which promotes equitable outcomes and as an opportunity for agency and creativity.
Recent research and writing explores the challenges of tertiary teaching and I edited and co-wrote a text book on adult and tertiary teaching (Designs for Learning. Teaching in Adult, Tertiary and Vocational Education, Dunmore Publishing, 2016). Other publications include an e-publication of a whakapapa or history of vocational education in New Zealand.
The main premise of my work is the importance of valuing and recognising the existing pedagogical knowledge of educational workers embedded in their own disciplines. There is a call for the professionalization of tertiary and vocational teaching through education and a recognition of the complexities, disciplinary differences and expertise of disciplinary based educators.
My research interests are related to tertiary teaching and learning specifically as associated with teacher agency, innovative practice and teacher creativity. In particular I have interests in teaching approaches associated with disciplinary ways of thinking, doing and being. Recent research projects include learning space design and practitioner research. Critical ethnographic research approaches form the basis of methodologies that I am interested in including artistic approaches to data gathering and analysis.
Masters theses or dissertations supervised by Lisa Maurice-Takerei as Principal Supervisor