Dr Jenny Fleming

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Academic Manager, Senior lecturer - Sport & Recreation

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext. 7164

Email: jenny.fleming@aut.ac.nz

Qualifications:

PhD (Deakin University), MSc, (Hons), Grad Dip T. Ed, NZCS (Paramedical)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Elected Executive Board member of the New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education (President 2017 – current, Vice President 2006-2011).
  • Board of Directors for the World Association for Cooperative Education (WACE).
  • WACE International Research Group Executive, (Co-Chair Grants and Awards).
  • Editorial Board for the International Journal of Work-integrated Learning (previously named Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education).

Teaching Areas:

Research Areas:

  • Cooperative education and work integrated learning

Research Summary:

Dr Jenny Fleming’s research focus is in the specialised field of co-operative education and work integrated learning. Co-operative education is a strategy where students integrate academic learning in the university with time spent in a relevant workplace. Strategically her research moves towards establishing credible qualitative methods of pedagogy development and curriculum design. Her research is relevant to informing practice of all three stakeholders of cooperative education, being industry, students and the university.

Projects have included:  Investigation of the pedagogies employed to integrate theory and practice; The influences on student learning in sport cooperative education; Partnerships and relationships in work-integrated learning; Identifying competencies needed by cooperative education students and by graduates to enhance employability; The use of action learning strategies for cooperative education projects; Investigation of how the structure of the placement affects the learning experience.

Jenny has been a reviewer for the following journals: Studies in Higher Education; Asia-pacific Journal of Cooperative Education; Higher Education and Work-based Learning; Journal of Work-Applied Management; International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics.

Current Research Projects:

  • Work-integrated learning legacies: building student and supervisor capability. Collaboration with Massey University, University of Waikato and NZ Council for Educational Research.
  • Developing a framework for critical success factors for sustainable work-integrated learning relationships. Collaboration with Macquarie University, Australia and University of Waterloo, Canada.
  • The transfer of skills and knowledge between universities and the workplace and vice versa. Collaboration with Macquarie University, and Edith Cowan University, Australia.

Research outputs:

Featured research outputs

  • Fleming, J. (2018). Recognizing and resolving the challenges of being an insider researcher in work-integrated learning. International Journal of Work-integrated Learning, 19(3 (Sepcial Issue)). Retrieved from https://www.ijwil.org/

  • Fleming, J., & Haigh, N. J. (2018). Using sociocultural insights to enhance work-integrated learning. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, 8(4). doi:10.1108/HESWBL-09-2017-0071

  • Fleming, J., & Haigh, N. J. (2017). Examining and challenging the intentions of work-integrated learning. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, 7(2). doi:10.1108/HESWBL-01-2017-0003

Journal articles

  • Fleming, J. (2018). Recognizing and resolving the challenges of being an insider researcher in work-integrated learning. International Journal of Work-integrated Learning, 19(3 (Sepcial Issue)). Retrieved from https://www.ijwil.org/

  • Lucas, P., Fleming, J., & Bhosale, J. (2018). The utility of case study as a methodology for work-integrated learning research. International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 19(3), 215-222. Retrieved from https://www.ijwil.org/files/IJWIL_19_3_215_222.pdf

  • Fleming, J., & Zegwaard, K. E. (2018). Methodologies, methods and ethical considerations for conducting research in work-integrated learning. International Journal of Work-integrated Learning, 19(3 (Special Issue)). Retrieved from https://www.ijwil.org/

  • Fleming, J., & Haigh, N. J. (2018). Using sociocultural insights to enhance work-integrated learning. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, 8(4). doi:10.1108/HESWBL-09-2017-0071

  • Fleming, J., & Haigh, N. J. (2017). Examining and challenging the intentions of work-integrated learning. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, 7(2). doi:10.1108/HESWBL-01-2017-0003

  • Fleming, J. M. (2015). Exploring stakeholders' perspectives of the influences on student learning in cooperative education. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 16(2). Retrieved from https://www.ijwil.org/

  • Fleming, J., & Hickey, C. (2013). Exploring cooperative education partnerships: A case study in sport tertiary education. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 14(3). Retrieved from https://www.ijwil.org/

  • Lucas, P., & Fleming, J. (2012). Reflection in sport and recreation cooperative education: Journals or blogs?. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 13(1). Retrieved from https://www.ijwil.org/

  • Fleming, J., & Ferkins, L. (2010). The use of action learning strategies for cooperative education or work integrated learning projects. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, 4(1). Retrieved from http://resources.glos.ac.uk/tli/lets/journals/lathe/index.cfm

  • Martin, A., Fleming, J., Ferkins, L., Wiersma, C., & Coll, R. K. (2010). Facilitating and integrating learning within sport studies cooperative education: Exploring the pedagogies employed by students, academics and workplace supervisors. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, 9(1). Retrieved from http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/

  • Martin, A., & Fleming, J. (2010). Cooperative education in outdoor education. Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, 14(1). Retrieved from http://www.outdoorcouncil.asn.au/ajoe_contents_46.html

  • Fleming, J. M., Martin, A. J., Hughes, H., & Zinn, C. (2009). Maximizing work integrated learning experiences through identifying graduate competencies for employability: a case study of sport studies in higher education. Asia Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 10(3).

  • Coll, R. K., Eames, C., Paku, L., Lay, M., Hodges, D., Bhat, R., . . . Martin, A. J. (2009). An exploration of the pedagogies employed to integrate knowledge in work-integrated learning. Journal of Cooperative Education and Internship, 43(1).

  • Fleming, J. M., & Martin, A. (2007). Facilitating reflective learning journeys in sport co-operative education. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, 6(2).

  • Ferkins, L. R., & Fleming, J. M. (2007). Action learning in sport co-operative education. Journal of Cooperative Education and Internships, 41(2).

  • Fleming, J., & Ferkins, L. (2005). Cooperative education in sport: Building our knowledge base. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, 4(1).

  • Fleming, J., & Eames, C. (2005). Student learning in relation to the structure of the cooperative experience. Asia-Pacific Journal of Co operative Education, 6(2).

  • Fleming, J., & Walton, J. (2004). Sport and recreation cooperative education projects: A medium for teaching and learning ethical principles. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 5(1).

Book chapters

  • Helyer, R., & Fleming, J. M. (2016). Learning in the workplace globally. In R. Helyer (Ed.), Facilitating work-based learning - a handbook for tutors (pp. 191-206). London: Palgrave Macmillan Education.

  • Helyer, R., & Fleming, J. M. (2015). Work-based learning terminologies. In R. Helyer (Ed.), The work-based learning student handbook (pp. 278-287). London. UK: Palgrave Macmillan Education. Retrieved from https://he.palgrave.com/

  • Fleming, J. M. (2015). Enhancing cooperative education through action learning projects. In M. Li, & Y. Zhao (Eds.), Exploring learning and teaching in higher education (pp. 171-187). Berlin: Springer-Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-55352-3_7

  • Fleming, J. M., & Ferkins, L. (2011). Cooperative and work-integrated education in sport studies. In R. K. Coll, & K. E. Zegwaard (Eds.), International Handbook for Cooperative Education and Work-Integrated Education: International perspectives of Theory, Research and Practice (pp. 179-187). MA, USA: World Association for Cooperative Education. Retrieved from http://www.waceinc.org/

  • Fleming, J., & Ferkins, L. (2006). Enhancing student employability: A New Zealand case study of cooperative education in sport. In Enhancing graduate employability in business and management, hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism (pp. 98-105). Newbury, UK.

Conference contributions

  • Martin, A., Rees, M., Fleming, J., Zegwaard, K., & Vaughan, K. (2018). WIL gone full circle: The student becomes the supervisor. In NZACE 2018 International conference, Fruit of the Vine: Change, Challenge and opportunity for learning. (pp. 7). Auckland. Retrieved from http://nzace.ac.nz/2018-conference-waiheke-island/

  • Martin, A. J., Rees, M., Fleming, J., Zegwaard, K., & Vaughan, K. (2018). Work integrated learning (WIL) legacies: Building student and supervisor capability. In ACEN 7th National Conference on Work-integrated Learning. Brisbane.

  • Fleming, J., Jackson, D., & Rowe, A. (2018). Facilitating knowledge transfer across university and work contexts: A focus on the workplace. In ACEN 7th National Conference on Work-integrated Learning. Brisbane.

  • Jackson, D., Fleming, J., & Rowe, A. (2018). Student transfer of skills and knowledge across university and work contexts. In Refereed Proceedings of the 3rd International Research Symposium on Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education, Stuttgard, Germany (pp. 75-83). Stuttgart: World Association of Cooperative Education. Retrieved from https://www.waceinc.org/

  • Fleming, J. M., Pretti, T. J., & Zegwaard, K. E. (2016). Having a student around: What is the impact on the workplace team?. In New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education 19th Annual Conference (pp. 6). Takapuna: New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education. Retrieved from http://nzace.ac.nz/2016-conference-takapuna/

  • Fleming, J. M., Pretti, T. J., & Zegwaard, K. E. (2016). Work-integrated learning students: What impact do they have on work-place dynamics?. In Refereed Proceedings of the 2nd International Research Symposium on Cooperative and Work-integrated Education (pp. 71-76). Victoria: World Association for Cooperative Education. Retrieved from http://www.waceinc.org/

  • Fleming, J. M. (2013). Exploring stakeholder representations of cooperative education relationships through a network theory perspective. In New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education 2013 Conference Proceedings (pp. 1-5). Auckland: NZACE.

  • Fleming, J. M. (2012). Partnerships and relationships in cooperative education: Are stakeholder perspectives aligned?. In Proceedings of the 2012 Australian Collaborative Education Network National Conference (pp. 88-93). Geelong. Retrieved from http://acen.edu.au/

  • Lucas, P. R., & Fleming, J. (2011). Critical reflection: Journals versus blogs. In New Zealand Asociation for Cooperative Education 2011 Conference Proceedings (pp. 29-33). Napier. Retrieved from http://www.nzace.ac.nz/conferences/papers/Proceedings_2011.pdf

Theses

  • Fleming, J. M. (2014). Exploring stakeholders' perspectives of cooperative education in sport tertiary education. (Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia). Retrieved from http://dro.deakin.edu.au/view/DU:30067431

Awards:

  • AUT Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences Teaching -Research Nexus Award (2015)
  • Vice Chancellors staff Doctoral completion award (2013)
  • AUT Learning and Teaching Fellowship (2012)
  • Leadership Award (School of Sport and Recreation, 2009)
  • North Shore Women Educator of the Year Award Finalist (NZ Federation of Graduate Women, 2006)
  • Academic Leadership Award (School of Sport and Recreation, 2005)
  • AUT Chancellors Publication Award, (2003)