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February  2015
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Events on February 11, 2015
  • Postgraduate Tauranga Information Evening
    Starts: 4:30 pm
    Ends: February 11, 2015 - 6:00 pm
    Location: V.124 & V.125 Maharaia Building Windermere Campus, Tauranga
    Description: Are you considering postgraduate study? Come and talk to our advisers about planning a programme of study.
  • Surfs up! Celebrating the early years in the Bay
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: February 11, 2015 - 8:00 pm
    Location: University of Waikato Tauranga Campus Windermere, Maharaia Building
    Description: Network with other early years educators in the Bay, learn about postgraduate study options and hear from our guest speaker.
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Events on February 16, 2015
  • Catherine Reischl, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, seminar
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: February 16, 2015 - 11:00 am
    Location: TC 2.68
    Description: Learning to Teach ESL Literacy in a School/University Partnership

    Catherine H. Reischl, PhD
    Clinical Associate Professor of Education
    University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

    Amid a chorus of voices calling for reform of teacher education in the United States, a core task for teacher educators is to construct rich, highly-supported, practicum experiences for beginning teachers where novices have opportunities to support the growth of children whose cultural, linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds are often quite different from their own (Ball et al, 2009; CCSSO, 2012; Grossman et al, 2009; NCATE, 2010). Constructing settings and practicum contexts where this kind of teacher education can be situated, and especially where we can draw on the knowledge of experienced educators and community members in these settings, remains a challenge. Addressing this issue, Kenneth Zeichner (2010) writes of the importance of “creating hybrid spaces where academic and practitioner knowledge and knowledge that exists in communities come together in new less hierarchical ways in the service of teacher learning” (p. 89).

    In this presentation, Cathy Reischl describes a practice-based reform initiative at the University of Michigan School of Education, where teacher candidates, experienced teachers, teacher educators, and community members work together in this “hybrid” manner to design and teach in an intensive summer program for 10 – 14 year old English Language Learners. The program is intended to curb “summer slide” by engaging students in a culturally-responsive, multimodal literacy curriculum. The program takes place within a university school partnership, the Mitchell Scarlett Teaching and Learning Collaborative, a five year old collaboration between the University of Michigan School of Education and two linguistically, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse schools in Ann Arbor. Reischl will report on findings regarding teacher learning in this program, highlighting specific focal teaching practices that novices were supported to learn in this designed setting (Ball & Forzani, 2009). Further, she will provide an analysis of the organizational structures in this setting that appear to have made it possible to create a productive, less hierarchical context for all educators’ learning within the school-university partnership.
  • Website/Lab space name
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: February 16, 2015 - 1:30 pm
    Location: A&B Meeting Room, FoE
    Description: The majority of us can make this Monday 16th at 12.30. Meeting rooms A&B have been booked.
  • Summer Research Scholarships poster presentations
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: February 16, 2015 - 5:00 pm
    Location: TC Building Reception/foyer, FEDU
    Description: Talented research scholarship students have been working hard all summer assisting Faculty of Education staff with their research projects. Please come along to hear the students talk about their posters of the work that they have been doing. In addition, this informal session will provide an opportunity to learn about the research that your colleagues are doing and see how applying for a summer scholarship student in the future could benefit your research.
    PRESENTERS
    Harrietanne Embling: Community dance practice. (Supervised by Karen Barbour)
    Shelley Gardner: Children visiting a museum: Conversations in English. (Supervised by Margaret Carr and Bronwen Cowie)
    Craig Gilliver: How to flip a class in an engineering course? (Supervised by Mira Peter and Elaine Khoo)
    Gareth Ranger: Copy, cut and paste: How does this shape what we know? (Supervised by Elaine Khoo, Craig Hight and Rob Torrens)
    Alexander Robinson: Research dissemination and participation using digital media and arts-based techniques. (Supervised by lisahunter)
    Lamoni Paisago Tawha: Strengthening Māori language and Māori knowledge proficiencies and competencies in primary teacher education: Unleashing the potential through system innovation. (Supervised by Sharyn Heaton)
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Events on February 17, 2015
  • The Current PCK research scene: successes, challenges, and future directions
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: February 17, 2015 - 12:00 pm
    Location: TT1.05
    Description: The TEMS Centre is hosting this presentation and discussion on Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Science Education with Professor Jan van Driel and Associate Professor Amanda Berry (Leiden University, Netherlands). Both are respected international science educators whose work on teachers’ professional learning will be of great interest to students, researchers and others involved in the teaching and learning of science in NZ classrooms. (See attachment).
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Events on February 18, 2015
  • Spotlight on PCK research methodologies
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: February 18, 2015 - 12:00 pm
    Location: University of Waikato, A.11
    Description: The TEMS Centre is hosting this series of seminars and discussion with local researchers and Professor Jan van Driel and Associate Professor Amanda Berry (Leiden University, Netherlands). Jan and Amanda are respected international science educators whose work on teachers’ professional learning will be of great interest to students, researchers and others involved in the teaching and learning of science in NZ classrooms. (See attachment).
  • How to get published in STEM education
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: February 18, 2015 - 3:30 pm
    Location: University of Waikato, A11
    Description: The TEMS Centre is hosting this workshop discussion based on the experiences of established editors Cathy Buntting (University of Waikato) and Professor Jan van Driel and Associate Professor Amanda Berry (Leiden University, Netherlands). Jan and Amanda are respected international science educators whose work on teachers’ professional learning will be of great interest to students, researchers and others involved in the teaching and learning of science in NZ classrooms. (See attachment).
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Events on February 19, 2015
  • The value of self-study research in science education
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: February 19, 2015 - 2:00 pm
    Location: University of Waikato, A11
    Description: The TEMS Centre is hosting a presentation and discussion forum with Associate Professor Amanda Berry (Leiden University, Netherlands). She is a respected international science educator whose work on teachers’ professional learning will be of great interest to students, researchers and others involved in the teaching and learning of science in NZ classrooms. (See attachment).
  • What should the teaching and learning of science look like in New Zealand in the 21st century?
    Starts: 3:30 pm
    Ends: February 19, 2015 - 5:00 pm
    Location: University of Waikato, Faculty of Education, TL2.26
    Description: The TEMS Centre is hosting this public session with an invited panel of nationally recognised speakers. This will be of great interest to students, researchers and others involved in the teaching and learning of science in NZ classrooms. Light refreshments to follow. (See attachment).
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Events on February 24, 2015
  • Seminar - Mikhail Gradovski
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: February 24, 2015 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Meeting Rooms A & B (Faculty of Education)
    Description: Associate Professor Mikhail Gradovski
    Taking a Bakhtinian perspective of dialogue and meaning making Mikhail will be presenting his work in the field of social pedagogical and communicative research.
    He discusses the implications of this for a critique of instrumental thought in education. He asks, following the work of Skuervhiem and Giroux, whether we should consider teachers as critical intellectuals or mere observers.
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Events on February 25, 2015
  • Free Public Lecture: Developing Students' Awareness of Mathematical Pattern and Structure
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: February 25, 2015 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Institute of Professional Learning, Innovation Park (Ruakura) Hamilton
    Description: "Developing Students' Awareness of Mathematical Pattern and Structure"
    Associate Professor Joanne Mulligan
    (see attachment)
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Events on February 26, 2015
  • Free Public Lecture: Developing Students' Awareness of Mathematical Pattern and Structure
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: February 26, 2015 - 5:00 pm
    Location: University of Waikato Tauranga (Windermere, Maharaia Building V.125)
    Description: "Developing Students' Awareness of Mathematical Pattern and Structure"
    Associate Professor Joanne Mulligan
    (see attachment)
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