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Professor Bronwen Cowie

Role:                     Professor of Education 
Faculty:                Education
Department:      Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research


Research Expertise

  • Assessment in education
  • Science education
  • Curriculum implementation
  • Evaluation

Teaching Areas/Programmes

  • Science and Mathematics Education
  • Assessment in education
  • Research methods

Academic and Professional Leadership Roles

  • Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Education 2012-
  • New Zealand country lead in the APEC: Promsing practices in teacher education for senior secondary physics, chemistry and mathematics
  • Director Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research 2007-
  • Member University of Waikato Research Committee 2007-
  • Member International Committee National Science Foundation Project: Teacher Formative Assessment Practices 2006-
  • Directed or co-directed 14 externally funded research projects
  • Director Centre for Science and Technology Education Research 2005-7
  • Senior Lecturer and Coordinator Secondary Conjoint Programme FEDU 1999-2001
  • Staff representative Board of Trustees, Waikato Diocescan School 1990-3
  • Dean, Waikato Diocescan School 1986-94
  • Head of Science, Mathematics and IT, Waikato Diocescan School 1981-94


  • Adjunct Professor Kasetsart University Bangkok 2005-7
  • Adjunct Professor Mahidol University Bangkok (ranked no 1 research university in Thailand 2006-8)
  • Jim Campbell Award for Excellence in Teaching 1995

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