Frances C.E. Edwards

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Senior Lecturer


Assessment and Evaluation in Education; Curriculum; Education; Pacific/Pacifica Education; Science Education; Teacher Education; Teacher Professional Learning/Development; Teaching

Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Edwards, Ms Frances 6170 francese TL.3.13 Te Hononga Curriculum and Pedagogy

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  • Calling +64 7 838 4466  select option 1, then enter the extension
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    • For extensions starting with 4: dial +64 7 838 extension
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    • For extensions starting with 8: dial +64 7 557 extension (TAURANGA exts only)
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Papers Taught

Research Supervised

Assessment, teacher development, assessment literacy for teachers, women in educational leadership, self-assessment, achievement for Pacific students, data literacy

Research Interests

Assessment, Teacher education,  Secondary education, Assessment literacy, Pacific education, Curriculum, Science education

Recent Publications

  • Tarosa, G., & Edwards, F. C. E. (2017). Exploring the process of educational change in English Medium Senior Secondary School Assessment in Vanuatu. In R. Toumu‘a, & M. A. ‘Otunuku (Eds.), Proceedings of the Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference 2016 (pp. 330-338). Tongatapu, Kingdom of Tonga: Institute of Education, The University of the South Pacific.

  • Edwards, F. C. E., & Edwards, R. J. (2017). A story of culture and teaching: the complexity of teacher identity formation. Curriculum Journal, 28(2), 190-211. doi:10.1080/09585176.2016.1232200

  • Edwards, F. (2017). A rubric to track the development of secondary pre-service and novice teachers’ summative assessment literacy. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 24(2), 205-227. doi:10.1080/0969594X.2016.1245651

  • Lemon, K., & Edwards, F. (2017). “We wanted to see if you were the real deal”: Teaching as a cultural practice in a challenging environment. Teachers and Curriculum, 17(1), 39-44. doi:10.15663/tandc.v17i1.153

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