Mrs Jenny L Ferrier-Kerr

Jenny Ferrier-Kerr

Senior Lecturer


Curriculum; Education; Education Research; Leadership; Learning and Education; Learning Environment; Teacher Education; Teacher Practice/Practicum; Teacher Professional Learning/Development; Teaching; Teaching Ethics and Professionalism; Tertiary Education

coaching, mentoring

Qualifications: TTC, B.Ed., M.Ed.

Contact Details

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Ferrier-Kerr, Mrs Jenny 6665 jfk TT.2.13 Te Whiringa Educational Leadership and P

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Papers Taught

About Jenny

I have developed and teach postgraduate coaching and mentoring qualifications. I am currently a member of the editorial boards for the International Journal of Evidence-Based Coaching and Mentoring and the under-development SAGE Handbook of Coaching. Recently published papers and chapters in the mentoring field are on sustainable eMentoring programmes in schools, enhancing educational leaders' practice through coaching conversations, and mentoring as a navigational change compass.

Research Supervised


Enabling intercultural connections between New Zealand and Chinese teachers, students and school leaders. What can New Zealand school leaders learn about Chinese culture and their education system?

Tertiary students perceptions of their participation in group work in their first year of a social work degree.

Using a digital learning tool to assist the development of insiderness and student agency: A case study.

Enhancing teacher efficacy and teacher agency through professional learning communities in a secondary school context.

Using coaching and mentoring during the block practicum to understand and develop the associate teacher – student teacher professional relationship.

Coaching and mentoring as professional development to intensify the development of teacher leaders.

Whanau transformation through education: An exploration of the journey of students enrolled in He Korowai Akonga Bachelor of Education (teaching) at Te Wananga o Aotearoa.

Mentoring the mentor: The importance of middle leaders in creating a culture of teaching as inquiry.

The influence of the student-teacher interpersonal relationship on the academic achievement of middle school students.

Mentoring: A strategy for the induction and ongoing professional development of beginning teachers.

What shapes the practice of middle leaders in educational settings?

Overseas trained teachers' experiences of professional socialisation in New Zealand.

Developing a sustainable online coaching and mentoring programme in an educational context.

Research Interests

Teaching practicum; Coaching and mentoring; Inter-university partnerships

Recent Publications

  • Ferrier-Kerr, J. (2017). Adding to the tool kit: Using video to enhance the practice of coaches and mentors. In Learnfest. Conference held at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

  • Adam, A., Ferrier-Kerr, J., & Ussher, B. (2017). Better to be loud and clear: A collaborative approach to qualitative analysis. In NZARE 2017 Conference. Conference held at the University of waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

  • Ferrier-Kerr, J. (2017). #transforming teaching practice. In Learnfest. Conference held at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

  • Ferrier-Kerr, J., & Adam, A. (2017). Neighbourhood collegiality and mutual generosity: Fostering collaboration through a school cluster. In NZARE Conference 2017. Conference held at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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