Dr Kerry Earl Rinehart

Kerry Earl Rinehart

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BEd Cant, MEd Waik, PhD, Waik

Papers Taught

About Kerry

After qualifying as a primary teacher in Christchurch I taught for 15 years mostly in New Zealand primary settings. I have also worked in eEducation research and development.

Currently I am a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education and teach undergraduate compulsory papers in professional practice, curriculum and assessment, and optional papers on eEducation and curriculum integration. I also, at times, teach papers on digital learning and Middle Schooling at graduate level.

My research has looked at innovative practices and changes to teachers’ work. My PhD study was based on an interest in how people’s work is judged formally, by others and by ‘self’, titled Judging what they do: Formal, Informal and Self Appraisal of New Zealand (Rural) Primary School Principals. To date I have supervised directed studies and masters theses on feedback, enhancing learning in innovative ways, student voice, personalised learning, online learning, teachers’ beliefs about technology use in classrooms, and teacher appraisal.

Recent Publications

  • Earl, K., & Swanson, C. (2017). Teaching is political: Introduction. Teachers and Curriculum, 17(1), 3-5. Retrieved from Open Access version:

  • Price, G., & Earl, K. (2017). An interview: Making art as a dialogue with materials, moments and motivations. Teachers and Curriculum, 17(1), 101-108. Retrieved from

  • Earl Rinehart, K. (2017). Principals in relationship: Work, roles and positioning. In NZARE Conference 2017. Conference held at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

  • Earl, K. (2016). Getting closer: Degrees of anonymity when re-presenting participants using different text forms. In Twelfth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. Conference held at Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA.

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