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Dr Kerry Earl Rinehart

Kerry Earl Rinehart

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BEd Cant, MEd Waik, PhD, Waik


Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Earl Rinehart, Dr Kerry 4506 kearl TL.3.12 Te Hononga Curriculum and Pedagogy

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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, research methods, 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 (teachers and school leaders), student voice, personalised learning, online learning, teachers’ beliefs about technology use in classrooms, and teacher appraisal.

Recent Publications

  • Earl Rinehart, K. (2018). Researchers as poets: Anonymity and fidelity in crafting participant “portraits”. Qualitative Inquiry, 1-4. doi:10.1177/1077800418787555

  • Swanson, C., Earl Rinehart, K., & Mills, J. (2018). Focusing on teachers as learners in professional learning communities. Teachers and Curriculum, 18(1), 1-5. doi:10.15663/tandc.v18i1.322 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11932

  • Mills, J., Earl Rinehart, K., & Swanson, C. (2018). Introduction to papers in this issue. Teachers and Curriculum, 18(1), 7-8. doi:10.15663/tandc.v18i1.323 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11919

  • Earl Rinehart, K. (2018). On the table: Four tenets of (Deweyan) contemporary pragmatism. In Fourteenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA.

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