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Dr Elizabeth Reinsfield

Elizabeth Reinsfield

Lecturer

Keywords

Adult Education; Curriculum; Education; Education Policy; Education Research; E-Education; E-Learning; Leadership; Learning; Learning and Education; Learning Centered Leadership; Learning Environment; Learning in Science and Technology; Pedagogy; Professional Studies in Education; Psychology; Teacher Education; Teacher Professional Learning/Development; Teaching; Teaching and Learning; Teaching Ethics and Professionalism; Technology; Technology Education; Tertiary Education

Qualifications: BEd. (Design and Technology); MEd.; PhD


Contact Details

Email: reinsl@waikato.ac.nz
Room: TC4.04

Papers Taught

About Elizabeth

Nominated for Excellence in Tertiary Teaching and the Nola Campbell e-learning Excellence Awards in 2018.

Editorial Board Member: Waikato Journal of Education (2018 - date).

Research Supervised

Examples of supervised Masters/Phd research:

- Ways of supporting teachers' professional learning in a future-focused, Primary school setting.

- Technology teachers’ perceptions of creativity in an Intermediate school setting

- The nature of flipped secondary classrooms in China

- Culturally responsive pedagogy and student transitions in technology classrooms

- Tikanga in technology education

Research Interests

My research interests include teachers' readiness and preparedness to teach the curriculum. My doctorate  explored how secondary technology teachers' perceptions influenced their engagement with and enactment of the New Zealand curriculum.

During 2018-2019 I am leading a national professional learning programme for technology teachers.  The focus of this PLP is to provide the opportunity for ECE, Primary, and Secondary teachers to engage with the technology curriculum.  This is particularly pertinent because of it's recent revision, and consequent emphasis on Digital Technology.

Collaborative projects

Reinsfield, E. & Fox, W. (2018 - 2019). The Mātanga project: Exploring technology teachers’ perceptions and engagement with curriculum-focused professional learning and development.

Cooper, B., Cobb, D., Earl, K., Kay, J. M., Reinsfield, E. (2015 – date). Deciding if student teachers are ready to teach: Towards shared understandings.

Fisher, A., Archard, S., Archard, S. & Reinsfield, E. (2015- date). The big step: Transition into the tertiary context for first year initial teacher education students.

Publications

Reinsfield, E. (Under review). The Mātanga project: Future-focused professional learning and development by teachers for teachers. Interface magazine.

Williams, P. J., Milne, L., Reinsfield, E. & Lee, K. (In press). A critical perspective on technology education in New Zealand. Japan Society of Technology Education.

Reinsfield, E. (In press). A future-focused approach to the technology education curriculum: The disparity between intent and practice. International Journal for Technology and Design Education.

Reinsfield, E. (In press). Integrating digital technologies into the New Zealand Curriculum: A case study. Australasian Journal of Technology Education.

Reinsfield, E. (2018). Secondary technology teachers’ perceptions and practice: Digital Technology and a future-focused curriculum in New Zealand. Waikato Journal of Education, 23(2), 61-74. doi: 10.15663/wje.v23i2.581.

Reinsfield, E. (2018). The uncertainty of a future-focused curriculum in New Zealand: The perceptions and practice of six secondary school technology teachers. Australasian Journal of Technology Education. Retrieved from http://www.ajte.org/index.php/AJTE/article/view/54

Reinsfield, E. (2018). The potential for a future-focused curriculum in New Zealand: The perceptions and practice of six secondary school technology teachers (Doctoral thesis). Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11939

Reinsfield, E. & Williams, P. J. (2017). New Zealand secondary teachers' perceptions "Technological" or "Technical" thinking.  International Journal for Technology and Design Education. DOI 10.1007/s10798-017-9418-z

Reinsfield, E. (2016). Technology education in the New Zealand context: Disparate approaches to meaning making of the curriculum and the implications for teachers’ evolving knowledge for practice. Australasian Journal of Technology Education, 3, 1-18.

Reinsfield, E. (2016). A future focus for teaching and learning: Technology education in two New Zealand Schools. Teachers and Curriculum, 16, 67-76.

Reinsfield, E. (2015). Secondary school technology education in New Zealand: Does it do what it says on the box? Teachers and Curriculum, 14, 45-51.

Reinsfield, E. (2014). Technology to Go: Book 2. Wellington, New Zealand: Ryan Publications.

Reinsfield, E. (2013). Technology to Go: Book 1. Wellington, New Zealand: Ryan Publications.

Conferences

Reinsfield, E. (2018, October). A future-focused technology education curriculum in New Zealand: The implications for Initial Teacher Education Programmes. In the AATE Conference. Hamilton. New Zealand.

Reinsfield, E. (2018, October). Future-focused approaches to the New Zealand Curriculum: An integrated approach. Paper presented at the AATE Conference. Hamilton. New Zealand.

Reinsfield, E. (2018, July). A future-focused technology education curriculum in New Zealand: The implications for Initial Teacher Education Programmes. In the ATEA/TEFANZ Conference. Melbourne, Australia.

Reinsfield, E. (2017b, November). Technology education in New Zealand secondary schools: Time to realise future-focused and innovative practice. In New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference. Hamilton, New Zealand.

Reinsfield, E. (2017a, October). Teachers’ perceptions of the technology curriculum: The influence of the school context for meaning-making and knowledge for practice. Paper presented at the Technology Education New Zealand Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.

Fisher, A., Archard, S., Archard, S. & Reinsfield, E. (2016, November). Transitioning into initial teacher education programmes at the University of Waikato: Are students prepared and realisitc about what lies ahead? In the New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Reinsfield, E. (2016, October). Teachers’ perceptions of the technology curriculum: The “So what?” of meaning-making and knowledge for practice. In the Technology, Environmental, Mathematics and Science Education Research Centre Symposium, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Reinsfield, E. (2015, November). Technology teachers’ perceptions: Who’s in the driver’s seat? In the Technology, Environmental, Mathematics and Science Education Research Centre Symposium, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Reinsfield, E. & Williams, J. (2015, October). Exploring teachers’ enactment of the technology curriculum. Paper presented at the Technology Education New Zealand Conference, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://tenzcon.org/2015-conference/2015-conference-papers/

Bell, B. & Reinsfield, E. (2012, December). Becoming a culturally responsive teacher. In the New Zealand Associate for Research in Education Conference and Annual Meeting. Conference held at Hamilton, New Zealand.

Bell, B. & Reinsfield, E. (2012, November). Becoming a culturally responsive teacher. In the Culturally Responsive Research and Education Symposium. Conference held at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Seminar presentations

Reinsfield, E. (2018, November). A future-focused approach to the technology curriculum" Ways of thinking. In the Technology, Environmental, Mathematics and Science Education Research Centre Symposium. University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Reinsfield, E. (2017, November). Technology education: A future-focused curriculum? Presentation to the Central North Island Secondary School Principals Association. Hamilton, New Zealand.

Reinsfield, E. (2017, November). The uncertainty of a future-focused curriculum: The perceptions and practice of six secondary school technology teachers in New Zealand. In the Technology, Environmental, Mathematics and Science Education Research Centre Symposium. University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Reinsfield, E. (2016, April). Nodes for Newbies: My weekend with Nvivo. E-learning brown bag lunch, Waikato University.

Reinsfield, E. (2015, September). Back to the future: Technology Education in New Zealand. Presented at the Three Minute Thesis Competition, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Funded research projects

The Mātanga project: Exploring technology teachers’ perceptions and engagement with curriculum-focused professional learning and development (2018 - 2019).

Technology Education in New Zealand: Secondary school ILEs (The TENSZile Project) (2018).

Recent Publications

  • Reinsfield, E. (2018). A future-focused technology education curriculum in New Zealand: The implications for Initial Teacher Education Programmes. In ATEA/TEFANZ Conference. Conference held Melbourne, Australia.

  • Reinsfield, E. (2018). The uncertainty of a future-focused curriculum in New Zealand: The perceptions and practice of six secondary school technology teachers.. Australasian Journal of Technology Education, 5, 19 pages. doi:10.15663/ajte.v5i0.54 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12024

  • Reinsfield, E. (2018). The potential for a future-focused curriculum in New Zealand: The perceptions and practice of six secondary school teachers. (PhD Thesis, https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11939).

  • Reinsfield, E. (2017). Teachers’ perceptions of the technology curriculum: The influence of the school context for meaning-making and knowledge for practice.. In Technology: An holistic approach to education (pp. 254-264). Hamilton, New Zealand: Technology Environmental Mathematics and Science (TEMS) Education Research Centre. Retrieved from https://tenzcon.org/2017-conference/

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