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Mrs 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.


Contact Details

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

Research Supervised

Examples of supervised Masters research (2017):

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

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

- Does programming have a place in the mathematics secondary classroom?

Research Interests

My research interests include secondary teachers' readiness to interpret and enact the curriculum. My doctorate  explores how secondary technology teachers' perceptions influence their engagement with the New Zealand curriculum.

I have been recently been awarded funding to

  • develop understanding of the pedagogical opportunities available for secondary technology teachers who are motivated to teach the curriculum within a future-focused context.
  • explore how teachers can foster learner-centred approaches to pedagogy within an ILE and an integrated curriculum.

Collaborative projects

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 uncertainty of a future-focused curriculum in New Zealand: The perceptions and practice of six secondary school technology teachers. Australasian Journal of Technology Education.

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.

Conference Presentations

Reinsfield, E. (2017, 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. (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

To commence 2018: Technology Education in New Zealand: Secondary school ILEs (The TENZSile Project).


Recent Publications

  • Reinsfield, E., & Williams, P. J. (2017). New Zealand secondary technology teachers’ perceptions: “technological” or “technical” thinking?. International Journal of Technology and Design Education. doi:10.1007/s10798-017-9418-z

  • Reinsfield, E., & Williams, J. (2015). Exploring teachers' enactment of the technology curriculum. In TENZ Conference 2015. Conference held at Waikato Institute of Technology (WinTec), Hamilton, New Zealand.

  • Reinsfield, E. (2014). Secondary school technology education in New Zealand: Does it do what it says on the box?. Teachers and Curriculum, 14(1), 47-53. doi:10.15663/tandc.v14i1.94 Open Access version: hdl:https://hdl.handle.net/10289/115

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