Ms Sara J Archard
Early Childhood Learning; Education; E-Education; Teacher Education; Teacher Professional Learning/Development; Teaching and Learning
Qualifications: MEd University of Waikato: Bachelor of Teaching with Honours University of Waikato
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2013 Nola Campbell Memorial Elearning Teaching Excellence Award
My key research interests lie in initial teacher education and, in particular, the use of digital technologies to support and enhance learning, teaching and research in initial teacher education and the early childhood sector.
In initial teacher education my research is grounded in relational eLearning pedagogy that includes the eLearning experience from a student perspective. This is reflected in my current PhD study entitled “How student teachers perceive their relationships over time with teacher educators in an online initial early childhood teacher educator programme in Aotearoa New Zealand. I am also exploring how the use of social media can enhance learning relationships in eLearning environments.
In the early childhood sector my research focus is the digital habitus of children and how it is recognised and responded to in early childhood settings in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Finally, I am exploring the use of digital story-telling as a methodology to capture voices and reflection of research participants. This research includes the voices of children and families with English as an additional language attending playgroups and also the experience and understanding of learning.
Archard, S. (2017). Nice weather we’re having – The place of ‘Chat’ in nurturing learning relationships between student-teachers and lecturers in online initial teacher education programmes. In 2017 Annual Learning and Teaching Conference. Conference held at the University of York, York, United Kingdon.
Archard, S. J. B. (2016). The place and space for humour in online initial teacher education programmes. In Humour 1st Global Meeting. Conference held at Mansfield College, Oxford, UK.
Archard, S., & Archard, S. (2016). Voices of Playgroup: Connecting pedagogy and understandings of early childhood education. Early Childhood Folio, 20(1), 20-24. doi:10.18296/ecf.0019
Archard, S., & Archard, S. (2016). Jessica connects: A case study focussing on one child’s use of information and communication technology (ICT) in an early childhood education setting. In V. Sharma, & A. Brink (Eds.), Childhood Through The Looking Glass (pp. 129-139). Oxford, United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary Press. Open Access version: hdl:https://hdl.handle.net/10289/108
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