Associate Professor Wendy H Fox

Wendy Fox

Associate Professor


Education; Teaching and Learning; Technology; Technology Education

Qualifications: PhD

Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Fox-Turnbull, AProf Wendy 7880 wfoxturn TC.1.04A Te Hononga Curriculum and Pedagogy

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Papers Taught

Research Supervised

From 1998-2017 Wendy taught into all technology education courses in the Bachelor, Masters and Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning (Primary) and Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning (secondary) programmes at the Christchurch College of Education and then the University of Canterbury’s College of Education post-merger in 2006. Also taught regularly into professional studies and practice,  inquiry learning and assessment in education  courses for primary initial teacher education programmes.

At the University of Waikato  also teaches into technology education, professional studies and practice courses  as well curriculum theory  and science education papers. Wendy currently has six PhD students.

Research Interests

Research special interests include authentic learning in technology education, the role and nature of effective conversation in learning and teaching and learning approaches for the 21st Century. She has presented regularly at PATT and other international technology education conferences and published in a range of journals and books in the field of technology education.

Recent Publications

  • Fox-Turnbull, W. H. (2018). [Review of Mastering Primary Design and Technology by Gill Hope]. Design and Technology Education: An International Journal, 23(2), 216-223. Retrieved from

  • Grigg, T. M., Fox-Turnbull, W. H., & Culpan, I. (2018). Retained primitive reflexes: Perceptions of parents who have used Rhythmic Movement Training with their children. Journal of Child Health Care, 1-13. doi:10.1177/1367493518760736

  • Zaka, P., Fox-Turnbull, W. H., & Docherty, P. (2018). Student engagement and empowerment in a flipped engineering dynamics classroom. In FLANZ (pp. 28-33). Massey University, Palmerston North.

  • Doucherty, P., Fox-Turnbull, W. H., & Zaka, P. (2017). Development of a flipped classroom approach for teaching foundational engineering dynamics. In P. J. Willliams (Ed.), Technology: An holistic approach to education (pp. 22-30). University of Waikato: Technology Environmental Mathematics and Science (TEMS) Education Research Centre.

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