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Mrs Bernadette B Hiha

Bernadette Hiha

Reading Recovery Tutor

Qualifications: Masters of Education (First class Hons.) Postgraduate Diploma of Education, Diploma of Reading Recovery Tutors, Advanced Diploma of Teaching,Certificate in Maori Studies

About Bernadette

Bernadette’s specialist interests are Reading Recovery and effective practice with diverse learners.

Bernadette views teaching as an ongoing enterprise in which knowledge is shared, developed and refined. In 2009 she completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Education closely followed in 2012 by her Master’s in Education with first class honours. Other educational qualifications include Diploma for Reading Recovery Tutors, Certificate in Maori Studies and Advanced Diploma of Teaching. Bernadette was also a participant In-service teacher educator (ISTE) in the In-service Teacher Education Practice (INSTEP) Project.

Bernadette has published work in The New Zealand Reading Council Forum: Active social participation in professional learning and republished in the Good Teacher Magazine. Her work highlights the professional advantages to classroom teachers’ practice of moderating children’s work in a collaborative environment.

Hiha, B. (2012). Active social participation in professional learning. Reading Forum NZ27(2), 10-21.

Hiha, B. (2013). Assessment and the practice of moderation. The Good Teacher Magazine. (4), 5-11.


Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Hiha, Mrs Bernadette 027 200 0548 bhiha FoE Institute of Professional Learning

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