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Dr Elizabeth Reinsfield

Elizabeth Reinsfield

Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Programmes; Senior lecturer

Qualifications: BEd.Hons (Design & Technology); MEd.; PhD

About Elizabeth

2021" Awardee for the Technology Education New Zealand (TENZ) Outstanding  Technology Education Researcher Award

2020: Awardee for the TEFANZ Emerging Researcher in Teacher Education Award.

2019: Awardee for the TENZ Outstanding Teacher Educator in Technology. Member of NCEA Achievement Standard Reference Group (2019); Curriculum Essence Review Group (Technology) (2019); Teaching Council interim Initial Teacher Education panel member and trained for TE Approval, Monitoring and Review Panels.

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

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

Reviewer: Australasian Journal for Technology Education (AJoTE), Teachers and Curriculum, and PATT38, STEM2019, STEM2020, TENZ2017, TENZ2019, DATTArc20 Conferences.

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

Examples of supervised Phd/Masters research:

  • Climate change strikes: Action to engage and empower learners
  • Setting the Bush Alight: A Local Curriculum Becomes a Living Curriculum
  • Technology teachers’ perceptions of creativity in an Intermediate school setting
  • Soso’o le fau i le fau – Join hibiscus fibre to hibiscus fibre, Unity is strength: The use of digital technology systems to enable and support critical factors for Pasifika learner success in tertiary environments

Research Interests

Liz’s research interests include:

- teachers’ engagement with and enactment of curriculum

- programme design and development in Initial Teacher Education

She was a member of the NCEA Achievement Standard Reference Group, and worked on the 2019 Curriculum Essence Review Group (2019).

Also in 2019, Liz led the Mātanga project - a national professional learning programme (PLP) for Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary technology teachers in New Zealand to engage with, make-meaning of, and enact the curriculum. This was particularly pertinent because of the recent curriculum revision, and consequent emphasis on Digital Technology.  As a result of this work, she was given the Technology Education New Zealand (TENZ) Award: Outstanding Teacher Educator in Technology.

In 2020, Liz received the TEFANZ Emerging Researcher in Teacher Education Award.

Publications

Reinsfield, E.,  Coleman, C. & Sharma, S. (Under review). The changing nature of Initial Teacher Education partnerships: Implementation and practice.  Australian Journal of Teacher Education.

Reinsfield, E. (In Press). The potential for a future-focused curriculum in New Zealand: Strategies to navigate thresholds of understanding for practice. Contemporary Research in Technology Education (Volume 3). Springer.

Reinsfield, E., Eames, C. &  Fox-Turnbull, W. (2021).  Quality STEM education.  Teachers and Curriculum, 21,  5-8. https://www.tandc.ac.nz/tandc/article/view/387/413

Reinsfield, E. (2021). The technology education curriculum in New Zealand: Implications for Initial Teacher Education programmes. Australasian Journal of Technology Education. https://ajte.org/index.php/AJTE/article/view/85

Reinsfield, E. (2021). Thinking about the future for learning: ILE realities and possibilities. Pedagogies and partnerships in innovative learning environments: Case studies from New Zealand contexts. Springer. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-16-5711-5.

Fox-Turnbull, W. & Reinsfield, E. (2021). Technology across boundaries: Preserve or perish. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 1-17. DOI: 10.1007/s10798-021-09700-7.

Fox, W., Reinsfield, E. & Forret, M. (2021). Technology Education in New Zealand: A guide for teachers. Routledge.

Reinsfield, E. & Lee, K. (2021). Exploring the technology teacher shortage in New Zealand: The implications for quality teaching and learning. International Journal of Technology and Design Education. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10798-021-09668-4

Fox-Turnbull, W. & Reinsfield, E. (2020). Technology teacher education in New Zealand. International technology teacher education in the Asia-Pacific region. Central  University of  Science and Technology. Taiwan, China. https://eric.ed.gov/?q=Lung-Sheng+Lee&id=ED613315

Reinsfield, E. (2020). Time to re-conceptualise the role of secondary schools in New Zealand: Looking ahead to the future in technology education. International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology. DOI: 10.4018/IJAET.2020040104

Reinsfield, E. & Fox-Turnbull, W. (2020). A new approach to professional learning and development for technology teachers in New Zealand: Developing networks of expertise. Australasian Journal of Technology Education. Retrieved from https://ajte.org/index.php/AJTE/article/view/67

Reinsfield, E., Williams, P. J. & Moye, J. J. (2020). The Legacy Project: P. J. Williams. International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. Retrieved from https://www.iteea.org/File.aspx?id=174361&v=d3974aaa

Wang, V., Torrisi-Steele, G. & Reinsfield, E. (2020). Transformative learning, epistemology and technology in adult education. Journal of Adult and Continuing Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/1477971420918602

Reinsfield, E. (2019). Technology teacher education: Best Practice. In Encyclopedia for Teacher Education. Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2F978-981-13-1179-6_161-1.pdf

Buntting, K. & Reinsfield, E. (2019). Technology teacher education in New Zealand. In Encyclopedia for Teacher Education. Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-981-13-1179-6_164-1

Williams, P. J., Milne, L., Reinsfield, E. & Lee, K. (2019). A critical perspective on technology education in New Zealand. Journal of the Japan Society of Technology Education,  61(1), 64 -79.

Reinsfield, E. (2019). A future-focused conception of the New Zealand curriculum: Culturally responsive approaches to technology education. International Journal of Technology and Design Education. doi: 10.1007/s10798-019-09510-y

Reinsfield, E. (2019). The Mātanga project: Future-focused professional learning and development by teachers for teachers. Interface magazine. Retrieved from https://interfaceonline.co.nz/2019/02/28/the-matanga-project-pld-for-a-revised-curriculum/

Reinsfield, E. (2019). A future-focused approach to the technology education curriculum: The disparity between intent and practice. International Journal of Technology and Design Education. doi: 10.1007/s10798-019-09497-6

Conferences

Reinsfield, E. (2021, April). Cross-generational ways of thinking about technological innovation in New Zealand: Looking towards international representation. Pupils Attitudes Towards Technology Conference, Turku University, Finland.

Reinsfield, E. & Fox, W. (2021, April). The Mātanga project: Developing a self-sustaining model for technology teacher education for and within the New Zealand community. Pupils Attitudes Towards Technology Conference, Turku University, Finland.

Reinsfield, E. & Fox, W. (2019, October). The Mātanga project: An opportunity for technology teachers in New Zealand to shine. Paper presented at the Technology Education New Zealand Conference. Auckland, New Zealand.

Seminar presentations

Reinsfield, E. (2019, September). Creative assessment options. In the Te Kura Toi Tangata Division of Education Speedy Professional Development sessions. University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Reinsfield, E. & Fox, W. (2019, June). The Mātanga project: A future-focused approach to professional learning and development in technology education in New Zealand. In the Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education Colloquium. University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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.

Funded research projects

Getting ready for student teacher readiness: Exploring the implementation stage of Initial Teacher Education Programmes at the University of Waikato (2021).

Exploring the thresholds for innovation in New Zealand: Cross-generational representations of technological thinking (2020).

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. (2021). Thinking about the future for learning: ILE realities and possibilities. In N. Wright, & E. Khoo (Eds.), Pedagogy and Partnerships in Innovative Learning Environments (pp. 207-224). Singapore: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-16-5711-5_11

  • Reinsfield, E., & Fox-Turnbull, W. (2021). The Mātanga Project. Developing a self-sustaining model for technology teacher education for and within the New Zealand community. In Techne Serices Vol. 28 (pp. 375-384). Rauma, Finland 2021.

  • Reinsfield, E., & Lee, K. (2021). Exploring the technology teacher shortage in New Zealand: the implications for quality teaching and learning. International Journal of Technology and Design Education. doi:10.1007/s10798-021-09668-4

  • Fox-Turnbull, W., & Reinsfield, E. (2021). Technology across boundaries: preserve or perish. International Journal of Technology and Design Education. doi:10.1007/s10798-021-09700-7

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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


Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: TC3.30