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Dr Elizabeth Reinsfield

Elizabeth Reinsfield

Senior lecturer; Programme Leader of the Graduate Diploma of Teaching

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

About Elizabeth

2019: Awardee for the Technology Education New Zealand (TENZ): Outstanding teacher educator in technology. Member of NCEA Achievement Standard Reference Group (2019), Curriculum Essence Review Group (Technology) (2019), and the ITE Approval, Monitoring and Review Panel (Teaching Council) (2019).

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), International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology (2019), Australasian Journal for Technology Education (2020).

Reviewer for PATT38, STEM2019, STEM2020, TENZ2017, TENZ2019 Conferences.

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

Examples of supervised Phd/Masters research:

  • Climate change strikes: Action to engage and empower learners
  • The nature of flipped secondary classrooms in China
  • Living Landscapes: Special Places, Special People:  Honouring our bicultural commitment in local curriculum in New Zealand
  • 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 the technology curriculum. Aligned with this, is interest in the opportunity that the technology curriculum provides, to enhance innovative thinking and future-focused responses to societal need.

In 2019, Liz lead the Mātanga project - a national professional learning programme (PLP) for Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary technology teachers in New Zealand.  The focus of this PLP was to provide the opportunity for teachers to engage with and adopt new ways of teaching the technology 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.

Publications

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

Wang, V., Torrisi-Steele, G. & Reinsfield, E. (Under review). ICT's transformative learning potential in adult education: Epistemological perspectives.

Reinsfield, E. & Fox-Turnbull, W. (In press). A new approach to professional learning and development for technology teachers in New Zealand: Developing networks of expertise. Australasian Journal of Technology Education.

Reinsfield, E. (In press). 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.

Reinsfield, E., Williams, P. J. & Moye, J. J. (In Press). The Legacy Project: P. J. Williams. International Technology and Engineering Educators Association.

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 for 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 for Technology and Design Education. doi: 10.1007/s10798-019-09497-6

Reinsfield, E. (2018). Integrating Digital Technologies into the New Zealand curriculum: Future-focused and technological ways of thinking. Australasian Journal of Technology Education. http://dx.doi.org/10.15663/ajte.v5i0.64

Reinsfield, E. (2018). Secondary technology teachers’ perceptions and practice: Digital Technology and a future-focused curriculum in New Zealand. Waikato Journal of Education, 23(2), 61-74. doi: 10.15663/wje.v23i2.581.

Reinsfield, E. (2018). 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. Retrieved from http://www.ajte.org/index.php/AJTE/article/view/54

Reinsfield, E. (2018). The potential for a future-focused curriculum in New Zealand: The perceptions and practice of six secondary school technology teachers (Doctoral thesis). Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11939

Reinsfield, E. & Williams, P. J. (2018). 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.

Conferences

Reinsfield, E. & Fox, W. (Abstract accepted). 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.

Reinsfield, E. (2018, October). A future-focused technology education curriculum in New Zealand: The implications for Initial Teacher Education Programmes. In the AATE Conference. Hamilton. New Zealand.

Reinsfield, E. (2018, October). Future-focused approaches to the New Zealand Curriculum: An integrated approach. Paper presented at the AATE Conference. Hamilton. New Zealand.

Reinsfield, E. (2018, July). A future-focused technology education curriculum in New Zealand: The implications for Initial Teacher Education Programmes. In the ATEA/TEFANZ Conference. Melbourne, Australia.

Reinsfield, E. (2017b, 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 realistic 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. (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.

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

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).

Collaborative projects

Reinsfield, E. & Fox, W. (2018 - 2019). The Mātanga project: Exploring technology teachers’ perceptions and engagement with curriculum-focused professional learning and development.

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.

Recent Publications

  • 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., & Fox-Turnbull, W. (2019). The Mātanga project: An opportunity for technology teachers in New Zealand to shine.. In TENZ Conference: Reflect, Innovate, Shine, Educate. Auckland, New Zealand.

  • 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

  • Reinsfield, E. (2019). The Matanga project: PLD for a revised curriculum. New Zealand Interface. Retrieved from https://interfaceonline.co.nz/

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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: reinsl@waikato.ac.nz
Room: TC3.30