Dr Teresa S Fernandez

Teresa Fernandez

Senior Tutor

Qualifications: PhD, MEd University of Waikato; BSc Singapore University

About Teresa

I am the convener for Bridging Physics and Bridging General Science at the University of Waikato College Te Kura Huanui. I teach Physics, General Science and Critical Thought in the Bridging Programmes. I am also in charge of the STEM Academy in the College which includes students from six STEM papers - Calculus, Mathematics & Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and General Science. My interest is in Education especially science education  and supporting students to succeed.

Recent Publications

  • Fernandez, T., & Granger, R. (2014). English for specific purposes in bridging physics: A cross-disciplinary approach. In Foundation and Bridging Educators New Zealand (FABENZ) Conference. bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Tauranga, New Zealand.

  • Fernandez, T. S., & Gardyne, S. J. (2013). Getting comfortable with science: A general science course for gaining scientific literacy and confidence in teaching science. In Create & Collaborate: Foundation & Bridging Educators New Zealand Inaugural Confference (pp. 96-105). New Zealand: Ako Aotearoa.

  • Fernandez, T., & Gardyne, S. (2010). New bridging science paper: Development and implementation. In New Zealand Association of Bridging Educators 9th National Conference. Conference held at Wellington, New Zealand.

  • Fernandez, T. S. (2008). Development and Implementation of Mandated Curriculum Change. Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller.

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