The 2010 TEFANZ conference was held in Auckland from Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28th October. Dr Lexie Grudnoff of the Faculty of Education, University of Auckland, was the conference convenor.
Keynote Speakers were:
Professor Marilyn Cochran-Smith
Marilyn holds the Cawthorne Chair in Teacher Education for Urban Schools and directs the Doctoral Program in Curriculum and Instruction at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education. She is an internationally renowned scholar on issues related to teacher quality, teacher preparation, practitioner inquiry, and social justice and has won numerous awards for contributions to teacher education research, policy and practice.
Marilyn has been President of the American Educational Research Association (AERA); received AERA’s 2007 Research to Practice Award for her book, Practice, Policy and Politics in Teacher Education; and received AACTE’s Best Publication Award for Studying Teacher Education: The Report of the AERA Panel on Research and Teacher Education (2005), co-edited with Ken Zeichner.
In 2009 Marilyn was elected to the National Academy of Education for her pioneering work in educational research and policy development.
Dr Hazel Hagger
Dr Hazel Hagger is Emeritus Fellow, Kellogg College, Oxford University.
As Director of Graduate Studies (Professional Courses), Hazel had responsibility for the Secondary PGCE Course and for Continuing Professional Development. Hazel has lectured extensively internationally on teacher education and development.
Her research interests are in mentoring, partnerships between schools and tertiary, and the nature, acquisition and development of professional knowledge and expertise.
Current large research projects include the Developing Expertise of Beginning Teachers (DEBT) project – a longitudinal study tracking beginning teachers through initial teacher education, induction, and their second year of teaching; and an ESRC project (in collaboration with Scandinavian researchers) on Student Teachers’ Agency.
Prof Larry Ludlow
Professor Larry Ludlow is the Chair of Department of Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. His research interests include psychometrics; applied statistics; student ratings of instruction; teacher attrition models. Larry was a key member of Boston College’s Teachers for New Era research team that investigated teacher and student learning and social justice as measurable outcomes of teacher education. His current research projects include teacher development and teacher retention; cross cultural comparison of learning to teach for social justice; and computer adaptive testing in physical rehabilitation. Larry has an extensive publication record in a number of fields including teacher education, medicine and engineering.
Prof John Hattie
John Hattie is a Professor at The University of Auckland, Faculty of Education. He is internationally recognised for his expertise on research design, assessment, and for his research on effective teaching and learning. He directs the Visible Learning Laboratories and Project asTTle (Assessment Tools for Teaching and Learning) involving new assessment tools for literacy and numeracy in English and Maori. In 2006, he served as chief Moderator for New Zealand’s Performance Based Research Fund panel review process. Prior to joining the University of Auckland, John was Professor and Chair of Educational Research Methodology at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, in the USA. He has also held senior positions at the University of Western Australia, and University of New England.
While in the United States, he provided expert consultation to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (in the US), with a particular focus on the assessment of excellence of teaching and teacher preparation. John was chief moderator of the Performance Based Research Fund, President-elect of the International Test Commission, associate editor of British Journal of Educational Psychology, and is part-time cricket coach and umpire. His research interests include research methodology; structural equation modelling; meta-analysis; self- concept; and models of teaching and learning. He has published over 400 articles and presented over 350 conference papers, and supervised 160 theses students.
Hine Waitere has recently been appointed as the Director of the Indigenous Leadership Centre at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi in Whakatane. She is of Tu Wharetoa, Kahugnunu, Tainui and Tuhoe descent. She has taught extensively in general stream, bilingual, urban, rural and international schools. Hine has also been involved in pre-service and in-service teacher education at undergraduate and post graduate levels at Massey University. Her research interests have involved Maori women leaders in educational contexts across Maori immersion, bilingual and general stream programmes in the primary sector. Winner of the NZARE Rae Munro Award in 2000 for her Masters thesis was on Maori women in educational leadership; Hine was then awarded a Fulbright scholarship to undertake her PhD at Madison University with Michael Apple. Her recent work focuses on the critical reflections of Maori educators making sense of their own professional experiences and the questions they raise about an educational system that must embrace an increasingly brown student demographic. As part of a collaborative project with Waikato University she is currently engaged in the He Kakano project.
Hine has written extensively on gender, racial and cultural differences in publications such as Education and society in Aotearoa New Zealand and the New Zealand journal of teachers’ work.