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School of Teacher Education
+64 3 3690125
Education is diminished by ‘predictable outcomes’. In exploring the complexities of education, we are opened to innumerable possibilities.
My research is dedicated to raising social justice awareness, with a specific focus upon transformative change and pedagogical possibilities in a wide range of disciplines and research areas. I actively seek to resist approaches to education that limit our appreciation of the complexities of learning and teaching, with a view to disrupting binary and didactic enactments and promoting a pedagogy of attention. I am currently involved in projects on sustainability, anti-racism commitment, philosophy of education, early childhood education, teacher advocacy, and speculative thinking for educational change. I have research experience focussing upon poststructural analysis of gifted education, morality and ethics education, and conceptualisations of wellbeing. I also have extensive pedagogical experience as an infant and toddler specialist teacher, and in early childhood educational leadership and management. I am an active and contributing member of the Pedagogies of Possibility group, and seek research investigations that ask questions such as ‘what could be’ and ‘what if’ in order to develop a more socially just world. I am interested in doctoral candidates that can see their work aligning with my research interests, and I welcome research proposals that may prompt or provoke new thinking about education as a relational undertaking that can promote societal change.