International Visitors - College of Education, Health and Human Development - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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International Visitors to the College of Education, Health and Human Development

Information about the Canterbury Erskine and Canterbury Grants, Visiting Erskine and Canterbury Fellowships, along with Grants and Fellowships under the Cambridge/Canterbury Academic Exchange and the Oxford/Canterbury Academic Exchange is available from the Erskine Programme.

2016

Health Sciences

Professor Robert Didden
Visiting Erskine Fellow

Behavioural Science Institute of the Radboud University at Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Clinical and research interests include psychopathology and interventions for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Dr John Luckner
Visiting Erskine Fellow

University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado, USA
Research interests include literacy, teacher preparation, social-emotional development and the provision of appropriate services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.

Professor Rob Wilton
Visiting Erskine Fellow

McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Research interests include the geographies of disability, mental health, and addiction, particularly as these relate to workplaces and urban public spaces.

2015

Educational Studies and Leadership

Professor Marilyn Fleer
Visiting Erskine Fellow

Monash University, Australia
Early childhood Education – the early stages of concept formation and how playtime can help promote children’s imagination, and the more ‘rational’ thinking later on as adults

Dr Kristine Black-Hawkins
Visiting Cambridge Fellow

University of Cambridge, UK
Inclusive and special education and, in particular, school and classroom cultures and how they might be developed in ways that raise the achievements of all learners whilst safeguarding the inclusion of those who are more vulnerable to processes of exclusion

Professor Susan Gabel Wayne State University, Michigan, USA

Inclusive Education, Disability Studies in Education, Intellectual and Developmental Disability, International and Comparative Studies, Qualitative research methods, Critial Discourse Analysis

Rebekka Sagelsdorff Brown

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
Sociology of Education and Work, Vocational Education and Training, Social Inequality and Discrimination, Feminist Studies, Postcolonial Theory, and the Intersectionality of Race, Class and Gender.

Associate Professor Eyup Akcetin

Balikesir University, Turkey
Data Mining and Gamification of Education as well as Simulation, e-Learning and Simulation of Distance Education Courses   

Health Sciences

Professor Ilsa Schwarz
Visiting Erskine Fellow

University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, USA
Research investigations include working with children who are deaf or hearing impaired, components of reading comprehension with particular focus on vocabulary (basic concept acquisition), phonological awareness, and decoding (including spelling).

Dr Chris Bain
Visiting Erskine Fellow

Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Australia

Teacher Education

Distinguished Professor Jeff Wilhelm

Boise State University, USA
Most recently, he studied adolescent boys and their reading, attitudes, aspirations, and the school opportunities available to them for actualizing and performing different ways of being literate.

Dr Jennifer Tupper

University of Regina, Canada
Teaching and research interests include gender and education, curriculum development, social studies, treaty and intercultural approaches to education.

Science and Technology Education Research hub

Professor Dr. Luiz Caldeira Brant
de Tolentino Neto

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria – RS, Brazil
Implementation of the science curriculum in NZ schools

From the A-V-C Māori Office

Dr Tom Cavanagh

Walden University, USA
Introducing restorative justice and restorative practices to schools; exploring how we can create peaceful and caring relationships; exploring what young people want to learn about peace; exploring how schools can use restorative practices to respond to student wrongdoing and conflict in conjunction with a culturally appropriate pedagogy of classroom relationships

2014

Sport and Physical Education

Professor Bill Evans
Visiting Canterbury Fellow

University of West Florida, USA
Inclusive and special education; social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; on-line learning

Educational Studies and Leadership

Associate Professor Brenda Bushouse

University of Massachusetts, USA
Early childhood policy, non-profit governance, and policy making processes

Professor Jayne Osgood

London Metropolitan University, UK
Gender and Early Childhood Education, Discourse Analytic Methods, Feminist Theory, Education Policy, (Professional) Identity Constructions and Childhood and the Family

Professor Paul Resta
Visiting Canterbury Fellow

The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Web-based learning environments, computer-supported collaborative learning, and the infusion of technology into teacher education programs

Professor Peter Twining

 

The Open University, UK
The future of education - this includes looking at how to change education systems from the inside and rethinking education systems from scratch

Science and Technology Education Research hub

Associate Professor Ryan Sweeder

Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University, USA
Research on undergraduate science teaching at Michigan State and some innovative approaches that could be applied at UC.


Health Sciences

Professor Getnet Tadele

 

Addis Ababa University
Research on Medical Sociology/Anthropology, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

2013

Educational Studies and Leadership

Professor Susan Gabel
Visiting Fulbright Specialist

Chapman University, USA
Inclusive Education, Disability Studies in Education, Intellectual and Developmental Disability, International and Comparative Studies, Qualitative research methods, Critial Discourse Analysis

Sport and Physical Education

Professor Bill Evans
Visiting Canterbury Fellow

University of West Florida, USA
Inclusive and special education; social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; on-line learning

2012

Literacies and Arts in Education

Professor Paul Bacsich
Visiting Canterbury Fellow

Matic Media Ltd., UK
E-learning and higher education

Dr Kate Cain
Visiting Canterbury Fellow

Lancaster University, UK
Different cognitive and language related skills underpinning the development of written and spoken language comprehension both atypical and typical development

Sciences and Physical Education

Professor Michael McNamee
Visiting Canterbury Fellow

Swansea University, UK
Applied, medical, research, sport ethics and sport medicine ethics; olympism and sport philosophy

2011

Literacies and Arts in Education

Dr Scott McLeod
Visiting Canterbury Fellow

Iowa State University, USA
Educational leadership and ICT, including e-learning and teaching

Māori, Social and cultural Studies in Education

Professor Elizabeth Jones
Visiting Canterbury Fellow

Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Practitioner-orientated research; action research; Poststructuralist theory

2010

Educational Studies and Human Development

Dr David Mills
Visiting Oxford Fellow

University of Oxford, UK
Doctoral education & supervision, academic practice & reform in 'research economy', history of social sciences, ethnography, higher education Africa

2009

Educational Studies and Human Development

Professor Peter Bryant
Visiting Canterbury Fellow

University of Oxford, UK
Developmental psychology, psychology of learning and education

Literacies and Arts in Education

Professor Bridget Somekh
Visiting Canterbury Fellow

Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
ICT in education & action research, process of innovation & management of change