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Last updated 13 September 2013 13:18 by NZTecAdmin

Dr. Marcia Johnson BA, MA PhD Education, University of Toronto

Director - Student Learning

Marcia Johnson is Director, Student Learning, University of Waikato. She has a PhD in educational technology from the University of Toronto and has taught educational computing and applied linguistics in Canada, Japan, and New Zealand. Her research interests focus on eLearning and academic literacy development at tertiary level. Recent projects include critical evaluation of eLearning approaches across academic disciplines at Waikato and an investigation of the research and writing needs of doctoral students. She has developed cohort programs to improve educational outcomes for both undergraduate and postgraduate ‘at risk’ students by addressing their key academic literacy needs.

Bronwen Cowie BSc, MSc (Hons), PhD Waikato

Associate Professor

Bronwen has worked on a number of large national research and evaluation projects. She has extensive experience in classroom-based research with years 1 to 10 teachers and students. Most recently, she was leader of a two-year study into culturally responsive pedagogy and assessment in science primary classrooms. She was a co-leader on two Curriculum implementation exploratory studies which were joint WMIER/NZCER projects for the Ministry of Education. She is a co-director of the Science Learning Hub, which is a MSI initiative to make New Zealand science accessible to New Zealand teachers via a multimedia web-based resource.

Margie Hohepa BA, MA (Hons I), DipT, PhD Auckland (Ngāpuhi, Te Ati Awa)

Associate Professor

Margie is an Associate Professorship in the Faculty of Education, University of Waikato. She has taught in the primary school sector and Te Kōhanga Reo. Her research areas include Māori educational leadership and learning and development in Māori medium educational contexts, particularly in relation to language & literacy. She is one of the writers of the School Leadership BES. She was also a member of the appointed Literacy Experts Group, which provided advice to the New Zealand Government on the direction for literacy in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Jan Martin BA (Soc Sci), Dip Ed, MEd Leadership (Hons), Dip T, J.P

Jan is the Development Manager of the Faculty of Education at the University of Waikato. Jan has worked with adult educators in REAP programmes, in Community Education, as a school principal and as a school adviser.

She is particularly interested in leadership development, particularly as it relates to improved outcomes for students. She is also very interested in the involvement of parents, whānau and the wider community in educational organisations.

Jan has completed the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme and is currently studying for a Graduate Diploma in Disputes Resolution.

Dr Sue Dymock BSocSc, MEd, PhD

Sue is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Education, University of Waikato. Sue’s research and teaching interests are in reading comprehension, reading acquisition, reading difficulties, and dyslexia.

She is an active researcher in the field of reading and has published many articles, chapters, and books on reading comprehension. Sue has extensive experience working with pre- and in-service primary teachers as well as tutors and educators in the adult sector.

Sue was a member of the development team for the Learning Progressions for Adult Literacy and Starting Points: Supporting the Learning Progressions for Adult Literacy.

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