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Dr Teresa Ball

Senior Tutor

Institute of Education

I'm a Senior Lecturer and have been at Massey University for a number of years. I have taught across all age groups (primary, secondary and tertiary). My teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level is in the Professional Studies/ Teaching Studies areas, and at post-graduate level is in Assessment of Learning and Teaching; it has, therefore, embraced the four foundational educational disciplines: ie. Psychology - Developmental and Educational; Sociology of Education; History of Education; and Philosophy of Education.

My present teaching focus is Educational Psychology with an emphasis on Learning Theory, Pedagogy, Assessment, and Management of Learning and Behaviour. I currently coordinate two papers a 3rd Year practicum paper and a post-graduate Assessment paper. I also teach in other practicum papers.

I have been involved in post-graduate supervision and the theses I have supervised and examined have focussed on a variety of historical, educational psychology and pedagogogical issues in teacher education.

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Research Expertise

Research Interests

My research interests involve different dimensions of learning to teach, either at the ITE stage, particularly during practicum, or as a Beginning Teacher. This relies primarily on two educational disciplines; History of Education and Psychology of Education. I'm interested in investigating Post-structural and Social Constructivist theoretical approaches. The research methodologies that I have employed focus mainly on historical analysis, case study, self study and action research.

Keywords

My area of expertise lies with Initial Teacher Education, with a particular emphasis on the two disciplines of Educational Pyschology and History of Education

Research Outputs

Journal

Ball, T. (2011). Rubbing off the corners: The rite of passage of the teacher trainee in 20th century New Zealand. Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 36(11), 80-105
[Journal article]Authored by: Ball, T.
Openshaw, R., & Ball, T. (2006). New Zealand teacher education: Progression or prescription?. Education Research Perspectives. 33(2), 102-123
[Journal article]Authored by: Ball, T.
Openshaw, R., & Ball, T. (2006). New Zealand teacher education: Progression or prescription?. Education Research and Perspectives. 33(2), 102-123
[Journal article]Authored by: Ball, T.

Book

Openshaw, R., & Ball, T. (2008). New Zealand. In T. O'Donoghue, & C. Whitehead (Eds.) Teacher Education in the English Speaking World. (pp. 155 - 172). Charlotte, NC, USA: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
[Chapter]Authored by: Ball, T.
Ball, T., Russell, B., & Smales, J. (2005). Facing the realities of being a beginning teacher. In P. Adams, K. Vossler, & C. Scrivens (Eds.) Teachers' Work in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 279 - 295). Southbank, VIC: Thomson Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Ball, T.
Openshaw, R., & Ball, T. (2005). Shifting conceptions of teachers and teacher education. In P. Adams, K. Vossler, & C. Scrivens (Eds.) Teachers' Work in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 88 - 102). Southbank, VIC: Thomson/Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Ball, T.

Thesis

Ball, T. (2009). Desirable models of behaviour: Learning to teach as a rite of passage. An historical study of initial teacher education in New Zealand.. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, New Zealand)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Ball, T.

Report

Ball, T. (2010). Monitor's Report. Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Ball, T.
Ball, T., & Benson, B. (2009). Variation to an Approved Qualification Leading to Registration as a Teacher: Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood Ki Taiao.. Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Ball, T.
Benson, B., Hellstrom, J., Haigh, M., Ball, T., Roberts, N., & Grant, B. (2009). Re-Approval of Qualifications Leading to Registration as a Teacher: Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood); Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood Ki Taiao. Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Ball, T.
Ball, T. (2008). Monitor's Report. Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Ball, T.
Ball, T. (2006). Monitor's Report. Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Ball, T.

Conference

Ball, T., & Burgess, TA. (2005, August). The start of a professional journey: How are beginning teachers being supported. Presented at Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand Conference. Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ball, T.
Ball, T., & Russell, B.(2001). Moving on: Transitions between schools and colleges of education.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Ball, T.
Ball, T., & Russell, B. (2001, July). Moving on: transitions between schools and colleges of education. Presented at 8th International Literacy and Education Conference on Learning. Spetses, Greece.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ball, T.
Ball, T., & Burgess, TA. (2000, August). Sink or swim? Induction for beginning teachers. Presented at Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand (TEFANZ) Conference 2000. Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ball, T.
Ball, T., & Burgess, TA. (2000, August). Sink or swim? Induction for beginning teachers. Presented at TEFANZ Conference 2000. Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ball, T.

Supervision and Teaching

Teaching

I'm a Senior Tutor and the Coordinator of the 4 year BEd/Tchg (Primary)/ Dip Ed Studs Programme. have been at Massey University for a number of years. I have taught across all age groups (primary, secondary and tertiary). My teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level is in the Professional Studies/ Teaching Studies areas, and at post-graduate level is in Assessment of Learning and Teaching; it has, therefore, embraced the four foundational educational disciplines: ie. Psychology - Developmental and Educational; Sociology of Education; History of Education; and Philosophy of Education.

My present teaching focus is Educational Psychology with an emphasis on Learning Theory, Motivation, Pedagogy, Assessment, and Classroom Management. I currently coordinate two Practicum papers at the 3rd and 4th Year level, coordinate the Learning and Motivation paper and teach the Educational Psychology paper.

I have been involved in post-graduate supervision and the theses I have supervised and examined have focussed on a variety of historical, educational psychology and pedagogogical issues in teacher education.

Courses Coordinated

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