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Adair Polson-Genge

Teacher Education Fellow (Senior Lecturer)

BA (Otago) DipTchg TTC

Southland Campus
Tel 64 3 211 6842
Email adair.polson-genge@otago.ac.nz

Biography

I come from a primary teaching background and have been employed in the College of Education Southland Campus since 2002. My teaching is predominately in the Primary Education area.

My current curriculum teaching responsibilities are 1st and 3rd year English, 2nd and 3rd year Social Sciences, and 1st year Music. I co-ordinate the 3rd year paper Curriculum Approaches and Innovations for the College and teach it in Southland. I teach the 1st year Education and Society tutorial groups in Southland. I co-ordinate the 3rd year practicum placements and also visit students at all levels on teaching practice.

Teaching Area

Primary Education pre-service

Research Interests

  • Initial Teacher Education
  • Literacy

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Publications

Polson-Genge, A., & Paris, J. (2014). Community funded literacy initiative: An evaluation of Southland's Literacy Starter Kit. Literacy Forum NZ, 29(2), 14-22.

Polson-Genge, A., & Paris, J. (2013). Congruent teaching. Akoranga, 9, 9-11.

Polson-Genge, A., & Paris, J. (2012). Literacy starter kit: Final research report to Rotary Club of Invercargill East. Commissioned by Rotary Club of Invercargill East. Dunedin, New Zealand: College of Education, University of Otago. 38p.

Paris, J., & Polson-Genge, A. (2011). Literacy starter kit: Research report to Rotary Club of Invercargill East. Commissioned by Rotary Club of Invercargill East. Dunedin, New Zealand: College of Education, University of Otago. 18p.

Paris, J., Polson-Genge, A., & Shanks, B. (2010). Effective pedagogy: The influence of teacher educators' practice on student teachers' practice and philosophy. Waikato Journal of Education, 15(1), 145-155.

Journal - Research Article

Polson-Genge, A., & Paris, J. (2014). Community funded literacy initiative: An evaluation of Southland's Literacy Starter Kit. Literacy Forum NZ, 29(2), 14-22.

Polson-Genge, A., & Paris, J. (2013). Congruent teaching. Akoranga, 9, 9-11.

Paris, J., Polson-Genge, A., & Shanks, B. (2010). Effective pedagogy: The influence of teacher educators' practice on student teachers' practice and philosophy. Waikato Journal of Education, 15(1), 145-155.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Polson-Genge, A. (2010). Literacy learning portfolios: Learning about effective assessment in initial teacher education programmes. Reading Forum NZ. 25(1), (pp. 11-24). [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Polson-Genge, A. (2009). Literacy learning portfolios: Learning about effective assessment in preservice programmes. Proceedings of the New Zealand Reading Association (NZRA) 33rd National Conference. Retrieved from http://www.nzra.org.nz/82/pages/44-2009-conference-presentations

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Polson-Genge, A., Campbell-O'Brien, H., & Paris, J. (2010, July). A community initiative to support early literacy through home and school partnerships. Panel discussion at the 23rd International Reading Association (IRA) World Congress, Auckland, New Zealand.

Polson-Genge, A. (2010, July). Literacy learning portfolios: An example of effective assessment practice in initial teacher education. Panel discussion at the 23rd International Reading Association (IRA) World Congress, Auckland, New Zealand.

Paris, J., Polson-Genge, A., & Shanks, B. (2009, June). Congruence between pedagogy in ITE and the New Zealand Curriculum. Verbal presentation at the Initial Teacher Education and the New Zealand Curriculum/Te Marautanga o Aotearoa Symposium, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Paris, J., Shanks, B., Livingstone, S., & Polson-Genge, A. (2008, July). Enculturation: The impact on student teachers' practice and philosophy. Verbal presentation at the Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, Maroochydore, Australia.

Paris, J., Buckley, J., Livingstone, S., Shanks, B., Kelly, M., Snowden, M., & Polson-Genge, A. (2006, July). Innovative practice: One team's approach. Verbal presentation at the Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand Biennial Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Commissioned Report for External Body

Polson-Genge, A., & Paris, J. (2012). Literacy starter kit: Final research report to Rotary Club of Invercargill East. Commissioned by Rotary Club of Invercargill East. Dunedin, New Zealand: College of Education, University of Otago. 38p.

Paris, J., & Polson-Genge, A. (2011). Literacy starter kit: Research report to Rotary Club of Invercargill East. Commissioned by Rotary Club of Invercargill East. Dunedin, New Zealand: College of Education, University of Otago. 18p.

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