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Dr David Berg

Dr David BergSenior Lecturer
Associate Postgraduate & Distance Coordinator (Education Studies)
BA(Hons)(Lanc) MSc(Liv) EdD(Otago) PGCert (Liv Hope)

Dunedin Campus
Tel 64 3 479 8808
Email david.berg@otago.ac.nz

Biography

David is an experienced primary school teacher and former primary deputy principal. He has worked in teacher education both here at Otago and at Liverpool Hope University, UK. He has taught in Nepal for 12 months and has visited schools in India, Russia, and South Africa.
In 2016, David was the recipient of the Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Emerging Teacher Educator award. http://www.otago.ac.nz/education/news/otago617041.html

Teaching Sectors

  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate - Primary Education

Teaching Areas

  • Professional practice (primary)
  • Education studies
  • Research methods

Research Interests

  • Initial teacher education
  • Efficacy beliefs
  • Teaching and learning
  • International education
  • Formative Assessment

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Publications

Berg, D. A. G., & Smith, L. F. (2016). Preservice teacher self-efficacy beliefs: An opportunity to generate "good research" in the Asia-Pacific region. In S. Garvis & D. Pendergast (Eds.), Asia-Pacific perspectives on teacher self-efficacy. (pp. 1-17). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense.

Berg, D. A. G., Gunn, A. C., Hill, M. F., & Haigh, M. (2016). Research in the work of New Zealand teacher educators: A cultural-historical activity theory perspective. Higher Education Research & Development, 35(6), 1125-1138. doi: 10.1080/07294360.2016.1149694

Berg, D. A. G., & Smith, L. F. (2014). Pre-service teachers' efficacy beliefs and concerns in Malaysia, England and New Zealand. Issues in Educational Research, 24(1), 21-40.

Lipnevich, A. A., Berg, D. A. G., & Smith, J. K. (2016). Toward a model of student response to feedback. In G. T. L. Brown & L. R. Harris (Eds.), Handbook of human and social conditions in assessment. (pp. 169-185). New York: Routledge.

Gunn, A. C., Berg, D., Hill, M. F., & Haigh, M. (2015). Constructing the academic category of teacher educator in universities' recruitment processes in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Journal of Education for Teaching, 41(3), 307-320. doi: 10.1080/02607476.2015.1041288

Chapter in Book - Research

Berg, D. A. G., & Smith, L. F. (2016). Preservice teacher self-efficacy beliefs: An opportunity to generate "good research" in the Asia-Pacific region. In S. Garvis & D. Pendergast (Eds.), Asia-Pacific perspectives on teacher self-efficacy. (pp. 1-17). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense.

Lipnevich, A. A., Berg, D. A. G., & Smith, J. K. (2016). Toward a model of student response to feedback. In G. T. L. Brown & L. R. Harris (Eds.), Handbook of human and social conditions in assessment. (pp. 169-185). New York: Routledge.

Schaughency, E., Smith, J. K., van der Meer, J., & Berg, D. (2012). Classical test theory and higher education: Five questions. In C. Secolsky & D. B. Denison (Eds.), Handbook on measurement, assessment, and evaluation in higher education. (pp. 117-131). New York: Routledge.

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Journal - Research Article

Gunn, A. C., Hill, M. F., Berg, D., & Haigh, M. (2016). The changing work of teacher educators in Aotearoa New Zealand: A view through activity theory. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 44(4), 306-319. doi: 10.1080/1359866X.2016.1174815

Berg, D. A. G., Gunn, A. C., Hill, M. F., & Haigh, M. (2016). Research in the work of New Zealand teacher educators: A cultural-historical activity theory perspective. Higher Education Research & Development, 35(6), 1125-1138. doi: 10.1080/07294360.2016.1149694

van der Meer, J., Berg, D., Smith, J., Gunn, A., & Anakin, M. (2015). Shorter is better: Findings of a bite-size mobile learning’ pilot project. Creative Education, 6(3), 273-282. doi: 10.4236/ce.2015.63026

Gunn, A. C., Berg, D., Hill, M. F., & Haigh, M. (2015). Constructing the academic category of teacher educator in universities' recruitment processes in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Journal of Education for Teaching, 41(3), 307-320. doi: 10.1080/02607476.2015.1041288

Berg, D. A. G., & Smith, L. F. (2014). Pre-service teachers' efficacy beliefs and concerns in Malaysia, England and New Zealand. Issues in Educational Research, 24(1), 21-40.

Smith, J. K., Gilmore, A., Berg, D., Smith, L. F., & Jameson-Charles, M. (2012). What makes performance tasks motivating: Influences of task characteristics, gender and ethnicity. Assessment Matters, 4, 76-94.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Berg, D., & Smith, J. (2014). Teachers-in-training definitions of the 'ideal' teacher. Proceedings of the 7th Educational Psychology Forum: Working Together to Create Positive Futures. Retrieved from http://www.eenz.com/epf/

Berg, D., & Smith, L. F. (2014). Assessment of teacher self-efficacy beliefs and concerns about teaching of graduating preservice teachers in New Zealand. Proceedings of the 7th Educational Psychology Forum: Working Together to Create Positive Futures. Retrieved from http://www.eenz.com/epf/

Smith, J. K., Berg, D. A. G., Allan, R., & Gilmore, A. (2012). Practical and conceptual issues of dimensionality in writing assessment. Proceedings of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. Retrieved from http://www.aera.net/

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Berg, D., Kendall-Smith, M., Paris, J., & Smith, J. (2013, November). Relationship between university students study habits and achievement on differently structured assessments. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) National Conference: Creativity in Research: Generative Inquiries for Educational Futures, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Berg, D., Kendall-Smith, M., & Lipnevich, A. (2013, November). Receptivity to feedback: How we perceive what we receive. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) National Conference: Creativity in Research: Generative Inquiries for Educational Futures, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Berg, D. A. G. (2011). An international comparative study of the teacher efficacy beliefs and concerns about teaching of preservice teachers in Malaysia, New Zealand and England (EdD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. 229p.

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