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Dr Helen Trevethan

Helen TrevethanSenior Lecturer
MEd (Otago) DipTchg

Dunedin Campus
Tel 64 3 479 4230
Email helen.trevethan@otago.ac.nz

Biography

Kia ora. I came to Initial Teacher Education from a primary teaching background. I have interests in professional practice, mentoring, beginning teaching and science education. I teach on the Bachelor of Teaching and the Masters of Teaching and Learning programmes. I also teach a postgraduate distance paper on Mentoring and am involved in supervision.

Teaching Area

  • Science Education
  • Professional practice
  • Mentoring

Research Interests

  • Beginning Teaching
  • Mentoring
  • Professional Practice
  • Science Education

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Publications

Trevethan, H. (2017). Educative mentors? The role of classroom teachers in initial teacher education: A New Zealand study. Journal of Education for Teaching, 43(2), 219-231. doi: 10.1080/02607476.2017.1286784

Trevethan, H., & Sandretto, S. (2017). Repositioning mentoring as educative: Examining missed opportunities for professional learning. Teaching & Teacher Education, 68, 127-133. doi: 10.1016/j.tate.2017.08.012

Trevethan, H. (2017). Beginning teaching in New Zealand:: What's new? Proceedings of the New Zealand for Research in Education (NZARE) Conference. Retrieved from https://forumpoint2.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/nzare2017/info

Trevethan, H., & Williamson-Leadley, S. (2014). Teacher professional learning and development: A tale of two theses. Proceedings of the Joint Australian Association for Research in Education and New Zealand Association for Research in Education (AARE-NZARE) Conference: Speaking Back Through Research. Retrieved from http://aare-nzare2014.com.au/

Trevethan, H. W. (2014). Associate teachers in New Zealand: Great expectations (EdD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Journal - Research Article

Trevethan, H. (2017). Educative mentors? The role of classroom teachers in initial teacher education: A New Zealand study. Journal of Education for Teaching, 43(2), 219-231. doi: 10.1080/02607476.2017.1286784

Trevethan, H., & Sandretto, S. (2017). Repositioning mentoring as educative: Examining missed opportunities for professional learning. Teaching & Teacher Education, 68, 127-133. doi: 10.1016/j.tate.2017.08.012

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Trevethan, H. (2007). Science transition? Proceedings of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education National Conference. [CD-ROM], TRE07049. Wellington: New Zealand Teachers Council. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Trevethan, H. (2017). Beginning teaching in New Zealand:: What's new? Proceedings of the New Zealand for Research in Education (NZARE) Conference. Retrieved from https://forumpoint2.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/nzare2017/info

Trevethan, H., & Williamson-Leadley, S. (2014). Teacher professional learning and development: A tale of two theses. Proceedings of the Joint Australian Association for Research in Education and New Zealand Association for Research in Education (AARE-NZARE) Conference: Speaking Back Through Research. Retrieved from http://aare-nzare2014.com.au/

Cameron, J., Juntrasook, A., Morrison, C., Nairn, K., Renner, S., Sligo, J., Tilson, J., Trevethan, H., Wass, R., & Anakin, M. (2012). Negotiating and sustaining academic writing groups. Proceedings of the Joint International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA). Retrieved from http://aare-apera2012.com.au/

Anakin, M., Morrison, C., Nairn, K., Tilson, J., Trevethan, H., Cameron, J., Juntrasook, A., Wass, R., & Sligo, J. (2011). Collaborative academic writing group [Panel discussion]. In K. Shephard, T. Harland & A. Cohen (Eds.), Proceedings of the Spotlight on Teaching and Learning Colloquium. (pp. 18). Dunedin, New Zealand: HEDC, University of Otago. [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Trevethan, H. (2013, November). Learning from and with associate teachers in New Zealand. 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.

Rice, K., Trevethan, H., Rosin, V., & Renner, S. (2010, October). Practitioner based research: Working towards an EdD. Verbal presentation at the Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand (TEFANZ) Biennial National Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Trevethan, H. (2010, October). Professional development for associate teachers: One size does not fit all. Verbal presentation at the Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand (TEFANZ) Biennial National Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Anderson, D., Heap, R., Trevethan, H., & Astall, C. (2009, November). Postcards in science project and the nature of science strand: Assisting primary teachgers to engage their students in science? Verbal presentation at the 8th Science Education Research Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Trevethan, H. (2009, July). A self-directed approach to professional development for associate teachers. Verbal presentation at the Researching Professionals Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Simpson, M., Church, C., & Trevethan, H. (2009, October). Teacher education curriculum: Process and product. Keynote presentation at the New Zealand Normal and Country Model Schools' Annual Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Trevethan, H. (2008, March). Literacy and science: Perfect partners. Verbal presentation at the Otago Council New Zealand Reading Association (NZRA) Mini Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Trevethan, H. W. (2014). Associate teachers in New Zealand: Great expectations (EdD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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