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Dr Jane Tilson

Jane TilsonLecturer
EdD (Otago), PGDipArts (Otago), BEd (Otago), DipTchg (Otago)

Dunedin Campus

Tower Block, S3.03
Tel 64 3 479 8809
Email jane.tilson@otago.ac.nz

Biography

I joined the University of Otago as a lecturer in 2000 having previously taught as a primary school teacher for twenty years in Dunedin, Auckland and London and Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

In May 2015 I graduated with my Doctorate in Education. My qualitative thesis underpinned by critical theory examined how to support preservice teachers’ critically reflective practice using dialogue around their videotaped teaching practice. I employed HyperRESEARCH a qualitative data analysis tool and critical discourse analysis (CDA) to analyse how our dialogue did, or did not support shifts in preservice teacher’s critically reflective practice as they discussed their videotaped teaching practice.

My current research platform includes projects around future focused literacy practices, critically reflective practice and in examining how the use of video supports preservice teachers to make theory to practice and practice to theory connections.

Teaching Area

  • Professional practice papers in the undergraduate primary teacher education programme and Master of Teaching and Learning Programme (primary)
  • Literacy within a Bachelor of Arts paper

Research Interests

  • Critical Literacy
  • Critical Multiliteracies
  • Reflective Practice
  • Teacher Education

Postgraduate Supervision

I have been a co-supervisor for EDUC and EDUX 490 and 590 papers focused around literacy.

Awards

2015 Doctorate of Education awarded with distinction. My thesis is listed under the 2014 ‘Exceptional Doctoral Theses in the Division of Humanities’, see: http://www.otago.ac.nz/humanities/research/otago062055.html

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Publications

Tilson, J., Sandretto, S., & Pratt, K. (2017). Connecting theory to practice: Using preservice teachers' beliefs, theories and video-recorded teaching to prompt a cycle of praxis. Teaching & Teacher Education, 67, 454-463. doi: 10.1016/j.tate.2017.07.012

Tilson, J., & Sandretto, S. (2016). Integrating critical multiliteracies using the Four Resources Model. Wellington, New Zealand: NZCER Press.

Sandretto, S., & Tilson, J. (2016). Designing curriculum literacies. Set: Research Information for Teachers, 2, 3-11. doi: 10.18296/set.0040

Sandretto, S., & Tilson, J. (2016). Complicating understandings of students' multiliterate practices with practitioner inquiry. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 60(1), 63-70. doi: 10.1002/jaal.524

Sandretto, S., & Tilson, J. (2016). How to incite change in literacy policy and practice: Strategies and tactics for teacher educators. Proceedings of Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand (TEFANZ) Conference: How Best to Educate a Nation's Teachers? Debating Quality Teacher Education for Today and the Future. Retrieved from http://www.tefanz.org.nz/conferences/2016-conference/

Authored Book - Research

Tilson, J., & Sandretto, S. (2016). Integrating critical multiliteracies using the Four Resources Model. Wellington, New Zealand: NZCER Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Tilson, J., Sandretto, S., & Pratt, K. (2017). Connecting theory to practice: Using preservice teachers' beliefs, theories and video-recorded teaching to prompt a cycle of praxis. Teaching & Teacher Education, 67, 454-463. doi: 10.1016/j.tate.2017.07.012

Sandretto, S., & Tilson, J. (2016). Designing curriculum literacies. Set: Research Information for Teachers, 2, 3-11. doi: 10.18296/set.0040

Sandretto, S., & Tilson, J. (2016). Complicating understandings of students' multiliterate practices with practitioner inquiry. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 60(1), 63-70. doi: 10.1002/jaal.524

Sandretto, S., & Tilson, J. (2015). Discursive constructions of literacies: Shifting sands in Aotearoa New Zealand. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 38(2), 222-234. doi: 10.1080/01596306.2015.1075472

Sandretto, S., & Tilson, J. (2014). "The problem with the future is that it keeps turning into the present": Preparing your students for their critically multiliterate future today. Set: Research Information for Teachers, 1, 51-60.

Sandretto, S., and the Critical Literacy Research Team, including Tilson, J. (2006). Extending guided reading with critical literacy. Set: Research Information for Teachers, 3, 23-28.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Tilson, J. J., & Turner, J. (2003). One language - three nations: Perspectives on the teaching of literacy practices in New York, Cambridge and Dunedin. Proceedings of the Combined Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education and the Australian Association for Research in Education 2003 : Educational research, risks and dilemmas. [CD-ROM] Auckland: NZARE/AARE. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Sandretto, S., & Tilson, J. (2016). How to incite change in literacy policy and practice: Strategies and tactics for teacher educators. Proceedings of Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand (TEFANZ) Conference: How Best to Educate a Nation's Teachers? Debating Quality Teacher Education for Today and the Future. Retrieved from http://www.tefanz.org.nz/conferences/2016-conference/

Sandretto, S., & Tilson, J. (2014). Discursive constructions of literacies: Enduring and emerging discourses in Aotearoa New Zealand. 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/

Sandretto, S., & Tilson, J. J. (2013). "Listen to the students a bit more": Bridging multiliterate funds of knowledge with student researchers. Proceedings of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. Retrieved from http://www.aera.net

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/

Sandretto, S., & Tilson, J. (2012). "I sort of thought that I knew myself": Student autoethnographies into their multiliterate development [Workshop]. Proceedings of the New Zealand Reading Association Conference. Retrieved from http://www.cvent.com/events/2012-new-zealand-reading-association-conference/custom-35-a2d22d51035e4fd9b7b0ad0c72fa54a4.aspx

Hokianga, T., Sandretto, S., & Tilson, J. (2012). Weaving critical multiliteracies into your classroom programme [Workshop]. Proceedings of the New Zealand Reading Association Conference. Retrieved from http://www.cvent.com/events/2012-new-zealand-reading-association-conference/custom-35-a2d22d51035e4fd9b7b0ad0c72fa54a4.aspx

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]

Sandretto, S., & Tilson, J. (2011). Preparing students for multiliteracies: Looking to teacher research into the in and out-of-school multiliterate practices of their students. Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Human Development Association (AHDA). (pp. 84). Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/ahda2011/

Sandretto, S., Tilson, J., Hill, P., Upton, J., Howland, R., & Parker, R. (2005). Critical literacy as research process and product. Proceedings of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education National Conference. [CD-ROM], (pp. 119). [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Sandretto, S., & Tilson, J. (2016). What do future-focused literacy practices look like in the classroom? Planning for curriculum literacies. Workshop presentation at the New Zealand Literacy Association 39th National Conference, Waitangi, New Zealand.

Sandretto, S., & Tilson, J. (2015, November). Beyond the academy: Tracking preservice teachers’ literacy beliefs & practices. Verbal presentation at the 4th International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity (LED) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Sandretto, S., & Tilson, J. (2013, November). Myth busting with teacher research on the multi-literate practices of one student. 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.

Prentice, S., Gray, K., Sandretto, S., & Tilson, J. (2012, July). Weaving multiliteracies into your classroom programme. Workshop presentation at the New Zealand Association for the Teaching of English (NZATE) Conference: Words to Burn: Ideas to Ignite, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Sandretto, S., & Tilson, J. (2011, July). Teachers conducting research into the in and out–of–school multiliterate practices of their students: What can we learn? Verbal presentation at the Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA) National Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Tilson, J. (2010, September). An exploration of the use of videotaped teaching and collaborative discussion to support preservice teachers to critically reflect on their emerging teaching practice. Verbal presentation at the University of Otago College of Education Researching Professionals Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Tilson, J., Anstey, M., Bull, G., McDowell, S., & Sandretto, S. (2010, July). Exploring the theory, practice and policy of multiliteracies: An international workshop. Verbal presentation at the 23rd International Reading Association (IRA) World Congress, Auckland, New Zealand.

Sandretto, S., & Tilson, J. (2006, July). Infusing critical literacy into teacher education: A teaching/research nexus case study. Verbal presentation at the Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand Biennial Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Sandretto, S., Tilson, J., Hill, P., Howland, R., Parker, R., & Upton, J. (2006, April). Collaborative self-study research on critical literacy practices: Research practices as texts. Verbal presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

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Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Sandretto, S., & Tilson, J. (2013). Reconceptualising literacy: Critical multiliteracies for "new times". Wellington, New Zealand: Teaching and Learning Research Initiative. 15p. Retrieved from http://www.tlri.org.nz/tlri-research/research-completed

Sandretto, S., Tilson, J., Hill, P., Upton, J., Howland, R., & Parker, R. (2006). A collaborative self-study into the development of critical-literacy practices: A pilot study. Wellington, New Zealand: Teaching & Learning Research Initiative. 39p.

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Other Research Output

Sandretto, S. & Tilson, J. (2015, April). Discursive constructions of literacies: Enduring and emerging discourses in Aotearoa New Zealand. University of Otago College of Education, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Research Seminar].

Tilson, J. (2014, July). Supporting preservice teachers’ critically reflective practice using dialogue around their videotaped teaching. College of Education, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Department Seminar].

Sandretto, S. & Tilson, J. (2013, September). "Listen to students a bit more": Bridging multiliterate funds of knowledge with student researchers. College of Education Research Seminar Series, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Research Seminar].

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Tilson, J. J. (2014). An exploration of the use of videotaped teaching and dialogue to support preservice teachers to critically reflect on their emerging teaching practice (EdD). University of Otago.

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