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Jill Paris

Teacher Education Fellow (Principal Lecturer), Academic Programmes Coordinator, Southland Campus - Ahuahu Te Mātauranga
BA(Hons) (Otago) DipTchg(Adv) MEd(Tchg) (DCE)

Southland Campus
Tel 64 3 211 6808
Email jill.paris@otago.ac.nz

Biography

As Coordinator of Academic Programmes at the Southland Campus, I have responsibility for all of our teacher education programmes; primary, primary bilingual, early childhood and secondary. I have been at the campus since 1993 and have seen many changes, but a constant factor has been the focus on teaching and learning that we have across programmes and courses which makes for a positive and cohesive learning community for staff and students. Effective teaching for learners, no matter which sector they are in, is at the heart of our teaching and research. My passion for literacy learning and teaching continues from my previous work as a Reading Recovery Tutor.

Teaching Area

  • Education Studies
  • Teaching of Literacy
  • Practicum Supervision

Research Interests

  • Teacher Education
  • Effective Teaching
  • 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.

Beach, S. A., Ward, A., Dorsey, J., Limbrick, L., Paris, J., Lorinczova, K., … Mirseitova, S. (2013). Early adolescents' views of good readers and writers in school and their literate identities: An international exploration. In P. Dunston, S. King Fullerton, C. C. Bates, P. M. Stecker, M. W. Cole, A. H. Hall, … K. N. Headley (Eds.), 62nd yearbook of the Literary Research Association. (pp. 158-171). Altamonte Springs, FL: Literary Research Association.

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

Norsworthy, B., & Paris, J. (2013). Rapporteur's report: Is initial teacher education a profession? Waikato Journal of Education, 18(1), 33-35.

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

Beach, S. A., Ward, A., Dorsey, J., Limbrick, L., Paris, J., Lorinczova, K., … Mirseitova, S. (2013). Early adolescents' views of good readers and writers in school and their literate identities: An international exploration. In P. Dunston, S. King Fullerton, C. C. Bates, P. M. Stecker, M. W. Cole, A. H. Hall, … K. N. Headley (Eds.), 62nd yearbook of the Literary Research Association. (pp. 158-171). Altamonte Springs, FL: Literary Research Association.

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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.

Cullen, T. C., & Paris, J. M. (2011). Making round robin reading a practice of the past: Supporting teachers to change. Reading Forum New Zealand, 26(2), 28-37.

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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Journal - Research Other

Norsworthy, B., & Paris, J. (2013). Rapporteur's report: Is initial teacher education a profession? Waikato Journal of Education, 18(1), 33-35.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Paris, J. (2011). Teaching as inquiry: An example from teacher education. In K. Shephard, T. Harland & A. Cohen (Eds.), Proceedings of the Spotlight on Teaching and Learning Colloquium. (pp. 26). Dunedin, New Zealand: HEDC, University of Otago. [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Cullen, T., & Paris, J. (2010, July). Round robin reading is still doing the rounds: A case study in how to change teacher practice. Poster session presented at the 23rd International Reading Association (IRA) World Congress, Auckland, New Zealand.

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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.

Beach, S. A., Ward, A., Limbrick, L., Paris, J., Mirseitova, S., Maslova, M., … Johnson, J. (2013, August). Engaging practices at home and school: Listening to the voices of young adolescents in five countries. Panel discussion at the 18th European Conference on Reading: New Challenges: New Literacies, Jönköping, Sweden.

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.

Paris, J. (2010, October). An exploration of a model of congruent pedagogy in teacher education and its impact on the learning of student teachers. Verbal presentation at the Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand (TEFANZ) Biennial National Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Cullen, T., & Paris, J. (2009, September). Round robin reading is still doing the rounds: How can teacher practice be changed? Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Reading Association (NZRA) 33rd National Conference, Queenstown, 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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