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Professor Lisa F. Smith

Prof Lisa F. SmithProfessor
Ed.M, Ed.D (Rutgers)

Dunedin Campus
Tel 64 3 479 9014
Email lisa.smith@otago.ac.nz

Biography

Professor Lisa Smith joined the University of Otago in 2005 following 15 years of tertiary teaching in New Jersey.

Lisa is interested in classroom assessment, pre-service teaching, and how people learn in cultural settings. Her research focuses on affective factors that influence test performance both on standardised tests and in the classroom, pre-service teaching and teaching efficacy, and the psychology of aesthetics.

She co-founded the APA peer-review journal, Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, and serves as a foundation member of the New Zealand Assessment Academy.

Lisa has received teaching awards both in the States and in New Zealand and two international career awards for her research.

Research Interests

  • Affective factors that influence test performance, both on standardised tests and in the classroom
  • Preservice teaching and teaching efficacy
  • The psychology of aesthetics

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Publications

Smith, L. F., Smith, J. K., & Tinio, P. P. L. (2017). Time spent viewing art and reading labels. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, & the Arts, 11(1), 77-85. doi: 10.1037/aca0000049

Smith, L. F., Smith, J. K., Arcand, K. K., Smith, R. K., & Bookbinder, J. A. (2015). Aesthetics and astronomy: How museum labels affect the understanding and appreciation of deep-space images. Curator, 58(3), 282-297. doi: 10.1111/cura.12114

Smith, L. F., Hill, M. F., Cowie, B., & Gilmore, A. (2014). Preparing teachers to use the enabling power of assessment. In C. Wyatt-Smith, V. Klenowski & P. Colbert (Eds.), Designing assessment for quality learning. (pp. 303-324). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.

Smith, L. F., Corkery, G., Buckley, J., & Calvert, A. (2013). Changes in secondary school preservice teachers' concerns about teaching in New Zealand. Journal of Teacher Education, 64(1), 60-74. doi: 10.1177/0022487112449019

Smith, L. F., Smith, J. K., Arcand, K. K., Smith, R. K., Bookbinder, J., & Keach, K. (2011). Aesthetics and astronomy: Studying the public's perception and understanding of imagery from space. Science Communication, 33(2), 201-238. doi: 10.1177/1075547010379579

Chapter in Book - Research

Smith, L. F., Hill, M. F., Cowie, B., & Gilmore, A. (2014). Preparing teachers to use the enabling power of assessment. In C. Wyatt-Smith, V. Klenowski & P. Colbert (Eds.), Designing assessment for quality learning. (pp. 303-324). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.

Wise, S. L., & Smith, L. F. (2011). A model of examinee test-taking effort. In J. A. Bovaird, K. F. Geisinger & C. W. Buckendahl (Eds.), High-stakes testing in education: Science and practice in K-12 settings. (pp. 139-153). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Smith, J. K., & Smith, L. F. (2010). Educational creativity. In J. C. Kaufman & R. J. Sternberg (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of creativity. (pp. 250-264). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Smith, L. F., & Smith, J. K. (2006). The nature and growth of aesthetic fluency. In P. Locher, C. Martindale & L. Dorfman (Eds.), New directions in aesthetics, creativity and the arts. (pp. 47-58). Amityville, NY: Baywood.

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Journal - Research Article

Smith, L. F., Smith, J. K., & Tinio, P. P. L. (2017). Time spent viewing art and reading labels. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, & the Arts, 11(1), 77-85. doi: 10.1037/aca0000049

Smith, L. F., Smith, J. K., Arcand, K. K., Smith, R. K., & Bookbinder, J. A. (2015). Aesthetics and astronomy: How museum labels affect the understanding and appreciation of deep-space images. Curator, 58(3), 282-297. doi: 10.1111/cura.12114

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, L. F. (2014). Trials, tribulations, and triumphs of applied research in museum settings. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, & the Arts, 8(2), 253-259. doi: 10.1037/a0035145

Smith, L. F., Arcand, K. K., Smith, J. K., Smith, R. K., Bookbinder, J., & Watzke, M. (2014). Examining perceptions of astronomy images across mobile platforms. Journal of Science Communication, 13(2), A01.

Smith, L. F. (2013). What evidence-base do we need to build a stronger theory-practice nexus? Waikato Journal of Education, 18(1), 121-129.

Smith, L. F., Corkery, G., Buckley, J., & Calvert, A. (2013). Changes in secondary school preservice teachers' concerns about teaching in New Zealand. Journal of Teacher Education, 64(1), 60-74. doi: 10.1177/0022487112449019

Page, A., & Smith, L. F. (2012). Identifying girls who use relational aggression: A proposed model. Issues in Educational Research, 22(3), 315-332.

Smith, J. K., Smith, L. F., Gilmore, A., & Jameson, M. (2012). Students' self-perception of reading ability, enjoyment of reading and reading achievement. Learning & Individual Differences, 22(2), 202-206. doi: 10.1016/j.lindif.2011.04.010

Smith, L. F., Smith, J. K., Arcand, K. K., Smith, R. K., Bookbinder, J., & Keach, K. (2011). Aesthetics and astronomy: Studying the public's perception and understanding of imagery from space. Science Communication, 33(2), 201-238. doi: 10.1177/1075547010379579

Hill, M., Cowie, B., Gilmore, A., & Smith, L. F. (2010). Preparing assessment-capable teachers: What should preservice teachers know and be able to do? Assessment Matters, 2, 43-64.

Kowal Arcand, K., Watzke, M., Smith, L. F., & Smith, J. K. (2010). Surveying aesthetics & astronomy: A project exploring the public's perception of astronomical images and the science within. CAP Journal, 10, 13-16.

Smith, J. K., & Smith, L. F. (2009). The impact of framing effect on student preferences for university grading systems. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 35, 160-167. doi: 10.1016/j.stueduc.2009.11.001

Gilmore, A., Crooks, T., Darr, C., Hattie, J., Smith, J., & Smith, L. (2009). Towards defining, assessing and reporting against national standards for literacy and numeracy in New Zealand [Commentary]. Assessment Matters, 1, 135-146.

Smith, L. F., & Graham, S. (2009). Children's conceptions of thinking: Developing thinking skills with primary school children. International Journal of Creativity & Problem Solving, 19(1), 33-52.

Smith, L. F. (2008). The art and science of science and art. International Journal of Creativity & Problem Solving, 18(2), 101-113.

Smith, J. K., & Smith, L. F. (2008). The structure of artistic and aesthetic abilities in school children. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 26(1), 117-130. doi: 10.2190/EM.26.1.h

Smith, L. F., Klein, P. A., & Mobley, M. M. (2007). Multiple perspectives of preservice teacher efficacy. Learning Consultant Journal, XXVI, 31-55.

Smith, L. F., Bousquet, S. G., Chang, G., & Smith, J. K. (2006). Effects of time and information on perception of art. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 24(2), 229-242.

Locher, P. J., Smith, J. K., & Smith, L. F. (2001). The influence of presentation format and viewer training in the visual arts on the perception of pictorial and aesthetic qualities of paintings. Perception, 30, 449-465.

Smith, J. K., & Smith, L. F. (2001). Spending time on art. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 19(2), 229-236.

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