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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

Sexton, S., & Trevethan, H. (2021). Te Reo Māori in initial teacher education. Proceedings of the Hui: Utaina! Ko ngā hua pūtaiao i te reo Māori. Retrieved from https://events.otago.ac.nz/2021-utaina

Gunn, A. C., & Trevethan, H. (2020). Constructing the problem of initial teacher education in Aotearoa New Zealand: Policy formation and risk, 2010-2018. New Zealand Annual Review of Education, 24, 5-20. doi: 10.26686/nzaroe.v24i0.6322

Beasy, K., Kriewaldt, J., Trevethan, H., Morgan, A., & Cowie, B. (2020). Multiperspectivism as a threshold concept in understanding diversity and inclusion for future teachers. Australian Educational Researcher, 47, 893-909. doi: 10.1007/s13384-019-00376-6

Gunn, A., & Trevethan, H. (2019). The problem of initial teacher education in Aotearoa New Zealand: Policy formation and the management of teacher risk, 2010-2018 [Extended Abstract]. Proceedings of the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER). Retrieved from https://eera-ecer.de/ecer-2019-hamburg/

Kershner, R., Hennessy, S., Tilson, J., Slakmon, B., Calcagni, E., Kerslake, L., … Trevethan, H., Sandretto, S., & Seleznyov, S. (2019). T-SEDA: A flexible research-informed PD approach to teacher inquiry into dialogue. Proceedings of the 18th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI). (pp. 326-327). Retrieved from https://www.earli.org/book-abstracts

Haigh, M., & Trevethan, H. (2017). Review of evidence: Features of effective Associate Teachers in programmes of initial teacher education. Commissioned by Ministry of Education. 80p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/schooling2/workforce/2511/review-of-evidence-features-of-effective-associate-teachers-in-programmes-of-initial-teacher-education

Commissioned Report for External Body

Beasy, K., Kriewaldt, J., Trevethan, H., Morgan, A., & Cowie, B. (2020). Multiperspectivism as a threshold concept in understanding diversity and inclusion for future teachers. Australian Educational Researcher, 47, 893-909. doi: 10.1007/s13384-019-00376-6

Journal - Research Article

Gunn, A. C., & Trevethan, H. (2020). Constructing the problem of initial teacher education in Aotearoa New Zealand: Policy formation and risk, 2010-2018. New Zealand Annual Review of Education, 24, 5-20. doi: 10.26686/nzaroe.v24i0.6322

Journal - Research Article

Trevethan, H. (2018). Challenging the discourse of beginning teaching: Only one crying phone call. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 53(1), 49-63. doi: 10.1007/s40841-018-0105-8

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Sexton, S., & Trevethan, H. (2021). Te Reo Māori in initial teacher education. Proceedings of the Hui: Utaina! Ko ngā hua pūtaiao i te reo Māori. Retrieved from https://events.otago.ac.nz/2021-utaina

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Gunn, A., & Trevethan, H. (2019). The problem of initial teacher education in Aotearoa New Zealand: Policy formation and the management of teacher risk, 2010-2018 [Extended Abstract]. Proceedings of the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER). Retrieved from https://eera-ecer.de/ecer-2019-hamburg/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Kershner, R., Hennessy, S., Tilson, J., Slakmon, B., Calcagni, E., Kerslake, L., … Trevethan, H., Sandretto, S., & Seleznyov, S. (2019). T-SEDA: A flexible research-informed PD approach to teacher inquiry into dialogue. Proceedings of the 18th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI). (pp. 326-327). Retrieved from https://www.earli.org/book-abstracts

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. (pp. 97). Retrieved from https://forumpoint2.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/nzare2017/info

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Sandretto, S., Tilson, J., & Trevethan, H. (2018, October). Building a collegial dialogue about dialogue. Workshop presentation at the Teaching and Learning Symposium: Rebuilding Your Ship at Sea: Cultivating Identity, Integrity, Community and Collegiality in Times of Change, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Trevethan, H. W. (2014). Associate teachers in New Zealand: Great expectations (EdD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/4677

Awarded Doctoral Degree

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