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Senior Lecturer (COE)
MEd (Massey) BEd(Tchg) DipTchg(DCE)

Southland Campus
Tel +64 3 211 6809


I have been involved in teacher education at the Southland Campus of the College of Education for many years now and enjoy the variety the role offers. I teach in the Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) and Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE) and also coordinate the overall delivery of the programmes at the campus. Prior to teaching at the College of Education, I taught for many years in both urban and rural Southland kindergartens as well as spending four years teaching in Primary settings in the UK.


Gunn, A. C., Kelly, M., Offen, B., Ormond, A. P., & Sexton, S. (2023). He ara e rua he whāinga kotahi: Walking dual pathways toward shared goals in initial primary sector teacher education. In W. O. Lee, P. Brown, A. L. Goodwin & A. Green (Eds.), International handbook on education development in Asia-Pacific. (Living ed.) Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-16-2327-1_85-1

Kelly, M. (2016). Schema learning theory: Enhancing practice within sociocultural teaching, learning, and assessment. Early Childhood Folio, 20(2), 26-30. doi: 10.18296/ecf.0027

Kelly, M. (2012, August). Technology is more than ICT! Verbal presentation at the ECE Research Hui, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Kelly, M., & Layland, J. (2011). Playgroup communities: Adults supporting learning in play. Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial Power of Play Conference: All Together Now. Retrieved from

Kelly, M. (2011). Teachers as learners: Engaging with children's thinking using schema learning theory. Proceedings of the 48th Annual New Zealand Childcare Association (NZCA) Conference & Annual General Meeting. Retrieved from

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