NZACE Council 2016 – 2017
The NZACE Council elected at the 2016 Conference at Takapuna are:
Katharine Hoskyn, MPhil
Katharine has been active for over 20 years in NZACE, a New Zealand network for promoting work-integrated learning, most recently as chair of the organisation. In this role Katharine has been instrumental in liaising with national and international organisations involved in varying forms of vocational education in New Zealand.
Her research in the area has involved co-authorship with colleagues from Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It includes co-editorship of conference proceedings, conference papers and a chapter in The International Handbook of Cooperative and Work-integrated Learning. She reviews for the Asia-Pacific Journal of Co-operative Education.
Katharine Hoskyn holds a BA, a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and Master of Philosophy. She is currently completing a PhD. Her academic tertiary teaching experience spans 22 years developing and managing work-integrated learning programs; supervising students on work placement and teaching a range of business subjects. She currently supervises on contract for the Co-op module of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at AUT.
Prior to working in academic, Katharine spent 15 years working in the market research industry in New Zealand and Great Britain and the food industry in New Zealand. This experience has greatly enhanced her work linking academic programs to industry engagement.
Dr. Jenny Fleming
Institute: Auckland University of Technology
Position: Academic Manager & Senior Lecturer | School of Sport and Recreation
Jenny developed and leads the cooperative education papers within the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation. Her research focus is on the student learning experience during cooperative education or work integrated learning placements. Her recent work has explored perspectives of students, workplace and university academic supervisors (see link below for summary of publications). She is on the editorial board for the Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education and reviews for a range of journals and other publications in the area of work-integrated learning. Currently Jenny is also the Co-chair of the Grants and Awards Committee for the WACE International Research Group.
Dr. Nick Wempe
Dr. Karsten Zegwaard
Institute: University of Waikato
Position: Director of Cooperative Education
Karsten is the director of Cooperative Education, which annually facilitates about 350 science and engineering work placements, and teaches in professional workplace preparation and reflection. His research focus has been on graduate competencies, professional identity development, agentic ethical behaviour, and enabling emerging researchers to conduct publishable research in WIL and co-op. Karsten is also on the Waikato’s VC Working Group for the WIL initiative, the Editor-in-Chief of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, Vice-Chair (Oceania) for the WACE International Research Group, adjunct senior research fellow at Charles Sturt University and the University of Johannesburg, serves on a number of editorial review boards and award panels, and has been a NZACE council member for 12 years. Karsten recently won the Donald MacLaren Academic Award for professional achievement and the Ralph Tyler Award for outstanding research.
Dr. Tom Hartley
Institute: Eastern Institute of Technology
Position: Lecturer – School of Computing
Originally from Long Island, NY, Tom has been living in New Zealand for the past 5 years. Tom has been the Director for Online Learning at a small University in the U.S. for the past 10 years (a position he still holds). In addition, Tom has been working in the IT public sector for many years and for half of his time in NZ. He brings the experience of the business community to his role as Lecturer at EIT. He will be taking over the role of Internship Lecturer in 2017 and looks forward to bridging the gap between academia and business for the student body. Tom is excited to be a part of NZACE and is a part of the website team along with Kathryn MacCallum and Aaron Steele.
Dr. Patricia Lucas
Institute: Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
Position: Senior Lecturer. School of Sport and Recreation & Interprofessional Health Studies.
Tricia’s involvement in sport and recreation cooperative education spans approximately 10 years and encompasses several roles including; academic supervision, paper (unit) leader, and researcher in the field of WIL. As an educator in higher education, her primary goal is to motivate students to become independent life long learners who are open minded, responsible, enthusiastic, and critically reflective thinkers. Her research interests focus on exploring critical reflection as a learning strategy in cooperative education, which was the topic of her PhD. Tricia and her husband Mark keep busy and active running a 110 acre sheep farm in the lovely Waiwera Valley just north of Auckland.
Dr. Brenda Lloyd
Position: Senior Lecturer
Brenda is a Senior Lecturer at Whitireia, where she primarily teaches on the Master of Information Technology (MIT) at both the Porirua Campus and at the Wellington Grad School. Brenda received her PhD in 2012 from Curtin University in Perth Australia. Her main interest is in the area of ensuring that what we teach is relevant to the workplace, and is a big believer that education should lead to productive employment. Over a great number of years Brenda has built up the Industry Capstone Projects for the Bachelor of Information Technology, and more recently has developed the Internship papers at both level 7 and level 8.
Dr. Kathryn MacCallum
Institute: Eastern Institute of Technology
Position: Senior Lecturer – School of Computing
Kathryn is a passionate academic with extensive experience in teaching and research. Employed as a teaching academic for over 10 years, with an extensive teaching experience and passion for technology and education. She is an experienced researcher with a strong focus on digital and educational technology and IT industry with a desire to align this with teaching. Kathryn is working alongside Tom Hartley and Aaron Steel to look after the NZACE website.
You can find out more about Kathryn on her website; http://kmaccallum.wordpress.com.
Dr. Andy Martin
Institute: Massey University
Position: Associate Professor
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Andy was the former vice-chair of NZACE from 2010-2016. He was the organiser of NZACE conferences held at Massey University in Wellington, 2015, and Palmerston North, 2010. He has worked on a national team of researchers undertaking a Teaching Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) funded project and has published a number of articles and resources on Work-Integrated-Learning (WIL) as a result of Ako Aotearoa grants. At Massey University, Andy has coordinated their work-based experiential learning practicum program in Sport Management for the past two decades. He was awarded an Academic Fellowship in 2012, to lead the development of the University’s Applied Learning strategy. He has also been recognised with university awards for distinction in both research and teaching. Andy is co-author of ‘Legends in Black’ (2014), a best-selling text on why the All Blacks win. He holds a PhD in management, which focused on the experiential process of Outward Bound. His undergraduate and master’s degrees were earned in England at Loughborough University (MSc. in Recreation Management) and Bristol University (BSc. Hons. in Mathematics and Computers Science).
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Institute: Otago Polytechnic
Position: Senior Lecturer, Bachelor of Applied Science
(Physical Activity, Health and Wellness)
I live in beautiful Dunedin with my husband, Greg and four amazing daughters (3 teens and a tween). We’re a pretty sporty bunch which along with our lifestyle block (and plenty of gorse) keeps us busy. My background is in physical activity and health (MPhEd at University of Otago’s School of Physical Education). I have taught PE and Health in secondary schools and have worked with young families in the community setting. Prior to my current position, I oversaw the Work placement programme, a cornerstone of our degree for the second and third year students. I am passionate about active learning and how to facilitate the integration of their course work with their work placement to maximise learning. I hope to make this a research focus in the future.
Dr. Karen Vaughan
Institute: New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER)
Position: Chief Researcher
Karen leads NZCER’s research programme on vocational and professional education. She believes strongly in the rich learning potential of all kinds of settings, and has a particular interest in those outside of educational institutions.
Karen recently led the Knowing Practice project which explored transformational learning experiences with GP registrars, carpentry apprentices, engineering technician cadets and their workplace mentors/teachers. She has produced guides for carpentry apprentices and for ITO on-job assessment systems, and analyses of international workplace learning research and SME engagement in training. She is currently researching apprenticeship and workforce capability in the social and community support sector.
Karen has also done extensive research on career education and youth transition, including projects on career management competencies; career education networks across schools, tertiary education and industry; a five year study of post-school pathway experiences with 120 young adults; a review of the Secondary-Tertiary Alignment Resource (STAR); and a re-design of prison education.
Prior to joining NZCER, Karen had a software business, building bespoke applications for SMEs. She was also a research consultant and lecturer at the University of Auckland. Karen has a PhD from the University of Auckland and is currently undertaking a PGDip in Business.