Letitia Fickel

Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor Education, Health & Human Development Letitia Fickel

Amorangi Taupua
UC Child Well-being Research Institute Social and Emotional Well-being Theme Leader
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Internal Phone: 95796

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Current research interests include issues related school-university collaboration and networked learning, especially as it serves culturally responsive practice; school renewal and innovation; leadership capacity-building; and teacher professional development. Previously, I was the Principal Investigator for the 'Alaska Educational Innovations Network', a school-university collaborative partnership focused on developing research-based strategies to enhance pre-service teacher education and develop high quality, job-embedded professional learning for K-20 educators.

Recent Publications

  • Everatt J., Fletcher J. and Fickel L. (2019) School leaders’ perceptions on reading, writing and mathematics in innovative learning environments. Education 3-13 47(8): 906-919. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2018.1538256.
  • Lim J., Fickel L. and Greenwood J. (2019) Mapping the landscape of professional inquiry as a form of teacher learning in New Zealand: a narrative inquiry into one teacher’s experience. Professional Development in Education http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19415257.2019.1689526.
  • Fickel LC., Abbiss J., Brown E. and Astall C. (2018) The Importance of Community Knowledge in Learning to Teach: Foregrounding Māori Cultural Knowledge to Support Preservice Teachers' Development of Culturally Responsive Practice. Peabody Journal of Education 93(3): 285-294. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0161956X.2018.1449858.
  • Fickel LH., Angel MN., Macfarlane S. and Macfarlane A. (2017) Humanizing Secondary School Contexts: Learning from Aotearoa New Zealand and Peru. Knowledge Cultures 5(6): 45-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.22381/KC5620174.
  • Fickel LH., Henderson C. and Price G. (2017) Language, culture and identity at the nexus of professional learning. Educational Research 59(4): 391-407. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00131881.2017.1373029.

Professor Letitia Fickel is responsible for strategic, academic and operational leadership of the College of Education, Health and Human Development I Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora.