Chris Astall

Senior Lecturer Above the BarDr Chris Astall

Programme Coordinator - BTchLn (Primary)
Rehua Level 5
Internal Phone: 94056

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

1. Developing sustainable approaches to Science professional development within Primary Schools
2. Use and development of Web2.0 technologies in pre-service education
3. Exploring attitudes and outcomes in the teaching and learning of Primary Science with pre-service teachers
4. Science Postcards Project – encouraging the development of Nature of Science through children’s literature (

Recent Publications

  • Fletcher J., Astall C. and Everatt J. (2021) Initial teacher education students’ perceptions during practicum in primary schools. International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching 10(3)
  • Martin R., Astall C., Jones KL. and Breeze D. (2020) An Indigenous Approach to Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices (S-STEP) in Aotearoa New Zealand. Studying Teacher Education 16(2): 127-144.
  • 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.
  • Astall C. and Cowan J. (2016) Experiences of Using Wiki as a Participatory Learning Tool in Teacher Education. American Journal of Educational Research 4(6): 459-471.
  • Astall C., Fastier M. and Fickel L. (2015) Editorial. Journal of Initial Teacher Inquiry 1: 5-6.