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

  • Fajrina D., Everatt J., Fletcher J., Astall C. and Sadeghi A. (2023) How do Indonesian EFL Students’ Writing Strategies and Writing Process Differ from English L1 Students? Studies in English Language and Education 10(2): 907-925.
  • 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.