Jane Abbiss

Associate ProfessorAPrf Jane Abbiss

Programme Coordinator - MTchgLn Secondary
Rehua 509
Internal Phone: 95636

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

My research interests include curriculum studies and curriculum issues, with special interest in social sciences education, gender relations and ICT, knowledge and learning, learner experiences, and teacher learning and identity. A major, recently completed research project in which I was involved as a co-investigator was the Teaching and Research Learning Initiative (TLRI) research project titled "Shifting the conceptualisation of knowledge and learning in the integration of the new New Zealand Curriculum in initial and continuing teacher education."

Recent Publications

  • Abbiss J. and Vanassche E. (2019) Practice-focused research in initial teacher education. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education : 25. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.578.
  • 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.
  • Abbiss J. (2016) Critical literacy in support of critical-citizenship education in social studies. set: Research Information for Teachers 2016(3): 29-35. http://dx.doi.org/10.18296/set.0054.
  • Tapper L. and Abbiss J. (2015) Finding a 'Fit': Gifted and Talented Adolescents' Identity Negotiations. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies 50(2): 255-268. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40841-015-0013-0.
  • Abbiss J. (2013) Social sciences and '21st century education' in schools: Opportunities and challenges. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies 48(2): 5-18.