Jane Abbiss

Associate ProfessorJane Abbiss

Rehua 509
Internal Phone: 95636

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

My research interests include teacher learning and identity, curriculum studies and curriculum issues, with special interest in social sciences education, gender relations and ICT, knowledge and learning, and learner experiences. A major research project I was involved in 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." My current research projects relate to practice-oriented assessment in teacher education and exploration of the complexity of teaching.

Member of the Pedagogies of Possibility (PoP) research group.

Recent Publications

  • Abbiss J. (2020) Curriculum in Secondary Education (New Zealand). Education and Childhood Studies : 1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781350993716.010.
  • Abbiss J. and Vanassche E. (2019) Practice-focused research in initial teacher education. Oxford Research Encyclopedia: Education : 1-25. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.578.
  • Fickel L. and Abbiss J. (2019) Supporting secondary pre-service teacher identity development as culturally responsive and sustaining teachers. FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education 5(2): 138-158. http://dx.doi.org/10.32865/fire201952152.
  • 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.