Dr Kerry Maree Lee

PhD, MEd, BSc, DipTchg


Kerry Lee is a Senior Lecturer in Technology Education in the School of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education and Social Work.

Kerry comes from a background in Primary Education, where she has been an associate teacher, a senior teacher, and a tutor teacher. She has experience teaching in variable space, single cell, multicultural, junior and senior school education. Prior to working at Faculty of Education and Social Work Kerry worked as a Technology Facilitator with teachers and principals in the Auckland and Northland area. Kerry is chair of the national TENZ Council and is the managing editor of the International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology.

Research | Current

Current Projects:

  • Innovation & entrepreneurship 
  • Digital technologies 
  • Pre-service perceptions of Technology Education
  • Utilising omega-3 to enhance academic achievement
  • Utilising school gardens
  • Purposeful play within STEM education: Encouraging creativity and critical thinking
  • Partnerships between the Engineering faculty and the faculty of Education and Social Work
  • Partnerships between the Business school and the faculty of Education and Social Work 

Recent Projects:

  • Pasifika and Enterprise education
  • Technology Education and literature
  • Links between enterprise education & business/industry
  • Enterprise education

In the Public Eye:


Teaching | Current

  • EDCURRIC 628  Maths, Statistics and Technology Education
  • EDCURRIC 10F Academic Literacies

Postgraduate supervision

In Progress:

-Lecturers' Adoption of Mobile Learning in Higher Education in China

-Never the twain shall meet? New Zealand's postgraduate International education paradigm as applied to an Asian context (Indonesia case study)

-Rangahau Hangarau –te pāpātanga o ngā whakaawe ā hītori, ā ohaoha, ā pāpori-ahurea hoki ki te whanaketanga o te marautanga Hangarau.

- Rethinking PhD supervision that enhances student skills acquisition

-Teachers’ motivation in inculcating entrepreneurial mindset and English-language classrooms

- The Entrepreneurial Mindset in Secondary School Education



  • Edward Pinel (MProfStud 60pt). Principals’ understanding of the challenges that teachers face whilst transitioning to an innovative learning environment (2017).

  • Deborah Davies (MProfStud 60pt). Stakeholder's perceptions of the New Zealand Garden to Table programme (2016).

  • Esha Narayan (MProfStud 60pt). Teachers' implementation of Garden to Table in Auckland schools (2016).

  • Steph Parker (BEd Hons 30pt).Building self-regulation processes through rubrics in writing (2015).

  • Matt Goodwin (BEd Hons 30pt). Effects of shifting the focus of group discussions from teacher-led to student-led in reading (2015)

  • Treena Brand (BEd Hons 30pt). How do primary school students select and then utilise online information to represent their own understanding? (2015).

  • Oliver Baker (MProfSt 60pt). “Game on” Levelling up writing through gaming (2015).

  • Dorothy Apelu (MProfSt60pt). Mixing modes of feedback: Arguments and evidence for the role of feedback in a digital environment (2015).

  • Carolyn Crowe (MEd 120). Teacher-student interaction in mathematics in a Modern Learning Environment (2015)

  • Kerry Boyde (MEd 120). Self-Regulation in a BYOD class: A study of the enablers and barriers to students' self-management (2015)

  • Christian Gutierrez Anabalon (MA 60 pt) Teacher's views of the relevance and development of primary and intermediate students' enterprising skills (2013).

  • Lucie Lindsay (MProfSt 60 pt) Teacher practice using mobile technology with one-to-one classes and innovative m-learning pedagogical approaches (2013)

  • Mai Al Sharaf (MA 120pt) Students’ attitudes toward internationalisation (2013)

  • Ali Khalifa AlSaad (MA 120pt) Assess and evaluate the role of leadership in sustaining school reforms in Bahrain (2013)

  • Julie Lynch (MEd 120pt) An evaluation of parent and caregiver perceptions of the effectiveness of on-line communication to involve parents and caregivers in Intermediate schooling (2013)

  • Fatema Al Sayegh (MA 120pt) Employee’s preferences for in-service professional learning and development: in the Kingdom of Bahrain (2013)

  • Fatema Ali (MA 120pt) Enterprise Education: Investigating the benefits for organisations/businesses from linking with schools (2013)

  • Mohamed Mahdi (MA 120pt) Internationalising higher education: difficulties facing universities: the case of Bahrain (2013)

  • Julian Liuardi (MEd 120pt) Documenting the Reggio way: New Zealand early childhood educators’ understanding and implementation of pedagogical documentation (2013)

  • Fatema Ali (BA Hons dissertation) Enterprise education: More than just helping you start your own business (2012)

  • Ghada  Hebaishi Enterprise Education (MA 120 thesis) 'Enterprise Education in secondary schools: Critical success factors (2011)

  • Ghada  Hebaishi (BA Hons dissertation)  What They Need: The benefits of forming a relationship between career counsellors and student clients in helping young people make wise and desired future career choices (2010)



  • Technology Education New Zealand Teacher Educator Award (2015).
  • Winner of the U21 Travel Award (2015)
  • Winner of New Investigator Award by ISSFAL, Sweden (2014)
  • Winner of the International Award for Excellence in the world universities field (2009)
  • Co-winner of "excellence in collaboration" ACE Excellence in Tertiary Teaching Award (2002).

Areas of expertise

  • Technology education
  • Enterprise education
  • Innovation in teaching

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Managing Editor for the International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology (IJAVET)
  • Member of Editorial board for a book titled Handbook of Research on Teaching and Learning in K-20 Education
  • Member of Editorial for a book titled Handbook of Research on Technologies for Improving the 21st Century Workforce: Tools for Lifelong Learning.
  • Member of Editorial for a book titled Technology Use and Research Approaches for Community Education and Professional Development.
  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board for Encyclopaedia of E-Leadership, Counseling and Training
  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board for Handbook of Research on E-Learning Applications for Career and Technical Education: Technologies for Vocational Training
  • Member of Editorial board for a book titled Assessing and Evaluating Adult Learning in Career and Technical Education.
  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board for Integrating Adult Learning and Technology for Effective Education: Strategic Approaches
  • Associate editor for the International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations.
  • Associate editor for the International Journal of Humanities

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Kostrykina, S., Lee, K., & Hope, J. (2018). The west, the rest and the knowledge economy: A game worth playing?. Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 22 (2), 58-67. 10.1080/13603108.2017.1372317
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/40719
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Hope, Svetlana Kostrykina
  • Lee, K., Courtney, M., McGlashan, A., Toso, M., & Neveldsen, P. (2017). In-order to know where you are going you need to know where you are. A large sample case study, investigating initial teacher education students’ understandings of technology and technology education. Paper presented at TENZ/ICTE Conference Technology: An Holistic Approach to Education, St Margaret's College, Christchurch, New Zealand. 9 October - 11 October 2017.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Meripa Toso, Ann McGlashan, Paul Neveldsen
  • Courtney, M., Lee, K., Courtney, K., McGlashan, A., Toso, M., & Neveldsen, P. (2017). Initial teacher education students’ conceptions of creativity in technology and science education: A large-scale New Zealand study. Australasian Journal of Technology Education10.15663/ajte.v4i1.44
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ann McGlashan, Meripa Toso, Paul Neveldsen
  • Lee, K., Hope, J., & Abdulghani, F. (2016). Planned approaches to business and school partnerships. Does it make a difference? The business perspective. Evaluation and program planning, 55, 35-45. 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2015.11.002
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28010
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Hope
  • Lindsay, L., Lee, K. M., & Hope, J. (2016). Changes to teachers’ practice when using mobile technology with one-to-one classes. Waikato Journal of Education, 21 (2), 57-66. 10.15663/wje.v21i2.198
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32881
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Hope
  • Lee, K. M., Birdsall, S., Davies, D., & Narayan, E. (2015). Garden to Table in the New Zealand setting: Explanations, perceptions and delivery. Paper presented at The National Conference of Technology Education New Zealand (TENZ Conference 2015), Hamilton, New Zealand. 4 October - 7 October 2015. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sally Birdsall, Esha Narayan
  • Lee, K., McGlashan, A., Neveldsen, P., & Toso, M. (2015). Have we arrived yet? Ascertaining Initial Teacher Education student understandings of technology and technology education. TENZ Conference 2015 Papers, 1-15. Wintec House, Hamilton, New Zealand. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ann McGlashan, Paul Neveldsen, Meripa Toso
  • Toso, V. M., Lee, K., Neveldsen, P., & McGlashan, A. (2015). Contemporary initial understanding of technology and technology education within a Pasifika early childhood initial teacher education cohort. Paper presented at 39th Pacific Circle Consortium (PCC) Conference: Mapping 21st Century Eduscapes: Global Conversations on Quality Education, Teacher Education and Sustainability, Suva, Fiji. 1 July - 5 July 2015.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Meripa Toso, Paul Neveldsen, Ann McGlashan


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 2, Room 206
New Zealand

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