Dr Kerry Maree Lee

PhD, MEd, BSc, DipTchg


Kerry Lee is the Associate Dean of  International Student Engagement and a Senior Lecturer in Technology Education in the School of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education.

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 Kerry worked as a Technology Facilitator with teachers and principals in the Auckland and Northland area. Kerry is also a member of the national TENZ Council (as the regional co-ordinator).

Research | Current

Current Projects:

  • Innovation & entrepreneurship 
  • Digital technologies 
  • Pre-service perceptions of Technology Education
  • Utilising omega-3 to enhance academic acheivement
  • utilising school gardens
  • Purposeful play within STEM education: Encouraging creativity and critical thinking
  • Partnerships between the Enginneering 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. M., & Hope, J. (2017). The west, the rest and the knowledge economy: A game worth playing?. Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education10.1080/13603108.2017.1372317
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Hope, Svetlana Kostrykina
  • 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
  • Lee, K., & Abdulghani, F. (2015). WHO SAYS SIZE DOESN'T MATTER? INVESTIGATING THE INFLUENCE OF BUSINESS SIZE ON SCHOOL-BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS. Paper presented at 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI), Seville, SPAIN. 16 November - 20 November 2015. ICERI2015: 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION. (pp. 8).
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/27659
  • Lee, K., Hebaishi, G., & Hope, J. (2015). The role of senior management in developing and achieving a successful enterprise education programme?. Education + Training, 57 (7), 791-811. 10.1108/ET-11-2014-0139
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/27215
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Hope


Contact details

Primary location

Level 2, Room 206
New Zealand

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