Ms Heather Jane Jenkins O'Neill

MEd (Hons), BA, DipTchg

Biography

Heather teaches across a range of courses in the Bachelor of Education (Teaching) programme, mainly in the areas of inclusive education, raising achievement, learning and development, assessment, and professional teacher practice. Her research interests coincide with these teaching areas. She has a background in primary teaching and greatly enjoys her ongoing interaction with schools and teachers.

Previous professional experience

  • Senior Lecturer, School of Teaching, Learning and Development, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland
  • Lecturer, Centre for Education, Auckland College of Education
  • Lecturer, Centre for Science & Maths Education, School of Education, University of Waikato
  • Primary Teacher, Hamilton

Research | Current

Research Projects:

  • 2010 - 2011: Co-researcher in longitudinal research project led by Associate Professor Christine Rubie-Davies, which runs 2010 – 2013. Project Title: Raising teacher expectations: Changing beliefs and enhancing student achievement - project website
  • 2009 -2010: Co-researcher in longitudinal research project funded by Ako Aotearoa, which began June 2009. Project Title [Working]: “Talented People”
  • 2008 - 2010: Co-researcher in longitudinal research project, which began February 2008 - December 2010. Project Title: An Analysis Of The Nature And Scope Of Gifted Education Within The BEd(Tchg) Degree At The Faculty Of Education, University Of Auckland

Teaching | Current

Educ 119: Development, Learning and Teaching

Edprofst 214: Assessment for Teaching and Learning

Edprofst 313: The Professional Teacher

Edprofst 300: Raising Student Achievement

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Network For Success Committee
  • Teaching, Learning and Development Committee

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Rubie-Davies, C. M., Peterson, E. R., Garrett, L., Watson, P., Flint, A., O'Neill H, & McDonald, L. (2013). Do student beliefs differ by ethnicity? Exploring self-perceptions. European Journal of Social and Behavioural Sciences, 4 (1), 867-874. 10.15405/FutureAcademy/ejsbs(2301-2218).2012.4.19
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christine Rubie-Davies, Elizabeth Peterson, Annaline Flint, Penelope Watson, Lyn McDonald
  • Rubie-Davies, C. M., Peterson, E., Flint, A., Garrett, L., McDonald, L., Watson, P., & O'Neill H (2012). Investigating teacher expectations by ethnicity in New Zealand. European Journal of Social and Behavioural Sciences, 2 (2), 250-259. 10.15405/FutureAcademy/ejsbs(2301-2218).2012.2.10
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christine Rubie-Davies, Elizabeth Peterson, Annaline Flint, Lyn McDonald, Penelope Watson
  • Rubie-Davies, C., Peterson, E. R., Garrett, L., Watson, P., Flint, A., O'Neill H, & McDonald, L. (2012). Ethnicity as a factor in student beliefs. International Conference for Education and Educational Psychology Istanbul, Turkey. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Elizabeth Peterson, Penelope Watson, Lyn McDonald
  • Rubie-Davies, C., Peterson, E. R., Flint, A., Garrett, L., McDonald, L., Watson, P., & O'Neill H (2012). Ethnicity and teacher expectations in New Zealand. Paper presented at International Conference for Education and Educational Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey. 2 October - 5 October 2012. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Elizabeth Peterson, Annaline Flint, Lyn McDonald, Penelope Watson
  • Rubie-Davies, C. M., Peterson, E. R., Watson, P., Flint, A., McDonald, L., Garrett, L., & O'Neill H (2012). Raising teacher expectations, changing beliefs and enhancing student achievement: An Intervention study. The Teacher Expectation Project: Report on Year 1, 2011 data. 1-58. Auckland: University of Auckland. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christine Rubie-Davies, Elizabeth Peterson, Lyn McDonald, Penelope Watson
  • Rubie-Davies, C., Peterson, E., Watson, P., Flint, A., McDonald, L., Garrett, L., & O'Neill H (2012). Raising teacher expectations, changing beliefs and enhancing student achievement: An Intervention study. The Teacher Expectation Project: Report on Year 1, 2011 data. Raising teacher expectations, changing beliefs and enhancing student achievement Auckland, New Zealand: School of Learning Development and Professional Practice, University of Auckland. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Elizabeth Peterson, Penelope Watson, Annaline Flint, Lyn McDonald
  • Jenkins, H. J. (2002). Culturally relevant pedagogy: Embracing Maori giftedness University of Waikato. University of Waikato. Related URL.

Contact details

Primary office location

H - BLOCK. EPSOM - Bldg 6EH
Level 5, Room 520
EPSOM CAMPUS 74 EPSOM AVE
EPSOM
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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