Mrs Justine Justine O'Hara-Gregan

BA, Dip Tch ECE, Dip EI, PG Dip Education, MEd (1st class honours)

Biography

Justine O'Hara-Gregan is a Professional Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Candidate in the School  of Learning, Development and Professional Practice. Justine's Master's research explored teacher's experiences and understandings of authenticity and professionalism in early childhood education in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Her proposed doctoral research focuses on the role of mindfulness in relationship building and maintenance in early childhood contexts. Justine also has research and teaching  interests in adult teaching and learning,  sustainability, hauora (holistic wellbeing), diversity, inclusion,  social justice and respectful pedagogy. Justine is a fully registered teacher with experience in mentoring provisionally certificated teachers.

Research | Current

Justine's research specialisation is early childhood education and teacher experience and wellbeing. Justine uses qualitative methodologies and she has a particular interest in narrative enquiry and autoethnography .

Teaching | Current

Graduate Diploma ECE 

  • Learning Theories
  • Personal Pedagogy

Postgraduate supervision

Current postgraduate supervision

Shinsuke Yoshimura - Early childhood teacher expectations of the transition from early childhood education (ECE) to school in Japan.

Responsibilities

Teaching and service

Areas of expertise

  • Qualitative methods
  • Narrative research
  • Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Board Secretary: New Zealand Infant and Toddler Consortium
  • Member: OMEP Auckland
  • Full teacher registration/certification with Education Council of Aotearoa NZ (previously NZ Teachers Council)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • O'Hara-Gregan JM (2013). Is what we teach who we are? Teacher authenticity and professionalism in early childhood education in Aotearoa/New Zealand The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/21619

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Contact details

Primary office location

H - BLOCK. EPSOM - Bldg 6EH
Level 3, Room 314
EPSOM CAMPUS, 74 EPSOM AVE
EPSOM
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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