Mrs Lynda Garrett

MEd, BA, DipTchg

Biography

Lynda is a passionate supporter of student teachers, and teacher practitioners, as they develop their abilities to effectively differentiate teaching and learning experiences in our primary school classrooms. My research interests to-date, have been centred around a particular interest in the talent development process for young gifted and talented students.

Previous professional experience

  • 25 years' experience, working in educational areas:
    • 10 years involvement in facilitating and leadership roles at a local, regional and national level within NZ Playcentre Association
    • 15 years as a trained primary teacher
  • Gifted Education advisor for Auckland area primary schools, 2001
  • G2 Deputy Principal of a G5 primary school 1998 - 2000 (Thames South School) with overall responsibility for curriculum development schoolwide, whole school development and whole staff professional development

Research | Current

  • Talent development process for young gifted and talented students
  • Socio-emotional aspects of giftedness
  • Teacher expectations of young gifted and talented students
  • Young gifted and talented students perceptions of teacher expectations
  • Qualitative research with an emphasis on ‘student voice’

Research Projects:

  • 2011- 13 Senior Researcher in the Marsden project entitled Teacher Expectations. To-date the focus has been on collecting initial data from teachers and students in schools, participating in workshops led by Associate-Professor Christine Rubie-Davies, for intervention teachers, and acting in an advisory role within two participating schools

Teaching | Current

  • Effective differentiation of teaching and learning
  • Potentiating classrooms
  • Inclusive provision
  • Use of assessment to enhance teacher effectiveness and student achievement
  • Young gifted and talented learners

Programmes:

  • BEd (Tchg)
    • EDPROFST 205 Promoting achievement for diverse learners
    • EDPROFST 604 Raising student achievement
    • EDPROFST 319 Teaching gifted and talented students
  • Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary) EDPROFST 608 A and B Learning and teaching in NZ
  • BA (General Education) EDUC 316 Gifted Education

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Graduate Diploma in Teaching Primary Co-ordinators committee
  • Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Programme Subcommittee of the TE Programmes Committee
  • LDPP Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Member of GiftEDnz
  • Member of WCGTC (World Council of Gifted and Talented Children)
  • Regular meetings with Auckland-based gifted education consultants.
  • I value and foster links with effective practitioners in schools.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Garrett, L., & Rubie-Davies, C. M. (2014). Talented tertiary students: A largely 'forgotten' group within the tertiary sector?. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 26 (1), 78-89.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32737
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christine Rubie-Davies
  • Garrett, L. J., Davies, C. M., Flint, A., Watson, P., & McDonald, L. (2013). Reading between the lines: Comparisons between teacher expectations for young gifted and non-gifted readers, and student self-perceptions. Paper presented at 20th Biennial World Conference of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. 10 August - 14 August 2013. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christine Rubie-Davies
  • 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
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/23806
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christine Rubie-Davies, Elizabeth Peterson, Annaline Flint, Heather O'Neill, Penelope Watson
  • 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
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/23801
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Elizabeth Peterson, Heather O'Neill, Lyn McDonald, Penelope Watson
  • Rubie-Davies, C. M., Peterson, E. R., Garrett, L., Watson, P., Flint, A., O'Neill H, & McDonald, L. (2012). Ethnicity as a factor in student beliefs. Paper presented at International Conference for Education and Educational Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey. 10 October - 13 October 2012. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christine Rubie-Davies, Annaline Flint
  • Garrett, L., & Moltzen, R. (2011). Writing because I want to, not because I have to: Young gifted writers' perspectives on the factors that "matter" in developing expertise. English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 10 (1), 165-180. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/10748
  • Garrett, L. J. (2010). The 'voices' behind the text: Self-beliefs of young gifted and talented writers The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
  • Garrett, L. J. (2009). The potent power of the personal: Young gifted writers speak out.. Paper presented at 18th Biennial World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children, Vancouver, Canada. 1 August - 1 August 2009.

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Primary location

H - BLOCK. EPSOM - Bldg 6EH
Level 5, Room 521
EPSOM CAMPUS, 74 EPSOM AVE
EPSOM
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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