Ms Patrice OBrien
PGDipEd, BA, DipTchng, MEd
Patrice O'Brien is a Professional Teaching Fellow in the School of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education.
Research | Current
My research interests are in the field of dance education particularly in secondary schools. I also have an interest in assessment and the factors that influence student achievement. I am currently writing a guide for NCEA dance.
Teaching | Current
Areas of expertise
Executive and Advisory roles (national)
- 2007-16 Moderator Arts Online website
Membership to professional committees/groups
- 2009-14 Committee member of DSANZ Dance Subject Association New Zealand
- 1996-2016 ADEN Auckland Dance Educators' Network. Founding member and Director
- Contemporary Dance uNZipped 2009 - 2016
- Momentum 2005
- Momentum 2004
- Arts 2000
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Anderson, E. E., Hoeberigs, R., O'Brien P, & Trinick, R. (2015). Curriculum, Creativity, Capacity. In J. Morgan (Ed.) The 21st Century Curriculum? (pp. 95-106). Auckland. NZ: Edify.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Elizabeth Anderson
- Buck, R., Snook, B., & O'Brien P (2014). A historical overview of dance in the New Zealand school curriculum. Brolga (39). Related URL.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ralph Buck, Barbara Snook
- O'Brien PC, & Lai, M. (2011). Student Voice: How can it help us to understand students' experiences of school?. Paper presented at Assessment Symposium, Rutherford House, Wellington, New Zealand. 1 September - 3 September 2011.
- O'Brien PC (2011). Parents, peers, personal aspirations and pedagogy: their impact on students' experiences of secondary school. University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
- O'Brien PC, & Lai, M. K. (2008). Secondary students' motivation to complete written dance examinations. Paper presented at Challenging Assessment 4th Biennial EARLI/ Northumbria Assessment Conference, Berlin, Germany. 27 August - 29 August 2008. (pp. 1).
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mei Kuin Lai