Professor Stuart McNaughton
PhD, MA 1st Class Honours (in Education), BA
Research | Current
My programme of research has several strands. It includes work on the development of a psychological model of socialisation (incorporating concepts of teaching, learning and development) applicable to informal and formal educational settings which provides a means of analysing development within and across settings. Associated with this is the demonstration through research applications of ways of incorporating cultural processes in research tools and in explanations of teaching, learning and development. These applications contribute to solutions to a long standing difficulty in developmental and educational psychology, explaining the role of culture in teaching and learning. The programme involves systematic applications of these concepts to areas of educational concern, specifically literacy instruction and language acquisition, and the identification and testing of specific properties of instruction in procedures designed to enhance teaching and learning. The programme contributes also to the development of more effective and equitable education. In addition to specific instructional procedures, recent work includes the development of assessment tools for language and literacy applicable to both English medium and Maori medium instruction in New Zealand, and in English medium instruction in other countries.
My current position includes being a Director of the Woolf Fisher Research Centre which opened in October 1998. This is an externally funded centre developing research-based educational programmes in communities with low resources in South Auckland. I lead a research team (of colleagues, post doctoral and doctoral students) in studies of effective educational interventions for schooling success. The centre has a focus on Maori and Pacific Islands children’s educational achievement.
- Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit
Membership of Professional Associations
- New Zealand Psychological Society
Member 1974-1998; Awards Committee (Council) 1983
- New Zealand Association for Research in Education 1979 – present
President 1993 – 1995
Council Member 1991 - 1997
- American Educational Research Association
Member 1998 – to present
- American Psychological Association
Foreign Affiliate 1976 - to present
- International Reading Association
- Society for Research in Child Development
Member 1976 - to present
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Wilson, A., Madjar, I., & McNaughton, S. (2016). Opportunity to learn about disciplinary literacy in senior secondary English classrooms in New Zealand. The Curriculum Journal, 27 (2), 204-228. 10.1080/09585176.2015.1134339
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Aaron Wilson
- Glasswell, K., Singh, P., & McNaughton, S. (2016). Partners in design: Co-inquiry for quality teaching in disadvantaged schools. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 2016 (FEB).
- Reese, E., Ballard, E., Taumoepeau, M., Taumoefolau, M., Morton, S. B., Grant, C., ... Mohal, J. (2015). Estimating language skills in Samoan- and Tongan-speaking children growing up in New Zealand. First Language, 35 (4-5), 407-427. 10.1177/0142723715596099
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Melenaite Taumoefolau, Susan Morton, Cameron Grant
- Shan, C., Zhang, L. J., & McNaughton, S. (14/7/2015). Relational analysis of Chinese university EFL teachers’ personal epistemology and subject matter teaching beliefs. Poster presented at 17th Biennial Conference of the International Study Association of Teachers and Teaching (ISATT), Auckland. New Zealand. Related URL.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lawrence Zhang
- Jesson, R., McNaughton, S., & Wilson, A. (2015). Raising literacy levels using digital learning: a design-based approach in New Zealand. Curriculum Journal10.1080/09585176.2015.1045535
- Jesson, R., McNaughton, S., & Wilson, A. (2015). Raising literacy levels using digital learning: a design-based approach in New Zealand. The Curriculum Journal, 26 (2), 198-223. 10.1080/09585176.2015.1045535
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rebecca Jesson
- Meyer, F., Meissel, K., & McNaughton, S. (2015). Patterns of literacy learning in German primary schools over the summer and the influence of home literacy practices. Journal of Research in Reading, n/a-n/a. 10.1111/1467-9817.12061
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kane Meissel, Frauke Meyer
- McNaughton, S. (2014). CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION The Influences of Marie Clay. READING TEACHER, 68 (2), 88-92. 10.1002/trtr.1286