Dr Nicola Dunham

Senior Education Consultant

Role at TPP

Nicola Joins Tai Poutini Polytechnic as a Senior Education Consultant. Nicola recently joined Tai Poiutini Polytechnic having previoulsy worked in the largest polytehnic/institute of technology in Aotearoa New Zealand. A recent PhD (Education) graduate, Nicola is published in the areas of elearning, academic literacies and student academic identity. Nicola has also previously been a member of an institutuional research ethics committee. 

Nicola will be working closely with teaching and executive teams to support effective teaching and learning practices.  Nicola is experienced at teacher education, elearning and curriculum development and has been involved with the development of programmes delivered at a national level for external stakeholders. 

Academic Profile

2016 PhD (Education)
2008 Postgraduate Certificate Educational Psychology
2004 Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory)
1999 Postgraduate Diploma Psychoanalytic Observational Studies
1992 BSc Hons Psychology
1985 National Nursery Examination Board Certificate 

Research Outlets/Interests

 Dunham, N. (2016). The academic identity of students in field-based early childhood initial teacher education (Doctor of Philosophy (Education)). Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand

Dunham, N. (2015). Voices from the field: Listening to student experiences of academic identity [Poster]. Presented at National Tertiary Teaching and Learning Conference Te Tiputanga Growing Capability, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, 30 September to 2 October.

Dunham, N. (2012). Practice-Based Teacher Education: The problem of academic identity. Presented at Education for practice, work and society: Practice-based Education Summit, Charles Sturt University, 3 - 4 April, Sydney, Australia.

Dunham, N. (2012). Academic identity of students in field-based early childhood education. Presented at Auckland Associate Teachers Symposium, Unitec Institute of Technology, 16  June, Auckland.

Dunham, N. (2012). Academic identity within field-based early childhood initial teacher education. Presented at Academic Identities Conference: Thinking, Researching and Living Otherwise, Univeristy of Auckland, 25-27 June, Auckland

Dunham, N. (2012). What it means to be an ECE student. Education Review: Postgraduate & Research, October. Retrieved from http://www.educationreview.co.nz

Dunham, N. (2010). The implication of the multiple contexts for teaching and learning on student academic identity within professional education. In Howard, S. (Ed.). Making a Difference: Refereed Conference Proceedings. Australian Association For Research in Education, 28 November – 2 December, Melbourne. Available from http://aare.edu.au/10pap/abs10.htm

Dunham, A. (2010). The implication of the multiple contexts for teaching and learning on student academic identity within professional education.  Presented at Making a Difference:Australian Association For Research in Education, 28 November – 2 December, Melbourne.

Dunham, N. (2010). Identifying the self as learner within adult education. Workshop presented at Freedom to Fly, Adult and Community Education conference, 11-13 June, Wellington.

Dunham, N. (2009, July). Academic Literacies: A transparency approach for first year students [Poster]. Presented at32nd Annual International Higher Education Research and Development Society of AustralasiaConference, 6-9 July, Darwin.

Dunham, N. (2009). A transparency approach to academic literacies through engaging students in the process of constructing meaning. Presented atTeaching and Learning Symposium, Unitec Institute of Technology, 29 September, Auckland.

Creative Outputs/Interests

Book Chapter

Owen, H., & Dunham, N. (In press). Experiences of implementing a large-scale blended, flipped learning project. Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 4th Edition.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Owen, H., & Dunham, N. (2015). Reflections on the Use of Iterative, Agile and Collaborative Approaches for Blended Flipped Learning Development. Education Sciences, 5(2), pp.85-103. doi:10.3390/educsci5020085

Dunham, N., Owen, H., & Heta-Lensen, Y. (2015). Explorations into Becoming New, Radical, and Quite Possibly Dangerously Progressive within an Aotearoa New Zealand Context. Education Sciences, 5(2), pp.65-84. doi:10.3390/educsci5020065

Dunham, N. (2015). Why Does It Have to Be so Flashy? Student Perspectives on Academic Tasks. US-China Education Review, 5(5), 283-298. doi: 10.17265/2161-6248/2015.05.001

Heta-Lensen, Y., & Dunham, N. (2013). Becoming cognisant of research informed by Kaupapa Māori in early childhood education: Issues and contexts. New Zealand Research in Early Childhood Education, 16, pp.1-14.

Dunham, N. (2012). A date with academic literacies: Using brief conversation to facilitate student engagement with academic literacies. US-China Education Review, 2(7), 682-688.

Conference Proceedings (Full peer reviewed papers)

Dunham, N., & Owen, H. (2016). Blue skies and thunder clouds Reflections on implementing a large-scale blended, flipped learning project. Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic https://www.boppoly.ac.nz/content/ntlt-conference-proceedings-2015

Dunham, N., Brake, D., Kernohan, E., & Savery, N.  (2011). Gaining leverage: Multiple approaches to embedding academic literacies within a tertiary context. Ako Aotearoa: National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. Retrieved from http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/search/apachesolr_search?keys=dunham

Conference/Symposium presentations

Dunham, N., Owen, H. (2015). Blue skies and thunder clouds: Reflections on implementing a large-scale blended, flipped learning project. Presented at National Tertiary Teaching and Learning Conference Te Tiputanga Growing Capability, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, 30 September to 2 October.

Heta-Lensen, Y., & Dunham, N. (2013, July). Te Whatu Pokeka in ECE:  Theorising future possibilities for research in. early childhood settings. Presentation at the Department of Education Research Seminar, Unitec, New Zealand.

Heta-Lensen, Y., & Dunham, N. (2013). Kaupapa Mokopuna: New formations of research in ECE contexts. Presented at Matauranga Maori Conference, Unitec Institute of Technology, 6  December, Auckland.

Dunham, N., Brake, D., Kernohan, E., & Savery, N.  (2011). Gaining leverage: Multiple approaches to embedding academic literacies within a tertiary context. Presented at National Tertiary Teaching and Learning Conference, Te Huinga Ako ā-Motu
Building Futures, Nelson Institute of Technology, October 12-14, Nelson. Retrieved from http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/search/apachesolr_search?keys=dunham

Dunham, N. (2011). A date with academic literacies: Using brief conversation to facilitate student engagement with academic literacies. Presented at Enhancing Learning: Teaching and Learning Conference, Curtin University, 25 - 26 November, Sarawak Malaysia.

Dunham, N., Emerson, A., & Slessor, A. (2011). Bridging the gap between discipline literacies and academic literacies.  Presented at Learning and Teaching Symposium: Inspire, Enquire, Reflect, Unitec Institute of Technology, 10-11October, Auckland. .

Dunham, N., & Hibbott, G. (2010, September). Living theory: When theory comes to life through ways of being in the classroom. Presented atLearning, Teaching and Research Symposium, Unitec Institute of Technology, 27-28 September, Auckland.

Dunham, N. (2010). The nature and significance of academic identity in field-based early childhood initial teacher education. Presented atLearning, Teaching and Research Symposium, Unitec Institute of Technology, 27-28 September, Auckland.

Dunham, N. (2009). Who controls change gatekeepers of professionals? Presented atNew Zealand Association for Research in Education National Conference, 24-27 November, Palmerston North.

Book Reviews

Malthus, C., and Dunham, N. (2013). [Review of the book Staff-student partnerships in higher education, by S. Little (Ed)] Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia. Vol. 32 (4) : 690-692. doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2012.755944.

Dunham, N. (2011). [Review of the book Succeeding in your Masters dissertation: A step-by-step handbook (2nd ed.), by J. Biggam]. Higher Education Research and Development, 31(1)

Editorial Reviewed Publications

Dunham, N. (2009, December). The virtual interface: Introducing students to the virtual learning environment. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia News, 31(3), 20-21.

Location

Tai Poutini Polytechnic House Level 3 Victoria St West Auckland DDI 09 308 7551