Dr Emily Nelson
Programme Coordinator, Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)
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Areas of Teaching
Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)
PhD, M.Ed (First Class Hons), B.A, Dip. Tchg
I have 25 years experience as an educator within the primary education sector. This includes roles as a classroom teacher, teacher educator, inservice teacher development facilitator, teacher coach and researcher. My doctare explores how power influences student and teacher possibilities for action within classroom-based student voice initiatives. My research interests include education for young adolescent students, student voice, supporting teacher learning and the use of visual research methodologies in research with children and young people.
Research outputs 2017
Nelson, E. (2017). ‘It’s cool, people your same age being in charge of you’: Enacting student voice through classroom governance partnerships. In R. M. B. Cowie (Ed.), Realising innovative partnerships in educational research: Theories and methodologies for collaboration (pp. 9–20). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense.
Charteris, J., Smardon, D., & Nelson, E. (2017). Innovative learning environments and new materialism: A conjunctural analysis of pedagogic spaces. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 49(8), 808–821. https://doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2017.1298035
Mayes, E., Bakhshi, S., Wasner, V., Cook-Sather, A., Mohammad, M., . . . Nelson, E., . . . Cowley, E. (2017). What can a conception of power do? Theories and images of power in student voice work. International Journal of Student Voice, 2(1). Retrieved from https://ijsv.psu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/IJSV_Mayes-et-al_2017.pdf
Nelson, E., & Johnson, L. (2017). Learning to teach in ILEs on practicum: Anchoring practices for challenging times. Waikato Journal of Education, 22(3), 63–74. https://doi.org/10.15663/wje.v22i3.374
Nelson, E., & Johnson, L. (2017). Addressing the challenges of Innovative Learning Environments for practicum: Socio-spatial entanglements. In M. Mahat & W. Imms. (Eds.), Transitions 2017 Australasia: Symposium proceedings (pp. 41–46). Retrieved from http://www.iletc.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Transitions_Melb_Web.pdf
Research outputs 2016
Charteris, J., Smardon, D., & Nelson, E. (2016). Innovative learning environments and discourses of leadership: Is physical change out of step with pedagogical development? Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice, 31(1), 33-47.
Nelson, E. (2016). Re-thinking power in student voice as games of truth: Dealing/playing your hand. Pedagogy, Culture & Society. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/14681366.2016.1238839
Smardon, D., Charteris, J., & Nelson, E. (2016). Shifts to learning eco-systems: Principals’ and teachers’ perceptions of innovative learning environments. New Zealand Journal of Teachers’ Work, 12(2), 149-171. Retrieved from https://teachworkojs.aut.ac.nz/autojs/index.php/nzjtw/article/view/31/56
Nelson, E., & Johnson, L. (2016). Learning to teach in innovative learning environments: Candidate teachers’ perceptions [Abstract]. In Conference proceedings TEFANZ Conference & AGM 2016: “How best to educate a nation’s teachers? Debating quality teacher education for today and the future”, Thursday 30 June & Friday 1 July 2016, University of Otago College of Education, 145 Union Street East, Dunedin 9016 (p. 8). Retrieved from http://www.tefanz.org.nz/conferences/2016-conference/
Charteris, J., Smardon, D., & Nelson, E. (2016, November). Innovative learning environments and the conjunctural epoch: A new material reading of the spatial politics of schooling. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference 2016, Melbourne, Australia.
Nelson, E. (2016, April). Engaging students as partners in co-constructing middle years’ pedagogy: Revealing student influence through discourse analysis. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
Nelson, E., & Johnson, L. (2016, October 20). Responding to the challenge of innovative learning environments in preservice education. Presented at the Brown Bag Research Lunch Seminar, Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.
Bishop, P., Alley, K., Andrews, G., Cronenberg, S., Falk‐Ross, F., Miller, N., Moran, C., Nelson, E., & Weiler, C. (2016). Digital technologies. In Middle Level Education Special Interest Group, MLER SIG research agenda (pp. 23-25). Retrieved from http://mlersig.net/research/mler-sig-research-agenda
Nelson, E. (2016). Student voice [Video]. Interview by L. Turner. Resource for EIT Teaching Students Under 25s Professional Development Seminar. Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.
Research outputs 2015
Nelson, E. (2015). Opening up to student voice: Supporting teacher learning through collaborative action research. LEARNing Landscapes, 8(2), 285-300. Retrieved from http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/images/documents/ll-no16/enelson.pdf
Nelson, E. (2015). Student voice as regimes of truth: Troubling authenticity. Middle Grades Review, 1(2). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.uvm.edu/mgreview/vol1/iss2/3
Nelson, E. (2015, September 30). Student voice: What does it mean for teachers? Public lecture presented at University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.
Nelson, E. (2015, September 10). Student voice: A modern catch-cry but what does it mean for teachers? Public lecture presented at Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.
Nelson, E. (2015, August 27). Power in the research relationship. Presented at the Brown Bag Research Lunch Seminar, Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.
Research outputs 2014
Nelson, E. (2014). Enacting student voice through governance partnerships in the classroom: Rupture of the ordinary for radical practice. FORUM, 56(1), 91-104. http://dx.doi.org/10.2304/forum.2014.56.1.91
Nelson, E. (2014). ‘Is this student voice?’ Students and teachers re-negotiate power through governance partnerships in the classroom (PhD thesis, University of Waikato). Retrieved from http://researchcommons.waikato.ac.nz/handle/10289/8846
Nelson, E. (2014, June). Shifting the power lens: Power relations within classroom-based student voice initiatives. Paper presented at the 4th Cambridge University Student Voice Seminar, Cambridge, England.
Nelson, E. (2014, November). Student voice research and games of truth: Playing/dealing your hand. In J. Charteris (Chair), Student voice: Interrupting essentialism, power and agency. Symposium conducted at AARE-NZARE 2014: The joint Australian Association for Research in Education and New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference, Brisbane, Australia.
Nelson, E. (2014, June 20). Building student capacity to co-govern in the classroom. Presented at the Centre for Children’s Rights, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Nelson, E. (2014, September 30). Faces of voice: Positioning students as partners in classroom decision-making. Presented at the University of Waikato Student Voice Symposium, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Research outputs 2013
Nelson, E., & Bishop, P. (2013). Students as action research partners: A New Zealand example. Middle School Journal, 45(2), 19-26.