Dr Mark Sheehan
School of Education Policy and Implementation
Phone: 04 463 9687
Location: Room 209, Panckhurst Block, Karori Campus
EPOL 367 - Social Sciences Curriculum Study
EPOL 405 - Curriculum: Theory, Research and Practice
EPOL 505 - Curriculum: Theory, Research and Practice
PhD, MA, BA, Dip Tchg
Mark teaches courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level on secondary school history, the senior social sciences and curriculum theory. He has been involved in history education matters in New Zealand for over 25 years as a teacher, researcher, museum educator, advisor and textbook writer. He has also acted as an independent consultant to the Ministry of Education (and other organisations) on teaching and learning history and was a visiting academic at the Institute of Education (University of London) during the latter part of 2010.
Mark’s primary research interests focus on critical thinking, teaching and learning history and the place of knowledge in the New Zealand curriculum. As well as researching and publishing on these areas, Mark is currently the director of a Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TRLI) study that is examining how secondary school history students learn how to think critically/historically and is also involved in studies of the role of history in citizenship education.
Mark Sheehan is interested in supervising research on critical thinking, internal assessment, teaching and learning history, curriculum design, history and memory and the place of knowledge in the NZ curriculum.