Anita Mortlock

Courses

Teaching in 2018

Research interests

Mat times in schools, Children's Peer Relationships, Technology Education in Early Childhood Settings, Early Childhood Teacher Education

Qualifications

PhD (ECE), MEd (ECE), BA, Dip Tchg (ECE)

Profile

Anita’s teaching background stems from her experience in community-based education and care centres, where she predominantly worked with children aged three to five years. Since 2003 she has worked as a lecturer in early childhood teacher education as well as delivering professional development to teachers currently working in the sector. Over this time she was involved in collecting data for the early childhood assessment for learning exemplars, Kei Tua o te Pae, as well as liaising with various Government-funded groups on community and sector projects. Her last completed research was part of a collaborative project that investigated student-teacher beliefs and attitudes towards a summative peer-feedback task.

Current research

Anita is currently involved in a collaborative research project that is exploring the efficacy of teacher professional development networks. She is also undertaking Doctoral study, examining interactions between teachers and children at group times.

Research interests

  • Strategies used in effective teacher professional development
  • Interactions at adult-directed episodes in early childhood settings
  • Adult peer assessment and feedback
  • Technology education
  • Assessment
  • Infants and toddlers

Publications

Courses

Teaching in 2018