Jenny Horsley

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Senior Lecturer School of Education


Teaching in 2019


PhD, MEd (Hons), Higher Dip Tchg


Jenny Horsley is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her research interests are in education of Gifted and Talented students and particularly in teacher facilitated high-academic learning in regular classrooms. She has a keen interest in effective pedagogy and lectures in primary, secondary and master of teaching and learning programmes. Jenny supervises thesis students interested in pedagogical approaches of diverse learners, science education, and ESL learners.

Current research projects

These include:

  • The perceptions of high-ability science students and their teachers.
  • High-academic achievement and the ESL learner.
  • High-academic achievement in the New Zealand context.

Recently completed research projects

  • Perceptions of high ability science students and their teachers (with Azra Moeed)
  • Student Teachers and their sources of Self-Efficacy (with Carolyn Tait)

Recent Publications

Burrell, M., Horsley, J., & Moeed, A. (2017). Identification of, and Academic Provision for High-Ability Science Students: What Does the Literature Say? European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 5(2), 110-118.

Horsley, J. & Moeed, A. (2016). The experiences of Scholarship students: perceptions of New Zealand physical science Scholarship holders. In K.S. Taber & M. Sumida (Eds.), International Perspectives on Science Education for the Gifted: Key Issues and Challenges (pp. 179-193). New York: Routledge.

Tait, K., Horsley, J., & Tait, C. (2016). How do academically successful Pasifika students perceive task value? Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 25(1), 47.


Recent Student Completions

Tewkesbury, M. (2017). An analysis of National Certificate of Educational Achievement chemistry courses in terms of curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment: With comparison to the International Baccalaureate Diploma


Teaching in 2019