Dip Tch (Christchurch College of Education) BEd, Education (University of Canterbury), MEd (University of Canterbury)
Alison joined CSU in June 2012 from Canterbury University, NZ where she worked in the Professional Studies, Professional Practice and Communications Skills areas. She has previously been an Assistant Principal of a NZ primary school and taught third grade in the USA from 2005 - 07. She has vast experience working with pre-service teacher education students and Associate teachers and her interest is in supporting teachers and student teachers who have been schooled or trained in the 20th century to move in new ways of learning and teaching in 21st century. Her recent research has been an investigation into how pre-service teachers conceptualise knowledge and how this influences their teaching.