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Ally Bull

Job Title: 
Associate

Ally is an education consultant. She has a background in research, resource development, and teacher education. As a teacher, Ally taught at all levels from Year 1–10. She is interested in science education, future-focused education, and adult development.

Prior to becoming an education consultant Ally was a Senior Researcher at NZCER for over 10 years. While at NZCER she led the science education team and was involved in numerous research projects, resource development, and professional learning development in science education. Ally was also involved in projects about education futures, changing teacher practice, curriculum development and family and community engagement in education.

Qualifications:

MEd (Distinction) Victoria University of Wellington

Research outputs

Year published Title Publication type Category
2016 Developing primary science teacher expertise: Thinking about the system Research report Professional learning Science education
2015 Capabilities for living and lifelong learning: What's science got to do with it? Research report Science education
2014 Building a future-oriented science education system: Are we nearly there yet? Conference presentation
2014 Constructing your primary school's science curriculum Book Science education
2014 Exploring teacher professional learning for future-oriented schooling Working paper Schooling for the future
2014 Rethinking professional learning and development in primary science Paper Professional learning Science education
2014 The work of PLD facilitators Paper PLD for facilitators
2013 Building a future-oriented science education system in New Zealand: How are we doing? Research report Schooling for the future Science education
2013 Strengthening engagements between schools and the science community Research report Curriculum and assessment Families and communities Science education
2012 Science community engagement with schools Research report Families and communities Science education
2012 Supporting future-oriented learning and teaching - a New Zealand perspective Research report Public understanding of education Schooling for the future
2012 Swimming out of our depth? Leading learning in 21st century schools Research report Professional learning Schooling for the future
2011 A junior version of the “whole game” of science Working paper Curriculum and assessment Implementing New Zealand Curriculum Science education
2011 From community engagement in education to public engagement with education Working paper Families and communities Public understanding of education
2011 Library of experiences Working paper Curriculum and assessment Implementing New Zealand Curriculum Science education
2011 Primary science education for the 21st century: How, what, why? Research report Science education
2011 Thinking in Science Working paper Science education
2010 Community engagement and The New Zealand Curriculum Occasional paper Families and communities Schooling for the future
2010 Inspired by science Research report Curriculum and assessment Science education
2010 Kick-starting the Nature of Science Classroom resource Curriculum and assessment Key Competencies Science education
2010 Kick-starting the Nature of Science Book
2009 Families and Communities Engagement in Education Project 2—Notions of partnership Research report Families and communities Schooling for the future
2009 New Zealand curriculum implementation exploratory studies: Final Report Research report Curriculum and assessment Implementing New Zealand Curriculum Key Competencies
2009 Thinking together to become 21st century teachers Research report
2008 Interplay of context and concepts in primary school children's systems thinking Journal article
2008 Putting the Nature of Science strand into the water cycle Journal article Implementing New Zealand Curriculum Science education
2008 Successful home-school partnerships Research report
2007 Student movement and schools - what are the issues? Research report
2007 Thinking about the "big picture": how can school science contribute? Journal article Science education
Making the most of science learning opportunities in the primary school Journal article Science education