Semester Two 2009

Doctoral Studies Research Student Award - 2009 Archive

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Winner: Claire Coleman

Paper title: More than meets the eye

Claire Coleman began her career working for NZCCS touring Auckland schools as a disability awareness puppeteer. As an experienced drama educator in New Zealand she has taught in both primary and secondary schools as well as in community drama education.

Claire's extensive experience working with Pacific Island students in South Auckland has led her to her current research working to create more inclusive and engaging learning opportunities for Pasifika. Claire has a Diploma in Performing Arts, BA in English, Graduate Diploma in Primary Teaching and a postgraduate diploma in education from Auckland University. She is completing her MEd(Research) under the supervision of Dr Michael Anderson and Dr Peter O'Connor.