Mrs Lynda Garrett
MEd, BA, DipTchg
Lynda is a passionate supporter of student teachers, and teacher practitioners, as they develop their abilities to effectively differentiate teaching and learning experiences in our primary school classrooms. My research interests to-date, have been centred around a particular interest in the talent development process for young gifted and talented students.
Previous professional experience
- 25 years' experience, working in educational areas:
- 10 years involvement in facilitating and leadership roles at a local, regional and national level within NZ Playcentre Association
- 15 years as a trained primary teacher
- Gifted Education advisor for Auckland area primary schools, 2001
- G2 Deputy Principal of a G5 primary school 1998 - 2000 (Thames South School) with overall responsibility for curriculum development schoolwide, whole school development and whole staff professional development
Research | Current
- Talent development process for young gifted and talented students
- Socio-emotional aspects of giftedness
- Teacher expectations of young gifted and talented students
- Young gifted and talented students perceptions of teacher expectations
- Qualitative research with an emphasis on ‘student voice’
- 2011- 13 Senior Researcher in the Marsden project entitled Teacher Expectations. To-date the focus has been on collecting initial data from teachers and students in schools, participating in workshops led by Associate-Professor Christine Rubie-Davies, for intervention teachers, and acting in an advisory role within two participating schools
Teaching | Current
- Effective differentiation of teaching and learning
- Potentiating classrooms
- Inclusive provision
- Use of assessment to enhance teacher effectiveness and student achievement
- Young gifted and talented learners
- BEd (Tchg)
- EDPROFST 205 Promoting achievement for diverse learners
- EDPROFST 604 Raising student achievement
- EDPROFST 319 Teaching gifted and talented students
- Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary) EDPROFST 608 A and B Learning and teaching in NZ
- BA (General Education) EDUC 316 Gifted Education
- Graduate Diploma in Teaching Primary Co-ordinators committee
- Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Programme Subcommittee of the TE Programmes Committee
- LDPP Teaching and Learning Committee
- Member of GiftEDnz
- Member of WCGTC (World Council of Gifted and Talented Children)
- Regular meetings with Auckland-based gifted education consultants.
- I value and foster links with effective practitioners in schools.
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Garrett, L., & Rubie-Davies, C. M. (2014). Talented tertiary students: A largely 'forgotten' group within the tertiary sector?. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 26 (1), 78-89.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christine Rubie-Davies
- Garrett, L. J., Rubie-Davies, C. M., Flint, A., Watson, P., & McDonald, L. (2013). Reading between the lines: Comparisons between teacher expectations for young gifted and non-gifted readers, and student self-perceptions. Paper presented at 20th Biennial World Conference of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. 10 August - 14 August 2013. Related URL.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christine Rubie-Davies, Annaline Flint, Lyn McDonald, Penelope Watson
- Rubie-Davies, C. M., Peterson, E. R., Garrett, L., Watson, P., Flint, A., O'Neill H, & McDonald, L. (2013). Do student beliefs differ by ethnicity? Exploring self-perceptions. European Journal of Social and Behavioural Sciences, 4 (1), 867-874. 10.15405/FutureAcademy/ejsbs(2301-2218).2012.4.19
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christine Rubie-Davies, Elizabeth Peterson, Annaline Flint, Heather O'Neill, Penelope Watson, Lyn McDonald
- Rubie-Davies, C. M., Peterson, E., Flint, A., Garrett, L., McDonald, L., Watson, P., & O'Neill H (2012). Investigating teacher expectations by ethnicity in New Zealand. European Journal of Social and Behavioural Sciences, 2 (2), 250-259. 10.15405/FutureAcademy/ejsbs(2301-2218).2012.2.10
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Elizabeth Peterson, Heather O'Neill, Lyn McDonald, Penelope Watson
- Rubie-Davies, C. M., Peterson, E. R., Garrett, L., Watson, P., Flint, A., O'Neill H, & McDonald, L. (2012). Ethnicity as a factor in student beliefs. Paper presented at International Conference for Education and Educational Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey. 10 October - 13 October 2012. Related URL.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christine Rubie-Davies, Annaline Flint
- Garrett, L., & Moltzen, R. (2011). Writing because I want to, not because I have to: Young gifted writers' perspectives on the factors that "matter" in developing expertise. English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 10 (1), 165-180. Related URL.
- Garrett, L. J. (2010). The 'voices' behind the text: Self-beliefs of young gifted and talented writers The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
- Garrett, L. J. (2009). The potent power of the personal: Young gifted writers speak out.. Paper presented at 18th Biennial World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children, Vancouver, Canada. 1 August - 1 August 2009.