Mr Paul Heyward

MEd (1st Class Hons), PGDipEd, BA(Senior Prize Education), DipTchg

Biography

Previous professional experience

  • Teacher at New Windsor School 1989-1991 with responsibilities for Drama and Physical Education; Teacher at St Judes Middle School (Portsmouth, England) 1991-1993; Part Time Teacher New Windsor School and Relief Teacher / Full time University Student 1994-1995 with responsibilities for gifted and talented students;Teacher at New Windsor School 1996 with responsibities for Senior Language, the Arts and Education Outside the Classroom,Senior Teacher and Board of Trustees Representative New Windsor School 1997-1999 with responsibilty for children with behavioural needs
  • Visiting Teaching Fellow for the Centre for Professional Inquiry, The Auckland College of Education 2000-2001
  • Drama Facilitator on the National Arts Curriculum Faciltation Project 2001-2002, The Auckand College of Education
  • Assistant Dean Post Graduate (2012-2013), The Faculty of Education, University of Auckland.
  • Senior Lecturer for the Centre for Professional Inquiry, The Auckland College of Education 2002-2004, and The University of Auckland Faculty of Education 2005-presen

Research | Current

  • How teachers make ethically challenging decisions
  • The ethical nature of teaching
  • Teacher professionalism
  • The place of a Code of Ethics/Conduct in the lives of professionals
  • Drama as a pedagogical approach in tertiary education settings
  • Critical reflection
  • Gender dynamics in education

Teaching | Current

  • Developing a philosophy of learning and teaching
  • How people learn
  • Ethical Decision Making the Code of Ethics
  • Drama in Education
  • Critical Reflection
  • Moral and Political Nature of Teaching
  • Practicum
  • Behaviour Management

Programmes:

  • BEd(Tchg)
  • GradDipTchg(Primary)

Postgraduate supervision

  • Paine, A. ( B Ed Hons Dissertation)   ‘The effects of National Standards on the teaching of Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand Curriculum’. Completed October 2013 with First Class Hons
  • Yusoff, S. (M Prof Studs Dissertation)  'Student engagement through developing an authentic purpose for writing:  Perceptions of Year Six students and their teachers'.In progress.

Distinctions/Honours

University of Auckland, Faculty of Education, Teaching Excellence Award (Innovation) 2014

Responsibilities

Associate Director Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary)

Course Director EDPROFST 313 'The Professional Teacher' (Primary)

Areas of expertise

  • The moral and ethical nature of teaching
  • How teachers go about ethical decision making
  • The place of a Code of Ethics/Conduct in the professional lives of teachers
  • Notions of professionalism
  • Drama as a pedagogy in higher education
  • Critical reflection

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Professional Links:

  • Member of Drama New Zealand
  • Member of New Zealand Association of Research in Education

University Committees served on:

  • Primary Practicum Advisory Committee
  • Membership Officer for ASTE

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Heyward, P., & Fitzpatrick, E. (2015). Speaking to the Ghost: An autoethnographic journey with Elwyn. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 1-14. 10.1080/00131857.2015.1100976
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28897
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Esther Fitzpatrick
  • Heyward, P. (2014). A cultural comparison of ethical dilemmas in teaching. A Child's World – Next Steps Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK. Related URL.
  • Heyward, P. R. (2011). A Code of Compliance or a Code of Ethics? Exploring a Code of Ethics for Teachers through Role-Play. Paper presented at British Educational Research Association 2011 Annual Conference, Institute of Education, London, United Kingdom. 5 September - 7 September 2011.
  • Heyward, P. (2011). Opportunities and impediments: Drama in vocational education. In J. Parr, H. Hedges, S. May (Eds.) Changing trajectories of teaching and learning (pp. 117-130). Wellington, NZ: NZCER (New Zealand Council for Educational Research).
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/11418
  • Heyward, P. R. (2010). Opportunities and Impediments: Drama in Teacher Education. Paper presented at International Symposium on Critical Studies in Education, University of Auckland. 26 October - 27 October 2010.
  • Heyward, P. R. (2010). Opportunities and Impediments: Drama in Teacher Education. Paper presented at International Symposium on Critical Studies in Education, University of Auckland. 26 October - 27 October 2010.
  • Rubie-Davies, C., Farquhar, S., Rawlinson, C., O'Neill H, Heyward, P., & Sinclair, A. (2010). What about our talented students?: An exploratory study. National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence Auckland, NZ: Ako Aotearoa. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sandy Farquhar
  • Heyward, P. (2010). Emotional engagement through drama: Strategies to assist learning through role-play. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 22 (2), 197-203. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/9944

Contact details

Primary location

H - BLOCK. EPSOM - Bldg 6EH
Level 2, Room 207
EPSOM CAMPUS, 74 EPSOM AVE
EPSOM
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand