Dr Tony Trinick
EdD, MA, BA, HDipTchg, DipMathsEd
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Research | Current
Tony’s research interests are broadly focused on a number of areas in the teaching and learning of mathematics in the medium of Maori. This includes researching the complex relationship between te reo Maori and mathematics, particularly the development of the mathematics register and the teaching and learning of the register. His research also focuses on student achievement in Maori medium mathematics and the factors that support and impinge on student progress.
Major Research Projects 2003-2015
- Trinick, T. (2014-2015) Researcher, Evaluation of the Mutukaroa Project - Home School Partnership Project involving 100 schools, Ministry of Education.
- Trinick, T. (2009-2013). Sylvia Park School; Home School Partnership
- Trinick, T. & Keegan, P. & T. Morehu (2009-10) He Kainga Korerero (Community based language programmes), Research project. Te Puni Kokiri (Ministry of Maori Development)
- Trinick, T. (2009) Principal Investigator Haemata Ltd. Evaluation of ‘Ako Panuku’. Secondary School Maori teacher Professional Learning Programme. With R. Tuwhangai
- Trinick, T. (2005-2010) With T. Meaney & U. Fairhall. Investigating the teaching and learning of mathematics register in the Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Koutu
- Trinick, T, (2003-2010) Principal Investigator, Ministry of Education. Evaluation of Maori medium numeracy professional development project (Poutama Tau). With B. Stevenson, Massey University
Teaching | Current
- EDCURRM 104 Pāngarau: He Whakatakinga (Course Coordinator)
- EDCURRM 105 Putaiao: He Whakatakinga (Course Coordinator)
- EDCURRM 204 Pangarau: Te Whakaako (Course Coordinator)
- EDUC 733 Teaching in Bilingual/Immersion Settings (Co-lecturer)
- EDUC 750 Special Topic: Maori Education Research Topic (Lecturer)
- Lisa Watson - Maori Student Success as Maori: Reciprocity, Relationships and Resilience (EdD, Co-supervisor)
- Mere Snowden - Tihei Mauri Ora: Te Reo Maori in English Medium Schools (EdD, Co-supervisor)
- Tepora Pukepuke - The Unstoppable Student Self: Belonging and Resilience (EdD, Co-supervisor)
- Natalie Muller - The Value of Oral Language iPad Apps in Increasing Maori Language Learning for Children (MEd dissertation)
- Darlene Matiu - The Lived Experiences of Maori Women in Leadership in Educational Contexts (MEd thesis)
- Piata Allen - Te Reo Pangarau: Communicating Mathematically in Maori-medium Classrooms (MEd thesis)
- Sharyn Heaton - Reconstructing Whare Tapawha (BA Hons dissertation)
- Tauwehe Tamati - (MEd dissertation)
- Director, Maori Medium Professional Learning and Development, Te Puna Wananga, Faculty of Education and Social Work (2012-)
Areas of expertise
- Relationship between mathematics and language (te reo Maori)
- Researching and evaluating school improvement projects
- Language planning and language revitalisation for schooling
- Relationship between matauranga Maori putaiao and science
- Indigenous curriculum development
- Culture and identity in education
- Indigenous curriculum development
- Acting Chairperson, PGRAES Committee (2016-)
- Postgraduate Advisor, Te Puna Wananga, Faculty of Education and Social Work (2016-)
- Treaty of Waitangi Ethics Approver, Faculty of Education and Social Work (2006-)
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Newbold, E., Trinick, T., & Robertson, J. (2016). The critical role of the educative mentor as a leader to support the retention of beginning teachers in Māori-medium schools. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice, 31 (1/2), 20-32.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ella Newbold
- Trinick, A., Meaney, T., & Fairhall, U. (2016). The relationship between language, culture and mathematics. Journal of Mathematics and Culture, 10 (2), 175-191. Related URL.
- Trinick, A. (2016). Te Reo Tātai: the development of a mathematics register for Māori-medium schooling University of Waikato. University of Waikato. Related URL.
- Meaney, T., McMurchy-Pilkngton, C., Edmonds-Wathen, C., & Trinick, T. (2016). Distribution, recognition and representation: Mathematics education and Indigenous students. In K. Makar, S. Dole, J. Visnovaska, M. Goos, A. Bennison, K. Fry (Eds.) Research in mathematics education in Australiasia 2012-2015 (pp. 143-164). Dordrecht, Heidelberg, New York, London: Springer. 10.1007/978-981-10-1419-2_8
- Edmonds-Wathen, C., Trinick, T., & Durand-Guerrier, V. (2016). Impact of Differing Grammatical Structures in Mathematics Teaching and Learning. In R. Barwell, P. Clarkson, A. Halai, M. Kazima, J. Moschkovich, N. Planas, M. Setati-Phakeng, P. Valero, Villavicencio Ubillús M (Eds.) Mathematics Education and Language Diversity: The 21st ICMI Study (pp. 23-46). Dordrecht, Heidelberg, New York, London: Springer. 10.1007/978-3-319-14511-2_2
- Trinick, T., Meaney, T., & Fairhall, U. (2015). Finding the way: Cultural revival through mathematics education.. Paper presented at Eighth International Mathematics Education and Society Conference, Portland, Oregon, United States. 21 June - 26 June 2015. Proceedings of the Eighth International Mathematics Education and Society Conference. (pp. 6). Related URL.
- Trinick, T., Meaney, T., & Fairhall, U. (2015). E haere ana koe ki hea? Spatial thinking: Traditional Māori systems and language of spatial orientation. In R. Averill (Ed.) Mathematics and Statistics in the Middle Years: Evidence and Practice (pp. 146-161). Wellington, New Zealand: NZCER Press. Related URL.
- Trinick, T., & Dale, H. (2015). Where is the wairua: Word stories. Paper presented at Analysing Words as a Social Enterprise: Celebrating 40 Years of the 1975 Helsinki Declaration on Lexicography, Massey University, Albany Campus, Auckland, New Zealand. 19 November - 21 November 2015. (pp. 1). Related URL.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Hemi Dale