Keryn Davis

Tumu, Te Aho Waihanga | Design Solutions

M: 021 594 667
P: 0800 267 301
E: keryn.davis@core-ed.ac.nz
Region: Canterbury/Chatham Islands

Keryn Davis FS

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts
Diploma of Teaching (ECE)
Master of Education (Dist)

Professional profile

Keryn is the Tumu, Leader of Te Aho Waihanga | Design Solutions and a member of CORE’s Senior Leadership Team.

A professional development facilitator, researcher, writer, and project leader for more than 20 years; much of Keryn’s work in these areas has revolved around learning and teaching for complex outcomes. These include creativity and critical thinking, practice-based research, curriculum design, and innovation methodologies.

Keryn has worked closely with business / industry mentors to develop approaches to activate innovation and speed up change in education. Her work at CORE largely focuses on the development of innovative learning solutions to improve outcomes for all.

Professional memberships

Professional Learning Aotearoa New Zealand Te Māngai Whakangungu Kaiako o Aotearoa (PLANZ)

Recent publications

Reports

2017 with R. McKenzie. Children’s working theories about identity language and culture | O faugamanatu a fanau e sa’ili ai o latou fa’asinomaga, gagana ma aganu’u. Teaching Learning Research Initiative Final Report.
2016 with R. McKenzie. Rainbows, sameness, and other working theories about identity, language, and culture. Early Childhood Folio, 20, 1. Wellington: NZCER Press.
2015 New-entrant classrooms in the re-making. CORE Education Pro Bono Charitable Research Fund project.

Book chapters

2018 with S. Peters and R. McKenzie. Children’s working theories as curriculum outcomes. In The child’s curriculum: What is the value of early childhood education and care? edited by Jonathan Delafield-Butt, Aline-Wendy Dunlop, and Colwyn Trevarthen. London: Routledge.

Refereed journal articles

2018 Playification of the curriculum: Learnings from collaborative classroom research. Set: Research Information for Teachers, 3. Wellington: NZCER Press
2016 with R.McKenzie. Rainbows, sameness, and other working theories about identity, language, and culture. Early Childhood Folio, 20, 1. Wellington: NZCER Press
2015 with C, Bird, R. O’Connor, H. Rees, S. Spencer, V. Paki and S. Peters. Beyond the gate: A case study of dispositional learning from kindergarten to school. Early Childhood Folio, 19, 1. Wellington: NZCER Press

Personal statement

I am passionate about understanding and improving teaching and learning through collaborative projects and innovation. I feel extremely fortunate to have had plenty of opportunities to combine these passions with working with many incredible practitioners, children, families, whānau, academics, facilitators, and advisers in a vast array of settings and contexts.