Prof Lindsey Conner is an internationally renowned education expert who is known for her research on innovation in Education and teaching. Her commitment to social justice and prioritisation of specific actions (in a creative frame of "what else can we do to make a difference?") underpins her philosophy and leadership to empower people to stretch their potential for social mobility. She strongly believes that it is through education that people can achieve great things and have greater life chances.
Lindsey was previously the Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education), Associate Dean Postgraduate Research and Dean (Education) at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.
Prof Conner has a can do attitude and a passion for leading change. Her leadership in Education is drawn from nearly 26 years as a researcher and teacher educator in science education, including research on the application of technologies within disciplines and in cross disciplinary contexts. Prof Conner has also led an international partnership project on implementing ICT in schools and was Director of the Science and Technology Education Research Hub which has had international aclaim.
Prof Conner has a strong international profile and led the 7 country Pacific Circle Consortium research project on Teacher Education for the Future. In 2013 Prof Conner was an invited consultant to NIER (Japan) working with the Ministry of Education Japan on infusing competencies across curriculum. Prof Conner was also a funded visiting fellow at SEAMEO RECSAM, Penang (2013) and a consultant in developing science teaching standards for the South East Asian Ministries of Education (2014) which have been implemented in 11 Countries. Prof Conner has developed courses and supported researchers from universities in Bangladesh, China, Malaysia and Korea.
Previously, Prof Conner was the New Zealand coordinator for the OECD Innovative Learning Environments Project and Commissioner for the New Zealand Olympic Education Committee.
Dean People and Resources and Dean Education (college programmes), College of Education, Psychology and Social Work
Dean School of Education, Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law
Prof Conner is an early adopter of e-learning and has developed educational leadership courses that are taught 100% on-line. Prof Conner has also supported Teaching and Learning staff to consider greater alignment with other qualifications for co-delivery, particularly for content, and to move from completely face-to-face to blended delivery. Prof Conner’s research focuses on ways to use digital sources to enhance learning in its broadest sense.
Prof Conner creates and disseminates research that enhances the life chances and experiences of others. She initiated and has overseen the management of the Flinders Partnerships with schools and early years centres. With over 320 partner sites and 27 key partners, staff and postgrauate students from Flinders University have gained access to educational sites as living laboratories.
Prof Lindsey Conner is commtted to providing innovative education for social change and strongly believes that it is through education that people have greater life chances.
Recently she has been involved in academic reviewes and audits in Fiji.
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