Elizabeth [Liz] Reinsfield is the Co-ordinator of the Teacher Education Refresh programme and a Teaching Fellow in the Centre for Teacher Education at the University of Waikato. Prior to her role at the University, she led and taught secondary technology education in the United Kingdom and New Zealand for sixteen years.
Liz holds a Bachelor of Education from Leeds Metropolitan University and a Masters in Education from the University of Waikato.
Liz’s PhD research is exploring secondary technology teacher’s perceptions and their influence on the enactment of the New Zealand curriculum. She has published two books entitled Technology to Go, which introduce students to the components of the junior secondary technology curriculum and her most recent publication was entitled Technology education in the New Zealand context: Disparate approaches to meaning making of the curriculum and implications for teachers’ evolving knowledge for practice.