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Pip Bruce Ferguson PhD, MSocSci(Hons), DipSocSci(Psych), BA(Ed), DipTchgPip Ferguson was awarded her PhD in 1999 by the University of Waikato. The title was “Developing a Research Culture in a Polytechnic: An Action Research Case Study” and was based upon work done at The Waikato Polytechnic (now Waikato Institute of Technology) in Hamilton, New Zealand. A PDF copy can be downloaded by clicking here: PipPhD.

ALARA World Congress 2015
A presentation of Salyers & Bruce Ferguson can be seen by clicking here.

The PowerPoint slides from the Doyle, Bruce Ferguson, McKenna & O’Sullivan presentation are here and the two associated video clips are here: Take One and Take Two.

Value and Virtue Conference 2014
You can access Pip’s PowerPoint presentation “If we teach who we are, how do we know who that is?” from this conference at York St John University by clicking here: York-St-John-2014.

Your comments and questions are welcomed. Please scroll to the foot of this page to see the comments section.

Publications and Presentations 2016

Spiller, D. & Bruce Ferguson , P. (2016), Finding a turangawaewae:  A place to stand as a tertiary educator. In I. Smith, J.Rattray, T.Peseta & D.Loads (eds). Identity work in the contemporary university – exploring an uneasy profession. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Publications and Presentations 2015

Bruce Ferguson, P. (2015) Building National and International Action Research Communities of Practice. Chapter 9 in  J. Kearney and M. Todhunter (eds), Lifelong Action Learning and Research, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp. 109-122.

Doyle, P., Bruce Ferguson, P., McKenna, A., & O’Sullivan, D. (2015). Seeking sustainability in student engagement online. Presentation to ALARA 9th Action Learning Action Research and 13th Participatory Action Research World Congress, Collaborative and Sustainable Learning for a Fairer World: Rhetoric or Reality? 4 – 7 November, Pretoria, South Africa

Salyers, S. & Bruce Ferguson, P. (2015) Voicing our Identities. Presentation to ALARA 9th Action Learning Action Research and 13th Participatory Action Research World Congress, Collaborative and Sustainable Learning for a Fairer World: Rhetoric or Reality? 4 – 7 November, Pretoria, South Africa

Bruce Ferguson, P. (2015) ALARA events: Facilitating cross-cultural understanding. Invited symposium presentation to ALARA 9th Action Learning Action Research and 13th Participatory Action Research World Congress, Collaborative and Sustainable Learning for a Fairer World: Rhetoric or Reality? 4 – 7 November, Pretoria, South Africa

Bruce Ferguson, P. (2015) (Review of the book The courage to teach by Palmer, P.J. (2007) San Francisco: Wiley). Educational Journal of Living Theories, Vol. 8, Issue 1, June, pp. 99-100. Retrieved 25 June 2015 from http://ejolts.net/node/245

Bruce Ferguson, P. (2015) (Review of the book Let your life speak: Listening for the voice of vocation by Palmer, P.J. (1999) San Francisco: Jossey Bass). Educational Journal of Living Theories, Vol. 8, Issue 1, June, pp. 101-102. Retrieved 25 June 2015 from http://ejolts.net/node/245

Bruce Ferguson, P. (2015) Who am I who teaches? In Educational Journal of Living Theories, Vol 8, Issue 1, June, pp. 49-66. Retrieved 25 June 2015 from http://ejolts.net/node/245

Bruce Ferguson, P. (2015) Foreword. In E. Piggot-Irvine, Goal Pursuit in Education Using Focused Action Research. New York: Palgrave Macmillan

Bruce Ferguson, P. (2015) Building trans-national, cross-cultural research skills through an online, open reviewed journal. Chapter 9 in Noeline Wright and Dianne Forbes (eds) Digital Smarts: Enhancing Teaching and Learning. Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, University of Waikato. Retrieved 9 July 2015 from http://www.waikato.ac.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/260838/Digital-smarts.pdf.pdf

Publications and Presentations 2014

Bruce Ferguson, P. (2014) If we ‘teach who we are’, how do we know who that is? Presentation to Openness and Criticality: Evaluating and Publishing our Research, 4th International Conference on Value and Virtue in Practice-Based Research, York St John University, U.K., 22 – 23 July.

Bruce Ferguson, P. (2014) Review of Professional Learning in Higher Education and Communities: towards a new vision of action research. To be published by Palgrave-Macmillan, UK, around February 2015. Authors: Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt, Margaret Fletcher and Judith Kearney. Published in Educational Journal of Living Theories, December.

Spiller, D. & Bruce Ferguson, P. (2014) The head and the heart: the personal portfolio and the development of identity as a tertiary educator. Paper presented at Screaming in a 20 mile zone: Academic identities in 2014 Conference, Durham University, July 8 – 9.

Spiller, D. & Bruce Ferguson, P. (2014) Facilitating productive Teaching Talk. Conference presentation, Dialogue at the Boundaries: The Fourth International Interdisciplinary Conference on Perspectives and Limits of Dialogism in Mikhail Bakhtin. Dialogic Pedagogy Institute, 18 – 19 January, Hopuhopu, Hamilton.

Publications and Presentations 2013

Bruce Ferguson, P. (2013) Becoming a ‘vehicle of power’ (Foucault 1980). Refereed paper presented at Value and Virtue in Practitioner-based Research Conference, “Influencing Policy through Enhancing Professionalism”, York St John University, July 9 – 10.

Bruce Ferguson, P. (with Gjɸtterud, S., Delong, J., Inan, H. & Salyers, S) (2013, in press) Building trans-national, cross-cultural skills through an online, open reviewed journal. Refereed chapter submitted to Digital Smarts (eds. Forbes, D. & Wright, N) an e-book being launched on Creative Commons mid 2015.

Bruce Ferguson, P. (2013) To act or not to act? That is the question. Chapter 3 in McNiff, J. (Ed) Value and Virtue in Practice-Based Research. Dorset: September Books. Pp. 33 – 42. Available online at http://s3.spanglefish.com/s/15340/documents/books/value%20and%20virtue/value_and_virtue_online.pdf

Bruce Ferguson, P. (2013) Invited Foreword to Bright, D. Nga ara o te Aka Matua How do we learn: Adult Education, Experiential Learning and Reflective Practice. Hamilton: Bright, ISBN 978-0-9922503-5-5

Spiller, D., Byrnes, G., & Bruce Ferguson, P. (2013) Enhancing postgraduate supervision through a process of conversational inquiry. In Higher Education Research & Development, Vol. 32, No. 5, October, pp. 833 – 845.

Research mentoring: I recently mentored two University of Waikato PhD students, to support the work of their supervisors, and one Masters student. I also mentored three University of Waikato staff.

Publications and Presentations 2012

Bruce Ferguson, P. (2012) Breaking down barriers in building teaching competence. Refereed paper, Action Learning Action Research Journal, Vol. 18, No. 1, 68- 85.

Bruce Ferguson, P. (2012) Viruses without vaccines, or valuing indigenous research? Refereed paper presented at Value and Virtue in Practitioner-based Research Conference, York St John University, July 11 – 12.

Bruce Ferguson, P. (2012) Action for Improvement in our own Contexts. Research seminar held at York St John University, July 10th, for staff of the University.

Ferguson, B. & Bruce Ferguson, P. (2012) Developing sound partnerships through interrogating our practices. Refereed paper presented at Value and Virtue in Practitioner-based Research Conference, York St John University, July 11 – 12.

Research mentoring: I am currently mentoring a University of Waikato PhD student, and three University of Waikato staff.

Publications and Presentations 2011

Bruce Ferguson, P. (2011) Breaking down barriers in building teaching competence. Workshop presented at Creative Responses to New Challenges, ALAR Annual Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 26 – 27 September.

Piggot-Irvine, E. & Bruce Ferguson, P. (2011). Comparative Induction of Primary and Secondary School Teachers in New Zealand: Indicators of Success. Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy. Vol 26, No. 1, 56 – 69.

Spiller, D. & Bruce Ferguson, P. (2011) Researching our own practice. Chapter for N. Zepke, D. Nugent, and L. Leach. Reflection to transformation: A self-help book for teachers (Revised edition). Wellington: Dunmore Publishing.

Spiller, D., Byrnes, G. & Bruce, Ferguson, P. (2011). Enhancing Postgraduate supervision through a process of conversational inquiry. Paper presented at the Postgraduate Supervision Conference, 18-21 April, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Spiller, D., Honeyfield, J., Pender , K., Maxwell, T.K., Campbell, C. & Bruce Ferguson, P. (2011). Portfolio pointers. Preparing and presenting high quality portfolios. Project of the Ako Aotearoa Northern Regional Hub, Ako Aotearoa website.

Publications and Presentations 2010

Ferguson, B. & Bruce Ferguson, P. (2010) Can the Goldfish See the Water? A Critical Analysis of ‘Good Intentions’ in Cross-Cultural Practice. Paper presented at Action Learning, Action Research Association Conference, Melbourne, September 6 – 9.

Alcorn, N; Bruce Ferguson, P; & Locke, T. (2010) A Critical Overview of Action Research in New Zealand 1980 – 2010. Symposium paper presented at New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference, Auckland, 6 – 9 December.

Spiller, D; Bruce Ferguson, P; Pratapsingh, P; Lochan, S; & Harris, T. (2010) Advocates for teaching: reconceptualising the practice of teaching development in a university. Paper presented to Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines Conference, University of Waikato, November 16 – 18.

Bruce Ferguson, P. (2010) Seminar on Action Research in New Zealand, for local branch of Collaborative Action Research Network, New Zealand.

Bruce Ferguson, P. (2010) Joint presenter on Developing Your Career, seminar for Māori PhD students at the University of Waikato.

Spiller, D. & Bruce Ferguson, P. (2010) Facilitation of workshop on Portfolios and Teaching Skills, Te Wheke a Toi postdoctoral fellows, Huntly.

Publications and Presentations 2009

Piggot-Irvine, E., Bruce Ferguson, P., & Youngs, H. (2009). Inspired to Aspire! Research Report for the Ministry of Education. www.educationalleaders.govt.nz/Aspiring-Principals/Evaluation-of-NAPP-2008-2009/Inspired-to-Aspire .

Piggot-Irvine, E; Aitken, H; Ritchie, J; Bruce Ferguson, P; & McGrath, F. (2009) Induction of newly qualified teachers in New Zealand. InAsia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, Volume 37, Issue 2, May, 175 – 198.

Research mentoring:
Graham, S; Going, N; Ah-Lam, E; Hameed, K; & Westerland, P. (2010) Supporting Extraordinary Learning Achievements to Create a New Future. Project funded by Ako Aotearoa (research mentor for this work).

Publications and Presentations 2008

Bruce Ferguson, P.; Gorinski, R.; Wendt Samu, T.; & Mara, D. (2008)  Literature review on  the experiences of Pasifika learners in the classroom.  Report to the Ministry of Education: Wellington.  ISBN 978-0-478-13842-9.

Aitken, H., Bruce Ferguson, P., McGrath, F., Piggot-Irvine, E. & Ritchie, J. (2008). Learning to Teach: Success Case Studies of Teacher Induction in Aotearoa New Zealand. Wellington: New Zealand Teachers Council. ISBN 978-0-477-10070-0.

Aitken, H., Bruce Ferguson, P., McGrath, F., Piggot-Irvine, E. and Ritchie, J. (2008) Learning to Teach: Success Case Studies of Teacher Induction in Aotearoa/New Zealand.  Presentation and workshop for ECE, Primary, Secondary and ITE sector representatives plus MOE, Teachers Council and teacher union staff, Holiday Inn, Wellington, May 26.

Piggot-Irvine, E., Aitken, H., Bruce Ferguson, P., McGrath, F., & Ritchie, J. (2008). Research Report presentation. Paper presented at the Learning to Teach Induction Research: Seminar and Workshop, 26 May, Wellington.

Aitken, H., Piggot-Irvine, E., Bruce Ferguson, P., & McGrath, F. (2008). Learning to teach: Success case studies of teacher induction in Aotearoa New Zealand: Implications for initial teacher education and beyond. Paper presented at theTeacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand, 2-4 July, Hamilton.

Bruce Ferguson, P. (2008) Increasing Inclusion in Educational Research in New Zealand.  In Research Intelligence, March, Vol. 102, pp. 24 – 25. Available at: http://www.actionresearch.net/writings/bera/24-25RI102.pdf.

Bruce Ferguson, P. and Ferguson, B. (2008) With the best of intentions’: reflections on New Zealand’s 2003 PBRF round.  Presentation to Bath Action Research group, University of Bath, U.K., 21 April.

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