- Current students
Te Puna Ako
PGDip (Early Years Education) Massey., BEd (Tchg) (ECE) Auck., NZ Dip (Children's Literature) CCE, NZ Playcentre Federation Cert.
Life member Auckland Playcentres Association
Maureen came to Unitec in September 2010 on a 1 year contract and is now a permanant menber of staff, having previously been a part time visiting lecturer here at Unitec between 2001 and 2004. Maureen has worked as a lecturer in ECE at NZ Tertiary College (2010) and a part time lecturer at the University of Auckland (2005 and 2009) as well as being a tutor and course writer for the Auckland Playcentres Association between 1987 and 2005. She was also a facilitator, regional and national director on the Combined Universities’ Professional Development contract with the Ministry of Education for the implementation of Kei tua o te Pae between 2005 and 2010.
Maureen is particularly interested in curriculum, assessment and mathematics as well as the use of ICT and Web 2.0 by centres and teacher education providers.
Graduate supervision of completed theses/dissertations
Masters theses or dissertations
Masters theses or dissertations supervised by Maureen Perkins as Principal Supervisor
Helmling, Lisa (2019). E-picture books : the perspectives of New Zealand parents and early childhood teachers on young children's use of e-picture books as an emergent literacy tool (Master of Education)
Perkins, M. (2017). Cameras in early childhood settings: Preliminary findings from a small scale study. Early Education (Vol. 61).
Perkins, M.C., & Turton, L.M. (2016). Hanging out, playing, messing around: ePortfolios and mobile devices for teaching Early Childhood Education. Frielick, S. & Sciascia, A. D. Wellington, New Zealand (Vol. 1st Ed.).