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Marion Sanders

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At BTI, you will learn from staff who are experienced teachers and educators, researchers, practitioners, health workers and graduates themselves. Many have worked in private practice, for public institutions and for universities in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas 

Dr Marion Sanders
Dr Marion Sanders
Certification : PhD (Ed Studies), MEd, PGDipAdultEd
Staff Code : #
Phone : 07 562 2922
Email : m.sanders@bti.ac.nz

Biography

Marion has been with BTI since the first day back in 1993. As a member of the Teacher Education team, she works alongside both Primary and Early Childhood student teachers. Marion also oversees offshore teaching programmes, mainly in relation to Tonga (which she has visited over 50 times), Burma and Papua New Guinea.
Marion completed her PhD in 2008. The title of her thesis was “Agent of change: In situ professional development for associate teachers.”

Marion is passionate about many things, but a key passion is her desire to understand God’s ways better and to encourage others in their walk with Him. Marion thoroughly enjoys her role as ‘nana’ to five young grandchildren and officially retired from BTI in July 2021. She continues to teach occasionally into Teacher Education programmes.

Research

Sanders, M. (2017). Assessing the vineyard. Workshops contracted by Bethlehem College for Secondary staff, 16 June, 20 June, 3 July, Tauranga, New Zealand.

Sanders, M. (2017). Curriculum connectedness. Workshops contracted by New Zealand Association of Christian Schools. Christchurch, 11 August; Palmerston North, 10 August; Auckland, 6 April, 31 August; Tauranga, 31 March, 18 August.

Sanders, M. (2017). Establishing a coaching culture among staff. Workshops contracted by Dulwich International College, 17-21 April, 23-27 October, Suzhou, China.

Sanders, M. (2017). Supporting teachers to support children’s writing. Workshops contracted by Matua Primary School, 14 March, 4 April, 16 May, 20 June, Tauranga, New Zealand.

Sanders, M. (2016, July). Developing teacher identity: Self-as-writer, self-as-teacher of writing. Paper presented at ATEA conference, Ballarat, Australia.

Sanders, M. (2016, June). Maximising learning dialogue. Workshop presented for Ako Aotearoa: National centre for tertiary teaching excellence, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Sanders, M. (2016, May). Maximising learning dialogue. Workshop presented for Ako Aotearoa: National centre for tertiary teaching excellence, Auckland, New Zealand.

Sanders, M. (2016). Principled practice: welcoming diversity. A journey in three steps towards encouragement of the heart. Journal of the World Federation of Associations of Teacher Education, 1(1), 35-53.

Sanders, M. (2015, September). Practising intellectual love: using talanoa as a research tool to inform care of overseas students. Paper presented at BTI Research Symposium, Tauranga, New Zealand.

Sanders, M. (2015, September). Maximising learning dialogue opportunities in professional field-based experiences. Paper presented at BTI Research Symposium, Tauranga, New Zealand.

Sanders, M. (2014). Mentoring matters. The Christian Teachers Journal, 21(4), 12-15.

Sanders, M. (2014). Reading Bourdieu: Changing practice. Waikato Journal of Education, 19(1), 15-26.

Sanders, M. (2014). Teacher education: Working with Pasifika students. Paper presented at World Federation of Associations of Teacher Educators (WFATE), Beijing, China, October 17-18.

Sanders, M. (2014-2015). Workshops for AKO Aotearoa (Maximising learning dialogue) based on BTI research team’s work. A range of ‘learning in the workplace’ settings are represented at these workshops. Venues for the 2014 workshops were: Dunedin, Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Nelson. Venues confirmed for 2015 workshops are: Dunedin, Auckland, Wellington.

Sanders, M.(2014). Maximising Learning Dialogue between workplace mentors and students undertaking professional field-based experiences. Workshop presented at Dulwich International School, Suzhou, China, Oct.

Sanders, M. (2014). Critical Conundrums in Literacy Learning, Workshop presented to NZ Literacy Association’s conference “Surfing the Literacy Wave”, Sept 28 – Oct 1. Description: The workshop focused on puzzles of practice.

Sanders, M., & Smith, A. (2013). Maximising learning dialogue opportunities in professional field-based experiences. Paper presented at the Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia conference, Auckland.

Sanders, M. (2013). Mentoring in the workplace Invited presentation at Education and Work Settings. Ako Aotearoa Strategic Forum, Wellington, 15 August, 2013.

Sanders, M., Smith, A., Norsworthy, B., Barthow, S., Miles, L., Ozanne, P., & C, W. (2012). Five Habits for Effective Mentors. Wellington, New Zealand.

Sanders, M., Smith, A., Norsworthy, B., Barthow, S., Miles, L., Ozanne, P., & Weydeman, C. (2012). Ideas for Learners. Wellington, New Zealand.

Sanders, M., Smith, A., Norsworthy, B., Barthow, S., Miles, L., Ozanne, P., & Weydeman, C. (2012). Ideas for training providers. Wellington, New Zealand.

Sanders, M. (2011). 12 of the best: Practical strategies to build strong adult mentoring relationships. The Christian Teachers Journal, 19(4), 18-19.

Sanders, M. (2011). Practicums as hospitality. Paper presented at the International Transforming Education Scholars conference, Darwin Convention Centre, Australia.

Sanders, M. (2011). The student teacher as neophyte researcher: Self-study as a tool for transformation. Paper presented at the New Zealand Association for Research in Education, BOP Polytechnic, Windermere Campus, 29 November – 1 December.

Sanders, M. (2011). Twelve of the best! Practical strategies to build strong adult mentoring relationship within education Paper presented at the International Transforming Education conference, Darwin Convention Centre, Australia.

Sanders, M. (2011). What comes first? The chicken or the egg? Exploring the connection between cordial relationships and general learning relationships in the practicum context. Paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, Victoria University, Melbourne, 3-6 July.

Sanders, M. (2010). Agent of change: in situ professional develpoment for associate teachers. Paper presented at the Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand conference, University of Auckland.

Sanders, M. (2010). I can’t care about what I don’t know about: Moral and ethical awareness in young gifted learners. Paper presented at the 11th Asia Pacific Conference on Gifted Children, Sydney Convention Centre, 29 July- 1 August.

Sanders, M. (2010). Mentoring relationships in the practicum setting. Paper presented at the TEFANZ conference, University of Auckland, 26-28 October.

Sanders, M. (2009). Agent of change: in situ professional development for associate teachers. Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, University of Manchester, 2-5 September.

Sanders, M. (2009). Testing the waters: Strategies, methods, activities and challenges for reflection Paper presented at the Personalising Learning, New Zealand Association for Christian Schools Conference Distinction Hotel, Rotorua. 28- 30 September.

Sanders, M. (2008). Agent of change: In situ professional development for associate teachers. PhD thesis, Macquarie University, Macquarie, Australia.

Sanders, M. (2007). Agents of change: In-situ professional development for associate teachers. Paper presented at the Macquarie Postgraduate Research conference Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia: 16 November.

Sanders, M. (2007). Quality mentoring: the role of student teachers’ tasks in effective practicum interaction. Paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education conference., University of Wollongong, NSW 3 – 6 July.

Sanders, M. (2007). see Gibson, Sanders, Stripling, Edwards.

Sanders, M. (2007). What will they be like? Student teachers’ hopes and expectations of the associate teacher’s role in the practicum. Paper presented at the New Zealand Association for Research in Education annual conference, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 4-7 December.

Sanders, M. One Day School (Gifted Ed Programme) Report: Christian Education Trust.

Sanders, M. (2006). Nurturing our beginning teachers. Paper presented at the New Zealand Association for Christian Schools Leadership Conference, Horizons of Hope, Rangiora, 17-19 May.

Sanders, M. (2006). We’ve only just begun: exploring the sharing of professional knowledge during the practicum experience Paper presented at the Practical Experiences in Professional Education International conference. , Auckland February.

Sanders, M. (2006). You either love them or hate them: Dialogue journals in the practicum experience. Paper presented at the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) conference, Rotorua.

Meet our Staff

At BTI, you will learn from staff who are experienced teachers and educators, researchers, practitioners, health workers and graduates themselves. Many have worked in private practice, for public institutions and for universities in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas 

Dr Marion Sanders
Dr Marion Sanders
Certification : PhD (Ed Studies), MEd, PGDipAdultEd
Staff Code :
Phone : 07 562 2922
Email : m.sanders@bti.ac.nz

Biography

Marion has been with BTI since the first day back in 1993. As a member of the Teacher Education team, she works alongside both Primary and Early Childhood student teachers. Marion also oversees offshore teaching programmes, mainly in relation to Tonga (which she has visited over 50 times), Burma and Papua New Guinea.
Marion completed her PhD in 2008. The title of her thesis was “Agent of change: In situ professional development for associate teachers.”

Marion is passionate about many things, but a key passion is her desire to understand God’s ways better and to encourage others in their walk with Him. Marion thoroughly enjoys her role as ‘nana’ to five young grandchildren and officially retired from BTI in July 2021. She continues to teach occasionally into Teacher Education programmes.

Research

Sanders, M. (2017). Assessing the vineyard. Workshops contracted by Bethlehem College for Secondary staff, 16 June, 20 June, 3 July, Tauranga, New Zealand.

Sanders, M. (2017). Curriculum connectedness. Workshops contracted by New Zealand Association of Christian Schools. Christchurch, 11 August; Palmerston North, 10 August; Auckland, 6 April, 31 August; Tauranga, 31 March, 18 August.

Sanders, M. (2017). Establishing a coaching culture among staff. Workshops contracted by Dulwich International College, 17-21 April, 23-27 October, Suzhou, China.

Sanders, M. (2017). Supporting teachers to support children’s writing. Workshops contracted by Matua Primary School, 14 March, 4 April, 16 May, 20 June, Tauranga, New Zealand.

Sanders, M. (2016, July). Developing teacher identity: Self-as-writer, self-as-teacher of writing. Paper presented at ATEA conference, Ballarat, Australia.

Sanders, M. (2016, June). Maximising learning dialogue. Workshop presented for Ako Aotearoa: National centre for tertiary teaching excellence, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Sanders, M. (2016, May). Maximising learning dialogue. Workshop presented for Ako Aotearoa: National centre for tertiary teaching excellence, Auckland, New Zealand.

Sanders, M. (2016). Principled practice: welcoming diversity. A journey in three steps towards encouragement of the heart. Journal of the World Federation of Associations of Teacher Education, 1(1), 35-53.

Sanders, M. (2015, September). Practising intellectual love: using talanoa as a research tool to inform care of overseas students. Paper presented at BTI Research Symposium, Tauranga, New Zealand.

Sanders, M. (2015, September). Maximising learning dialogue opportunities in professional field-based experiences. Paper presented at BTI Research Symposium, Tauranga, New Zealand.

Sanders, M. (2014). Mentoring matters. The Christian Teachers Journal, 21(4), 12-15.

Sanders, M. (2014). Reading Bourdieu: Changing practice. Waikato Journal of Education, 19(1), 15-26.

Sanders, M. (2014). Teacher education: Working with Pasifika students. Paper presented at World Federation of Associations of Teacher Educators (WFATE), Beijing, China, October 17-18.

Sanders, M. (2014-2015). Workshops for AKO Aotearoa (Maximising learning dialogue) based on BTI research team’s work. A range of ‘learning in the workplace’ settings are represented at these workshops. Venues for the 2014 workshops were: Dunedin, Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Nelson. Venues confirmed for 2015 workshops are: Dunedin, Auckland, Wellington.

Sanders, M.(2014). Maximising Learning Dialogue between workplace mentors and students undertaking professional field-based experiences. Workshop presented at Dulwich International School, Suzhou, China, Oct.

Sanders, M. (2014). Critical Conundrums in Literacy Learning, Workshop presented to NZ Literacy Association’s conference “Surfing the Literacy Wave”, Sept 28 – Oct 1. Description: The workshop focused on puzzles of practice.

Sanders, M., & Smith, A. (2013). Maximising learning dialogue opportunities in professional field-based experiences. Paper presented at the Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia conference, Auckland.

Sanders, M. (2013). Mentoring in the workplace Invited presentation at Education and Work Settings. Ako Aotearoa Strategic Forum, Wellington, 15 August, 2013.

Sanders, M., Smith, A., Norsworthy, B., Barthow, S., Miles, L., Ozanne, P., & C, W. (2012). Five Habits for Effective Mentors. Wellington, New Zealand.

Sanders, M., Smith, A., Norsworthy, B., Barthow, S., Miles, L., Ozanne, P., & Weydeman, C. (2012). Ideas for Learners. Wellington, New Zealand.

Sanders, M., Smith, A., Norsworthy, B., Barthow, S., Miles, L., Ozanne, P., & Weydeman, C. (2012). Ideas for training providers. Wellington, New Zealand.

Sanders, M. (2011). 12 of the best: Practical strategies to build strong adult mentoring relationships. The Christian Teachers Journal, 19(4), 18-19.

Sanders, M. (2011). Practicums as hospitality. Paper presented at the International Transforming Education Scholars conference, Darwin Convention Centre, Australia.

Sanders, M. (2011). The student teacher as neophyte researcher: Self-study as a tool for transformation. Paper presented at the New Zealand Association for Research in Education, BOP Polytechnic, Windermere Campus, 29 November – 1 December.

Sanders, M. (2011). Twelve of the best! Practical strategies to build strong adult mentoring relationship within education Paper presented at the International Transforming Education conference, Darwin Convention Centre, Australia.

Sanders, M. (2011). What comes first? The chicken or the egg? Exploring the connection between cordial relationships and general learning relationships in the practicum context. Paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, Victoria University, Melbourne, 3-6 July.

Sanders, M. (2010). Agent of change: in situ professional develpoment for associate teachers. Paper presented at the Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand conference, University of Auckland.

Sanders, M. (2010). I can’t care about what I don’t know about: Moral and ethical awareness in young gifted learners. Paper presented at the 11th Asia Pacific Conference on Gifted Children, Sydney Convention Centre, 29 July- 1 August.

Sanders, M. (2010). Mentoring relationships in the practicum setting. Paper presented at the TEFANZ conference, University of Auckland, 26-28 October.

Sanders, M. (2009). Agent of change: in situ professional development for associate teachers. Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, University of Manchester, 2-5 September.

Sanders, M. (2009). Testing the waters: Strategies, methods, activities and challenges for reflection Paper presented at the Personalising Learning, New Zealand Association for Christian Schools Conference Distinction Hotel, Rotorua. 28- 30 September.

Sanders, M. (2008). Agent of change: In situ professional development for associate teachers. PhD thesis, Macquarie University, Macquarie, Australia.

Sanders, M. (2007). Agents of change: In-situ professional development for associate teachers. Paper presented at the Macquarie Postgraduate Research conference Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia: 16 November.

Sanders, M. (2007). Quality mentoring: the role of student teachers’ tasks in effective practicum interaction. Paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education conference., University of Wollongong, NSW 3 – 6 July.

Sanders, M. (2007). see Gibson, Sanders, Stripling, Edwards.

Sanders, M. (2007). What will they be like? Student teachers’ hopes and expectations of the associate teacher’s role in the practicum. Paper presented at the New Zealand Association for Research in Education annual conference, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 4-7 December.

Sanders, M. One Day School (Gifted Ed Programme) Report: Christian Education Trust.

Sanders, M. (2006). Nurturing our beginning teachers. Paper presented at the New Zealand Association for Christian Schools Leadership Conference, Horizons of Hope, Rangiora, 17-19 May.

Sanders, M. (2006). We’ve only just begun: exploring the sharing of professional knowledge during the practicum experience Paper presented at the Practical Experiences in Professional Education International conference. , Auckland February.

Sanders, M. (2006). You either love them or hate them: Dialogue journals in the practicum experience. Paper presented at the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) conference, Rotorua.

Dr Marion Sanders
Dr Marion Sanders
Senior Educator, Teacher Education
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PhD (Ed Studies), MEd, PGDipAdultEd
Staff code #
07 562 2922
m.sanders@bti.ac.nz
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