David Riley

MA [Hons], Dip.Tchg.

I have 18 years experience as an English, History, Social Studies and Drama teacher in South Auckland. I was Head of English at Tangaroa College for three years and Head of Dance and Drama for five years. I have also had the role of Specialist Classroom Teacher.

  • My teaching practise has been referred to in a book on educational theory: Listen to Culture, by Professor Angus MacFarlane of Canterbury University [NZCER 2004].
  • Literacy strategies I use were outlined in an address by Professor Terry Locke [Education Department, Waikato University] at a conference of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education. Locke, T., with Riley, D. (2007).What happened to educational criticism? Engaging with a paradigm for observation. Paper presented at Education in the Pacific: NZARE Annual Conference, Christchurch, 4-7 December, 2007
  • Part of a research team examining the teaching of literature in multicultural classrooms. See the research report here:  http://www.tlri.org.nz/sites/default/files/projects/9248-FinalReport.pdf
  • In 2009, my work with a rap club for disengaged students featured in the New Zealand Herald, Radio New Zealand and Television New Zealand. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/teaching/news/article.cfm?c_id=337&objectid=10589768