Craig Rofe

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Senior Lecturer School of Education


Teaching in 2020


DipTchg Well, DipReo/Rōngoa Raukawa, BSc(Hons) PhD Massey University

Iwi affiliations

Ngāti Rangi, Te Atihaunui-ā-Pāpārangi


Prior to his current role at Te Kura Māori, Craig has most recently worked as a Senior Teacher in Māori Achievement with the Correspondence School. He has held previous roles at Onslow College, Auckland and Massey Universities and has spent a number of years working in the USA in a senior science position.

Current research

  • Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) project with science program implementation with wharekura.
  • Tātaiako Cultural Competency for Primary Training Establishment (PTE).

Supervision interests

  • Effective Principal Leadership with Cultural Responsiveness.
  • Teacher Professional Development with Primary Sector Science.

Recently completed supervision

Master’s thesis completion

Vanessa Te Huia (2016).Raising Māori student achievement in the New Zealand primary sector: Principals perceptions and strategies for effective leadership. First Supervisor.

Current supervisions

Current doctoral thesis student

Ted Cizaldo. TBC. Second Supervisor.

Recent Publications

Rofe, C., Moeed, A., Anderson, D., & Bartholomew, R. (2016). Science in an Indigenous School: Insight into Teacher Beliefs about Science Inquiry and their Development as Science Teachers. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 45(01), 91-99.

Rofe, C., Stewart, M., & Wood, M. (2016). Improving student's engagement-changing classroom discourse using teacher restorative professional development. International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 7(3-4), 223-239.


Teaching in 2020