Dr Shaun Hawthorne

Principal Consultant

Shaun joined Cognition Education to work as part of the Visible Learningplus team in early 2014. Currently he is a principal consultant leading the New Zealand delivery of the Visible Learningplus PLD prograrmme of self-review and school improvement for school leaders and teachers. Shaun's other roles include development of new products and PLD materials as well as managing the implementation of collaborative impact programmes in New Zealand and internationally.

Shaun has over 20 years’ experience working in the secondary schooling sector in New Zealand, most recently as a deputy principal in a co-educational year 9-13 school in Auckland. Previously Shaun has been head of two English departments and has worked on a number of Ministry of Education contracts around the English curriculum and national assessments. Shaun holds a Doctor of Education degree specialising in effective practices in teaching writing and motivating adolescent learners. His other areas of expertise include the cognitive science of learning.