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Approach to teaching

I have worked at the University in Teacher Education for 20 years. I teach on Undergraduate, Postgraduate, MA and modules and am interested in education more broadly as well as the teaching of English, primary and early years education, practitioner enquiry and research methods. I am the Programme Leader for the MA Education, having worked in initial teacher education for many years, including leading the PGCE Primary. I have extensive experience of supporting ITE students whilst on school-based training, across routes and courses. Helping students to make progress and improve is a rewarding part of the role.

In my current role, I work with practitioners and support their research as they work towards an MA degree. I am gratified by the variety of contexts I work in and the diversity of students’ research questions and interests.

My teaching harnesses the power of talk, discussion and collaboration.  My approach is underpinned by a commitment to student-centred practice, to knowing the individual student and tailoring support and feedback to that end.

I am also registered to supervise doctoral students and welcome enquiries.

 

Research interests

I am interested in qualitative research and have a keen interest in insider research, interviewing, narrative methods and thematic analysis. 

Education/Academic qualification

Master, School of Education

PhD

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