I am a Senior Lecturer in Education, and you can see my publications in Open Research Online: http://oro.open.ac.uk/view/person/ks6228.html
I am currently chairing E101 'Learning through enquiry in primary schools', a module in the Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning. I co-authored the Level 2 module E207 'Subject knowledge and professional practice in primary schools'.
I also contribute to the OU's international development programmes. I am an author in the Teacher Education in Sub Saharan Africa (TESSA) project 'Suporting Women into Teaching in Rural Malawi' ( http://www.tessafrica.net ) and I am leading the Primary English strand of the TESS-India project ( http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/TESS-India/ ).
Before coming to the OU, I was Senior Lecturer in Primary English Education at Roehampton University. I was the research officer for the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), and carried out resarch with Creative Partnerships, the Wandsworth Ethnic Minority Achievement Service and the National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum (NALDIC). I was a primary school teacher in Lambeth and Wandsworth.
In a previous career, I worked for 20 years as a radio and television journalist in San Francisco, New York and London.
MA, Language, Ethnicity & Education, King's College London
PGCE, Roehampton University
Teacher development, bilingual learners, digital study skills for higher education
ICT skills for study: capabilities and challenges for foundation degree students - a FELS Scholarship of and for Teaching research project
last updated 16-Nov-2012