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Mrs Amanda Jane Corrigan

Senior Teaching Fellow


Personal statement

Amanda Corrigan is Director of Quality Assurance and a Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Education.  In June 2017 she was awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Amanda was Course Leader for the bachelor’s degree programmes in Primary Education from 2010 - 2014.  In response to the Donaldson Report, Teaching Scotland’s Future, she was responsible for overseeing the development of the new BA (Hons) Primary Education programme which is part of the Humanities and Social Sciences framework for undergraduate students at the University. 

Amanda teaches Primary Mathematics on the University’s initial teacher education courses.  She is responsible for the development and delivery of the first year community placement which allows BA Education students to spend time working with children 0 – 14 years in a setting outwith a mainstream primary classroom.  In 2013-14 students on this module committed more than 18,000 hours to the communities in which they worked.  In 2014-15 this is due to increase to 20,000 hours.

Amanda is passionate about enhancing the student experience at the University of Strathclyde and has had success in recent years in the development of innovative student-led professional development activities.   Amanda also has a keen interest in the School of Education’s international work, particularly in Malawi, USA, Sweden and China.  She has been instrumental in enhancing opportunities for students to study and undertake practicum outwith the UK.

Amanda had been nominated in a range of categories over the past three years at the annual Student Association Teaching Excellence Awards.  She was presented with the award of Most Supportive Teacher in the University of Strathclyde in 2011 and 2013.  In 2014 she gained the University award of Strathclyder of the Year.


Has expertise in:

    • Member of the writing group for the review of the Professional Standards for The General Teaching Council for Scotland (2012)

    • Member of the GTCS Review Panel for PGDE Primary Education at the University of Edinburgh (2012)

    • Review of the Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education at Froebel College, National University of Ireland (2012)

    • Development of the B.Ed. programme at the University of Malawi – a two year top-up programme for teacher trainers.  Teaching trips to Malawi to teach at the University and research trips across Malawi to interview staff at the teacher training colleges (from 2007).

    • Implementation and development of the use of social media on the University's Undergraduate Primary Education programmes (see #StrathBEd #StrathBA).


•             Primary Mathematics for undergraduate and postgraduate initial teacher education programmes

•             Pedagogy and preparation for placement

•             Personal and professional development planning; Reflective practice

•             Academic programmes for international students studying on undergraduate Education degrees

Research interests

Amanda has presented her work on devolved leadership and student-led professional development at a range of professional conferences over recent years, including conferences hosted by the Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers; Holyrood - Teacher Education; The Higher Education Academy - Enhancement Themes; Association for Chartered Teachers in Scotland (ACTS).

Her work with students to promote a culture of creativity and to provide wide ranging opportunities for student-led professional development activities has been described as ‘sector leading’ by external stakeholders. 


Teacher Education Students' Attitudes to an International Experience.
Sosu, Edward (Co-investigator) Corrigan, Amanda Jane (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Apr-2013 - 01-Nov-2014

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