I am the Deputy Course Leader for the PGDE with a particular remit for Secondary. I teach across the Masters, PGDE and the BA courses and joined the University in 2009. Prior to this I was Principal Teacher of Geography in a secondary school and completed a two year secondment to the University of Glasgow between 2005-2007.
My aim is to ensure our new teachers are of the highest calibre engaging with a vareity of learning and teaching approaches that support all learners. I assist new, and etablished, teachers in developing active learning in and outside the classroom and in working with Learning for Sustainability. I work with, develop and support students in teaching geography in secondary and primary.
On campus I work with a variety of approaches to support students including cooperative learning, outdoor learning and disciplinary literacy and I work in schools with teachers on cooperative learning and disciplinary literacy.
Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Deputy Course Leader
PGDE CCL Geography - Geography Coordinator
PGDE PL - Geography
PGDE Professional Specialisation - Cooperative Learning
PGDE CCL Primary - Social Studies Coordinator - Geography/LfS
PGT Masters - Learning for Sustainability
Masters Dissertations Supervisor
BA 4 People Place and Environment (PPE) and Outdoor Learning
BA 3 Learning for Sustainability through Social Studies, RME and PE (Social Studies Coordinator)
BA 2 Learning for Sustainability Theory and Practice
I am interested in disciplinary literacy and how experienced teachers can be empowered to embed new literacy pedagogies into the secondary curriculum. I am currently working in a large secondary school in Glasgow with teachers of all disciplines to improve literacy in their subject area. In addition, I work with pedagogical frameworks that impact on student teacher learning about cooperative and collaborative pedagogies.
- IGU-CGE (External organisation)
more professional activities
- Disciplinary literacies in Secondary School Education
- Costa, Cristina (Principal Investigator) Ellis, Susan (Co-investigator) McAlister, Clare (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2021
Lord Hope Building
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