There are several ways in which partners can be affiliated to the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching. This can be as an individual, a representative of an organisation, or as an affiliated school:
CfLaT academic partners are colleagues with whom we continue to work collaboratively with, who have an ongoing interest in an aspect of CfLaT work. Academic partners are usually involved in joint research projects and will contribute to the Education Research Seminar programme and/or the CfLaT Research Tea Programme.
Current Academic Partners include:
Dr Jane Stewart is a Lecturer in Clinical Education at the School of Medical Science Education and Development within the Faculty of Medicine at Newcastle University. She is Degree Programme Director for the Master in Clinical Education programme and acting Director for the Postgraduate Taught Programmes within the Faculty of Medicine. Her research interests are the development of professional knowledge within the practice setting, specifically the transference of knowledge from the classroom into practice.
She contributes to the CfLaT Equate programme and with the supervision of PhD students within the department.
Dr Jarka Glassey is a Senior lecturer at the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials and a Director of Teaching at Newcastle University. She is particularly interested in improving student learning experience through innovative curriculum design and delivery as well as improving feedback and communication with students. She is currently leading a major chemical engineering curriculum review process with a view of introducing a stronger enquiry based learning element to strengthen the development of professional skills and improve graduate employability.
Susan Gebbels is a Research Associate with the School of Marine Science and Technology at Newcastle University. Susan’s research focuses on a range of marine education projects both locally and internationally, she works with school children of all ages, adult community groups and industries. Susan is partially interested in how people with a non scientific backgrounds can effectively contribute to scientific surveys and contribute to sustainable management policies. In her current work she is using the marine environment to promote STEM subjects to primary children using enquiry based learning; this includes running themed summer schools and helping children make the transition to secondary schools. Susan is also involved in a coastal education project which links schools in Tyneside with schools and Universities in Ghana.
Nicolette Lee, Academic Director, Swinburne Professional Learning (SPL), Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne Australia. SPL is the central learning & teaching unit at Swinburne, involved in both learning & teaching development and curriculum strategy at the tertiary level, across the institution. Nicolette is also the project leader for an Australian Learning & Teaching Council competitive grant project: 'A comprehensive learning space evaluation model', working with two national and three international universities. Of particular interest to both the unit and this project are methods for engaging students in feedback mechanisms to improve cycles of curriculum and space development.
John Stephens, Senior Lecturer, School of Health, Community & Education Studies, Northumbria University.
John is interested in interprofessional/ interdisciplinary education particularly practice-based. He is also involved with exploring in service user involvement in student education, and the use of an e-skills portfolio in the development of practical skills within an enquiry-based learning framework.
Colin Bryson, Director of Combined Studies Programme, Newcastle University. The focus of Colin's research is on student learning through fostering student engagement. His recent studies have sought evidence from students about their perspectives, expectations and experiences and how this influences their engagement and identification with the academy, in all its aspects. He is active in promoting policy and practice to enhance engagement, e.g through assessment for learning and fostering community. His other major research and policy interest is on supporting and developing teachers who work in part-time roles in Higher Education. Colin acts as an consultant and advisor on these issues, e.g. to the HEA, HEFCE and the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.
Professor Steve Higgins, Professor of Education in the School of Education, University of Durham. Steve is currently working collaboratively on several research projects including the Learning to Learn (phase 4) project and the Developing formative assessment using ICTs in education (FATE) project.
Dr Jon Prosser, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, University of Leeds. The Centre is currently involved in an ESRC Researcher Development Initiative focusing on the use of Visual Research Methods.
Hilary Kennedy, Teaching Fellow in the Centre for Video Enhanced Reflection on Communication (VERoC), Faculty of Education and Social Work, Dundee University.
Alison Fox, Senior Teaching Fellow and Director of Learning and Teaching at The Stirling Institute of Education, University of Stirling. Alison works across a number of Professional Education programmes for aspiring Chartered Teachers, Principal Teachers and Headteachers. She is currently completing her doctorate which looks at the contribution of collaborative professional enquiry in schools.
Dr Cathy Burke, Lecturer in Education in the school of Education, University of Leeds.
Dr Jenny Reeves, Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Education, University of Stirling.
Dr Rosie Le Cornu, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, University of South Australia.
Dr Rosie Parnell, School of Architecture, University of Sheffield.
Helen Burns, Curious Minds.
CfLaT Visiting Fellows are colleagues who are usually not academics, but who have teaching, supervision, consultancy or writing connections with the Centre. Fellows are officially recognised by the University and must complete an application form, which then allows University library access and a formal connection to the Centre. Where possible Fellows should lead a Centre Research Tea (or seminar if appropriate). Visiting Fellow membership is reviewed every 2 years and the criteria is whether Fellows are contributing to CfLaT in some way.
Current Visiting Fellows include:
|Patrick Chapman||Director of Schools
Creativity, Culture and Education
|Julie McGrane||Leading Learning|
|Emma Glasner||St Ives Primary School, Sidney, Australia|
|Dr Toby Quibell||Director of The Learning Challenge, Hexham, Northumberland|
|Dr Thein Lwin||Teacher Training Center for Burmese Teachers, Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.|
|David Moseley||Senior Research Investigator (retired)|
|Anne de A'Echevarria||
Independent Consultant, Thinkwell
Consultant, Northumberland Local Authority
Consultant, Northumberland Local Authority
|Louise Gascoine||Teacher, Northumberland Pupil Referral Unit|
|Dr Charmian Hobbs||Independent Educational Psychologist, also works at Talking for Change|
|Catherine McQueen||Independent Educational Psychologist, also works at Clervaux Trust and Talking for Change|
|Hilary Kennedy||Teaching Fellow in the Centre for Video Enhanced Reflection on Communication (VERoC), Dundee University.|
CfLaT is partnered with several institutional partners, based on an active collaborative working relationship in research and/or consultancy. Current partner institutions include:
The Campaign for Learning has worked with the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching since 2003. They are a charity which aims to promote learning in school, in families and in the work place. They run Family Learning Week and Learning at Work day. Links with the Campaign have predominantly centered around the Learning to Learn in Schools Phase 3 Evaluation and the Learning to Learn in Schools Phase 4 Project. Through these projects it has become obvious that we have many shared beliefs about learning and that we prioritise the development and facilitation of lifelong learning dispositions. For further information about the Campaign for Learning and the projects see their website.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
BALTIC and CfLaT have found a common interest in the role of enquiry in supporting interactive learning. A partnership has emerged around sharing understandings of how to support students, teachers and community members in asking questions and how best to facilitate the subsequent process of following a line of enquiry. In addition the Centre’s innovation in the field of visual methodologies has been the basis for discussion. Other links include Helen Burns, Schools and Colleges Programmer at BALTIC, who is currently studying on the EdD in ECLS and David Leat presented as part of the B.Creative series of lectures organised by the Schools and Colleges Programmer at BALTIC.
Optimus Education (incorporating Chris Kington Publishing) has been publishing with Professor David Leat and latterly CfLaT since 1995. Our first collaboration was Thinking Through Geography, a seminal text about teaching geography using thinking skills activities and making the most of the learning opportunities this exciting subject brings. The series expanded into more than 10 titles covering a range of subject areas, the most recent being Thinking Through School, a unique project aimed at year 7 pupils, which presents a completely new way of learning, by helping schools, teachers and pupils develop a more sophisticated level of thinking skills and creative learning. More recently, Optimus Education's relationship with CfLaT has developed further, and the team now edit two of Optimus’s subscription newsletter titles – Learning and Teaching Update and Extended Schools Update – both of which support the professional development of staff with responsibility for the whole-school development of these areas. More information can be found here.
CfLaT has a national reputation for working collaboratively with schools and teachers. Schools that we have sustained partnerships with become affiliated to the Centre. Local school partners include:
|Gateshead||High Spen Primary School
|Gateshead||St Thomas More’s RC High School||Anita Bath|
Through particular collaborative research projects, such as the Learning to Learn Project (Phase 3), we have many schools who are officially affiliated to the Centre:
|Cheshire||Woodford Lodge High School
||Karen Hunt & Tracey Walsh|
|Cheshire||Fallibroome High School||Jane Gormally, Francis Power & Caroline Wood|
|Cheshire||St Saviours RC Infant School||Fleur McAlalevey & Mary Barrett|
|Cheshire||Winsford High Street Primary School||Helen Barwick, Vicki Lewis & Chris Stelling|
|Cheshire||Over Hall Community Primary School||Simon Kidwell & Nicola Dowling|
|Cheshire||Leaf Lane Infant School||Cathy Houghton-Eccles|
|Cheshire||Ellesmere Port Specialist School for Performing Arts||John Rutter
||Cheshire Local Authority||John Hattersley & Di Tibbetts|
||Kehelland Village School||Karen Brooker|
||Pennoweth Primary School||Nicola Furnish & Helen Tonkin|
||Alverton Primary School||Katherine Hamley|
||Lanner Primary School||Liz Martin & Pippa Pender|
||Treloweth Primary School||Pat Williams & Ann Webb|
||St Meriadoc C of E Infant School||Linda Stephens and Irene Pooley|
|Cornwall||Camborne Science and Community College||John Welham|
|Cornwall||The Roseland School||Mandi Horwood & Erica Morgan|
|Cornwall||CPR Learning Zone||Becky Williams & Sue Shayer|
||Oakthorpe Primary School||Sandra Sefer, Lyn Davis, Kate Billings & Michelle Wood|
|Enfield||Hazelbury Infants School||Laurel Barber|
|Enfield||Hazelbury Junior School||Christine Clipson & Claire Oliveri|
|Enfield||Raynham Primary School||Karen Steadman|
|Enfield||Wilbury Primary School||Elaine Siani & Ann Mulcahy|
|Enfield||Fleecefield Primary School||Emma Glasner, Ulfet Mahmout & Gerry Wright|
|Enfield||Enfield Local Authority||Annette Jones|