School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Staff Profiles

Dr Hanneke Jones

Senior Lecturer in Education



I worked as a Primary School teacher before joining the University in 2004. My areas of interest and expertise include the following: Teacher Education; Creativity; Innovative and dialogic pedagogy including Philosophy for Children; Comparative Education; and Social Justice in relation to poverty and education. I am a co-chair of the Research Development Committee for Social Justice, Equity and Diversity, within the Association for Teacher Educators in Europe (ATEE).

Areas of expertise

  • Teacher Education
  • Creativity
  • Innovative and dialogic pedagogy including Philosophy for Children
  • Comparative education
  • Social justice (poverty and education)

 Roles and Responsibilities

  • Degree Programme Director of the MA Education: International Perspectives 
  • Module leader of EDU 8218: Comparative Education and Pedagogy
  • Primary PGCE tutor with main responsibility for Art, Philosophy for Children, Curriculum Innovation, and social justice related to socio-economic disadvantage
  • Tutor on several MA modules - specialisms: Philosophy for Children and Creativity
  • Postgraduate supervisor


  • PhD (2013)
  • SAPERE Level 1,2 and 3 training certificates in Philosophy for Children
  • Northumberland LEA: Teaching Thinking Level 3 training
  • NUT Training certificate in co-tutoring and peer-coaching
  • Hervormde Pedagogische Akademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Akte van Bekwaamheid als Volledig Bevoegd Onderwijzeres

Previous Positions

I worked as a Primary teacher in Newcastle and Northumberland for 14 years.


  • CfLaT 
  • BERA
  • UCU
  • tRee


I am bilingual in English and Dutch.



Research Interests

  • Dialogic and transformative pedagogy, and teacher education

  • Social Justice - the links between social disadvantage and education

  • Creeativity

  • My Ph.D thesis, witten under my full name, Hanneke Maria Jones-Teuben, focused on the creative thinking of young children in the dialogic approach of the Communtiy of Enquiry. Creativity, Philosophy for Children and other dialogic and enquiry-based methods remain strong areas of research interest and expertise.

Other Expertise

I am a registered SAPERE trainer in Philosophy for children (P4C).

Current Work

I am investigating the impact on Student teachers of training in the  Mantle of the Expert within our Primary PGCE partnership

Research Roles

I am a member of the following research groups at Newcastle the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CfLaT)
Micro-Analysis Research Group (MARG)
Research in Primary Education (RIPE)


£3000 (2000) BPRS Scholarship

£1208 (2005) HASS Faculty small grant to carry out research in the links between thinking Skills education and SATs results in Year 2 and Year 6 in Northumberland.



Undergraduate Teaching

I teach sessions on Social Justice, Creativity and Pedagogy on our BA (Hons): Education

Postgraduate Teaching

  • I am the Dissertation module leader of the MA Education: International Perspectives.
  • I am module leader of EDU 8218: Comparative Education and Pedagogy
  • On the Master’s level Primary PGCE course I lead the Reflective Practitioner module, the Art module, the SAPERE-accredited Philosophy for Children course, and the Curriculum Innovation module. I also teach on the following modules: Professional Studies and Primary Mathematics. A number of my teaching sessions are related to education and socio-economic disadvantage.
  • On the M.Ed Practitioner Enquiry Module I teach the 'Innovative curriculum through pupil/student Enquiry' module , and I teach a session on teaching thinking skills at Primary schools on the M.Ed ‘Developing Thinking Skills’ Module.
  • I supervise Master's Dissertation students and 
  • I supervise a number of PGR students.