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    Dawne Irving-Bell, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in Teaching and Learning development within the Centre for Learning and Teaching at Edge Hill University.

    She has extensive experience of working in secondary, further and Higher Education settings and recently received a National Award sponsored by The James Dyson Foundation and The Royal Academy of Engineers in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Teacher Education.  

    Dawne is a member of The Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation at Lancaster University and her research interests include the formation of learner identity, with a particular focus on STEM subject disciplines. The Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoTL) and pedagogical approaches to learning and teaching, including the use of technology (and social media) to engage and enhance learning. She also enjoys lecturing on visual thinking and advocates for technology and design education.

    Dawne is a member of The Staff and Educational Development Association’s (SEDA) Conference and Events Committee and following an invitation from the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning's (ISSOTL) to join an international Collaborative Writing Group Dawne has recently been appointed to ISSOTL's Recognition Committee.

    Dawne is the Network Lead for the AdvanceHE Connect Social Media for Learning Group, Editor of the Journal of Social Media for Learning and a member of the Scientific Committee for EuroSoTL. Using funded secured from AdvanceHE Dawne established The National Teaching Repository a platform where colleagues can share effective interventions that lead to real improvements in teaching & learning.

    Dawne leads on the University’s Graduate Teaching Assistant Teaching in Higher Education Programme, and the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education Developing Practice through Pedagogic Research Module. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) and proud to be a member of the team who recently secured a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence.

    In her current position Dawne chairs institutional enquiries and leads on university-wide strategies to enhance the student learning experience, including Personal Tutoring and Induction and Transitions. 

    ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8943-9559

    Email: belld@edgehill.ac.uk 


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    • T Technology
    • Technology Enhanced Learning
    • Social Media for Learning
    • L Education
    • Leaner Identity
    • STEM Pedagogy
    • SoTL
    • T Technology (General)
    • STEM


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