Senior Lecturer in Education and Religion

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    I have been a Senior Lecturer in Education and Religion at Edge Hill University since 2005. Before then I had a successful career as a primary teacher in London, a Museuem Educator at The British Library and a Literacy Consultant for St Helen's Education Action Zone. 

    I have published three books related to the Enlish primary curriculum that are still in print.  They are Teaching Primary Religious Eductaion (Pearson Ltd. 2010); Creative activities and Ideas for English as an Additional Language pupils (Pearson Ltd. 2011) and Teaching the Primary Foundation Subjects (Open University Press. 2015)

    I am in the writing up stage of my PhD which is about Witch and faith identies within social media. My Thesis is called Becoming Witch: Creating and Confirming Faith Traditions within Social Networking Spaces. As part of my PhD journey I have contributed a selection of papers and my ideas to conferences in

    • Brno (2013)
    • Salzberg (2014)
    • Kent (2014)
    • Lampeter (2013 - 2017)
    • Budapest (2015)
    • Belfast (2015)
    • Brighton (2017)
    • Chester (2019)

    My research interests span the following areas:

    • Paganisms
    • Witches and the Occult
    • Contemporary Witchcraft 
    • Popular culture and religion
    • Alternative spiritualities
    • Sociology of Religion
    • Religious Identities
    • Sexualities displayed online
    • Netnography and online ethics 

    I currently teach on the following courses:


    Education/Academic qualification

    M.A. Religious Education , MA, University College London

    B.ED (hons) Theology and Religious Studies with QTS, BA, University of Chester

    Becoming Witch: Creating and Confirming Faith Identities within Social Networking Spaces, PhD, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

    1 Feb 2013 → …

    External positions

    External Examiner for PGCE Religious Education , York St John University

    1 Sep 2019 → …

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    Research Output 2008 2019

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    • 3 Book
    • 2 Article
    • 2 Other contribution
    • 1 Paper
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    Teaching the Primary Foundation Subjects

    Webster, M. & MISRA, SARAH., 1 Apr 2015, Mcgraw-Hill/Open University Press.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Round table discussion about Religious Education

    Webster, M., 30 Sep 2013

    Research output: Other contribution

    Creative activities and ideas for pupils with English as an Additional Language

    Webster, M., 22 Sep 2011, Exeter: Pearson Education Ltd. 270 p. (GEM series)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

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