Research Output per year
2017 – 2019 School Direct Cluster Lead
2013 – 2017 PGCE Part Time Year Leader
2010 – 2016 PGCE Year Leader
2005 – 2007 Primary Partnership Co-ordinator
2004 – present Senior Lecturer in Primary Education (Geography)
Marion is interested in the mentoring of newly qualified teachers using models of mentoring practice, focus on the factors that promote good mentoring and the relationship between engagement of host schools with mentor training, development and enhancement opportunities and trainee support on school placement.
She has also been involved in a TDA funded Partnership Development Schools project with both primary and secondary school partners. The project entitled ‘Technician or Professional’ aimed to produce guidelines for schools to support them in enabling trainees to take a creative approach to planning and teaching during assessed school placements.
Marion is interested in how social and radical constructivist theories of learning can contribute to successful learning focusing particularly on the Humanities Curriculum including policy analysis to consider the role of a school curriculum in promoting social justice.
She has undertaken personal research into cultural curriculum and the development of cultural capital, creative curriculum, learning outside the classroom, creative partnerships and how these are reflected in school curriculum and reflecting on how these could support a socially just curriculum model.
She has worked with colleagues proposing to consider the benefits to trainee teachers when exposed to cultural education initiatives and also with Colleague undertaking case studies of Schools considering how Learning outside the Classroom (LOTC) contributes to individual achievement and whole school success.
Education, MA, Lancaster University
Award Date: 1 Nov 2008
E primary Education , Other, University of Leeds
Award Date: 8 Jul 1988
Geography , BA, University of Manchester
1 Oct 1983 → 8 Jul 1986
Award Date: 8 Jul 1986
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter