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    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.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 4 - Quality Education

    Education/Academic qualification

    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 19838 Jul 1986

    Award Date: 8 Jul 1986


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