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Dr Tim SAUNDERS

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    Personal profile

    Research interests

    • EcoVersity Project: developing an integrative meta-pedagogy for the Manchester-Mersey bioregion integrating place-based Wisdom, Sustainability, Wellbeing and Resilience education
    • 4Ps of Transformative Reflective Practice embracing Personal, Pedagogical, Professional & Planetary dimensions of transformation

    • Integration of worldviews education, metacognition and mindfulness in Religious Education pedagogy

    • The Educational theory of Matthew Lipman, Kieran Egan, Guy Claxton and John Heron

    • The Transreligious Theology of Robert Neville Cummings & philosophy of religion of Wesley Wildman 

    • The Contemplative Ecology of Sufism and holistic spirituality of Islamic Environmentalism

     

    External engagement

    • Membership of EHU's SustainNet involved in promotional and entrepreneurial activities towards integrative sustainability education in the North West region & internationally; Webinar scheduled for 2nd Semester 2021: ‘Regenerative River Republic: designing a Meta-pedagogy for the Manchester-Mersey Bioregion’

    Public/media engagement

    Knowledge Exchange, Networking & Consultancy aligned with research interests

    • www.ecoversity.uk Showcasing bioregional-based meta-pedagogy for primary, secondary and tertiary education across the Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Regions with extension/outreach projects: Transformative Teacher Training (TTT), Regenerative River Republic (RRR), Spiritually Sustainable Society (SSS)

    Biography

    2018- Lecturer, DCEC, Edge Hill University, PT  

    2007-2018 Interim Headships & Consultant Leadership (Self-employed) 

    2017-18 EnglishWise TEFL online Academy for Professional English, PT

    2017 Consultant Leader, Westfield School, Westfield, East Sussex, Interim 

    2014 Consultant Leader, Al Hijrah School, Birmingham, 4-16, Interim

    2011-13 Executive Headteacher, Leicestershire, Interim

    2010-11 Headteacher, Sandown Primary School, Hastings, East-Sussex, Interim

    2010 Headteacher, Southfield Primary School, Oakham, Rutland, Interim 

    2008 Headteacher, Ecclesbourne Infant & Nursery School, Croydon, Interim             

    2007 Headteacher, The Grove Children and Family Centre, Southwark, Interim 

    2005-07 Thinking Skills Trainer / Organizational Consultant

    2005-07  Organizational Consultant (Positive Engagement, PT

    2005-07 CPD Trainer in Thinking Skills (Thinking for a Change), PT

    2005-07 Senior Lecturer, Liverpool Hope University, PT

    1996-2005 Headteacher St Paul’s CE Primary School, Salford, FT

    1992-96 Primary School Teacher

    1993-96 Deputy Head, Furness Vale Primary School, Derbyshire, FT

    1992-93 Class Teacher, St George’s CE Primary, New Mills, Derbyshire, FT

    1989-92 Class Teacher, Bradley Green Primary School, Tameside, FT

    Teaching

    2018-21

    • PG4100 Academic and Professional Development
    • PED2016 Foundation Subjects (Religious Education)
    • PED3016 RE Minor Specialism
    • Visiting Tutor Y1,2,3 PG Teaching Placements

    2019-20

    1. PED 1013 RE Minor Specialism                                                    

    2020-21

    • CYPD1001 Children & Young People’s Learning & Development Needs (Module Leader)
    • WCH3006 Education & Curriculum (Module Leader)
    • PG4101 Evidence-Based Research & Leadership (Humanities)

    Contrivbutions to teaching innovation & student support

    • Personal and Academic Tutor: Year 1 BA Primary QTS / Primary PGCE
    • Introducing the new Worldviews Education component into RE, including the use of a questionnaire to raise the personal worldview awareness of students
    • Adopting and adapting the P4C (Philosophy for Children) methodology in seminars to promote caring, critical and creative thinking skills

     

    Education/Academic qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate in Online & Distance Education, The Open University

    20032004

    School Leadership, PhD, University of Liverpool

    20002004

    Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Manchester

    19981999

    Educational Management, MA, The Open University

    19921996

    Theology & Religious Studies, BA, University of Manchester

    19851988

    Keywords

    • L Education
    • Sustainability
    • Resilience
    • Wellbeing
    • Wisdom
    • P4C
    • Caring, Critical & Creative Thinking Skills
    • Learning Power Approach
    • LOTC
    • Ecopedagogy
    • Ecojustice
    • BV1460 Religious Education
    • Worldviews Education
    • Mindfulness
    • Meditation
    • Metacognition
    • Spiritual Development
    • LB Theory and practice of education
    • Metamodern
    • Transformative Reflective Practice
    • Teacher Mindfulness
    • Teachers Mental Health
    • Self-authoring Educational Philosophy
    • Curriculum Design
    • Integrative Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Education
    • LB2300 Higher Education
    • The Ecological University
    • JS Local government Municipal government
    • Greater Manchester City Region
    • Liverpool City Region
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