Joined CCCU in January 2012 in a part time capacity, prior to which she has worked with the Childhood Studies department in partnership as Programme Leader for Mid Kent College on the Foundation degree since September 2006. Commencing her teaching career in 1985, Temi has worked in a variety of capacities from English teacher to Head of a Pupil Referral Unit.
Academic qualifications include Bachelor of Arts in Education with honours (English) in 1985, Masters degrees – 1987 M.Ed. in Educational Psychology, 1997 M.A.Ed. Educational Management, Open University; M.B.A Ed International in Educational Leadership, ongoing Doctorate Studies (Ed.D)
Temi maintains access to practice as Proprietor and Principal of Pulse and Water College, Woolwich, London. Working with the local education authority and secondary schools in Royal Greenwich to provide small group learning for marginalised 14 to 16 year olds. An inclusive strategy operating on the belief that given favourable circumstances, all children all can learn and have a desire to succeed educationally. Also, Lagos based Pulse and Water Ltd provides Continuous Professional Development, Performance Management and School Improvement opportunities to Independent Sector schools. Under this umbrella, Temi visits to deliver annual Seminars on a variety of teacher and school development topics.
Research and knowledge exchange
Temi’s thesis explores learning as a phenomenon existing within dual realities of percieved ownership. She is seeking to challenge unspoken assumptions regarding the roles and relationship in between teacher and learner vis a vis ownership of the learning process; also to propose a model through which both learner and teacher may realise their co dependency as both learners and teachers
Teaching and subject expertise
Temi’s teaching is mainly focused on Generic and SEN Foundation Degree and BA programmes of study.
The Autonomy in Learning Construct: A presentation delivered at the Doctoral Training Conference 2016, Faculty of Education, Oxford University. Monday 13th June 2016.
Participation in a 2 week ERASMUS conference on Research Methodologies (2012), a brief presentation on doctoral research.
Participation in a joint United Nations and Federal Ministry of Youth project, to develop a Youth Index for the Nigerian Child (October 2008).
Publications and research outputs
Ladenika, T. (2017) ‘Behaviour Learning and Emotional Intelligence’, in Ritchie, C. (ed) Exploring Children’s Learning, London, Routledge, pp 39 – 53.
Ladenika, T. (2010) Globalisation and International School partnerships.
A paper accepted for presentation at the World Comparative Education Congress conference in Istanbul, June 14-18 2010.