I started working at Canterbury Christ Church University in the Post-Compulsory Education and Training Department in January 2016, having spent 10 years in the further education sector. I specialised as a literacy and English teacher before moving into teacher training at Lewisham Southwark College.
I work on the Diploma in Education and Training and Professional Graduate Certifictate of Education as well as the Post-Graduate Certificate of Education. My interests include critical literacy, action research and expanding teaching practice.
Teaching and subject expertise
I am currently working on a project to support newly qualified teachers in FE, providing opportunities to explore different teaching traditions and the strategies they offer. In 2017-2018 we organised a mini-conference with guest speakers, employers, unions and SET and in June our students will have the opportunity to explore Forest Schools with the Kent Wildlife Trust. I am hoping to expand this next year and will post details as they are confirmed.
Publications and research outputs
Beighton, C. and Blackhall, A. (2017) Pedagogies of Academic Writing in Teacher Education: from Epistemology to Practice and back again, Congress UPV Proceedings of the HEAd’17. 3rd International Conference on Higher Education Advances, Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València ISBN: 978-84-9048-590-3 DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/HEAD17.2017.6713:/ pp. 169-178