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Guided Research

During their courses, student teachers at Canterbury Christ Church University are developing guided research and independent research studies to inform the Epistemic Insight Initiative.

  
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Dr Rebecca Austin

Senior Lecturer in Education
Rebecca Austin is the Primary English Team Leader within the Faculty of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. She is the author of a range of publications, including Researching Primary Education  (2016). Rebecca teaches Primary English across a range of initial teacher education programmes as well as at Masters and Doctoral level. Rebecca provides staff development for schools in relation to Primary English and learning outside the classroom.

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Karl Bentley

Senior Lecturer
Karl Bentley is the Programme Director for PGCE 7-14 as well as teaching Science, Computing, History, Schools of the Past, Present and Future as Education and Academic studies and Enhanced Studies across full-time and part-time ITE courses. Karl works as part of the Epistemic Insight Initiative team looking at how students' reasoning on question can bridge subject compartments and how we can more effectively develop students' expressed curiosity in Big Questions helping them to gain epistemic insight and a range of ways to understand the relationships between areas of knowledge.

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Dr Virginia Bower

Senior Lecturer in Education
Virginia Bower facilitates the Your Programme Your Opportunities provision within the Faculty of Education. This provision provides trainee teachers with a range of learning resources and webinars to extend their understanding of Epistemic Insight strategies.

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Lizzie Burton

Senior Lecturer in Education
Lizzie Burton is a Senior Lecturer in Secondary History Education and a Senior Fellow of the HEA. Epistemic Insight research was incorporated into the Collaborative Teaching Phase and Subject Pedagogy modules. Secondary trainee teachers upon the Secondary PGCE programme conducted research into cross-disciplinary learning and Epistemic Insight.

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Dr Gina Donaldson

Senior Lecturer in Education
During the Curriculum and Pedagogy module upon the PGCE Primary programme, trainee teachers explore how curricula are constructed and how this links to the ways in which the curriculum is delivered and experienced across primary provision. Gina Donaldson is a Senior Lecturer in Education and the Curriculum Team Leader for Primary Mathematics at Canterbury Christ Church University. She has a BEd (Cantab) in Mathematics and Education, an MA in Education and an Ed. D including research into deep subject knowledge of mathematics.  She also leads mathematics specialist routes into Initial Teacher Education. She is particularly interested in children’s mathematical thinking and the mathematical knowledge of primary teachers.

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Georgina Gosden

Senior Lecturer in Education
Georgina Gosden is the Assistant Director of Childhood Studies and Education Suite and Inclusion Lead for Undergraduate Programmes (Faculty of Education Academic Programmes). On the From Learning to Labour and Research Methods and Design modules upon the programme, students are given the opportunity to engage in active research in which to explore how teaching a learning theme using a cross disciplinary approach might enhance pupils’ understanding of the power and limitations of knowledge within a range of different disciplines

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Dr Lee Hazeldine

Senior Lecturer in Education
Lee Hazeldine is an Epistemic Insight Initiative Research Fellow, Level 5 Lead on the BA Part-time in Primary Education and Module Lead for Rethinking Teaching, Learning and Assessment. During the Research and Enquiry in Education module, trainee teachers conducted research into cross-disciplinary learning and Epistemic Insight. The module required trainee teachers to generate an independent research project based on these themes and consider the relevant research methodologies and ethical issues relevant to  their chosen topic of study.

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Joy Mower

Senior Lecturer in Education
Joy Mower is a Senior Lecturer at CCCU teaching across Primary ITE programmes. During the Exploring Curriculum Pedagogy module, teachers explored how curricula are constructed (including the ‘hidden curriculum’) and how this links to the ways in which the curriculum is delivered and experienced across all primary age phases. As part of this process, trainee teachers explored the rich interconnectedness of subjects within curricular frameworks.

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Dr Paula Stone

Senior Lecturer in Education
Paula Stone is a Senior Lecturer in Education working with student teachers and teachers on postgraduate and Master’s programmes. As part of the Practitioner Research in Education module, student teachers are introduced to the principles of epistemic understanding and the importance of being a research-engaged practitioner.

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Caroline Thomas

Senior Lecturer in Education
Caroline Thomas is a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education and a former headteacher of two primary schools. Her research seeks to explore primary trainees’ knowledge and understanding of epistemic insight. This includes their understanding of the nature of science in the real world and in multidisciplinary arenas. A particular focus is on trainee teachers’ understanding of the importance and limitations of observation in science.

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