Room number: M0.01
Extension Number: 6486
I have worked in the Learning and Teaching Development Unit at Cardiff Met since June 2016. My role as Learning Developer is primarily to support the roll-out of the ReView (Panopto) project. ReView is electronic capture software with potential to enrich the student experience both in and out of contact hours.
Working closely with project manager Ade Clark, I am encouraging staff to feel confident with using ReView in order to enhance their approaches to learning. My role involves designing and delivering workshops that empower staff to explore how ReView can be used thoughtfully and creatively to enhance pedagogy. 'Flipping the classroom' and active learning are concepts I find exciting.
My background is in English Language, which I studied at Cardiff University. I have a passion for sociolinguistics, especially looking at how language and culture influence each other. My dissertation, which concerned Newport stylised voice and parody rap group Goldie Lookin' Chain, was awarded the Dell Hymes Prize for Academic Excellence in Sociolinguistics.
Soon after, I studied for my PGCE Secondary English at the University of Bristol and secured a job as Teacher of English in a Welsh comprehensive school, teaching Key Stages Three to Five. During my time in my teaching post, I completed a Masters in Educational Practice with Cardiff University. I focused primarily here on how genders can interact with assessment and writing style.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, exploring outdoors with my adorable Japanese Chin and a nice cup of tea!
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