Bethan Jones

 
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Position:Senior Lecturer 
​School:​Cardiff School of Education
​E- mail:bvjones@cardiffmet.ac.uk
​ Telephone:​029 2020 5893
​Room No:​B214

 

Research

Memberships:
• Association of Science Education

Research Interests:
• Science Education
• Assessment for Learning

Publications

Peer-refereed Journals and Research Reports:

JONES, S., TANNER, H., KENNEWELL, S., PARKINSON, J., DENNY, H., ANTHONY, C., BEAUCHAMP, G., JONES, B., LEWIS, H., & LOUGHRAN, A. (2009) 'Using Video Stimulated Reflective Dialogue to support the development of ICT based pedagogy in Mathematics and Science', The Welsh Journal of Education, 14(2), pp.63-77

TANNER, H., JONES, S., KENNEWELL, S., PARKINSON, J., DENNY, H., ANTHONY, C., BEAUCHAMP, G., JONES, B., JONES, D., LEWIS, H., & LOUGHRAN, A. (2009) 'An investigation of the affordances of ICT for the development of effective pedagogy in mathematics and science classrooms – the i-ped project', The Welsh Journal of Education, 14(2), pp.137-143

KENNEWELL, S., TANNER, H., JONES, S., PARKINSON, J., LOUGHRAN, A., LEWIS, H., BEAUCHAMP, G., JONES, B., AND ANTHONY, C. (2009) Final report to Becta concerning the use of video-stimulated reflective dialogue for professional development in ICT. (Available from http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/1455/

Conference Paper Dissemination:
KENNEWELL, S., BEAUCHAMP, G., JONES, S., TANNER, H., LOUGHRAN, A., LEWIS, H., JONES, B., ANTHONY, C. and PARKINSON, J. (2009) 'Interactive whiteboards and all that jazz' presented at Research Into Teaching with Whole class Interactive Technologies (RITWIT) - An International Conference, The Møller Conference Centre, Cambridge University, June 29-30, 2009

Poster presentation
Jones, B. (2010). To what extent can ITET students be encouraged to change their views and attitudes towards active assessment strategies? Escalate HEA Student Conference, University of Glamorgan on 1.4.2010. 

Projects

Funded Research Projects:
ProjectFunding Amount​ Year​ Role​

​An investigation of the affordances of ICT for the development of effective pedagogy in mathematics and science classrooms.

​Welsh Educational Research Networl (WERN/ESRC)£13,000​​2008​Team member - Swansea Metropolitan, Trinity Carmarthen and Cardiff Met

​The use of video-stimulated reflective dialogue for professional development in ICT

​BECTA​£19,950​2008​​Team member - Swansea Metropolitan, Trinity Carmarthen and Cardiff Met

Cardiff Metropolitan University Enterprise Projects (successful bids with external agencies):

Project Value: £25,000. Team member: Training material for Welsh Government, Thinking skills and metacognition in relation to Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). (WG, 2012 - 2103)

Team member: Welsh DVD 'Arfer Dda yn y Sector Uwchradd' ('Good practice in the Secondary Sector') – a training resource for staff and trainees in the WM sector. I organised the filming and editing of two lessons with their feedback (RE and history) in south east and north west Wales.  (Funded by Y Coleg Cenedlaethol, 2010-11),

Project value: £76,615.  Team member: DVD for Estyn training purposes. I organised the filming and editing of eight Welsh medium foundation phase and KS2 lessons (literacy, history, ICT, art, science, RE) with their feedback in south east Wales. (Estyn, 2010).

Delivered Inset Training to primary teachers across south Wales for DYNAMO PROJECT (Entrepreneurship) (Welsh Assembly Government) (2006)

Conference:

Joint organiser of Primary Science Conference 'Inspiring Innovative Primary Science Teachers' (May, 2014) bringing together many celebrated authors, researchers, teachers and consultants to share innovative approaches.

Profile

I joined Cardiff Metropolitan University as Senior Lecturer in Science Education in September 2003 having previously taught in many local English and Welsh medium secondary schools as biology/science teacher and Head of Biology.  I graduated with a BSc in Zoology from University of Wales Aberystwyth in 1989 and immediately completed a PGCE in Secondary Biology with Science at University of Wales, College Cardiff in 1989-90.  By 2011 I completed my Master's in Education degree at University Wales Institute Cardiff.

I currently work on both PGCE Primary and Secondary programmes as well as the MAEd. Previously I also worked extensively on the BA Education with QTS. I work bilingually and work through my mother tongue whenever possible, for example I deliver the Welsh medium primary science sessions as well supporting students placed in Welsh medium schools.  I have supervised and assessed mathematics and science secondary trainees on the Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) since 2009.  I became Programme Leader for the three PGCE Secondary Science pathways in September 2013 and in September 2014 I started to supervised MAEd dissertations.

In 2008-9 I worked collegially with colleagues from Swansea Metropolitan and Trinity Carmarthen on a funded research project for Welsh Educational Research Network (WERN/ESRC). I have worked on many enterprise initiatives, including the generation of online training material for Welsh Government (PISA): a Welsh medium Mentor training DVD; Teacher observation and feedback DVD for Estyn training as well as delivering DYNAMO (Entrepreneurship) Inset training to primary teachers across south Wales.   

Further Information

PGCE Secondary Tutor
PGCE Primary Tutor
MA Tutor
GTP Assessor

In my spare time I relish any opportunity to be outdoors walking my dog or jogging along the Taff trail.