Dr Judith Kneen

 
​Position:​Programme Leader PGCE Secondary English
​School:​ Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy
​E-mail:jkneen@cardiffmet.ac.uk
​Telephone:​029 2020 5941
​Room No:​C026

 

Research

Research Groups:
• Education and Social Research Group (ESRG)

Memberships:
• British Education Research Association (BERA)
• National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE)

Research Interests:
• Interactive whiteboard use in English teaching
• ICT within English teaching
• Teachers as writers
• Teaching Shakespeare texts at secondary school
• Reciprocal peer teaching in initial teacher education
• Problem-based learning in initial teacher education

Publications

Books / Book Chapters:

Kneen, J. (2013) Rollercoasters: White Dolphin Reading Guide, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Kneen, J. (2012) Rollercoasters: Frozen in Time Reading Guide, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Kneen, J. (2008) Essential Speaking and Listening Skills: CD Rom and support pack, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Kneen, J. (2008) Rollercoasters: Firestarter Reading Guide, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Kneen, J. (2007) Rollercoasters: The Skin I'm In Reading Guide, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Kneen, J. (2007) Rollercoasters: Abomination Reading Guide, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Kneen, J. (2006) English Now: Book 1, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Crewe, J., Kneen, J. and Waines, J. (2006) English Now: Book 2, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Crewe, J., Flintoft, J. and Kneen, J. (2006) English Now: Book 3, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Kneen, J. (2005) ICT Links: English, Oxford: Heinemann

Kneen, J. (2004) e-Passwords to English, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Kneen, J. (2004) Teaching Shakespeare: from transition to test, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Kneen, J. (2003) 'English and ICT' in Frater, G. Writing to Learn, London: Basic Skills Agency.

Updating the Oxford School Shakespeare Series, including A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, Hamlet, Henry IV Part 1, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, The Winter's Tale (2004 - 2008)

Peer-refereed Journals:

Kneen, J. (2015) Interactive whiteboards and English teaching: A consideration of typical practice, English in Education. Advice online publication. DOI: 10.1111/eie.12072

Kneen, J. and Pattison, E. (2012) "Qui Docet Discet" (Those who teach learn) – how peer teaching can help prepare student teachers for the classroom, The Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal 4 (2)​

Professional / Non-refereed Publications:

Kneen, J. (2012) Scary Shakespeare: Why first teaching encounters with the bard can be daunting, The Use of English 63 (3) 234-242

Kneen, J. (2012) Battling Against the Tide: the Perspective of a PGCE English Tutor on the Changes in ITE, The Use of English 63(2): 116-122​


Conference Papers:

Kneen, J.(2014) The affordances of interactive whiteboards for English teachers, National Association for the Teaching of English Annual Conference, Bristol.

Kneen, J. (2013) Interactive whiteboards: the digital textbook, Doctoral Festival of Research Newman University, Birmingham.

Kneen, J. (2012) White knight or white elephant? A study of the use of interactive whiteboards in secondary English classrooms, Growing up in Britain Conference, Newman University College Birmingham.

Kneen, J. (2012) Settling in nicely? An exploration of interactive whiteboard practice in secondary English teaching, National Association for the Teaching of English Annual Conference, York.

Kneen, J. and Pattison, E. (2011) Reciprocal peer teaching in initial teacher education, Teacher Education Advancement Network Annual Conference, Manchester.​

Projects

The National Writing Project – an educational research project supported by NATE, designed to promote networks of writing groups for teachers. I led a writing group in Birmingham from 2011 – 14, and was part of the national steering group.

NATE: Making hard topics easier to teach with ICT – a project that involved gathering case studies from practitioners across the country. I was part of the steering group.

Profile

I am the Programme Leader for PGCE Secondary English in the Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy. Prior to this, I led the PGCE English at Newman University Birmingham for eight years, and also had the role of Programme Leader for the whole Secondary Programme for nearly two years. I have taught on a variety of courses, including undergraduate, lifelong learning and masters modules.

My work in higher education follows a number of years working for the advisory service for secondary schools in Gloucestershire and fourteen years as an English teacher in Hull, Cornwall and Gloucestershire, including a substantial period of time as a head of department.

I have pursued an interest in the use of digital technologies in secondary English teaching, and in particular the use of the interactive whiteboard. My PhD thesis considers the affordances of interactive whiteboards for English teachers. For many years I have been a member of the National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE), including being regional co-ordinator for the Midlands and being a member of the ICT committee. I have also been engaged with the National Writing Project, to promote teachers as writers, by running a writing group for teachers in Birmingham and the West Midlands.

External Links

​I have been an external examiner for a number of institutions, and am currently the external examiner for the PGCE secondary course at Edge Hill University.