Mitch Winfield

​ ​ ​ ​ ​Mitch Winfield ​Position:Programme Leader for PGCE Secondary Drama
​School:​Cardiff School of Education
​E- mail:mwinfield@cardiffmet.ac.uk
​ Telephone:​029 2041 6535
​Room No:​B112

 

Research

Research Interests:
• The Arts in Education
• Creative Pedagogies
• Drama as a learning medium

Memberships:
• FHEA
• SCITED (Standing Committee Initial Teaching and Education in Drama)
• National Drama

Publications

Peer refereed journals
Winfield, M. & Llewellyn-Williams, J. (2013) ‘The Clywch Report. Effects on the Working Conditions and Practices of Drama Teachers in Secondary Schools in south Wales’, Research Papers 6, Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Howard-Jones, P.A., Winfield, M. & Crimmins, G. (2009) ‘Co-constructing an understanding of creativity in drama education that draws on neuropsychological concepts’, Educational Research Journal, 50(2), 187-201.

Books/ book chapters
Howard-Jones, P.A., Winfield, M. & Crimmins, G. (2008) ‘Co-constructing an understanding of creativity in drama education that draws on neuropsychological concepts’ in Howard-Jones, P.A. (ed.) Education and Neuroscience: Evidence, Theory and Practical Application, London: Routledge, chapter 6.

Conference papers
Howard-Jones, P.A., Winfield, M. & Crimmins, G. (2008) ‘Co-constructing an understanding of creativity in drama education that draws on neuropsychological concepts’, presented at British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference, Institute of Education, University of London, 5-8th September 2007

Projects

2013 – development of PISA INSET Training materials, funded by Welsh Government. Team member.

Profile

I am a Principal Lecturer in the Cardiff School of Education where I have two roles: Programme Leader for the PGCE Secondary Drama pathway as well as the School and Work Partnerships co-ordinator, a position that spans the three departments in the School.  In this latter role, I work with colleagues to promote and support the University's employability agenda.  

After a number of years working as an actress, I worked for the BBC as a Management Assistant in the Drama Series/Serials Department in London.  After moving to Wales, and completing my PGCE, I spent five years working as a drama teacher in the Secondary and FE sectors before moving into higher education as a lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University (then UWIC).  I initially lectured on the BA (Hons) Education: Secondary Drama programme becoming Programme Director in 2000. In 2008, I worked with the Humanities Dept in the School to validate a new BA (Hons) English and Drama programme and in 2009, I introduced the Drama pathway to the PGCE Secondary Programme whilst undertaking my MA (Ed) which I completed in 2011.

I have been involved in many enterprise projects and am currently an external examiner at two universities.