Research Interests and Memberships
IPDA CYMRU Member
Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Simulated Learning in Initial Teacher Education
Peer Coaching within Education
Allers, J. and Wegener, K. (2019) ‘Simulation technologies: what do they have to offer a creative initial teacher education curriculum?’ IPDA Annual Conference. November 2019.
Allers, J. (2019) ‘A comparative study between Wales and Canada: An investigation into the type of parental engagement and the level of provision for affluent learners.’ BERA Annual Conference. September 2019.
Allers, J. and Wegener, K. (2019) ‘Enhancing Students’ Critical Analysis and Informed Decision Making Skills: Simulated Learning in Initial Teacher Education.’ BERA Annual Conference. September 2019.
2020: Simulated Learning in ITE: Parent-Teacher Conversations using Digital Avatars [Connect Training]. Awarded an EXpand Student Engagement Fund from Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Quality Enhancement Directorate.
2017-2019: Simulated Learning in ITE: Developing Assessment for Learning (AfL) using the Hydra Minerva Simulation Centre. This project focused on developing and refining student teachers’ knowledge and understanding of effective AfL within the classroom, as well as their ability to think critically and make informed decisions.
2017: HMRC Tax Facts Training within Initial Teacher Education. This project involved HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) employees working with student teachers to deliver a programme on the facts of tax to schools across Southeast Wales. This project received national media coverage, including a question time spot of BBC Radio Wales.
2016-2017: Peer Coaching and Reflective Practice within Higher Education. This project provided a cross-degree professional development opportunity for academic staff at the University of South Wales.
Currently, Jordan is Programme Director for the BA (Hons) Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) 3-year degree course and teaches on the Early Childhood Studies, Primary Education Studies and PGCE Primary and Secondary programmes in his capacity as Lecturer in Teacher Education and Professional Learning. He is also a school-based tutor for PGCE Primary. He jointly leads on the development of coaching and mentoring across Cardiff Partnership, and delivers mentor, senior mentor and University tutor professional learning.
Jordan fell in love with teacher training during his time as a classroom teacher; he saw first-hand the positive impact that teachers can have on children’s lives. Jordan particularly enjoys the opportunity to work with so many curious, innovative, hardworking and talented student teachers, all of whom are determined to become the best teachers they can be for the learners in our schools.
Coaching and mentoring
Creative class management
Student engagement through technology
Jordan is currently working towards a doctoral degree.