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Programme Leader PGCE Education (IDL)

My background is in UK secondary education (ages 11-18). I initially re-trained as an English teacher after I left the British Army. I have held senior management positions in schools and have had the opportunity to teach both in the UK and internationally.

During my time in secondary education, I mentored trainee teachers across both primary and secondary schools and this was the beginning of my involvement in Initial Teacher Training. I also worked as an examiner for several specifications and covered both GCSE and A Level.

I have taught on the campus ITT PGCE as the Programme Leader for English trainees and I am now part of the IDL team. I am the Programme Leader for the February 2021 PGCE Education (IDL) and Module leader for EDP381 Subject Studies module that is an integral part of the PGCE Education programme. In addition to this, I am also an assessor for the Assessment Only Route (AOR) and a supervisor for undergraduate dissertation and MA thesis supervision.

I have just started my professional doctorate and I am planning my research around the use of feedback and student perception in distance learning.

Teaching and supervision

I teach on PGCE Education IDL and I am an assessor on AOR.

Research interests for potential research students

My research interests include teacher education and professional development, formative and summative assessment and the use of feedback and the written word.


The Vice-Chancellor's Fellowship Team Award 2020-21
I am part of the International Distance Learning practitioners to develop the use of Video-Enhanced Dialogic Assessment (VEDA) in teacher education that is overseen by Dr. Elizabeth Hidson. We have been awarded one of four fellowship grants for the academic year 2020-2021. 


Number of items: 7.

Conference or Workshop Item

Hidson, Elizabeth, Elliott, Ian, Griffiths, Alison, Sheard, Simon, Wynn, Vikki and Bell, Jemma (2021) Video-Enhanced Dialogic Assessment: online vivas for teacher assessment. In: Practical Pedagogy Conference 2021, 13 September 2021, University of Lincoln (online).

Hidson, Elizabeth, Elliott, Ian, Griffiths, Alison, Sheard, Simon, Bell, Jemma and Wynn, Vikki (2021) Video-enhanced dialogic assessment (VEDA) of teaching practice portfolios: the dialogic construction of teachers’ standards evidence in an online space. In: BERA Annual Conference 2021, 13-16 September, 2021, Online.

Hidson, Elizabeth, Elliott, Ian, Griffiths, Alison, Wynn, Vikki, Sheard, Simon and Bell, Jemma (2021) Ready for Work: Video-Enhanced Dialogic Assessment as an international route to UK Qualified Teacher Status. In: Third Annual Faculty of Education & Society Staff Research Conference, 14 Jun 2021, Sunderland, UK. (Unpublished)

Ross, Dionne, Elliott, Ian, Hidson, Elizabeth, Griffiths, Alison, Sheard, Simon, Bell, Jemma, Wynn, Vikki, Bell, Deborah and Hughes, Mark (2021) International and Independent Distance Learning Team Showcase. In: Faculty of Education and Society Team Showcase Series, 10 March 2021, Sunderland, UK. (Unpublished)

Hidson, Elizabeth, Elliott, Ian, Sheard, Simon and Bell, Jemma (2020) Shaping research-informed practitioners: A case study of the impact of written feed-forward targets on summative outcomes in postgraduate school-focused research modules. In: 2nd Annual Faculty of Education and Society Research Institute Staff Research Conference, 15 June 2020, Sunderland, UK.


Elliott, Ian, Hidson, Elizabeth, Sheard, Simon, Bell, Jemma, Griffiths, Alison and Wynn, Vikki (2021) Video-Enhanced Dialogic Assessment on the Assessment-Only Route to UK Qualified Teacher Status. [Video]


Bell, Jemma, Elliott, Ian, Griffiths, Alison, Hidson, Elizabeth, Ross, Dionne, Sheard, Simon and Wynn, Vikki (2021) IIDL Team Newsletter February 2021. University of Sunderland, Sunderland.

This list was generated on Sat Sep 25 20:02:39 2021 BST.
  • Part of the winning IDL team for the Vice-Chancellor's Fellowship Team Award 2020-2021
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Last updated 10 February 2021

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