Senior Lecturer in Education

I am a Senior Lecturer in Education and have been teaching in higher education for 13 years. Prior to joining the University of Sunderland, I taught key and basic skills in Further Education for 7 years.

During my career, I have also led projects for curriculum development towards re-engaging young people at risk of dropping out of education, workforce development and CPD for education and teaching staff. This has given me a good understanding across all phases of the education system and I enjoy exploring contemporary issues in education philosophically, psychologically, politically, and sociologically.

Teaching and supervision

I am Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Education Studies. My teaching expertise is within areas of pedagogy and research in education. Modules that I am directly responsible for are Theories of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Philosophy and Education, Introduction to Research, Ethics in Education, Comparative Education and the final year Dissertation.

Encouraging the use of dialogue and enquiry in my teaching is important towards developing students confidence in the subject they are studying, therefore, seminars are active and student participation is essential, making for lively debates and discussions.

Research interests for potential research students

I am currently studying for my PhD in Education, exploring moral education within Higher Education. The methodology I have adopted is auto-ethnography. Other areas of interest for research is critical thinking, philosophy for children programme (P4C) and Teacher Education.

I have supervised dissertations in areas such as British Values, Critical Thinking, Gender in Dance Education, the role of Apprenticeships, Creative teaching in Prison Education, Observations of Teaching and Learning and the role of Ofsted.

Research

I am currently studying for my PhD in Education, exploring moral education within Higher Education. The methodology I have adopted is auto-ethnography. Other areas of interest for research is critical thinking, philosophy for children programme (P4C) and Teacher Education.

I have supervised dissertations in areas such as British Values, Critical Thinking, Gender in Dance Education, the role of Apprenticeships, Creative teaching in Prison Education, Observations of Teaching and Learning and the role of Ofsted.

Publications

Number of items: 7.

Article

Duffy, Kate (2016) Saved by my Electronic Diary! How to trust your own diary as your primary date collection method. 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies. ISSN 2340-1117

Duffy, Kate and Atkinson, Michael (2010) How do we create lasting and radical change in Post 14 Education?. Teaching in Lifelong Learning: A Journal to inform and improve practice, 2 (1). pp. 56-66. ISSN 2040-0993

Conference or Workshop Item

Duffy, Kate and Ross, Dionne (2016) Recognising Character Development In Our Learning Autobiographies. In: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, 4-6th Jul 2016, Barcelona, Spain. (Unpublished)

Duffy, Kate and Ross, Dionne (2016) RECOGNISING CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT IN OUR LEARNING AUTOBIOGRAPHIES. In: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, 4-6 Jul 2016, Barcelona.

Duffy, Kate (2013) Evaluating the use of a Teacher’s Diary to illuminate the moral dimensions of a teacher educator’s everyday work. In: Association for Moral Education Annual Meeting 2013, 24 - 27 Oct 2013, Montreal, Canada. (Unpublished)

Duffy, Kate (2013) Supporting Part Time Students Through Transition from Further Education to Higher Education: Fostering Conditions for a Caring Community. In: Edulearn13, 1 - 3 Jul 2013, Barcelona, Spain.

Duffy, Kate (2011) Changing moral attitudes of female educators in Further Education and Work-based learning. In: International Conference on Moral Education Cultivating Morality: Human Beings, Nature and the World, 24 - 28 Oct 2011, Nanjing, China.

This list was generated on Sat May 25 20:20:53 2019 BST.

Areas of expertise

  • Moral education and ethical teaching practice
  • Theories of teaching, learning and assessment
  • Research in education - qualitative methods
  • Philosophy for children and community of philsophical enquiry


Last updated 19 March 2019