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Senior Lecturer in Education

I am a Senior Lecturer in Education and have been teaching in higher education for 15 years. Prior to joining the University of Sunderland, I worked for a local council on workforce development for Early Years professionals. I was also involved in teacher education for post compulsory phase educators.  Prior to those roles 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 disengaging from secondary 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, moral education and pracitce and autobiographical research in education. I am directly responsible for modules such as; 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

My PhD was entitled 'Embracing Vulnerability: Moral Practice within Higher Education'

The study explores moral education within Higher Education from the perspective of the practitioner. The methodology I adopted was auto-ethnography, making my practice the primary research data.  Other areas of research interest 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

My PhD was entitled 'Embracing Vulnerability: Moral Pracitce within Higher Education'

The study explores moral education within Higher Education from the perspective of the practitioner. The methodology I adopted was auto-ethnography, making my practice the primary research data.  Other areas of research interest 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: 8.

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.

Thesis

Duffy, Kate (2019) Embracing Vulnerability: The Moral Dimensions of Practice within Higher Education. Doctoral thesis, University of Sunderland.

This list was generated on Sun Sep 27 02:11:25 2020 BST.
  • 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 09 July 2020

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