In 2018 I became a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Before that, I was an Associate Fellow (AFHEA). The pathways to these qualifications allowed me to improve my teaching performance and to reflect on pedagogical teaching design and delivery, as I became a reflective practitioner with ambitions to keep developing as a teacher. My design and delivery techniques are informed by HE pedagogical theories that I have learned from undertaking training at the Learning and Teaching Services at the University of Sheffield. I specialise in research-led teaching, and the success of my methodology is best demonstrated by the feedback I have received in numerous HE teaching and training courses that I have undertaken. For instance, my FHEA application had been highly commended for my “research-led approach to pedagogy”, my “commitment to high quality teaching and support of students”, my “ability to integrate technology to support learning”, and my “level of detail into individual seminar preparation”. Additionally, my students have commented on my seminars in their evaluation as being “fantastic” and “the best” with having “particularly enjoyed the discussion during the seminars”. Feel free to get in touch with me if you would like to read my teaching philosophy or would need advice on HEA applications.
At Northumbria for the academic year 2021–22, I will teach on:
EL5007 Literature and Identity
At Sheffield, between 2017–19, I taught on the following modules:
LIT302 Modern Literature
LIT204 Critical and Literary Theory
HST117 The Making of the Twentieth Century
In 2016, I was the Mentor and Teaching Assistant for learners on the School of English MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) Literature of the English Country House. The course had over 5000 participants and I identified themes and issues that emerged from learner discussions, provided learners with support, feedback, and encouragement, promoted the MOOC, and performed administrative duties. Teaching on the MOOC has given me experience of online teaching and using digital tools to enhance the student experience.
Finally, I have designed and delivered a Doctoral Development Programme (DDP) workshop titled ‘Editing and Academic Peer-Review’ for PhD students in the Humanities, guiding them through the peer-review and editing process of academic publishing.