Today is the start of the BERA Conference 2021 and I’m looking forward to presenting later this afternoon my paper on “A ‘Supported’ Flipped Learning Model for Foundation Maths in Higher Education: Student Perspectives”. I’m also excited to see what other researchers have been up to.
After 7 years in the Department for Lifelong Learning at Sheffield, I will be leaving the wonderful foundation students and my lovely colleagues. From September, I’ll be joining the School of Education at Durham University as a Lecturer! Very exciting.
This week I’m presenting a paper at the Foundation Year Network Conference 2021, titled “Saving face when face-to-face is cancelled: Maintaining the personal touch“. In this I talk about short videos I made every week throughout the pandemic in order to maintain student engagement and keep a friendly face in the picture. I’m excited about this conference, as it’s one of the ones I try to go to every year. We’re a friendly bunch, and I highly recommend it for anyone who’s involved in any kind of Foundation teaching.
I successfully defended my PhD on 1st March 2021, submitted my minor amendments shortly thereafter, and was thrilled to find out that these had been accepted in early April! Is there a doctor in the house? Yes there is.
This is my new (and first) website. I’m excited to have one finally! I’ve been clinging onto the URL for years, and have finally managed to sort it out. Welcome to the launch!