Neil Jones (Student ambassador, History, University of Lincoln)
Hi, I’m Neil Jones a third year History student at the University of Lincoln and I will be the student ambassador on this project. If you have any questions regarding the program please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phillippa Norton (Student ambassador, University of Lincoln)
Samuel Rump (Student ambassador, University of Lincoln)
Harriet Horn (Student ambassador, University of Lincoln)
Dr Lucinda Matthews-Jones (History, Liverpool John Moores University)
Carolyn Pegg (Law, University of Hertfordshire)
Silvia Taylor (Sussex Centre for Language Studies, University of Sussex)
Born in Granada, Spain. I have an MA in Media Assisted Language Teaching (University of Brighton) and BA in Modern Languages (University of Granada). I hold a PGCEd that focused on teaching methodology and pedagogy for modern foreign languages. My research projects lie in the areas of bilingualism, Web 2.0 tools and intercultural competence in language pedagogy, and I have lectured in all these areas for CLIL teachers. I take a particular interest in designing teaching materials for both print and electronic platforms, and presented a poster at the 12th annual CercleS conference at the London School of Economics (September 2012) about the design of materials intended to introduce intercultural competence in the classroom. I am currently writing materials for Spanish language teaching at levels KS3 and KS5 for www.teachitlanguages.co.uk. I have a personal interest in the phenomenon of bilingualism, both inside the classroom and in society as a whole. This led me to collaborate on a project to set up a bilingual primary school in the Brighton and Hove area (BLPSP), which has now evolved into a “free” school. I have an interest in Spanish History and Culture under the Moorish rule and the history of European Art in the 19th & 20th century.
I curate the Department’s virtual learning environment for Spanish and also convene various Spanish modules. In recent years at SCLS, I have organized workshops on the writing and publishing of teaching materials, and on pedagogical research, notably into the effective use of web 2.0 tools in the classroom. I have given assistance with the design, launch and delivery of the new “elective languages pathway”, which is provided by SCLS on a university-wide basis and is already establishing itself as a widely popular and highly successful scheme. I have set up a small tele-collaboration project with the University of Leon, Spain for students to collaborate in job interviews in order to improve their employability.
Dr Jamie Wood (School of Humanities, University of Lincoln)
Since January 2013 I have been a lecturer in History in the School of Humanities at Lincoln. I am a Fellow and Academic Associate of the HEA and have worked extensively on educational development projects since 2006, first at the Centre for Excellence in Enquiry-Based Learning (CEEBL, University of Manchester), then the Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences (CILASS, University of Sheffield). From 2009 onwards, I have participated in a range of research and teaching roles at the Universities of Manchester, Warwick, Liverpool and Lincoln. In the role at CILASS I was responsible for supporting up to 50 curriculum development projects across the Arts and Social Sciences at any one time, including advising on appropriate pedagogies and technologies, and evaluating and disseminating the learning from projects. I was also responsible for putting together the learning design case studies which formed part of the final output of each project and which were designed to facilitate transferral of practice within and across disciplines (http://www.shef.ac.uk/ibl/resources/casestudies). A summary of my education, digital literacy and e-learning activities and publications can be found on my academia.edu profile (http://ulincoln.academia.edu/JamieWood). Of particular relevance for the T&L project, is an action research project on the use of social bookmarking in History teaching that I conducted at Sheffield in 2008 and 2009 and published in 2011 as ‘Helping students to become disciplinary researchers using questioning, social bookmarking and inquiry-based learning‘ in the journal Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.