mixed methods researcher, early childhood, television & related media


August 2016

GTA, FHEA? Becoming a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy as a casual worker

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One for the certificate binder…

At the end of last month, I was delighted to hear that my application to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) had been approved. The HEA awards fellowships to individuals with a proven, sustained track record in HE teaching. Increasingly, employers across the education sector are looking for HEA accreditation as a measure of teaching development and success. Continue reading “GTA, FHEA? Becoming a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy as a casual worker”

The C Word – children, TV and social class

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Slides + audio from CMC 2016

The sociologist, Ulrich Beck, famously described social class as a ‘zombie category’, suggesting that thinking in terms of social class was blinding academic researchers to the real experiences and ambiguities of modern life. And yet, inequalities in the UK not only persist, but are in fact growing. The UK ‘suffers from high levels of relative poverty and the poor in Britain are substantially poorer than the worst off in more equal industrialised societies’ (Diamond & Giddens, 2005, p. 102). Continue reading “The C Word – children, TV and social class”

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