As Senior Lecturer in Education at the School of Education and Communities I am involved in developing, delivering and managing learning and teaching for professional postgraduate learners on Initial Teacher Education programmes for the secondary sector. I lead the humanities and social science Secondary Initial Teacher Education programmes - PGCE, SD and Apprentices for history, Geography and 14-19 Social Science. I am also Module Leader for the level 7 Active Enquiry module.
Previously for UEL, I have been the Programme Leader for the PG Cert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education which is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) for the recognition of FHEA. I was also the Professional Standards Manager for the University for three years (2016-2019). I was also Programme Leader for PGCE PCET, as well as Module Leader for modules on MA Education.
I was awarded a UEL Teaching Fellowship in 2011 and I am a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) as well as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Association (FRGS). I am an Academic Associate for AdvanceHE, working as a constant for the delivery of international learning and teaching provision.
I have an interest in podcasting and in the use of emergent technologies as a tool for research, teacher education pedagogy, new teacher identity, digital ethnography and student voice. My research interests also include a commitment to participatory and inclusive action research as a means to develop teacher professionalism and practice.
I am responsible for the podcasting platform on 'all things teacher education' @ soundcloud/ warrenkidd
I was a founding member of The International Forum for Teacher Educator Development (Info-TED). For more information visit: http://www.ntnu.edu/info-ted Follow: @forumTED on Twitter. InFo-TED is an international forum with representatives from Belgium, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom and the USA working to promote the professional development of teacher educators.
I have had a writing career spanning over 15 years, supporting learning and teaching in a variety of contexts - sociology and education, learning and teaching and elearning.
Prior to working in Higher Education, I have taught the humanities and sociology and psychology for 14 years in secondary schools and Sixth Form Colleges in Surrey, Kent and London as an 'advanced teaching practitioner'. I previously worked in the multi-cultural, urban environment of Newham in east London for eight years in the Post Compulsory sector as a teacher of sociology, social science manager of a large Sixth Form College and as an action-researcher and cross-college manager responsible for Teaching and Learning.