Cass School of Education and Communities
Elicia is Programme Leader for Secondary RE ITE and leads the Primary PGCE Humanities with RE route. Her research interests are in Religious Education, the classroom error climate and pupils' responses to challenge.
I gained my BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Theology at Heythrop College, University of London and following this an MA in Philosophy of Religion at King’s College, London. After my PGCE. (Institute of Education), I taught in the London Borough of Brent for five years, where I was Head of RE and Classics. During this time I gained a Farmington Institute Millennium Award that enabled me to research inclusion and access in philosophy lessons. I also won a Jerusalem Trust bursary for new writers of Religious Education material. This resulted in the 'Truthseekers' series of books on philosophy of religion. Taking a break from London life, I taught at both primary and secondary levels for three years in Wellington, New Zealand as a Director of Thinking and Learning, which included responsibility for Gifted and Talented education. I also was an educational consultant, working with schools and associations on thinking skills, the Philosophy for Children programme, questioning skills and enquiry-based learning. I joined UEL in 2006 and became Programme Leader for Religious Education (Secondary) . I am currently studying for a PhD, looking at pupil and teacher perceptions of challenge and failure.
Considering cross-phase peer-mentoring in ITE: what can each party bring to the table?, Research in Teacher Education, Vol 4, no.1, 2014
Locating the third space in Initial Teacher Training, Research in Teacher Education, Vol 2, no.2 2012
When Gove became bigger than God: using social bookmarking to track subject knowledge development and student priorities in Initial Teacher Training, Research in Teacher Education, Vol 1, no.2011
Books for teachers:
Truth-Seekers: Thinking about Truth (2010)
Truth-seekers: Thinking about the Nature of God (2009)
Truth-Seekers: Thinking about God (2009)
Writer of professional materials for Test of Faith: Science and Religion Meet (2011), Stapleford Centre Publications
The classroom error climate
Soft failure and the relationship with resilience
Applied psychological theories in the classroom
Philosophy for Children
RE pedagogy and practice
E-Learning in teaching
External Professional interests
Consultancy for schools, colleges and other institutions on issues of: thinking skills; RE; e-learning; metacognition; enquiry-based learning; P4C; gifted education
I am the Subject Lead for the Secondary Religious Education Secondary Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes and also Lead for the PGCE Primary Humanities with RE route and Primary ITE Geography and RE Leads.
I am the joint Module Leader for the Secondary PGCE Subject Knowledge module.
RE Secondary Initial Teacher Education RE and Geography programmes
Subject knowledge and pedagogy (joint module leader)
School based experience
Securing Pupil Progress
Secondary RE Booster Course
Primary PGCE PWR Humanities with RE
Primary PGCE (lead geography)
May 2013 Into the third space: closing the gap between theory and practice
July 2011 Social bookmarking and RE
June 2006. The Power of the Question, Literacy Association, New Zealand.
January 2006 Enquiry-based learning
October 2005 Thinking Skills