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Mrs Helen Mitchell

Associate Dean (International)

<br>, Cass School of Education and Communities

Helen Mitchell is an Associate Dean in the Cass School of Education and Communities

    Helen came to the University of East London to manage and teach science and mentor training on the primary PGCE programme. She also developed and taught the primary PGCE music component and some professional studies. Helen was involved in writing a London wide mentor training framework with the London Providers Mentor Group. She then moved into CPD where she developed a portfolio of Masters programmes in the areas of education, special educational needs, leadership, and learning and teaching in higher education. Prior to working at the UEL Helen taught in primary schools in east London and held a number of senior leadership positions for curriculum and assessment. Helen has a degree in Philosophy, a PGCE (5 – 13) and an MA in Education with components in Mentoring, Science Education and Child Development. Helen's doctoral work is focused on democratic education and future schooling. Helen worked for several years in a range of jobs outside education prior to and following university.



    Overview




    Current research activity and interest is focused upon:

    Evaluation and influence of Masters level professional development in schools

    The relationship between teacher development and pupil achievement

    Partnerships for social democracy

    Methodologies for policy and practice

    Publications

    Mitchell, H and Alexandrou, A (2011) Research in Post-Compulsory Education, Special Issue, Transformation in Post-Compulsory Education, Routledge, ISSN: 1359-6748 |

    Transformation for Social Justice through Democracy and Partnership in Post-Compulsory Education



    Mitchell, H and Alexandrou, A ‘Partnerships for Professional Renewal: The Development of a New Masters Programme for Teacher Professional Learning’ (pp ) In: Teacher Learning that Matters: International Perspectives Routledge Edited by M. Kooy and K. Van Veen ISBN 978-0-41588-880-6, 0-415888-808 (Hardback) |



    Webb, M, Pachler, N, Mitchell, H, Herrington, N (2007) ‘Developing a Pedagogy for Mentor Education’. Inservice Journal of Education, summer 2007 |



    Alexandrou, A, Field, K, and Mitchell, H (eds) (2005) The Continuing Professional Development of Educators: emerging European issues Symposium Books |





    Conference/Seminar Presentation

    Webb, M, Pachler, N, Mitchell, H, Herrington, N (2004) ‘Developing a Pedagogy for Mentor Education’ Draft paper presented at IPDA conference 2004.|



    Mitchell, H, & Herrington, N (2005) ‘Mentor perceptions of professionalism’ Draft paper presented at BERA 2006.|



    Mitchell, H (2008) ‘Developing ourselves as teacher educators in higher education’ draft paper resented at ECER 2008|



    Mitchell, H and Levy, R (2009) ‘Creative approaches to work based assessment at Masters level’ Seminar at UCET conference|



    ‘Mitchell, H and Fern, J (2011) Challenges presented by education being seen as both a public good and a market commodity.’ Draft paper presented at UCET conference.|


    Collaborators

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    Research

    Mitchell. H (2013) ‘Mentoring in the Marketplace’ in Becket , L. (ed) Teacher education through active engagement: raising the professional voice. Rotuledge.

     

    Mitchell, H and Alexandrou, A (2011) 'Transformation for Social Justice through Democracy and Partnership in Post-Compulsory Education' Research in Post-Compulsory Education, Special Issue, Transformation in Post-Compulsory Education, Routledge, ISSN: 1359-6748

     

     

    Mitchell, H and Alexandrou, A ‘Partnerships for Professional Renewal: The Development of a New Masters Programme for Teacher Professional Learning’ (pp ) In: Teacher Learning that Matters: International Perspectives Routledge Edited by M. Kooy and K. Van Veen  ISBN 978-0-41588-880-6, 0-415888-808 (Hardback)

     

    Webb, M, Pachler, N, Mitchell, H, Herrington, N (2007) ‘Developing a Pedagogy for Mentor Education’. Inservice Journal of Education, summer 2007

     

    Alexandrou, A, Field, K, and Mitchell, H (eds) (2005) The Continuing Professional  Development of Educators: emerging European issues. Symposium books. 

     

      

    Publications


    Funding

    Pedagogies of inclusion

    Future schooling

    Democratic education

    Methodology



    Interests

    Portfolio




    Assessment for Learning
    Creativity, imagination and learning
    Critical incidents in teaching
    Curriculum Planning and Development
    Improving practice through action research
    Leading Learning
    Mentoring and coaching
    Pedagogy
    Pedagogy and Learning in HE
    Policy, Context and Research in HE
    Practice based enquiry
    Professional Development in the NQT Year
    Vision and Values: Building a Learning Community
    MA Education
    MA Learning and Teaching in HE
    MA Creative Leadership in Education

    Teaching