BA (Hons) and MA: Modern History
PGCE Secondary History
I taught History (and other subjects) in two secondary comprehensive schools in Bury for 18 years. Whilst in school, my responsibilities included Head of Humanities, Professional Mentor and Assistant Headteacher. In 2001, I was appointed to MMU, after a year's secondment.
My main responsibility is for the quality of education within all ITE programmes (both primary and secondary) within the School of Teacher Education and Professional Development.
Within the faculty, I am engaged in eLearning initiatives mainly related to the use of VLEs to support teaching and learning, and the innovative use of new technologies, which in turn led to my appointment as Senior Learning and Teaching Fellow for Education. I have also been involved in a number of research projects; my current project relates to the use of AppleTV and mobile technology.
Chapter 6 in Hunt M. (Ed) (2006) A Practical Guide to Teaching History in the Secondary School London: RoutledgeFalmer
Belgeonne, C., Chambers, C., Gadsby, H., & Pout, L. (2010). Using the global dimension to develop cross-curriculum teaching with beginning teachers. In S. Inman & M. Rogers (Eds.), Developing critical perspectives on education for sustainable development / global citizenship in initial teacher education (pp. 76–84). London: UK Teacher Education Network for Education Sustainable Development/Global Citizenship.
Recent Workshop Presentations at Conferences
Spring 2016 Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN)
Keynote speaker: The fundamental questions about the effective use of technology in the classroom.
Spring 2015 Faculty Learning and Teaching Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University
A workshop for university colleagues on teaching through co-operative learning.
Autumn 2014 Heritage Schools CPD Day, Manchester Central Library
A workshop for secondary school History teachers exploring a case study for teaching about Manchester in the Industrial Revolution
Autumn 2013 Primary History Conference, Manchester Grammar School
A workshop for primary school teachers exploring possible approaches to making history meaningful to children
Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy