Dr Alison Hardman

Position: Programme Leader for School Direct PGCE (Primary & Secondary; Senior Lecturer in Postgraduate Initial Teacher Education.

College: College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department: Education and Childhood

Subject area: Education Studies & SEND

Research Centre: Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

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Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education (Postgraduate) and School Direct.

Teaching responsibilities

  • School Direct PGCE (Secondary & Primary)

Professional interests

  • Models of Initial Teacher Preparation (National & International)
  • Masters Level CPPD
  • Mentoring & Coaching
  • English Teaching

Research interests

  • Models of Initial Teacher Preparation
  • Educational Approaches
  • History of Education
  • Philosophy of Education

Membership of professional bodies

  • UCU
  • SESS


  • BA (Hons) English Language & Literature
  • PGCE (11-18) English and History
  • MA Ed - Effective Leadership and Management in Education; Adult Learners: Training & Education; Language & Literacy in a Social Context
  • Doctor of Education (Caught Between theory and Practice? Expert and practitioner views of the contributions made by universities and schools to initial teacher preparation in England).

Recent conferences

  • UCET
  • BERA
  • APTE
  • TEAN

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