Mrs Jade Murden

Position: Senior Lecturer in Education Studies

College: College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department: Education and Childhood

Subject area: Education Studies & SEND

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I currently lecture to undergraduates on the Education Studies programme. I lecture on all three stages of the programme and I lead in curriculum studies and design. I am also stage three tutor.

Teaching responsibilities

  • Learning in Higher Education 4ED503
  • Education for All? Exploring Inequalities 4ED500
  • Teaching Learning and Curriculum 4ED505
  • Curriculum Frameworks 5ED500
  • Curriculum Construction and Corruption 6ED501
  • Mentoring and Coaching in Education and Lifelong Learning 6ED507
  • Understanding and Managing Behaviour 6ED511
  • Education and the Arts 6ED512

Professional interests

I have a passion for the design and delivery of alternative education. This is influenced by my professional interest in social justice and curriculum studies.

I am also interested in the role of pastoral care in education, the development of Emotional Education within school settings and the design and delivery of learner centred curriculum.

Research interests

  • Supporting learners who display challenging behaviours.
  • The role of pastoral care in education.
  • Curriculum design.

Membership of professional bodies



BA(Hons) Education and English

Post Graduate Certificate in Education Further Educaction

Post Graduate Cerificate in Emotional Education

Experience in industry

I have been working in education since I qualified as a lecturer in 2006. During my time in industry I have specialised in working with vulnerable young people, including looked after children, young offenders, NEET learners and learners excluded from mainstream school. I also taught learners aged 14-19 with additional learning needs and I have experience of working with communication workers.

I have designed, managed and taught on a range of programmes including an alternative curriculum programme for key stage 4 learners who were at high risk of exclusion and a NEET programme for 16-18 year olds who had no formal qualifications. I have worked within a secondary school developing sessions and working with specific young people who were at risk of exclusion, displaying ‘risky behaviour’ or experiencing difficulties with their peers.

I was a ‘Youth Worker in Charge’ for three years, specialising in detached youth work, predominantly targeting young people who have not yet developed the skills to attend, or choose not to attend, youth clubs or organised activities. I also managed, worked in and planned the activities for youth clubs specifically targeting vulnerable young people aged 11-19.

I currently facilitate at a centre for Emotional Education which delivers a level 7 programme in Emotional Education and I lecture to undergraduates on the Education Studies programme.

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