Staff profile

Michelle Appleby


Senior Lecturer for BA (Hons) Education Studies

Subject

Education Studies and SEND

College

College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

m.appleby@derby.ac.uk

About

I lead the final year Educational Independent Studies module where students spend an entire academic year investigating a question that interests them in an educational context. I also help students understand the paradigms and methods involved in research in the second year Research Methods module. 

Teaching responsibilities

Professional interests

I am a passionate teacher and leader who is self-motivated and confident. I have a rich background in education which has given me extensive knowledge and experience of how to support learners in their early years through to university level.  I have been successful in creating democratic and empowering experiences in vibrant learning environments in which learners can realise their potential.

I graduated from the University of Michigan in the United States with a B.A. Education degree and a teaching qualification to teach kindergarten to fifth grade. While teaching full time, I gained my Master's degree as a Reading Specialist from Eastern Michigan University. I taught elementary school for 8 years before moving overseas to teach at an international school just outside of London. These experiences have piqued my interested in a multitude of areas such as international/ comparative education, alternative forms of education, the psychology of learning and social development throughout life, understanding and managing behaviour in a learning environment as well as Joint Honours Students' experiences and learning in Higher Education.

Research interests

I am currently working to achieve a Doctorate of Education degree by developing a research project to examine the learning experiences of joint hounours students. My estimated graduation date is January 2018.

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

Experience in industry

International experience

Taught from 1999-2007 in the United States

Recent publications